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Special initiative

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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

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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

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Outreach

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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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Special initiative

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The Horticultural Development Company invites applications for its field vegetables research and development strategy. This scheme supports research projects on field vegetables. There are five key objectives for research projects supported under thi...
The Horticultural Development Company invites applications for its field vegetables research and development strategy. This scheme supports research projects on field vegetables. There are five key objectives for research projects supported under this scheme:

ensuring that adequate and sustainable crop protection measures are available for the main crop protection risks; increasing returns on investment through the efficient use of resources; supply consistent quality product and continuity of supply to achieve customer satisfaction; ensure a coordinated approach to research and development and technology transfer to farm level; provide information which can be used to promote consumption of home grown vegetables.  
The Horticultural Development Company invites applications for its field vegetables research and development strategy. This scheme supports research projects on field vegetables. There are five key objectives for research projects supported under thi...

Deadline

10/02/2011

Funding Body

HDC

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Responsive mode

Synopsis

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued an invitation to tender for studies to inform policy development with regard to soil degradation. The project consists of two separate subprojects and bids are expected to include prop...
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued an invitation to tender for studies to inform policy development with regard to soil degradation. The project consists of two separate subprojects and bids are expected to include proposals for both. The project must be collaborative and consider implications for both England and Wales. The subprojects are:   •cost curve for mitigation of soil compaction: to develop a cost curve for mitigation of soil compaction on agricultural land by considering different farm types, different types of compaction and different types of remediation methods;   •bulk density and depth: to assess the methods by which the bulk density of soil is determined, with the purpose of utilising this information to understand the influence on the estimates of soil carbon stores. Nationality of applicant institution: United Kingdom
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued an invitation to tender for studies to inform policy development with regard to soil degradation. The project consists of two separate subprojects and bids are expected to include prop...

Deadline

10/02/2011

Funding Body

Defra

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Synopsis

The Horticultural Development Company invites applications for funding under its mushroom panel research and development strategy. The strategy mainly focuses on the range of agaricus bisporus products but also includes the small level production of ...
The Horticultural Development Company invites applications for funding under its mushroom panel research and development strategy. The strategy mainly focuses on the range of agaricus bisporus products but also includes the small level production of various exotic species.
The Horticultural Development Company invites applications for funding under its mushroom panel research and development strategy. The strategy mainly focuses on the range of agaricus bisporus products but also includes the small level production of ...

Deadline

08/02/2011

Funding Body

HDC

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Special initiative

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Supporting the flow of researchers, in either direction, between the science base and industry.   The scheme aims to support short-term exchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and industry arising from reciprocal acce...
Supporting the flow of researchers, in either direction, between the science base and industry.   The scheme aims to support short-term exchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and industry arising from reciprocal access to facilities, expertise and/or knowledge, and an increased understanding of scientific issues of common concern.   Awards are typically up to £50k.   The interchange may be full- or part-time, or taken in tranches.   Financial support is dependent on the requirements of the proposed project and a significant cash or in-kind contribution from the industrial and/or academic partner is required.   How to apply * Applications must fall within the BBSRC portfolio * The programme is open to researchers within UK universities, institutes of BBSRC and UK industry * The lead participant at the academic partner must hold a permanent academic post and be a current BBSRC research grant holder or have previously received a BBSRC research grant with relevance to the planned interchange * All participants should be qualified to PhD level or have relevant experience to undertake the planned work. The programme will not support students
Supporting the flow of researchers, in either direction, between the science base and industry.   The scheme aims to support short-term exchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and industry arising from reciprocal acce...

Deadline

01/02/2011

Funding Body

BBSRC

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Synopsis

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland invites applications for its larger research grants. Funding supports projects that are seen as being of benefit to the Scottish universities as a whole or, in the case of subjects such as medicine ...
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland invites applications for its larger research grants. Funding supports projects that are seen as being of benefit to the Scottish universities as a whole or, in the case of subjects such as medicine which are studied in only a few universities, those universities with an interest in that field. Applicants must be graduates or members of staff at a Scottish university. There should be active collaboration amongst several Scottish universities. Grants may be used to support posts, including secretarial and technical staff as well as research staff, travel, subsistence and acquisition of equipment. Award amount max £40,000 Disciplines: Agriculture & Food, Veterinary Medicine, Arts & Humanities, Architecture, Social Sciences, Communications, Linguistics & Philology, Education, Engineering, Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Disciplines & Fields, Biomedical, Medical & Health & Safety, Law, Management & Commerce, Accounting, Science & Technology, Maths, Computing, Library Science, Energy, Veterinary Science (RAE Unit 17), Built Environment (RAE Unit 33), Accountancy (RAE Unit 44)  
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland invites applications for its larger research grants. Funding supports projects that are seen as being of benefit to the Scottish universities as a whole or, in the case of subjects such as medicine ...

Deadline

01/02/2011

Funding Body

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, G
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