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Category

Training

Synopsis

European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites proposals for Marie Curie initial training networks. Networks provide support for training and career development of...
European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites proposals for Marie Curie initial training networks. Networks provide support for training and career development of researchers. They will take the form of multi- or mono-partner programmes. Multi-partner ITNs require participation by at least three different member states or associated countries, with a foreseen level of participation by third countries. Mono-partner ITNs require participation by a single participant from a member state or associated country and a network of associated partners. The budget for this call is 318.41 million euros. FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN. OJ 2010/C 196/06.   Closing date: 26 Jan 11 Deadline information: Deadline: 5pm Brussels local time.   Award type: Mid-Career fellowships, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration   Award amount max: - Award amount min: - Award budget total: €318,409,984   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.PeopleDetailsCallPage&call_id=313#infopack   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 proposals for Marie Curie initial training networks. Networks provide support for training and career development of...

Deadline

26/01/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites proposals for its FP7-KBBE-2011-5-CP-CSA call. Projects should address: sustainable production and manage...
European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites proposals for its FP7-KBBE-2011-5-CP-CSA call. Projects should address: sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments, including KBBE.2011.1.1-01, KBBE.2011.1.1-02, KBBE.2011.1.1-03, KBBE.2011.1.1-04, KBBE.2011.1.2-01, KBBE.2011.1.2-02, KBBE.2011.1.2-03, KBBE.2011.1.2-04, KBBE.2011.1.2-05, KBBE.2011.1.2-06, KBBE.2011.1.2-07, KBBE.2011.1.2-09, KBBE.2011.1.2-10KBBE.2011. 1.2-11, KBBE.2011.1.3-01, KBBE.2011.1.3-02, KBBE.2011.1.3-03, KBBE.2011.1.3-04, KBBE.2011.1.3-06, KBBE.2011.1.4-02, KBBE.2011.1.4-03, KBBE.2011.1.4-03, KBBE.2011.1.4-04, KBBE.2011.1.4-05, KBBE.2011.1.4-06, KBBE.2011.1.4-07; fork to farm: food, health and well-being, including KBBE.2011.2.1-01, KBBE.2011.2.2-01, KBBE.2011.2.2-02, KBBE.2011.2.2-02, KBBE.2011.2.2-03, KBBE.2011.2.2-04, KBBE.2011.2.3-01, KBBE.2011.2.3-02, KBBE.2011.2.3-03, KBBE.2011.2.3-04, KBBE.2011.2.3-05, KBBE.2011.2.4-01, KBBE.2011.2.4-02, KBBE.2011.2.5-01, KBBE.2011.2.5-02, KBBE.2011.2.5-03; life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes, including KBBE.2011.3.1-01, KBBE.2011.3.1-02, KBBE.2011.3.2-01, KBBE.2011.3.3-02, KBBE.2011.3.3-03, KBBE.2011.3.4-01, KBBE.2011.3.4-02, KBBE.2011.3.5-01, KBBE.2011.3.6-01, KBBE.2011.3.6-02, KBBE.2011.3.6-03, KBBE.2011.3.6-04, KBBE.2011.3.6-05; other activities, including KBBE.2011.4-01, KBBE.2011.4-02, KBBE.2011.4-03, KBBE.2011..4-04, KBBE.2011.4-05, KBBE.2011.4-06.   Collaborative projects and coordinating actions require at least three independent legal entities from different member states or associated countries. Supporting actions require at least one independent legal entity. Collaborative projects for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international partner countries require at least four independent legal entities, two of which must be established in different member states or associated countries and two in international cooperation partner countries. Research for the benefit of SMEs requires at least three SME participants from different member states or associated countries and two RTD performers. The indicative budget for this call is 240.27 million euros. FP7-KBBE-2011-5-CP-CSA. OJ 201/C 196/06.   Closing date: 25 Jan 11 Deadline information: Deadline time: 5pm, Brussels time.   Award type: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration   Award amount max: - Award amount min: - Award budget total: €240,270,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=333#infopack   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Central African Republic, Congo, Switzerland, C√¥te d'Ivoire, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Serbia and Montenegro, Cuba, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Micronesia, Federated States of, Gabon, Grenada, Georgia, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iceland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Kazakhstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Moldova, Republic of, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Mali, Myanmar, Mongolia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, Oman, Panama, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Palau, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, El Salvador, Syrian Arab Republic, Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Tanzania, United Republic of, Ukraine, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, EU (European Union)   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Land Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Consumption, Food Manufacturing, Environmental Planning & Policy, Biotechnology, Biological Resources, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Biology, Environmental Impact, Health Effects, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Aquatic, Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Agriculture (RAE Unit 15), Food Science and Technology (RAE Unit 16), Life Science (Bioscience)  
European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites proposals for its FP7-KBBE-2011-5-CP-CSA call. Projects should address: sustainable production and manage...

Deadline

25/01/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites proposals for its FP7-KBBE-2011-5-SME call. Projects should address: sustainable production and managemen...
European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites proposals for its FP7-KBBE-2011-5-SME call. Projects should address: sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments, including KBBE.2011.1.1-01, KBBE.2011.1.1-02, KBBE.2011.1.1-03, KBBE.2011.1.1-04, KBBE.2011.1.2-01, KBBE.2011.1.2-02, KBBE.2011.1.2-03, KBBE.2011.1.2-04, KBBE.2011.1.2-05, KBBE.2011.1.2-06, KBBE.2011.1.2-07, KBBE.2011.1.2-09, KBBE.2011.1.2-10KBBE.2011. 1.2-11, KBBE.2011.1.3-01, KBBE.2011.1.3-02, KBBE.2011.1.3-03, KBBE.2011.1.3-04, KBBE.2011.1.3-06, KBBE.2011.1.4-02, KBBE.2011.1.4-03, KBBE.2011.1.4-03, KBBE.2011.1.4-04, KBBE.2011.1.4-05, KBBE.2011.1.4-06, KBBE.2011.1.4-07; fork to farm: food, health and well-being, including KBBE.2011.2.1-01, KBBE.2011.2.2-01, KBBE.2011.2.2-02, KBBE.2011.2.2-02, KBBE.2011.2.2-03, KBBE.2011.2.2-04, KBBE.2011.2.3-01, KBBE.2011.2.3-02, KBBE.2011.2.3-03, KBBE.2011.2.3-04, KBBE.2011.2.3-05, KBBE.2011.2.4-01, KBBE.2011.2.4-02, KBBE.2011.2.5-01, KBBE.2011.2.5-02, KBBE.2011.2.5-03; life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes, including KBBE.2011.3.1-01, KBBE.2011.3.1-02, KBBE.2011.3.2-01, KBBE.2011.3.3-02, KBBE.2011.3.3-03, KBBE.2011.3.4-01, KBBE.2011.3.4-02, KBBE.2011.3.5-01, KBBE.2011.3.6-01, KBBE.2011.3.6-02, KBBE.2011.3.6-03, KBBE.2011.3.6-04, KBBE.2011.3.6-05; other activities, including KBBE.2011.4-01, KBBE.2011.4-02, KBBE.2011.4-03, KBBE.2011..4-04, KBBE.2011.4-05, KBBE.2011.4-06.   Collaborative projects and coordinating actions require at least three independent legal entities from different member states or associated countries. Supporting actions require at least one independent legal entity. Collaborative projects for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international partner countries require at least four independent legal entities, two of which must be established in different member states or associated countries and two in international cooperation partner countries. Research for the benefit of SMEs requires at least three SME participants from different member states or associated countries and two RTD performers. The indicative budget for this call is 240.27 million euros. FP7-KBBE-2011-5-SME. OJ 201/C 196/06.   Closing date: 25 Jan 11 Deadline information: Deadline time: 5pm, Brussels time.   Award type: Research calls for business, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Academic-Industry links, Networking/collaboration   Award amount max: - Award amount min: - Award budget total: €240,270,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=332   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Central African Republic, Congo, Switzerland, C√¥te d'Ivoire, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Serbia and Montenegro, Cuba, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Micronesia, Federated States of, Gabon, Grenada, Georgia, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iceland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Kazakhstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Moldova, Republic of, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Mali, Myanmar, Mongolia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, Oman, Panama, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Palau, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, El Salvador, Syrian Arab Republic, Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Tanzania, United Republic of, Ukraine, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, EU (European Union)   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Agriculture, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Land Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Consumption, Food Manufacturing, Environmental Planning & Policy, Biotechnology, Biological Resources, Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, Environmental Impact, Health Effects, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Aquatic, Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Agriculture (RAE Unit 15), Food Science and Technology (RAE Unit 16), Life Science (Bioscience)        
European Commission Framework programme 7: Cooperation   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation invites proposals for its FP7-KBBE-2011-5-SME call. Projects should address: sustainable production and managemen...

Deadline

25/01/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

BBSRC are looking for applications for the development of industrially-relevant short training courses at Masters level. Training should be developed in close collaboration with industry, and BBSRC provide support for the development of individual tr...
BBSRC are looking for applications for the development of industrially-relevant short training courses at Masters level. Training should be developed in close collaboration with industry, and BBSRC provide support for the development of individual training modules. BBSRC recommend the training provider holds regular meetings with at least 50% industrial representation.   Evidence of industrial demand is a key requirement of funding.   Priority is given to applications in subject areas identified by industry. BBSRC particularly welcome applications in whole animal physiology.   Training should be delivered using the most appropriate method for the target industry (e.g. distance learning, web-based learning packages or residential 2-3 day seminar and workshop sessions). Awards are made as pump-priming support for the preparation and marketing of course materials.   BBSRC will consider clusters of complementary modules if there is sufficient evidence of industrial demand. Applications are reviewed by independent referees, and assessed by panels of academic and industrial community members.
BBSRC are looking for applications for the development of industrially-relevant short training courses at Masters level. Training should be developed in close collaboration with industry, and BBSRC provide support for the development of individual tr...

Deadline

24/01/2011

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

European Commission Framework Programme 7: Capacities   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Capacities invites applications for its FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1 call. This call funds projects on the following topics: ...
European Commission Framework Programme 7: Capacities   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Capacities invites applications for its FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1 call. This call funds projects on the following topics:   topic SiS-2011 1.0-1 mobilisation and mutual learning action plans on societal challenges; activity 5.1.1 better understanding of the place of science and technology in society, including topics SiS.2011.1.1.1-1, SiS.2011.1.1.1-3, SiS.2011.1.1.1-4, SiS.2011.1.1.1-5; activity 5.1.3 strengthening and improving the European science system, including topics SIS.2011.1.3.1-1 and SIS.2011.1.3.4-1; activity 5.2.1 gender and research, including topic SiS.2011.2.1.1-1; activity 5.2.2 young people and science, including topics SiS.2011.2.2.1-1 and SiS.2011.2.2.3-1; topic SiS.2011.3.0.6-1 science-society interaction in the digital technologies era; topic SiS.2011.4.0.0-2 supporting specific tasks of the network of science in Society national contact points. The total indicative budget for this call 43 million euros. The eligibility for collaborative projects requires at least three independent legal entities, each of which is established in a member state or associated country, and no two of which are established in the same MS or AC. For all co-ordination and support actions in this call, at least one independent legal entity which is established in a MS or AC.   One project will be funded for each of the topics SiS.2011.1.1.1-1, SiS.2011.1.1.1-3, SiS.2011.1.1.1-4, SiS.2011.2.2.3-1 and SiS.2011.3.0.6-1, with a budget of 1.5m euros each. Two projects will be funded for topic SIS.2011.1.3.4-1, with budgets that shall not exceed 2m euros each. Two projects will be funded for topic SIS.2011.1.3.1-1 with budgets that shall not exceed 750,000 euros each. Three projects will be funded for topic SIS.2011.2.2.1-1 with minimum budgets of 2m euros each. One project will be funded for topic SIS.2011.2.2.3-1 with a budget that shall not exceed 1.5m euros. One project will be funded for topic SIS.2011.2.2.3-2 with a budget that shall not exceed 3m euros. One project will be funded for topic SIS.2011.3.0.6-1 with a budget that shall not exceed 1.5m euros. One project will be funded for topic SIS.2011.4.0.0-2 with a budget that shall not exceed 600,000 euros.   Collaborative projects (small or medium-scale focused research projects) require at least three independent legal entities, each of which is established in a member state or associated country, and no two of which are established in the same MS or AC. All co-ordination and support actions in this call require at least one independent legal entity established in a MS or AC. The total indicative budget for this call 43 million euros. FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1. OJ 2010/C 196/06.   Closing date: 20 Jan 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: ‚Ǩ43,000,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=360   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 ---------------------------------------------- Science Education, Science & Technology, Maths, Computing, Science Planning & Policy, Education (RAE Unit 68), Women in Science  
European Commission Framework Programme 7: Capacities   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Capacities invites applications for its FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1 call. This call funds projects on the following topics: ...

Deadline

20/01/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Exchange Grants The purpose of Exchange Grants offered by NinE is to encourage networking between scientists with a focus on developing an integrated quantification of nitrogen fluxes in Europe. To be considered suitable for funding, applications s...
Exchange Grants The purpose of Exchange Grants offered by NinE is to encourage networking between scientists with a focus on developing an integrated quantification of nitrogen fluxes in Europe. To be considered suitable for funding, applications should match one or more of the Programme’s objectives. Depending on the progress in NinE in integrating the science of nitrogen issues, later calls may also include focus on specific gaps in understanding.   Application procedure The deadlines for submission of applications are 15 January, 15 May and 15 October each year.   Application forms should be submitted online Application Form   If you wish to apply for support for a visit of 15 days or less, please use the Short Visit application form.   Applicants should be prepared to complete online: Details of their own institute and of their host’s institute (address, contact details) The title of their planned project Planned starting date of visit and duration (in weeks) Estimated travel costs (maximum 500 EUR).   Applicants will also need to have ready to upload a document (.pdf or .doc format, not exceeding 5MB) with the following information:   A short description (approx. 1000 words) of the proposed project work and the aim of the visit, indicating the scientific motivation and justification, the relevance to NinE themes, planned time schedule, detailed work plan, and expected results or benefits of the proposed project A curriculum vitae of two A4 pages Five most recent publications A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant’s work A letter of acceptance from the host at the receiving institute   Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Please note that you may encounter problems with the online application form if you are using Netscape as a browser. If this happens, please change to Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You will also need to enable your computer to accept cookies while completing the form.   Evaluation of applications The evaluation of applications will be coordinated by the Grants sub-committee of the NinE Scientific Steering Committee, which will make recommendations for approval by the SSC. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:   a) Undertake work applicable to NinE b) Apply to stay in a European country other than the country of origin c) Return to the institute of origin upon termination, so that the applicant’s institute may also benefit from the broadened knowledge of the visiting scientist. d) The scientific quality of the project and its relevance for achieving NinE aims e) The CV of the applicant and the scientific quality of the hosting group   Priority will be given to applicants who come from or intend to visit countries that financially support the Programme (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). Priority will be give to applications where both the origin and the host institute are located in countries supporting the programme.   Level of support ESF Exchange Grants are supported with a weekly subsistence allowance of 400 EUR plus actual travel expenses up to a maximum of 500 EUR. Travel will be refunded on the basis of actual costs and on the basis of APEX-type airfares and 2nd class train travel.   The grants do not cover insurance, taxes or retirement scheme contributions.   A first payment of 80 per cent of the allowance will normally be made in advance of the visit. Final payment of the grant is subject to the submission of a final scientific report, original travel tickets and a signed host statement form(s), and to approval of the report by the NinE Steering Committee. Reports should normally be submitted within one month of completion of the visit.    
Exchange Grants The purpose of Exchange Grants offered by NinE is to encourage networking between scientists with a focus on developing an integrated quantification of nitrogen fluxes in Europe. To be considered suitable for funding, applications s...

Deadline

15/01/2011

Funding Body

ESF

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Short Visits The purpose of short visits offered by NinE is to encourage networking between scientists with a focus on developing an integrated quantification of nitrogen fluxes in Europe. To be considered suitable for funding, applications should ...
Short Visits The purpose of short visits offered by NinE is to encourage networking between scientists with a focus on developing an integrated quantification of nitrogen fluxes in Europe. To be considered suitable for funding, applications should match one or more of the Programme’s objectives. Depending on the progress in NinE in integrating the science of nitrogen issues, later calls may also include focus on specific gaps in understanding.   Application procedure The deadlines for submission of applications are 15 January, 15 May and 15 October each year.   Application forms should be submitted online Application Form   Applicants should be prepared to complete online: details of their own institute and of their host’s institute (address, contact details) the title of their planned project planned starting date of visit and duration (in weeks) estimated travel costs (maximum 500 EUR).   Please note that the online system will allow applications for a maximum of 15 days. If you wish to undertake a visit of more than 15 days, please use the Exchange Grant application form.   Applicants will also need to have ready to upload a document (.pdf or .doc format, not exceeding 5MB) with the following information: A short description (approx. 250 words) of the proposed project work and the aim of the visit The NinE objectives to which this visit is relevant A curriculum vitae of two A4 pages   Incomplete applications will not be considered.   You may encounter problems with the online application form if you are using Netscape as a browser. If this happens, please change to Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You will also need to enable your computer to accept cookies while completing the form.   Evaluation of applications The evaluation of applications will be coordinated by the Grants sub-committee of the NinE Scientific Steering Committee, which will make recommendations for approval by the SSC. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:   a) Undertake work applicable to NinE b) Apply to stay in a European country other than the country of origin c) Return to the institute of origin upon termination, so that the applicant’s institute may also benefit from the broadened knowledge of the visiting scientist. d) The scientific quality of the project and its relevance for achieving NinE aims e) The CV of the applicant and the scientific quality of the hosting group   Priority will be given to applicants who come from or intend to visit countries that financially support the Programme (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). Priority will be give to applications where both the origin and the host institute are located in countries supporting the programme.   Level of support ESF Short Visit Grants are reimbursed on a per diem basis of 85 EUR plus actual travel expenses up to a maximum of 500 EUR. Payment of the grant is subject to the submission of a final scientific report, original travel tickets and a signed host statement form(s), and to approval of the report by the NinE Steering Committee. Reports should normally be submitted within one month of completion of the visit.  
Short Visits The purpose of short visits offered by NinE is to encourage networking between scientists with a focus on developing an integrated quantification of nitrogen fluxes in Europe. To be considered suitable for funding, applications should ...

Deadline

15/01/2011

Funding Body

ESF

Category

Responsive mode

Synopsis

Summary: Under the auspices of our Living with Environmental Change strategic priority, and as part of the wider Living With Environmental Change partnership, we invite applications, within our remit, for research to: • Identify the likely effects...
Summary: Under the auspices of our Living with Environmental Change strategic priority, and as part of the wider Living With Environmental Change partnership, we invite applications, within our remit, for research to: • Identify the likely effects of climate or other environmental changes on the soil-water interface, and their consequences for the quantity or quality of food production or water supply • Inform policies or practices for mitigating or adapting to those effects   Scope: Multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary applications are encouraged, especially applications that: • Employ mathematical modelling or systems approaches • Address social or economic issues associated with the proposed biological research Applications for research involving inputs from industrial or other stakeholders would be particularly welcomed.   Eligibility: This highlight call is subject to our usual responsive-mode eligibility criteria. The call is also open to RERAD's Main Research Providers (MRPs) that do not have higher education institution (HEI) status (listed below), within the scope of the existing co-funding collaboration in food security and living within environmental change between BBSRC and the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate (RERAD) - see related links above. Eligible institutions include: • Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland • Macaulay Land Use Research Institute • Moredun Research Institute • Scottish Crop Research Institute Prospective applicants from those institutions who are considering submitting an application in response to the call are also asked to contact us as soon as possible.   How to apply : Applications should be submitted in the usual way, through Research Councils UK's Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system, before our responsive mode grant application deadline of 4pm on 26 January 2011.   In addition, applications involving RERAD's non HEI MRP's (listed above), must be sent as an outline to the RERAD contact (see external contacts below) by 6 December 2010, for checking and approval, before a full application is submitted to us through the Je-S as outlined above. Research in this area addresses the interests of some other LWEC partners, besides ours. Each of the applications submitted in this area will be considered for co-funding by these partners on a case-by-case basis, but co-funding will not be considered in the applications' assessment. For background and additional details please see full application information in the downloads section.   Jef Grainger jef.grainger@bbsrc.ac.uk tel: 01793 413139   Chris Rich, RERAD chris.rich@scotland.gsi.gov.ac.uk tel: 0131 244 0820  
Summary: Under the auspices of our Living with Environmental Change strategic priority, and as part of the wider Living With Environmental Change partnership, we invite applications, within our remit, for research to: • Identify the likely effects...

Deadline

11/01/2011

Funding Body

BBSRC
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