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Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for its Marie Curie career integration grants. These enable researchers to establish themselves in an E...
European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for its Marie Curie career integration grants. These enable researchers to establish themselves in an EU member state or associated country, for example after a period of mobility. Each application is made jointly by a researcher of any nationality and a host organisation active in research and located in a member state or associated country. Each researcher must hold a doctoral degree or have at least four years’ equivalent research experience. The budget for this call is 40 million euros and funding is worth 25,000 euros per researcher per year for two to four years, which includes a contribution to the investigator’s research costs at the host organisation. FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG. OJ 2010/C 283/07.   Closing date: 08 Mar 11 Deadline information: Deadline time: 5pm Brussels local time. Deadlines on: 8 March 2011, 6 September 2011.   Award type: Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Networking/collaboration   Award amount max: €25,000 Award amount min: - Award budget total: €40,000,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=379 Application form: https://www.epss-fp7.org/epss/welcome.jsp   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: EU (European Union), FP7 Associated Countries   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Any    
European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for its Marie Curie career integration grants. These enable researchers to establish themselves in an E...

Deadline

08/03/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Travel

Synopsis

The Genetics Society invites applications for its grants for field-based genetic research. These provide up to £1,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project or a visit to anothe...
The Genetics Society invites applications for its grants for field-based genetic research. These provide up to £1,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project or a visit to another laboratory for training. The research field should be one from which results would typically be suitable for publication in the society’s journal, Heredity. The scheme is open to any member of the society of at least one year's standing.   Deadline information Deadlines on: 1 March 2011, 1 September 2011, and repeated annually. Award amount max: £1,500   Disciplines: Animal Genetics & Breeding, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetics, Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Veterinary Science (RAE Unit 17)  
The Genetics Society invites applications for its grants for field-based genetic research. These provide up to £1,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project or a visit to anothe...

Deadline

01/03/2011

Funding Body

Genetics Society

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Applicants must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2011 (i.e. awarded on or after 2 April 2005). Scientists in the final year of their PhD can submit an applic...
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2011 (i.e. awarded on or after 2 April 2005). Scientists in the final year of their PhD can submit an application. If successful, the award will only be given subject to the confirmation of his/her PhD at the time when the award is taken up.   Applicants must be UK or EU citizens resident in the UK at the time of application. Candidates for the fellowship programme should identify and contact a Japanese host scientist who is willing to support their fellowship; substantial contact between host and applicant prior to the application is essential. This contact should lead to a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal.   Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Foreign Researchers (excluding the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (Short Term Award) for North American and European Researchers and the Summer Programme) are not eligible.   Closing Information: Round opens for applications on 25 January 2011 and closes on 1 March 2011     Aim:   The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers provides opportunities to young postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. The program aims to help such researchers advance their own research while contributing to the advancement of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.   The Royal Society is a nominating authority for this scheme and aims to support excellent researchers from the UK gain experience overseas and create strong collaborative links with Japan.   Subjects Covered: The research undertaken must be on a subject within the natural sciences, including: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering science, agricultural and medical research (non-clinical only). Applications in the social sciences are not accepted by the Royal Society; please contact the British Academy for nominations in this field.   Length of Tenure: JSPS will provide funding for visits of between 12 months minimum and up to 24 months maximum.   Value of Grant:   The JSPS fellowship includes:   Subsistence – 362,000 yen per month. A settling-in allowance at the start of the Fellowship of 200,000 yen A return air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage A research grant of up to 1,500,000 yen per year ("Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research" applied for separately by the Japanese hosts)  
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2011 (i.e. awarded on or after 2 April 2005). Scientists in the final year of their PhD can submit an applic...

Deadline

01/03/2011

Funding Body

JSPS

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500. The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agricult...
The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500. The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and allied land based and biological activities for the sustainable benefit of the environment and mankind. This funding is designed to enable competent individuals and organisations to pursue:   •education, training, research and knowledge transfer; •Innovation and the application of science and technology with respect to the design, development, evaluation and construction of machines, systems and techniques; •travel to acquire or disseminate knowledge; •the development and maintenance of professional competencies; •the development or acquisition of new skills, techniques and capabilities.   Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc   Nationality of applicant institution: United Kingdom    
The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500. The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agricult...

Deadline

01/03/2011

Funding Body

Douglas Bomford Trust

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites applications for its postgraduate studentships. Priority areas are: •performance in the market place. Sustainable production; novel and innovative products and processes,...
The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites applications for its postgraduate studentships. Priority areas are: •performance in the market place. Sustainable production; novel and innovative products and processes, including functional foods; opportunities from renewable energy; sustainable forestry; •social and economic infrastructure of rural areas. Rural communities; sustainable communities; •animal, fish and plant health and animal welfare. Improving detection and control of endemic animal diseases and emerging animal disease threats; animal welfare within modern agriculture; new techniques/ approaches to cultivation to improve plant disease prevention and control; •sustainable environment. Understanding and improving the ecological footprint of the agri-food, fishing and forestry industries; assessing and improving the impact of agri-environment interventions; understanding the economic, social and environmental impact of changes in agricultural land use patterns and intensity; sustainable waste management; sustainable forestry management; flood risk management; Studentships are awarded for full-time study only and must be held at a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Students must be EU residents in order to be eligible for this award, and must not have undertaken postgraduate training for three years or more. A personal maintenance grant of £13,590 will be provided.     Award type: Predoctoral fellowships, Predoctoral training fellowships, Studentship allocations, Directed grants for individual investigators     Award amount max: £13,590  
The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites applications for its postgraduate studentships. Priority areas are: •performance in the market place. Sustainable production; novel and innovative products and processes,...

Deadline

25/02/2011

Funding Body

DARD

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites applications for its FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD call. This call funds projects in the following topics:   ...
European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites applications for its FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD call. This call funds projects in the following topics:   HEALTH.2011.2.2.1-5, with a budget of 2 million euros for one award; HEALTH.2011.2.4.3-5, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; KBBE.2011.1.1-05, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; KBBE.2011.1.2-08, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; KBBE.2011.1.3-05, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; KBBE.2011.2.6-02, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; KBBE.2011.3.3-01, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; KBBE.2011.3.6-06, with a budget of 2m euros for one award; NMP.2011.2.3-2, with a budget of 4m euros; NMP.2011.4.0-6, with a budget of 1.5m euros; NMP.2011.4.0-7, with a budget of 1.5m euros; ENERGY.2011.10.2-2, with a budget of 2m euros; ENERGY.2011.10.2-3, with a budget of 2m euros; GC.SST.2011.7-8, with a budget of 10m euros; SSH.2011.3.2-2, with a budget of 2m euros; SSH.2011.3.3-1, with a budget of 6m euros; ERA-FC.2011.1, with a budget of 600,000 euros.   The total indicative budget for this call is 44.61 million euros. The minimum number of participants in an ERA-NET consortium is three independent legal entities which finance or manage publicly funded national or regional programmes. Each of these must be established in a different member state or associated country. For topic KBBE.2011.1.2-08, the minimum number of participants is three independent legal entities which finance or manage publicly funded national or regional programmes from three different member states or associated countries and three independent legal entities which finance or manage publicly funded national or regional programmes from three different Mediterranean partner countries. Furthermore, a consortium must include programme owners or programme managers from at least five different member or associated countries. FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD. OJ 2010/C 196/06.   Closing date: 22 Feb 11 Deadline information: Deadline time: 5pm Brussels local time.   Award type: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration   Award amount max: - Award amount min: - Award budget total: €44,610,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=312   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Norway, Turkey, EU (European Union)   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Agriculture & Food, Agriculture, Fish & Fisheries, Food Sciences, Humanities, Disciplines & Fields, Biomedical, Medical & Health & Safety, Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Aeronautics, Transport, Social Sciences, Economic Aspects, Energy, Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Agriculture (RAE Unit 15), Food Science and Technology (RAE Unit 16), Physics (RAE Unit 19), Economics and Econometrics (RAE Unit 38), Nanotechnology , Nanoelectronics, Nanomaterials, Nanoscience  
European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites applications for its FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD call. This call funds projects in the following topics:   ...

Deadline

22/02/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Synopsis

The European Science Foundation invites proposals from the scientific community to organise a summer school to be held in 2012. Proposals for conferences, workshops and schools in the following thematic areas will be considered:
•extraction of bi...
The European Science Foundation invites proposals from the scientific community to organise a summer school to be held in 2012. Proposals for conferences, workshops and schools in the following thematic areas will be considered:
•extraction of biological information from high through-put data in plants;
•translational genomics - moving from model systems to crops;
•genomics tools to study plant biodiversity.
Schools should target groups of approximately 20-50 young researchers from across Europe, and combine the latest theoretical knowledge with practical lessons. Applicants should be established scientists or researchers based in a country in which the ESF has a member organisation or from any other country in which a contributing organisation is based. Priority will be given to participants from countries which financially support the ESF programme.   Nationality of applicant institution: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey   Disciplines: Plant Genome, Medical & Diagnostic Imaging, Proteins & Macromolecules, Plant Genetics, Plant Sciences, Imaging, Clinical Laboratory Sciences (RAE Unit 1), Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Computer Science (RAE Unit 25), Bioinformatics / Health Informatics, Systems Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science
The European Science Foundation invites proposals from the scientific community to organise a summer school to be held in 2012. Proposals for conferences, workshops and schools in the following thematic areas will be considered:
•extraction of bi...

Deadline

15/02/2011

Funding Body

ESF

Category

Outreach

Synopsis

Description: The Royal Society invites nominations for its annual Kohn award for excellence in engaging the public with science. This is for UK-based early-career scientists who have undertaken high-quality public engagement activities which has had...
Description: The Royal Society invites nominations for its annual Kohn award for excellence in engaging the public with science. This is for UK-based early-career scientists who have undertaken high-quality public engagement activities which has had a strategic impact on institutions, organisations and cultures, and whose career and future public engagement activities will benefit from the award. The award seeks to:   foster awareness in the scientific community of the importance of undertaking public engagement with science activities;   reward and recognise early-career scientists and science communicators that discuss with public audiences the impact of science in broader society;   encourage early-career scientists and science communicators to adopt good practice in undertaking public engagement with science activities.   The award consists of a medal, a gift of ¬£2,500 and a grant of ¬£7,500 for science communication activities.     Closing date: 14 Feb 11 Deadline information: Deadline time: 6pm. This call is repeated once a year.     Award type: Prizes   Award amount max: ¬£10,000 Award amount min: - Award budget total:   Website: http://www.royalsociety.org/Kohn-Award/ Application form: http://royalsociety.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=4294974247   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Cameroon, United Kingdom, Ghana, Gambia, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia   Contact ---------------------------------------------- Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG     awards@royalsociety.org   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Agriculture, Agricultural Ecology, Soil Sciences, Archaeology, Behavioural & Experimental Psychology, Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Mining Engineering, Biomedical Research, Multidisciplinary, Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Anatomy, Biology, Cellular, Biology, Developmental & Evolutionary, Biology, Molecular, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physiological Processes, Chemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics, Applied, Physical Sciences, Astronomy, Physics, Theoretical, Natural Sciences, Anatomy (RAE Unit 6), Physiology (RAE Unit 7), Psychology (RAE Unit 13), Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Agriculture (RAE Unit 15), Chemistry (RAE Unit 18), Physics (RAE Unit 19), Earth Sciences (RAE Unit 20), Environmental Sciences (RAE Unit 21), Pure Mathematics (RAE Unit 22), Applied Mathematics (RAE Unit 23), Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (RAE Unit 30), Theoretical Chemistry , Technology, Mathematics, Pure, Physiology
Description: The Royal Society invites nominations for its annual Kohn award for excellence in engaging the public with science. This is for UK-based early-career scientists who have undertaken high-quality public engagement activities which has had...

Deadline

14/02/2011

Funding Body

Royal Society
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