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Scopul competiției este crearea mediului propice schimburilor de experienţă şi expertiză ce au la bază transferul de aptitudini, competenţe dobândite de tinerii cercetători români aflaţi în diaspora şi cei din ţară, în vederea consolidării cooperării între aceştia.
Termen limită: 20 noiembrie 2017, ora 16.00
https://uefiscdi.ro/proiecte-de- mobilitate-pentru- tineri-cercetatori- din-diaspora
Scopul competiției este capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
Termen limită: 20 noiembrie 2017, ora 16.00
https://uefiscdi.ro/proiecte-de- mobilitate-pentru- cercetatori-cu- experienta-din- diaspora
A fost lansat cel de-al 3-lea apel al iniţiativei ERA-NET Smart Grids Plus, definit în contextul unei viziuni care urmăreşte crearea unui sistem de energie electrică care să integreze energia regenerabilă şi să permită tehnologii flexibile de consum şi producție.
Termen limită: 14 noiembrie 2017, ora 14:00 CEST
Proiectele vor fi finanțate pe o perioadă de maxim 3 ani.
https://uefiscdi.ro/era-net- smart-grids- plus.
Scopul instrumentului de finanțare constă în creşterea impactului şi vizibilităţii internaţionale a cercetării – dezvoltării - inovării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative protejate prin brevete de invenție.
Termen limită: 15 decembrie 2017, ora 16.00
https://uefiscdi.ro/premierea-rezultatelor-cercetarii-brevete
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.

Partnerships take the form of collaborative European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) or European Joint Doctorates (EJD).

Each programme should have a clearly identified supervisory board co-ordinating network-wide training and establishing active and continuous communication and exchange of best practice among the participating organisations to maximise the benefits of the partnership.
Deadline: 17 January 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-itn-2018.html
Project applications submitted under the Call for proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

Priority 1​ ​-​ ​Profile/modus operandi of traffickers/criminal organized groups/links with other forms of serious and organized crimes, prosecutions and convictions​;

Priority 2​ ​-​ ​Actions focusing on the wider trafficking chain, including the profits involved in trafficking in human beings​.
Deadline:    31 January 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2017-ag-thbx.html
The objective of this inducement prize is to improve the performance of software for the forecasting of geospatio-temporal data (collections of time-stamped records that are linked to a geospatial location). The prize will reward a solution which improves existing methods in terms of scalability, accuracy, speed and use of computational resources.
Deadline:
31 January 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bigdataprize-01-2017.html
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
Deadline:    15 February 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2018-cog.html
The European Union’s objective to constitute an area of freedom, security and justice should be achieved, inter alia, through common measures framing a policy on asylum and immigration, based on solidarity between Member States, which is fair towards third countries and their nationals. In order to contribute to the development of the common Union policy on asylum and immigration and to the strengthening of the area of freedom, security and justice in the light of the application of the principles of solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States and cooperation with third countries, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up. It aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration.
Deadline: 01 March 2018

https://goo.gl/6EGWgY
The SOFT Innovation Prize is being offered to highlight and reward the excellence in innovation that can be found in fusion research as well as the quality of the researchers and industries involved. Following the successful running of this contest in coordination with SOFT 2014 and 2016 (Symposium on Fusion Technology), the European Commission is holding the contest again in coordination with the next SOFT in 2018. There are no specific categories for this prize. Contestants are free to submit an application concerning any physics or technology innovation that has been or is being developed in magnetic confinement fusion research and that has a market potential or has been taken up (or recognised) by industry to be further developed for the market.
Deadline: 08 March 2018
https://goo.gl/9AedbX

L’appel à manifestation d’intérêt s’adresse aux universités membres de l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale proposant des formations partiellement ou entièrement francophones et qui souhaitent renforcer les compétences linguistiques et méthodologiques des étudiants et des enseignants francophones.

Date limite: le 30 mars 2018

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-manifestation-dinteret-2018-soutien-dispositif-denseignement-francais-a-visee-professionnelle/
Bugetul disponibil pentru această sesiune este de 15.000.000 lei, repartizat pe 12 arii de finanţare astfel:
ARTE VIZUALE, TEATRU, MUZICĂ, DANS, INTERVENȚIE CULTURALĂ, EDUCAȚIE PRIN CULTURĂ, PROMOVAREA CULTURII SCRISE, PATRIMONIU CULTURAL MATERIAL, PATRIMONIU CULTURAL IMATERIAL, PROIECTE CU CARACTER REPETITIV/DE TIP FESTIVAL, PROIECTE DEDICATE CENTENARULUI, ARTĂ DIGITALĂ ȘI NOILE MEDIA.
Suma maximă care poate fi solicitată pentru un proiect este diferită în funcţie de aria tematică, după cum urmează:
- 80.000 lei - Arte Vizuale, Artele spectacolului (teatru, muzică, dans), Proiecte cu caracter repetitiv/de tip festival; Proiecte dedicate Centenarului; Artă digitală și noile media;
- 70.000 lei - Educaţie prin cultură;
- 55.000 lei - Intervenţie culturală, Promovarea culturii scrise, Patrimoniu Cultural Material, Patrimoniu Cultural Imaterial.
Vor fi acordate finanţări nerambursabile pentru proiecte culturale ce se vor derula în perioada cuprinsă între data semnării contractului de finanţare şi 15.11.2018. 
Termen limită: 30 martie 2018

Prin Ordinul ministrului cercetării și inovării nr. 305/12.03.2018 a fost aprobată lansarea Apelului comun România - Republica Populară Chineză pentru proiecte de mobilități, pentru perioada 2018-2019, în cadrul PNCDI III, Programul 3. Cooperare europeană și internațională, Subprogramul 3.1 Bilateral/multilateral, Proiecte de mobilități.
Bugetul total alocat competiției este de 1.500.000 lei (500.000 lei în 2018 și 1.000.000 lei în 2019).

Termen limită de depunere a propunerilor de proiecte: 31 martie 2018

http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/4759/minister-comunicare-s-a-lansat-apelul-comun-romania-republica-populara-chineza-pentru-proiecte-de-mobilita-i-pentru-perioada-2018-2019

Public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State, as well as international and regional organisations, are invited to apply to the CEI Cooperation Fund for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking. Proposals need to focus on capacity building by transferring and sharing know-how, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States.

The activities can take the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, and training courses.
Proposals are to be in line with the CEI Plan of Action 2018-2020 and meet the criteria comprehensively outlined in the Call for Proposals. Potential CEI contribution: up to 15.000 EUR
Deadline: 8 May 2018
http://www.cei.int/content/cei-cooperation-fund-call-proposals-2018-open-deadline-8-may
Eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:
- PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility to study/conduct research in Slovakia. Duration of a scholarship stay (PhD students): 1 – 10 months (580 € / month).
- International university teachers, researchers and artists who are invited to a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia by an institution with a valid certificate of eligibility to carry out research and development, which is not a business company and it has its headquarters in Slovakia. Duration of a scholarship stay (university teachers, researchers or artists): 1 – 10 months (580-1000 € / month).

Selection of scholarship holders is carried out by the Selection Committee appointed by the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. The Committee focuses mostly on:
- reasons, why the applicant has decided to study, teach, conduct research or artistic activities in the respective host institution;
- programme of applicant’s study, research/artistic or teaching stay and how the applicant will use the results of his/her scholarship stay for further studies or teaching/research/artistic activities;
- applicant’s professional and personal qualities;
- study or research achievements;
- attitude of applicant’s host institution toward the applicant in the admission/invitation letter;
- overall quality of submitted application.

Deadline: 30 April 2018
https://www.scholarships.sk/en/main/programme-terms-and-conditions/foreign-applicants
Concerned about honeybee colony losses, beekeepers, beekeeper technicians and scientists in specific areas of Europe started analysing the pesticide content of bees and bee products. The results are often the same: bees are exposed to a wide variety of contaminants simultaneously and consecutively. Surprisingly, on many occasions the pesticides detected were not authorised, while in others they were found in natural areas away from the sources of contamination.

This pilot project is a citizens’ science project in which beekeepers from several countries (n= 5-6) in Europe will collect biweekly pollen samples during two beekeeping seasons. Pollen and pesticide analyses will serve to establish the botanical origin and contamination of the samples, respectively. Analytical data will be put in a geospatial context, aiming to understand the possible sources and variability of both bee food and contaminants. In specific cases, fresh honey samples may be collected. Analysis will screen for both authorised and non-authorised pesticide and veterinary products. The interpretation of the monitoring results will contribute to the evaluation of the implementation of European legislation in terms of pesticide application (sustainable use directive), pesticide authorisation and efficiency of agro-environmental and greening measures from the common agricultural policy.

Deadline: 15 May 2018 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/pppa/topics/pp-1-1-2018.html
This call for proposals aims to support governmental and non-governmental actors, and social partners in delivering on the rights and principles set out in the Pillar through social innovation and national policy reforms as regards reconciling work and private life, promoting access to social protection and developing adequate social protection systems.

The present call for proposals is divided in two lots.
​- ​Lot "Access to social protection" should fund activities that test, develop and implement innovative actions to facilitate the access to individual information on social protection entitlements, with the purpose of facilitating labour market transitions and enabling people to manage their careers better.
​- ​Lot "National reform support" will support national authorities in preparing policy reforms to ensure access to adequate rights in social protection regardless the form of employment, as envisaged by the Pillar. Forward-looking, evidence-based reforms are called for to modernise social protection systems and enable them to face challenges such as digitalisation and changing world of work, ageing of population and the capacity of welfare states to absorb economic shocks.

Deadline: 18​ May 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=529&furtherCalls=yes​
Acest urmăreşte sprijinirea şi încurajarea proiectelor de cercetare translațională, prin combinarea cercetării preclinice și/sau clinice cu componente computaționale.

Obiectivele generale ale apelului ERA PerMed sunt:
- să sprijine proiectele de cercetare translațională în domeniul medicinii personalizate;
- să încurajeze și să permită interdisciplinaritatea, prin combinarea cercetării preclinice și/sau clinice cu componente computaționale;
- să încurajeze colaborarea între mediul academic (echipe de cercetare din universități, instituții de învățământ superior, instituții publice care desfășoară activități de cercetare), cercetare clinică/publică în domeniul sănătății (echipe de cercetare din spitale/instituții de sănătate publică, instituții medicale și alte organizații de asistență medicală) IMM-uri (întreprinderi mici și mijlocii).

Termen limită: 10 aprilie 2018
https://uefiscdi.ro/permed​
Topic 1 : Orphacodes Project
The objective of this action is to support Member states in improving gathering information on rare diseases by implementation of Orphacodes (rare diseases specific codification system). The implementation precess should be guided by "Standard procedure and guide for the coding with Orphacodes" and "Specification and implementation manual of the Master file" both developed in a frame of the current RD-ACTION.

Deadline: 26 April 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/3hp/topics/pj-03-2018.html
Topic 2 : Supporting Member States voluntary cooperation in the area of pricing through the Euripid Collaboration
The grant will contribute to further establishing the Euripid database as an effective voluntary cooperation between Member States aiming at increasing capacity within pricing and reimbursement authorities with a view to ensure that health systems can perform better in the area of pharmaceutical expenditure and on pharmaceutical policies in generalThis action seeks to continue supporting the establishment and appropriate use of the data set on medicinal product prices (EURIPID) and on training and technical support to users of the database (helpdesk).

Deadline: 26 April 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/3hp/topics/pj-02-2018.html
T​opic 3 : Scaling up integrated care
Integrated care seeks to improve patient experience, outcomes of care and effectiveness of health systems (known as "triple aim") through linkage or coordination of services and providers along the continuum of care. Integrated care is multidimensional. For patients with chronic conditions in particular, integrated care aims at improving or maintaining an individual's functional status, prolonging life and enhancing its quality by reducing discomfort caused by symptoms. To do this successfully, healthcare must overcome its fragmentation and also link actively with social cases.

Deadline: 26 April 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/3hp/topics/pj-01-2018.html
The aim is to support Member States' efforts to address challenges arising from intra-EU mobility whilst also promoting and facilitating the effective exercise of the free movement rights by EU citizens and their family members. Project activities should foster the successful inclusion and participation of mobile EU citizens and their family members in the host EU country's civic and/or political life and/or their participation in the democratic life of the EU, particularly with a view to the 2019 European elections.

Deadline:​ ​26 April 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rcit-citi-ag-2018.html
Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value and complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies. Enhance knowledge of effective preparedness and through the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre. Develop cooperation across countries on challenges in the field of civil protection and/or marine pollution and enhance the awareness of professionals and volunteers. Complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.
Deadline: 25 April 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/ucpm/calls/ucpm-2018-pp-ag.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/UCPM-2018-PP-AG/1/1&+OPEN/asc
This call for proposals aims to support governmental and non-governmental actors, and social partners in delivering on the rights and principles set out in the Pillar through social innovation and national policy reforms as regards reconciling work and private life. This call aims at funding projects to develop, test, and implement innovative work-life balance strategies in the workplace. The purpose of these strategies is to facilitate the reconciliation of work and private life through supporting a more equal share of care responsibilities between working women and men, thereby encouraging a higher participation of women in the labour market.

Deadline: 18 April 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=525&furtherCalls=yes
The general objective of the present Call for Proposal is to contribute to the change of perceptions and behaviour of third country nationals pondering irregularly migrating to the EU and key influencers of their decisions.
Deadline: 05 April 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/amif/topics/amif-2017-ag-info.html

1. ISFP-2017-AG-PIU: PIU PNR - The objective is to support Member States in their efforts to ensure the exchange of PNR information between their Passenger Information Units (PIUs) and between the PIUs and Europol, pursuant to Articles 9 and 10 of the PNR Directive (EU) 2016/681.
Deadline: 14 February 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/calls/isfp-2017-ag-piu.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/ISFP-2017-AG-PIU/1/1&+OPEN/asc

2. ISFP-2017-AG-SLTD: SLTD - The objective is to deploy equipment at the external border crossing points of all Member States to enable the SLTD checks (effectively a SSI with SIS, SLTD and national systems) and to make the SLTD nationally available for automated and systematic checks.
Deadline: 14 February 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/calls/isfp-2017-ag-sltd.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/ISFP-2017-AG-SLTD/1/1&+OPEN/asc

3. ISFP-2017-AG-CYBER: Cybercrime - This action aims at developing transnational partnerships between Law Enforcement, private entities and academia to develop research, training and education in the domain of cybercrime; supporting policy developments (for instance fostering Law Enforcement cooperation and public-private partnerships in the area of fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment), developing investigative tools and databases and fostering cooperation (including Public-Private Partnerships) in the areas of cybercrime and child sexual exploitation (with specific focus on victims identification), supporting Law Enforcement engagement in the area of Internet governance, tackling the issue of travelling sex offenders, creating collaborative platforms for Law Enforcement cooperation for the creation, dissemination and improvement of IT tools, further developing interconnection between Law Enforcement and private entities in Member States to report cybercrime and share intelligence, creating a platform for Law Enforcement to swiftly access seized evidence or intelligence (or both) across borders.
Deadline: 06 March 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2017-ag-cyber.html

4. ISFP-2017-AG-TERFIN: Counter-Terrorism financing - The objective is to make sure that efforts of private and competent authorities are adapted to the new modus operandi of terrorist groups; reinforce action of private entities and public authorities to prevent and pursue terrorism financing by increasing the understanding of the phenomenon by use of best practice and/or new tools.
Deadline: 06 March 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2017-ag-terfin.html

5. ISFP-2017-AG-RAD: Radicalisation - The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects on preventing and countering radicalisation leading to violent extremism in the area of one of the following priorities: a. Increasing awareness, protecting, strengthening resilience of individuals and in particular vulnerable groups (such as children, youth, etc…) to polarisation; b. Developing targeted exit programmes enabling radicalised individuals to deradicalise and disengage and rehabilitate based on an integrated multi-agency approach.
Deadline: 15 March 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2017-ag-rad.html

6. ISFP-2017-AG-DRUGS: DRUGS - The objective is to address the external dimension of drugs trafficking by improving expertise in the area of drugs trafficking, in particular by enhancing operational knowledge, detection capacity, investigation and prosecution at the EU level and with key third countries; to promote best practices on addressing fragmentation of the relevant information and intelligence along the drug trafficking routes to and from the EU; to promote best practices concerning inter alia the detection of cocaine secondary extraction laboratories, indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation, synthetic drugs labs and modus operandi notably via containers.
Deadline: 13 March 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/calls/isfp-2017-ag-drugs.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/ISFP-2017-AG-DRUGS/1/1&+OPEN/asc

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The general objective of the present Call for Proposal is to contribute to the change of perceptions and behaviour of third country nationals pondering irregularly migrating to the EU and key influencers of their decisions. Deadline: 05 April 2018 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/amif/topics/amif-2017-ag-info.html

Projects shall support capacity building of professionals working for and with children on the rights of the child and child protection: project activities shall focus on putting in place robust national or regional integrated mechanisms to support children ageing out of/leaving alternative care and they shall encompass a strong child participation component (in project conception and design/empowerment of children/the child’s right to be heard/children’s involvement in reviewing service delivery).

Deadline: 31 May 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rchi-prof-ag-2018.html
The objective of this topic is to scale up existing research for the benefit of the cybersecurity of the Digital Single Market, with solutions that can be marketable. For this, participants should in parallel propose, test, validate and exploit the possible organisational, functional, procedural, technological and operational setup of a cybersecurity competence network with a central competence hub. Projects under this topic will help build and strengthen cybersecurity capacities across the EU as well as provide valuable input for the future set-up of the Cybersecurity Competence Network with a European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre as mentioned by the Joint Communication. Deadline: 29 May 2018  

Projects submitted under this call should aim at:

1. Disseminating and/or scaling up good practices on inclusive learning initiated in particular at local level. In the context of the present call, scaling up means replicating good practice on a wider scale/transferring it to a different context or implementing it at a higher/systemic level;

or

2. Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and/or youth environments in specific contexts. 

Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the field of education, training and youth or other socio-economic sectors or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities (e.g. cultural organisations, civil society, sport organisations, recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, etc.).

The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is 4 eligible organisations from 4 different programme countries. If networks are involved in the project, the consortium must include at least 2 organisations which are not members of the network(s) and the consortium has to represent at least 4 eligible countries.

Deadline: 22 May 2018 
 

Priorities and activities to be co-financed:

- The aim of the first priority is to support projects promoting equality for women and men in public debates, in leadership positions in politics and in the corporate sector;

- The aim of the second priority is to support projects aiming at better enforcement of EU law on work-life balance and in particular of protection against dismissal and unfavourable treatment due to pregnancy or parenthood.

Deadline: 19 June 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rgen-wwlb-ag-2018.html

 

The main objective is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of the acquis relating to judicial cooperation in:

-  Civil matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application and enforcement of EU instruments;

-  Criminal matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU mutual recognition instruments in criminal matters.

Deadline: 19 June 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/just/topics/just-jcoo-ag-2018.html

The main objective of this call for proposals is to complement and add value to the activities indicated in the work programme of the European Platform tackling undeclared work. Other objectives are to develop and fund innovative initiatives which shall contribute to enhancing the implementation, application, knowledge and better enforcement of EU and national law in the area of undeclared work, thus contributing to the reduction of undeclared work and to the emergence of the formal jobs. The knowledge gained from these projects should also help building up evidence-based knowledge for better policy design. The priority is to co-finance actions fostering joint activities and cross-border projects of enforcement authorities improving their technical capacity in the field of preventing and deterrence of undeclared work.

Deadline: 13 June 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=530&furtherCalls=yes

Topic 1: Exchange of staff Scope: Organising staff exchanges between national and regional administrations (in particular, in neighbouring Member States) to contribute to the further development, improvement and updating of staff's skills and competences in the protection of the Union’s financial interests. Topic 2: ​Conferences Scope:​ ​Organising conferences (i.e. conferences, seminars, colloquia, round-tables and workshops) to create networks and structural platforms between Member States, candidate countries, other third countries and international public organisations in order to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practices. The information and best practices should relate to, amongst others, the risks and vulnerabilities the Union's financial interests are exposed, as well as investigation methods and/or prevention activities. T​opic 3: Targeted, specialised training Scope:​ ​Developing targeted specialised trainings to create networks and structural platforms between Member States, candidate countries, other third countries and international public organisations in order to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practices. The information and best practices should relate to, amongst others, the risks and vulnerabilities the Union's financial interests are exposed, as well as investigation practices and/or prevention activities.  
The objectives of this Pilot Project are:
• The pilot project will provide advice, technical assistance and a range of tailored guidance activities and recommendations to Member States interested in developing the PHS sector, and will support the exchange of good practices among key stakeholders, national public administrations (municipalities/local administrations in the case of a trial introduction) and organisations of domestic workers, carers and
employers.
• Regarding the social dialogue and decent working conditions, the project will facilitate the professionalisation of these jobs, the dissemination of information on the rights and obligations of workers and employers and the creation and development of an effective social dialogue.
The following activities will be financed:
• organization of a European conference;
• setting up and maintenance of a website to present good practices, some elements of guidance and other analytical and information material;
• Technical assistance to Member States and stakeholders to develop a service voucher scheme and/or social dialogue in the PHS (Personal and Household Service) sector.
To be eligible lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must fall within one of the following categories: non-profit-making organisations such as European federations, universities and research institutes; social partners; public authorities; international organisations.
Deadline: 30 June 2018
This project relates to three aims of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage: to encourage people-centered approaches to heritage, make heritage accessible to all, and raise awareness of Europe’s heritage among hard-to-reach groups. The project seeks to engage groups of older and younger Europeans (aged 55+, and 13-30), who are hard to reach and do not already participate in cultural heritage activities – such as those living in isolation or poverty, not engaged in education, learning or employment. It aims to encourage individuals to share their own cultural heritage, raise awareness of links between personal, local and European heritage, and reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.
 
This pilot project has 3 main goals:
✅Reaching 'hard-to-reach' groups 
✅Putting people at the ❤️ of heritage
✅Heritage 4 all
 
Deadline: 10 September 2018 
 

Programul sprijină comunitatea științifică locală prin acordarea a patru burse pentru tinere cercetătoare din ariile Științele Vieții și Știintele Fizice. Valoarea unei burse este de 42.000 lei, iar sumele sunt menite să finanțeze activități de cercetare desfășurate pe teritoriul României.

Programul de burse naționale se adresează cercetătoarelor din România cu vârsta de maxim 35 de ani, care fie sunt doctorande, fie au obţinut titlul ştiinţific de doctor şi urmează un program de pregătire postuniversitară în România. În cadrul programului, se acordă câte două burse pentru fiecare dintre domeniile Științele Vieții și Științe Fizice, pentru a finanța patru proiecte de cercetare derulate timp de câte zece luni, în cadrul unei instituții de cercetare din România.

Termen: 7 septembrie 2018

https://uefiscdi.ro/news-loreal-romania-si-unesco-deschid-inscrierile-in-cea-de-a-noua-editie-a-programului-de-burse-private-loreal-unesco-pentru-fe

Obiective:
• Facilitarea cercetării, dezvoltării și inovării în domeniul captării și stocării CO2;
• Stimularea dezvoltării proiectelor care vizează accelerea și maturizarea tehnologiei CCS.
Propunerile de proiecte trebuie să ilustreze modul în care proiectele lor ar putea contribui la accelerarea procesului de comercializare a unor tehnologii CCUS eficiente din punct de vedere al costurilor, al impactului redus asupra mediului și al utilizării eficiente a resurselor.
Accesul la infrastructura de cercetare de vârf este esențială pentru atingerea obiectivelor ACT. Propunerile de proiecte ar trebui, dacă este cazul, să urmărească maximizarea sinergiilor cu infrastructurile existente, cum ar fi, de exemplu, ECCSEL și membrii Rețelei de Centre Internaționale de Testare. Proiectele ar trebui să aibă o influență semnificativă asupra accelerării tehnologiei CCUS fie pentru sectorul energetic, pentru aplicații în industrii intensive energetice, fie pentru utilizare.
Proiectele care exploatează potențialul soluțiilor cu emisii scăzute de carbon cu CCS, precum și captarea de dioxid de carbon în atmosferă, fac obiectul prezentei competiții.

Data limită: 12 septembrie 2018
https://uefiscdi.ro/act-accelerating-ccs-technologies

The main objective of the tender will be to prepare the ground for a mobility scheme in creative and cultural sectors, from 2021 onwards in the next generation of EU programmes.

The specific objectives are:
- to explore and analyse the conditions for setting up a successful and sustainable scheme allowing individuals to engage in a cross border mobility project,
- propose and test a funding scheme for individual mobility of artists and /or culture professionals,
- provide conclusions and recommendations.

Deadline: 31 August 2018
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3633 http://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:232131-2018:TEXT:EN:HTML

This call for proposals intends to co-fund projects which put a particular focus on transnational cooperation between tourism and CCIs-related SMEs to develop and promote innovative yet tangible tourism offers. Such tourism offers need to capitalise on the creative potential of CCIs to develop innovative services and products and/or use cultural and creative content to enhance existing or develop new tourism experiences.

The project proposal shall target the following general expected results:
- Contribution to competitive and sustainable development, growth (increase in international tourism flows) and employment in the tourism and CCI sectors. Benefits and multiplier effects of synergies between tourism and CCIs-related activities on economy and people’s wellbeing;
- Demonstrated contribution to the development of a transnational tourism offer and its diversification. Creation of a "critical mass" of transnational tourism-related products and services, providing ground for varied and attractive tourism offers at European level;
- Better market visibility of varied and attractive European transnational tourism offers; developing comprehensive and practical information on the product for potential tourists and enhancing visitors' experience;
- Facilitation and consolidation of public-private partnerships and involvement of tourism and CCI–related enterprises in the supply chain of transnational thematic tourism products as well as into regional development and tourism promotional strategies.

Deadline: 19 July 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/cosme/topics/cos-2018-3-01.html

Career stage: Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Level of funding: Up to £50,000

Duration of funding: Up to one year

Who can apply? You can apply to the Open Research Fund if you want to develop, pilot and evaluate innovative approaches to making health research more open. These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to six members from anywhere in the world.

Examples of activities considered to be included (but not limited to):
- making outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) eg implementing new approaches and standards to help researchers in the same discipline;
- developing open platforms or tools eg. for combining or repurposing datasets and other research outputs from different locations or disciplines, or for mining vast quantities of research data and content;
- improving research reproducibility eg. developing tools to package data with code, assessing the reproducibility of published findings or testing new reporting standards;
- speeding up ways to find and share data eg. using open lab notebooks to share research and collaborate in real-time (or near real-time);
- looking at the role blockchain technology could play in managing and disseminating research outputs and assigning credit;
- testing new metrics that offer transparent and fair ways to evaluate open research;
- embedding incentives that encourage researchers to adopt open research approaches during research and to share their research outputs;
- developing crowdsourcing approaches to increase participation in research eg. annotating complex datasets or enabling co-design and development of research projects.

Deadline: 7 August 2018
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/new-fund-support-groundbreaking-open-research?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral-wellcome&utm_campaign=fb-ads

Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC Advanced Grant Principal Investigators are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years which must be presented in the application.
Principal Investigators of Advanced Grant proposals will be expected to demonstrate a record of achievements appropriate to the field and at least matching one or more of the following benchmarks:
- 10 publications as main author (or in those fields where alphabetic order of authorship is the norm, joint author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, and/or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed conferences proceedings of their respective field;
- 3 major research monographs, of which at least one is translated into another language. This benchmark is relevant to research fields where publication of monographs is the norm (e.g. humanities and social sciences).
Deadline: 30 August 2018
 
Description of the activities to be funded / Type of actions:
(a) Proposals must be centred around one of the two or a combination of the two elements below:
 Tools for assessing the skills (including, literacy and/or numeracy and/or digital skills) of low-skilled / low qualified adults or priority targets groups as defined by the countries, where relevant, and / or
 Arrangements for providing such assessments to low-skilled / low qualified adults or priority targets groups as defined by the countries, where relevant.
(b) Proposals must include one or more of the following activities:
 Enlarging the scale or scope of existing assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled / low-qualified adults that are considered to be effective (e.g. enlarging the scope of an existing assessment arrangement to cover a different target group); or
 Adapting to the needs of low-skilled adults existing assessment tools and arrangements that are considered to be effective (e.g. adapting an assessment so that it assesses basic literacy, numeracy or digital skills); or
 Developing new assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled adults and/or testing them on a scale that allows conclusions to be drawn about their effectiveness.
 
Eligibility of the applicants (lead and co-applicants):
To be eligible, the mono-applicant or lead applicant in case of consortium must be a public entity in charge of national or regional policies and actions for upskilling/re-skilling adults.
Any co-applicants must be public or private entities (profit or non-profit making) involved in the organisation and/or financing and/or provision of services to adults such as skills assessment, validation of competences, education and training, orientation and guidance.
Deadline: 6 July 2018.
Prin Ordinul MFE nr. 361 din 03.05.2018, a fost aprobat Ghidul Solicitantului (condiţii specifice de accesare a fondurilor), pentru Proiecte de tip CLOUD și de infrastructuri masive de date, aferent Acțiunii 1.1.2 Dezvoltarea unor rețele de centre CD, coordonate la nivel național și racordate la rețele europene și internaționale de profil și asigurarea accesului cercetătorilor la publicații științifice și baze de date europene și internaționale - Axa prioritara 1 din POC.
 
Termen limită: 12 iulie 2018
 
ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus RegSys pornește de la inițiativa ERA-Net SG+ pe care o continuă și completează, devenind ERA-NET Smart Energy Systems. Noul program se concentrează pe sistemele integrate inteligente regionale pentru energie. Proiectele trebuie sa cuprindă cel puțin doi participanți diferiți din două țări membre ale consorțiului ERA-Net SG+ RegSys.
 
Proiectele RegSys vor avea printre obiective folosirea sustenabilă a resurselor locale și globale, urmărind:
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- Identificarea nevoilor critice și implicarea actorilor importanți în sistemele de energie locale și regionale;
- ​Implicarea furnizorilor de tehnologie și servicii, a inovatorilor și cercetătorilor în procesul de dezvoltare și definire a soluțiilor pentru sistemele de energie locale și regionale, adaptate cererii din piață;
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- Atragerea actorilor din mediul public și privat în colaborări care să accelereze inovația și implementarea de noi soluții.
 
Propunerile de proiecte ideale abordeaza toate cele 3 aspecte:
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(1) Tehnologie: soluții de transport multi-funcțional, automatizări, telecomunicații, machine learning, cercetare tehnologică etc.
(2) Piață: design de piață prin produse și servicii noi, modele de business noi, reglementări noi, cercetare economică etc.
(3) Adoptare: procese inovative, de tranziție și transformare, cu implicarea actorilor relevanți din rândurile consumatorilor și ai actorilor din zona de educație și politici publice, distribuției, comunității și societații, cercetare socială etc.
 
Proiectele RegSys trebuie să dezvolte și să piloteze tehnologii, sisteme și soluții eficiente de distribuție, de stocare și de utilizare a resurselor regenerabile într-o măsură cât mai mare, țintind să acopere până la 100% cererea de furnizare de energie la nivel local și regional până în 2030. În același timp trebuie să contribuie la integrarea acestor sisteme locale și regionale de energie într-un sistem solid la nivel european, încurajând participarea la schimbul de energie, precum și la menținerea și continuitatea întregului sistem.
 
Proiectele ERA-Net SG+ RegSys transnaționale ideale abordează toate cele trei dimensiuni ale integrării: Smart Energy System Integration, Innovation Ecosystem Integration, Cross Sectoral Integration. Un astfel de proiect conecteaza cele mai noi tehnologii din domeniul energiei cu cele mai noi idei de afaceri din sectoarele din afara celui energetic, cu sprijinul actorilor implicați în dezvoltarea regională, pentru a crește gradul de adoptare a unei soluții noi în cadrul afacerilor locale sau în locuințe.
 
Lansarea primului apel de proiecte al inițiativei Smart Energy Systems va avea loc în Suedia, în perioada 21-25 mai 2018, în cadrul Nordic Energy Week. 
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Termen limită depunere schiță proiect: 11 septembrie 2018.
 
Development and testing of innovative Cr free anodic layers removal solution
The aim of this study is then to develop a Cr free solution to remove anodic oxidation layers obtained with new alternative treatments, without deteriorating the aluminium alloy substrate. Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.
 
Improved Thermal Properties of Computing Platforms for Next-Generation Avionics [SAT]
The proposed activity shall investigate, develop, and validate emerging thermal-aware SW-based techniques that will reduce operational temperature of electronic circuits. The expected impact of the improved thermal performance will both improve computing performance and will reduce size and weight of electronics due to relaxed dissipation requirements. Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.
 
Thermo-mechanical design validation of compact heat exchanger by thermal cycling life prediction
The objective of this topic is to gain knowledge on physics involved in heat exchanger deterioration. Hence, models which can deal with multi-scale and multi-disciplinary physics shall be built, communicating between each other, with the objective to accurately simulate real operational conditions.
 
Development of Measurement Techniques for Visualisation and Evaluation of Reverse Flow Interactions with Fan
Reverse flows generated by the thrust reverser unit (TRU) are of significant complexity. In order to ensure reliable fan performance when the TRU is deployed, the flow topologies up- and down-stream of the fan module need to be investigated and understood. For this purpose, advanced measurement techniques for a novel level of visualisation and evaluation of reverse flow interactions with fan aerodynamics need to be developed.
 
Adoption of a “Digital Transformation” approach to improve NGCTR design and simulation
The Topic is aimed to develop a new approach in the develop of the NGCTR, using new technologies associated to the Digital Transformation concept (Big Data; IoT; AI; AR/VR;), and designing new methods capable to earn the maximum value from these.
But also to support the optimization of flight campaigns and improving design choices, thanks to new insights coming from the massive data analysis and finding innovative algorithms and correlations.
 
Sizing for recycled carbon fibres to optimise adhesion in organic/inorganic composite materials
In the present topic, carbon fibres’ sizing shall be manufactured and modified in order to optimise the interlinkage between recycled carbon fibres and a polymeric or a cementitious matrix with the goal to produce improved carbon fibre composite materials with increased mechanical properties.
 
Composite mould tool based on 3D printing
The objective of the present topic is to develop a composite mould tool based on an innovative large additive manufactured structure. The tool surface shall be able to withstand a high production rate, similar to today's metallic tools. The tool is intended to be used for producing a composite demonstrator with a size of approximately 1.5x3 sqm.
 
Cognitive Computing potential for cockpit operations
The objective of this research project is to assess how Cognitive Computing could efficiently support by 2035+ pilot decision making in unexpected or very complex situations.
Deadline: 12 July 2018
 

BBI.2018.SO1.R1: Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorise residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so1.r1.html

BBI.2018.SO2.D3: Valorise sugars from the cellulosic and/or hemicellulosic fractions of lignocellulosic biomass http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so2.d3.html

BBI.2018.SO2.R2: Develop techniques and systems to improve the performance of biocatalysts http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so2.r2.html

BBI.2018.SO2.R4: Apply advanced biotechnologies to convert biomass that contains inhibitors into high value-added chemicals and materials http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so2.r4.html

BBI.2018.SO2.R7: Electrochemical processes for bio-based monomers and polymers http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so2.r7.html

BBI.2018.SO3.F2: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sourceshttp://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so3.f2.html

​Termen (toate de mai sus): 06 Septembrie 2018.

Mai multe apeluri pe topic-uri asemănătoare regăsiţi la acest link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-bbi-jti-2018.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-BBI-JTI-2018/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc

Granturile SEE și Norvegia pentru Cooperare Regională vizează proiecte de consolidare a cooperării transfrontaliere și transnaționale între țările donatoare, țările beneficiare și zece state membre care nu sunt membre ale UE. Proiectele finanţate trebuie să fie transfrontaliere regionale sau transnaționale și să implice mai mulți parteneri și mai multe activități în diferite țări. Entitățile eligibile trebuie să aplice ca un consorțiu format din entități din cel puțin trei țări. Vor fi alocate fonduri pentru sprijinul dialogului incluziv și consolidarea rețelelor transfrontaliere și transnaționale, consolidarea capacităților, schimbul de cunoștințe și schimbul de politici pentru accelerarea inovării; dezvoltarea structurilor de cooperare durabilă între sectorul de afaceri, sectorul public, sectorul civil și mediul academic; și angajamente care contribuie la îmbunătățirea eficacității și eficienței în elaborarea politicilor și răspunsurile la provocările europene comune. Prin granturile SEE și Norvegia, țările donatoare ​îşi propun să ​contribuie la reducerea disparităților sociale și economice în Europa și la consolidarea relațiilor bilaterale dintre Islanda, Liechtenstein și Norvegia și 15 țări beneficiare din Europa de Nord, Centrală și de Sud. Acest fond de granturi reprezintă o valoare adăugată ​faţă de restul finanţării SEE și Norvegia datorită concentrării pe​ transfrontalier și transnațional ​la nivel ​euro​pean​. ​Se pun la dispoziţie ​15 milioane EUR în cadrul primei ​etape de propuneri​ care are termen​ de aplicare 01.07.2018. Se preconizează că proiectele vor începe în 2019.

 

Termen limită: 1 iulie 2018

https://eeagrants.org/regionalcooperation
Activities supported in this call should deliver:
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on the supply side, cheaper and more performant generation technologies (e.g. renewable energy technologies) which are better integrated in various levels of the energy system;
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a smarter, more flexible and resilient energy system (including affordable and integrated energy storage solutions), taking into account current and future climate change adverse impacts;
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on the demand side, increased overall energy efficiency (e.g. in the EU's building stock) and provision of means to enable consumers to play a more active role in the energy transition;
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a better understanding of the specific socio-economic contexts in which the energy transition takes place which will allow to address obstacles in a more effective way;
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increased market-uptake of innovations, including the implementation of energy policy, the preparation for rolling-out investments, and the support for capacity-building.

The objectives of this call are to:

- Promote trans-national cooperation and mutual learning among public authorities at the highest institutional level of the eligible countries in order to foster systemic improvement and innovation in the education and training fields,

- Enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to ensure the successful implementation of innovative measures,

- Facilitate the transferability and scalability of effective innovative measures.

 

Proposals submitted under the present call should tackle only one of the following priority themes:

- Promoting social inclusion and shared EU values through formal and nonformal learning;

- Mainstreaming and further developing multilingual pedagogies in school education (e.g. working in multilingual classrooms / with bilingual children) and supporting teachers and their training to deal with diversity in classrooms;

- Digital assessment: identifying best practices across educational sectors and countries and scaling up of best practices and experimentation;

- VET teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeship;

- Implementation of Upskilling Pathways for adults without an upper secondary qualification or equivalent;

- Policies and incentives to support innovative teaching and pedagogical training in higher education, including through open and digital education;

- Creation of a European-wide hub for online learning, blended/ virtual mobility, virtual campuses and collaborative exchange of best practices.

 

Applicants considered eligible to respond to this call are:

a) Public authorities (Ministry or equivalent) responsible for education and training at the highest level in the relevant national or regional context.

b) Public or private organisations active in the fields of education or training or other relevant fields.

c) Public or private organisations or institutions carrying out cross-sector activities linked to education and training in other socio-economic sectors (e.g. NGOs, information or guidance services, public authorities, agencies or services responsible for: education, training, youth, employment, social affairs, home affairs, justice, quality assurance, recognition and/or validation; career guidance, chambers of commerce, business and social partners, trade organisations, civil society, cultural or sport organisations, evaluation or research entities, media etc.)

 

Deadline: 25 September 2018 

 

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/key-action-3-initiatives-for-policy-innovation-european-policy-experimentation-eacea-282017_en

The objective is to contribute to achieving the objectives of the European e-Justice Strategy 2014-2018. It will support the implementation of e-Justice projects within the European e-Justice Portal and at national level, in as far as they have a European dimension.

Project activities under this call would in principle include analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work, IT software development, quality assurance and related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of new IT systems, as well as the expansion and adaptation of existing national and transnational solutions towards addressing the objectives of the call. The requirements of the eIDAS Regulation and the use of CEF Digital Building Blocks should be taken into account.

Deadline: 16 October 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/just/topics/just-jacc-eju-ag-2018.html

This call will aim to co-fund national or transnational projects tackling at least one of the following grounds of discrimination of Art. 19 TFEU (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:12008E019:EN:HTML): racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
 
This call will fund activities on:
- data collection and survey;
- monitoring the implementation of non-discrimination legislation;
- training of professionals;
- mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
- dissemination and awareness raising activities (including at local level), such as seminars, conferences, campaigns or social media and press activities;
- victims' interest representation, independent monitoring and reporting;
- capacity building and empowerment.
Deadline: 09 October 2018
 

Call for proposals to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

 

The call is aimed at supporting projects focusing on preventing and combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, by:

- improving responses to hate crime and hate speech, including but not limited to means of criminal law;
- supporting victims of hate crime and hate speech;
- preventing hatred by fostering tolerance and social cohesion.
D​eadline
​: ​04 October 2018
Call for proposals to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online
 
The call for proposals will support the following priorities:
- Projects aimed at development, studies and analyses of the sociological landscape and trends on hate speech online;
- Projects on developing online alternative and counter-narratives and promoting the development of critical thinking by Internet users;
- Projects aimed at countering illegal hate speech online on social platforms/Internet companies (As defined under national laws transposing the Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law) and enhancing transparency on how manifestations of hate speech are addressed in the online world.
Deadline: 11 October 2018
 
Prin acest instrument de finanţare se urmăreşte susţinerea cooperării între cercetătorii din România şi Statele Donatoare (Norvegia, Islanda şi Liechtenstein) şi, deopotrivă, stimularea participării cercetătorilor români în competiţiile europene pentru finanţarea cercetării.
Scopul competiţiei "Proiecte colaborative de cercetare": Finanțarea proiectelor colaborative de cercetare care urmăresc dezvoltarea cunoștințelor bazate pe cercetare în România.
Termen: 1 octombrie 2018. 
 
Tododată, în vederea facilitării întâlnirii dintre cercetătorii din Statele Donatoare şi România, pentru stabilirea de parteneriate care să se materializeze în propuneri de „Proiecte colaborative de cercetare” este lansată competiţia pentru „Proiecte de Mobilităţi”. 
Scopul competiţiei "Proiecte de Mobilităţi": Stabilirea de parteneriate între cercetătorii din Statele Donatoare și România în vederea dezvoltării de Proiecte colaborative de cercetare.
Termen: până la epuizarea bugetului, dar nu mai târziu de 14 septembrie 2018.
Scopul competitiei: Capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
Termen: ​20 noiembrie 2018

Topic: ECSEL-2018-1-IA

An ECSEL Innovation Action (IA) primarily consists of activities aiming at pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing. These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication.

Deadline: 20 September 2018

https://goo.gl/u1TNRN

 

 

Topics: H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA, H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA-Special-Topic

An ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (RIA) primarily consists of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, method, tool or solution. For this purpose they may include applied research, technology development and/or method/tool and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

Deadline: 20 September 2018

https://goo.gl/engs4G

Priorities and activities to be co-financed:

- Prevention of gender-based violence (GBV): The focus of this priority is on primary prevention, in particular changing social norms and behaviour, in order to end tolerance of all forms of gender-based violence;

- Protection and support for victims and witnesses of domestic violence, including through tackling under-reporting, promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation, and capacity building for relevant professionals;

- The coordination and/or adaptation of support services for sexual and gender-based violence to include refugees and migrants, in particular to ensure their recovery from such trauma;

- Prevention and responding to cyber sexual- and gender-based violence;

- Promoting the embedding of child safeguarding policies across different settings and sectors, such as sports clubs and organisations, extra-curricular activities and/or leisure/recreation clubs/organisations for children, both as a means to protect and safeguard children as well as to equip staff with the necessary training and guidance.

Deadline: 13 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rdap-gbv-ag-2018.html

Scopul competitiei: Crearea mediului propice schimburilor de experienţă şi expertiză ce au la bază transferul de aptitudini, competenţe dobândite de tinerii cercetători români aflaţi în diaspora şi cei din ţară, în vederea consolidării cooperării între aceştia.
Scopul competitiei: Capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
Termen: ​20 noiembrie 2018
Scopul competiei: Creşterea calităţii, a impactului şi a vizibilităţi internaţionale a cercetării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative publicate în reviste de prestigiu din fluxul ştiinţific principal internaţional.
Termen: 29 noiembrie 2018
 

The priority of this restricted call for proposals for action grants is to support the setting up or reinforcing of national consultation processes in the Member States, through National Roma Platforms convened and managed by National Roma Contact Points (NRCPs).

The National Roma Platforms are expected to encourage and facilitate dialogue and exchanges, promote mutual learning, cooperation and involvement in implementation and monitoring, reporting and policy review between all national stakeholders. Inclusion of Roma people, in particular Roma women and youth, in the Platform is strongly encouraged.

Activities should support nationally led participatory multi-stakeholder processes of working meetings aimed at strengthening partnership across all levels, including government authorities, regional and local authorities, civil society organisations, including Roma youth and Roma women organisations, private sector, academia, etc.

Deadline:​ ​08 November 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rdis-nrcp-ag-2018.html

The objective is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law in the areas of civil law, criminal law and fundamental rights, judicial ethics and the rule of law, by helping to address the training needs of justice professionals in these fields. It also targets the specific training needs of court staff and bailiffs, as well as prison and probation staff.
 
This call will fund training activities such as:
- organisation of interactive, practice-oriented seminars (including implementation of training modules created by the European Commission on EU legislation in civil law;
- multilateral exchanges between legal practitioners (except for judges and prosecutors whose training bodies are members of the EJTN and may thus take part in the exchanges organised by the EJTN);
- cross-border initial training activities (face-to-face activities or exchanges), covering as many Member States as possible, to create a common European legal culture from the start of entering a legal profession (except for newly appointed judges and prosecutors for whom the equivalent activity is funded via the operating grant of the EJTN),
- joint study visits to EU courts by legal practitioners (other than judges/prosecutors, already covered by the operating grant of the EJTN) from as many different Member States as possible;
- creation of training content, whether for presential learning, blended learning or e‑learning, ready-to-use either by trainers or by practitioners for self-learning;
- translation and updating of existing training material.
 
Deadline: 25 October 2018 
 

Scope: Building an experimental platform to test and validate the concept of end-to-end security, providing quantum key distribution as a service. Proposals should develop an open, robust, reliable and fully monitored metropolitan area testbed network (ring or mesh configuration). The aim is to integrate equipment, components, protocols and network technologies with QKD systems and current digital security and communication networks. Where necessary, R&D activities can be addressed. The testbed should be modular, to test different components, configurations and approaches from multiple suppliers and benchmark the different approaches against overall performance. The proposed solutions should demonstrate resistance against known hacking techniques, including quantum hacking techniques. The testbed should make use as much as possible of existing network infrastructure (fibres and/or satellites), provide a quantum key exchange rate compatible with concrete application requirements over metropolitan distances (i.e. of at least 40km). The proposed testbed should demonstrate different applications and use cases of QKD (including for authentication), optimizing end-to-end security rather than the security of individual elements.

Deadline: 14 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/su-ict-04-2019.html

Scope: Support the health and care service provider to procure the development, testing and implementation of digital services and communication concepts that can facilitate the transition to integrated care models across health and social services and country-specific cross-institutional set-ups, including decentralised procurement environments and collaboration across institutions. Key challenges that could be addressed are patient empowerment, self-management, patient safety, patient involvement, chronic disease management, diagnosing, home-care logistics, hospital logistics, skills and independent living. These challenges could be addressed by applicable ICT domains e.g., telemedicine, mHealth, IoT, shared open source IT-based platforms, etc. as will be defined in the market consultation process. This should result in early adoption and demonstration of the potential for scaling-up the services and positive impact with evidence of appropriate incentives of various actors.

Deadline: 14 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/sc1-dth-10-2019-2020.html

Scope: Proposals should aim at networking and coordinating the efforts of the relevant stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry and preparing a long term research roadmap for radically new electrochemical energy storage technologies, devices and smart systems. Such systems should aim at major performance gains (in terms of e.g. energy and power density, lifetime, energy efficiency, cost, fast charging and safety) and environmental sustainability. The roadmap should take account of relevant national and regional programmes, and complement the short/medium term research activities on battery technologies foreseen at European level and in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. It should show what the major milestones are, position the proposed research in the global landscape and elaborate a clear path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.

Deadline: 06 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/fetproact-04-2019.html

This call for funding is part of a broader international funding framework entitled "Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives”, which aims to enable international research collaboration and to generate new insights on understudied issues of global relevance. The different thematic areas that are addressed through this overarching funding scheme are oriented towards those challenges that have been acknowledged by the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda as requiring specific action. "Global Issues” aims to stimulate and strengthen collaboration between researchers based in different parts of the world who usually do not join forces.  
 
T
his call for funding targets mainly the social sciences, but by no means excludes the involvement of other disciplines. Funding will be provided for small, but strongly interacting research consortia of up to five partners. Besides one partner working at an institution in a European High Income Country (preferably in one of the countries where one of the cooperating Foundations is located), the involvement of two partners currently based in Low and Middle Income Countries is generally required. Purely European partnerships are excluded from this call. 
 
Funding will be provided for up to four years and covers all direct project-related costs. Project consortia may apply for a maximum amount of EUR 1.5 million.
 

D

eadline: October 30, 2018
 

 

The funding initiative aims at the scientific exploration of original ideas in the humanities and cultural studies. However, the specific nature of the themes belonging to the humanities and cultural studies, makes it difficult to say precisely what constitutes “original”, “new”, or “innovative”. It may encompass anything that contradicts established knowledge or generally accepted intuitions; or just as well the development of a new approach to research, a new hypothesis, a new theory, observation of a new phenomenon, and the discovery of knowledge gaps.

 

The funding initiative comprises two funding lines:

Funding Line 1 "Komm! ins Offene..." (Hölderlin)

The funding line addresses individual researchers, offering them the opportunity to initially explore their idea and subsequently describe it in an essay (up to EUR 80,000 EUR for a maximum of 1 year).

Funding Line 2 "Constellations"

The funding line addresses project teams comprising up to 4 applicants who wish to work together on a new research idea and test its feasibility in an initial exploratory phase, and subsequently co-author a publication on the results (up to EUR 150,000 for a maximum of 1½ years).

 

The funding initiative is open to scientists at all career levels after the PhD working in the humanities or cultural studies. Scientists working in theoretical social sciences are also eligible to apply. The main applicant has to be employed at a scientific institution in Germany. Researchers from foreign institutions are welcome to apply as co-applicants in funding line 2.

 

Deadline: November 14, 2018

 

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/original-%E2%80%93-isn-t-it-new-options-for-the-humanities-and-cultural-studies

ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable minimum two to maximum four Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems.
 
The aim is to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilize scientific fields, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. This should enable transformative research not only at the forefront of European science but also to become a benchmark on a global scale.
 
Applicants Principal Investigators must demonstrate the synergies, complementarities and added value that could lead to breakthroughs that would not be possible by the individual Principal Investigators working alone.
 
Deadline: 08 November 2018
 

 

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
 
A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.
 
Deadline: 17 October 2018 
 

 

EIT Climate-KIC is looking to support ambitious initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact, consistent with the Paris Agreement targets and Climate Innovation Impact Goals.

There are 5 options when applying to this call. These run in parallel. The route you choose to apply through will be dependent on the country in which you/ your organisation reside, the content and aim of your project, and for innovation for the stage your project is at:
-Climate Innovation Ecosystems
-Earlier Stage Innovation
-Later Stage Innovation
-Education
-RIS

To be eligible to receive funding for any of these calls you must be an EIT Climate-KIC Partner: https://www.climate-kic.org/partners/oeconomica-timisiensis-foundation/

Deadline: 31 October 2018
https://www.climate-kic.org/get-involved/research-innovation-opportunities/

Prin Ordinul MCI nr. 852/08.10.2018 s-a aprobat lansarea competiţiei pentru subventionarea literaturii tehnico-ştiinţifice pentru anul 2018.

Competiţia se desfăşoară conform Ghidului privind subvenționarea literaturii tehnico-ştiinţifice în anul 2018.

Termenul limită: 29 Octombrie 2018
http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/4882/minister-comunicare-s-a-lansat-competitia-pentru-subventionarea-literaturii-tehnico-stiintifice-pentru-anul-2018

http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/3780/instrumente-suport-subventionarea-literaturii-tehnico-stiintifice

Obiectivele Programului AUF-RO includ:
• stimularea formării de echipe internaționale care să abordeze noi problematici în domenii inovative de cercetare;
• creșterea vizibilității cercetării din România prin publicații în reviste cu impact științific ridicat, brevete și comunicări la conferințe internaționale;
• antrenarea cercetătorilor doctoranzi sau postdoctorali în proiecte și formarea de specialiști în domenii de interes comun;
• implicarea instituțiilor din România în proiecte cu finanțare internațională;
• dezvoltarea de noi rețele internaționale de cercetare.

Conform MoU-ului încheiat între MEN și AUF, domeniile științifice de cooperare sunt următoarele:
1. Fizică și Ştiinţa materialelor (FSM)
2. Energie durabilă, Mediu şi Ecosisteme (EME)
3. Sănătate şi Biotehnologie (SB)
4. Matematică şi Informatică (MI)
5. Ştiinţe umane şi sociale (SUS)

Termen limita: 31 Decembrie 2018, ora 16 (sediul IFA)
http://www.ifa-mg.ro/auf/competitii.php

L’un des enjeux majeurs de la construction de l’espace universitaire francophone est de susciter et de soutenir des projets collaboratifs structurants, nationaux et transnationaux, qui impliquent plusieurs acteurs, établissements ou institutions francophones, et qui auront un effet d’entraînement sur l’écosystème.

Les projets structurants du développement du numérique dans l’espace universitaire francophone sont caractérisés par leurs objectifs:
- d’essaimage,
- de duplication sur d’autres sites universitaires,
- de partage des innovations pédagogiques dans les communautés d’enseignement,
- de mutualisation de ressources numériques,
- de construction de réseaux autour de partenariats internationaux - d’établissements universitaires ou d’institutions francophones,
- de partenariat avec des entreprises et des acteurs socio-économiques.

Date limite de candidature: 10 décembre 2018. https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-manifestation-dinteret-projets-structurants-developpement-numerique-lespace-universitaire-francophone/

BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects support young researchers who aim to develop an application or service based on their own research findings. These projects may feature any type of innovation or research field.

Applicants must fit into any of the following two categories:
a. bachelor’s or master’s degree (within 4 years after the last degree); the degree must be recognized by the host institution;
b. doctoral students within 6 months prior to graduation where the decisive date is the date of the thesis defence; postdoctoral researchers within 4 years after obtaining their doctoral degree where the decisive date is the date of the thesis defence.

BRIDGE Proof of Concept grants cover your salary and any costs that are directly linked to the execution of your project (max. CHF 130,000 per year). It provides funding for your project for a twelve-month period (it may be extended once for a maximum of six months).

Deadline: 10 December 2018. https://bridge.ch/en/proof-of-concept/

This year, the CHIST-ERA (European coordinated research on long-term ICT and ICT-based scientific challenges) funding scheme is supporting the following two subject areas:
- Analog Computing for Artificial Intelligence;
- Smart Distribution of Computing in Dynamic Networks.
Within the scope of CHIST-ERA, international consortia can submit applications that include researchers from at least three of the following countries: Austria, Belgium (Wallonia-Brussels), Bulgaria, Canada (Québec), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

A two-step submission process applies. Applicants are invited to submit a pre-proposal and, if selected in the first step, to submit a full proposal. The submission deadline for the full proposal will be communicated together with the outcome of the first step. At both stages of the application, the coordinator prepares a joint proposal (pre-proposal or full proposal) for the whole consortium, using the template available below as attachment. The form is submitted using the Electronic Submission System (ESS), along with a financial table following the template also available below and administrative project data entered directly in the ESS.

Pre-proposal deadline: 15 January 2019.

http://www.chistera.eu/call-2018-announcement

Le présent appel s’adresse à des consortiums multilatéraux comprenant des centres de recherche roumains, des établissements membres de l’AUF ECO, ainsi que des partenaires provenant d’autres régions de l’AUF. La sélection des projets tiendra compte de leur qualité scientifique, mais aussi de leur contribution à l’intégration des établissements roumains dans l’Espace européen de la recherche, de l’implication des jeunes chercheurs francophones et de la possibilité de synergie avec d’autres programmes de recherche et de mobilité scientifique.
Domaines scientifiques éligibles:
- Physique et Sciences des Matériaux;
- Énergie durable, Environnement et Écosystèmes;
- Santé et Biotechnologie;
- Mathématiques et Informatique;
- Sciences humaines et sociales.
Date limite: le 29 novembre 2018.
Plus de détails: https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-projets-de-recherche-conjoints-auf-ifa-roumanie/

The action under this call for proposals should contribute to the general objectives of the European Heritage Label action of "strengthening European Citizens' sense of belonging to the Union, in particular that of young people, based on shared values and elements of European history and cultural heritage, as well as an appreciation of national and regional diversity; and strengthening intercultural dialogue".

The purpose of this call is to select a coordinator (a single legal entity or consortium of organisations) to launch activities of networking, capacity building and exchange of best practices among the EHL sites, and communication and promotions activities for the action, thereby contributing to the following objectives:
- Promote networking for the EHL sites;
- Encourage the sites to develop joint projects such as youth exchanges and volunteering, staff mobility, joint curatorial work, etc;
- Increase the capacity of the sites to act at international level, through training of site managers and exchange of staff among EHL sites;
- Support the development of joint educational programmes and joint marketing and tourism products.
- Improve the visibility of the EU action and of the EHL sites.

Who can apply?
Local and Regional authorities, Schools, Corporations, Federations Unions, Administrations States, Development NGOs, SMEs, Universities, Non-profit organisations, International Organisation.

Areas concerned:
Public Management, Local development, Education - Training, Citizenship, Youth, Tourism.

Deadline: 03 January 2019
https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/calls/eac-s39-2018

The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training in Europe, extending the traditional academic research training setting, incorporating elements of Open Science and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-itn-2019.html

Objective: Facilitate trans-national co-operation between European and national initiatives and programmes in support of researchers at risk, with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to applicants, taking into account the diversity of actors.
 
Scope: Funding will be given to a consortium of organisations with experiences in supporting researchers at risk and knowledge of related European and national R&I funding programmes. “Researchers at risk” refers to researchers who are either at risk in their origin countries (due to discrimination, persecution, suffering and/or violence), or are seeking refuge out of these reasons or have recently found refuge in Europe.
 
The following activities should inter alia be env
 
isaged in order to address the goals:
Explore available national and European R&I programmes for researchers at risk and produce targeted guidance materials,
Training and guidance for the application process for the MSCA and other relevant support programmes,
Support for career development for researchers at risk, in the academic and non-academic sector,
Awareness-raising about funding and support opportunities among stakeholders in Europe through workshops and training seminars,
Examine or run test-cases of supporting the integration of researchers at risk in relation to their individual academic backgrounds and their professional careers.
 
Deadline:
 
04 December 2018
 

Project applications submitted under the Topic must address at least one of the following priorities:
- to support activities in the area of epidemiology of use of new psychoactive substances, including potent synthetic opioids, as well as activities related to emerging drug problems including the online trade of drugs;
- to support the civil society organisations by reinforcing their (i) advocacy function, (ii) capacity to make a difference at the local level, (iii) best practice sharing methods;
- to support key stakeholders by expanding their knowledge and skills in the context of implementing minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction, particularly in the area of social integration;
- to promote practical application of drug-related research, and, in particular, addiction research with a view of addressing current challenges and new threats.
 
This call will fund activities on:
• data collection, surveys and research activities;
• training activities;
• mutual learning, network development, identification and exchange of good practices, cooperation;
• events, conferences, expert meetings;
• dissemination and awareness-raising activities.
 
Deadline:
 
05 December 2018
 
 

The aim of the call is to facilitate the access of consumers to alternative dispute resolution schemes compliant with Directive 2013/11/EU9 including through measures for vulnerable consumers, developing the networking of national alternative dispute resolution entities, promoting monitoring activities on the functioning and the effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms.

Deadline: 04 December 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/cp/topics/cons-adr-2018.html

 

 

The call targets scholars in the humanities, social and cultural sciences. Funding can be provided for the constitution of European research groups comprising up to five principal investigators (PIs) from at least three different European countries. The main applicant needs to come from one of the three countries represented by the foundations, i. e. Denmark, Germany, or Italy. A collaboration with researchers from Southern and Eastern Europe is particularly desirable. The scientific qualification of young scholars has to be a central element of each research project.

Deadline: December 13, 2018

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/challenges-for-europe

Call summary and aims:

The European Union’s objective to constitute an area of freedom, security and justice should be achieved, inter alia, through common measures framing a policy on asylum and immigration, based on solidarity between Member States, which is fair towards third countries and their nationals.

In order to contribute to the development of the common Union policy on asylum and immigration and to the strengthening of the area of freedom, security and justice in the light of the application of the principles of solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States and cooperation with third countries, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up. It aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration.

 

5 topics fot this call:

- Engagement of diaspora communities on awareness raising;

- Care for migrant minors, including unaccompanied minors;

- Support to victims of trafficking in human beings;

- Legal migration projects with third countries;

- Local and regional integration networks.

 

Deadline: 31 January 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/amif/calls/amif-2018-ag-inte.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/AMIF-2018-AG-INTE/1/1&+OPEN/asc

 

Competiţia se adresează cercetătorilor afiliați unor instituții din România, autori de articole științifice publicate în reviste indexate de Clarivate Analytics în Science Citation Index Expanded („Science”), Social Sciences Citation Index („Social Sciences”) sau Arts & Humanities Citation Index („Arts & Humanities”).
Cererile de premiere se depun prin intermediul platformei on-line www.uefiscdi-direct.ro, nefiind necesară depunerea și în format tipărit.

Termen: 29 noiembrie 2018

https://uefiscdi.ro/premierea-rezultatelor-cercetarii-articole

Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies.

Two activities are mandatory:
- Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
- Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.

Deadline: 18 December 2018 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/fetproact-03-2018.html

Scopul competiţiei: Creşterea impactului şi vizibilităţii internaţionale a cercetării – dezvoltării - inovării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative protejate prin brevete de invenție.
Termen: 15 decembrie 2018
The social innovation Horizon prize will pull together society's resources from different spheres including the public, private and social economy to deliver new solutions to the challenge of Aging Population. The aim is to spur interest and citizen's engagement, incite new collaborations, incentivize behavioural change towards a particular issue, attract new dynamic innovators to the area, mobilise additional private investment for innovation, generate social solutions and encourage a European social innovation "doers" community, while creating jobs and opening markets in new areas and create new social value, relationships and collaborations. Deadline: 28 February 2019 https://goo.gl/Pk9bBS

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-PROTECT: Protection (Open)
The objective is to support projects aiming at:
- Improving the protection of public spaces and other soft targets in line with the EU Action Plan to improve the protection of public spaces;
- Improving protection against CBRN attacks in line with the Action Plan to enhance preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security risks;
- Enhancing the capacity of Member States' authorities and other stakeholders to implement the Regulation 98/2013, incl;
- Addressing CBRN-E as well as emerging threats to critical infrastructure and public spaces.
Deadline: 16 January 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2018-ag-ct-protect.html


Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-CSEP: Civil Society Empowerment Programme (Open)
The objective is to address the sharp rise in extremists and terrorists use of the internet. To support the production of alternative/counter-narratives, in particular online, their dissemination and monitoring by civil society organisations, and the evaluation of their impact. Expected results: increased number and impact of alternative and counter narratives.
Deadline: 12 February 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/calls/isfp-2018-ag-ct.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/ISFP-2018-AG-CT/1/1&+OPEN/asc


Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-TERFIN: Counter-Terrorism financing (Forthcoming)
The objectives are:
- To make sure that the efforts of private entities and competent authorities are adapted to the new modus operandi of terrorist groups, as for example addressing financial mouvements related to “low cost” terrorism phenomena which are hard to detect.
- To reinforce the action of private entities and public authorities to prevent and pursue terrorism financing by increasing the understanding of the phenomenon and by use of best practice and/or new tools. For example: development of typologies, joint work to address new trends in terrorism financing, enable law enforcement to provide feedback on information provided by the private sector to improve quality of reporting, sharing police information with private sector entities to assist ongoing investigations.
Deadline: 19 February 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2018-ag-ct-terfin.html


Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-RAD: Radicalisation (Forthcoming)
The objective is to develop effective responses and tools to prevent and counter all forms of radicalisation in priority areas such as children and youth, community engagement, local dimension and multi-agency approach and prisons with a focus on mapping, analysis, exchanges and evaluation of existing approaches as well as developing methodologies and approaches with a high degree of transferability. Expected results: improved capability of relevant stakeholders to identify and address radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism.
Deadline: 19 March 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2018-ag-ct-rad.html

Apelul internațional de proiecte FLAG-ERA (JTC) 2019 sprijină proiectele de cercetare în sinergie cu cele două inițiative emblematice (FET Flagships), “Graphene” și „Human Brain Project”. Scopul acestui apel este de a extinde aria acestor inițiative cu noi cercetări, care să contribuie la îndeplinirea obiectivelor acestora în domeniile selectate. 
 
Lista specifică de domenii de cercetare pentru "Graphene":
1. Synthesis and characterization of layered materials beyond graphene
2. Graphene and related materials (GRMs) for Quantum Technologies
3. Optimized GRM-based tunnel barriers for efficient spin injection and detection into graphene under operational conditions
4. Spin torque and layered-materials-based memory building block
5. Synthesis of monolayers of non-layered compounds
6. Bacterial degradation of GRMs
7. Osteoinductivity and immunisation capacity of GRMs
8. Soft graphene-based materials for tissue engineering
9. GRM-based large-area light emitters and arrays
10. Low temperature growth of layered semiconductors for flexible applications
11. Nanofluidics based on GRMs
12. CVD growth of graphene on insulators
13. Sensors based on GRMs and their heterostructures
14. Electronic radio-frequency devices and systems based on GRMs
15. Infrared photodetectors based on GRMs and their heterostructures
16. LIDAR based on GRMs for autonomous vehicles
17. Moore’s law continued through GRMs
18. GRM-based solar modules
19. Graphene-based cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

20. Re-usable templates for graphene production

Lista specifică de domenii de cercetare pentru "Human Brain Project":
1. Development and maturation of cognitive processes and multisensory integration at micro- and macro-scales
2. The role of neurotransmitter systems in human cognition
3. Subcortical structures: from cognition to action
4. The neuroscience of decision-making
5. Studies on biological deep learning and combined declarative and working memory
6. Disease modelling and simulation
7. Single cell RNA sequencing of human and mouse brain
8. Predictive neuroinformatics: A trans-species approach
9. Testing neuronal models at multiple scales
10. Automated construction and analysis of models of neurons and networks
11. Reconstruction of neuronal morphology from microscopic image data
12. Neuron data format standardization

Termen limită pentru trimiterea pre-propunerilor: 19 februarie 2019, ora 17:00.

Obiective:
stimularea și intensificarea cercetării în domeniul tehnologiilor cuantice (QT) la nivel european prin crearea unui cadru pentru finanțarea proiectelor de colaborare transnaționale și, mai general, coordonarea programelor naționale și regionale pentru cercetare în acest domeniu;
sprijinirea luării măsurilor suplimentare pe drumul spre deblocarea potențialului industrial larg recunoscut al QT, răspunzând la nevoile societății actuale și de care beneficiază publicul larg.
 
Termen limită pentru trimiterea pre-propunerilor18 februarie 2019, ora 17:00.
 
Firearms trafficking
The objective is to fund projects on the fight against trafficking in firearms, to facilitate joint initiatives and operational actions of EU countries associated with third partners, such as South East Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries; improve expertise in the area of firearms trafficking, in particular by enhancing knowledge, detection, investigation and prosecution at EU level and with key third countries; promote best practices inter alia concerning the defragmentation of the relevant information and intelligence along the firearms trafficking routes to and from the EU; safeguard the EU licit market in the field of firearms trafficking; reduce diversion of firearms into criminal hands in the EU.
 
Environmental crime
The objective is to boost the operational activities of the law enforcement via training of the competent authorities with regard to: fight against wildlife trafficking, forest crime and other forms of wildlife crime; fight against trafficking in illicit waste; and any other types of environmental crime.
 
Deadline: 14 February 2019. 
 

Obiectivul apelului este de a întări schimbul ştiinţific şi tehnologic de excelenţă între laboratoarele de cercetare din cele două ţări, cu scopul de a dezvolta noi forme de cooperare în domenii inovatoare.

Termen limită: 7 februarie 2019.

https://uefiscdi.ro/proiecte-mobilitati

Condiţii de eligiblitate (trebuie îndeplinite cumulativ):
1. candidații sunt cetățeni români, cu domiciliul stabil în România;
2. provin din instituții de învățământ de stat sau particulare acreditate din România/ instituții organizatoare de studii universitare de doctorat din România/ institute de cercetare aflate în subordinea M.E.N. 
3. fac dovada acceptării la studii/ stagii de cercetare/ specializare de instituții de învățământ superior sau institute de cercetare afiliate universităților sau structurilor academice din statul respectiv, dacă este condiție de înscriere la concurs solicitată de partea externă; pentru aceasta, candidații fac demersuri personale, direct la instituții din străinătate;
4. cunosc cel puțin o limbă străină, acceptată pentru stagiu în țara respectivă.

Candidaţii au obligaţia ca, la momentul plecării pentru efectuarea stagiului de bursă în străinătate, să facă dovada că au, după caz, una din următoarele calități:
a) studenți la învățământul de zi, la studii universitare de licență /masterat;
b) doctoranzi;
c) cadre didactice titulare;
d) medici rezidenți (pe perioada finanțării din bugetul M.E.N.);
e) cercetători.

 

Termen limită: 25 februarie 2019.  

https://roburse.ro/20…/…/08/lansare-concurs-china-2019-2020/

European Metrology Programme for Innovation & Research (EMPIR) 2019

EURAMET has launched a new call in the European Metrology Programme for Innovation & Research (EMPIR) in the following areas:
Energy
Environment
Normative
Research Potential
Support for Networks

The European Union's participation in the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) is to support the provision of appropriate, integrated and fit-for-purpose metrology solutions and the creation of an integrated European Metrology Research system with critical mass and active engagement at regional, national, European and international level that would not be sufficiently achieved by the Member States alone. The scale and complexity of metrology requirements calls for investments that go beyond the core research budgets of the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and their Designated Institutes (DIs). The excellence required for research and the development of cutting-edge metrology solutions is spread across national borders and requires coordination by integrating national efforts into a consistent European approach, by bringing together compartmentalised national research programmes, by helping design common research and funding strategies across national borders, and by achieving the critical mass of actors and investments required.

Deadline for the Stage 1 call: 18 February 2019.

https://msu.euramet.org/calls.html

 
The aim of the call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. Call 2019 is characterised by the following approach:
The AAL Call 2019 is open to developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain. The solutions need to be embedded in the strategies of the participating end-user organisations, service providers and business partners.
The AAL Call 2019 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects (including small collaborative projects).
1. Collaborative Projects
Collaborative Projects aim at developing and bringing to market ICT solutions in the AAL domain. Proposals in AAL Call 2019 are expected to be user-driven through co-creation and address a specified challenge. The call stresses a strong involvement of end users – especially secondary and tertiary – and other relevant stakeholders in the shaping of solutions and in creating respective markets. Furthermore, the route to market needs to be clearly described and aligned with the business strategies of the partners responsible for commercialisation. The proposed solutions need to respond to different requirements, depending on the type of market. Collaborative projects (carried out by consortia composed of at least 3 organizations from 3 different countries including an end user organization and a business partner) will remain the main funding tool for this call. This type of projects has a duration of 18 to 36 months with a maximum funding of €2.500.000.
2. Small Collaborative Projects
This type of instrument will be available in the 2019 call. Small collaborative projects have a duration of minimum 6 months and maximum 9 months, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures. The main objective of the small collaborative projects is the exploration of new ideas, concepts and approaches for ICT-based solutions for older adults. They should reach out to new stakeholders for inclusion in (future) development of AAL solutions, build strong collaborations with end-user organisations, support community building with new customers and create shared agendas. Small collaborative projects have a duration of 6 months, the same central eligibility criteria as the Collaborative projects, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures. Discover more what the two types of projects will fund by reading the Call text.
 
Deadline: 24 May 2019.
 
Bursele Ibsen, inițiate de Guvernul Norvegiei, sprijină proiectele inovatoare de artă teatrală din întreaga lume care stimulează discursul critic și care se bazează pe piesele lui Henrik Ibsen.
Apelul se adresează artiștilor, companiilor de teatru, organizațiilor și instituțiilor.
 
Termen limită de înscriere: 30 aprilie 2019.
 
The general objective of the Hercule III Programme is to protect the financial interests of the Union, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the Union’s economy and ensuring the protection of taxpayers’ money. 
 
The operational objectives are:
(a) to improve the prevention and investigation of fraud and other illegal activities beyond current levels by enhancing transnational and multi-disciplinary cooperation;
(b) to increase the protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by facilitating the exchange of information, experiences and best practices, including staff exchanges;
(c) to strengthen the fight against fraud and other illegal activities by providing technical and operational support to national investigation, and in particular customs and law enforcement authorities;
(d) to limit the currently known exposure of the financial interests of the Union to fraud, corruption and other illegal activities with a view to reducing the development of an illegal economy in key risk areas such as organised fraud, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting;
(e) to enhance the degree of development of the specific legal and judicial protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by promoting comparative law analysis.
 
The projects supported under the 2019 Work Programme take the form of grants and contracts. The Commission (OLAF) launched 3 calls for proposals covering the following sectors:
 
1. Technical Assistance (Topics: Investigation tools and methods, Detection and Identification toolsAutomated Number Plate Recognition SystemsAnalysis, storage and destruction of seizures);
2. Legal Training and Studies (Topics: Comparative law studies and disseminationCooperation and raising awarenessPeriodical publications);
3. Training, Conference & Staff Exchange (Topics: Specialised targeted trainingsConferences and workshopsExchange of staff).
 
Deadline: 15 May 2019. 
 

1. ECSEL-2019-1-IA An ECSEL Innovation Action (IA) primarily consists of activities aiming at pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing. These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, largescale product validation and market replication. Deadline: 07 May 2019.

2. ECSEL-2019-2-RIA An ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (RIA) primarily consists of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, method, tool or solution. For this purpose they may include applied research, technology development and/or method/tool and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment. Deadline: 07 May 2019. 3. ECSEL-2019-3-CSA-HealthE The ECSEL CSA-HealthE is a Coordination and Support Action to support the Lighthouse initiative Advisory Service (LIASE) in establishing the Lighthouse and its coordination with amongst other national activities in the field. Proposals should aim at coordinating the relevant stakeholders, project consortia, as well as policy makers, in full collaboration with the LIASE. Deadline: 27 March 2019. https://www.ecsel.eu/calls/calls-2019#budget

The call sets the following specific objectives: - to strengthen the knowledge and ability of legal professionals and practitioners, including those working for civil society organisations and independent human rights bodies, to effectively engage in litigation practices at national and European level to improve access to justice and enforcement of rights under EU law, including the Charter, through training, knowledge sharing and exchange of good practices; - to support leverage activities, e.g. communication and campaigning, which help to raise awareness about rights, existing remedies and redress mechanisms.

Deadline: 28 May 2019. https://bit.ly/2GUNDSR

Scope of the Programme: Contributing to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening the bilateral relations between the EEA states and Romania. General Objective of the Programme: Enhanced human capital and knowledge base.

a. Projects in the Field of School Education (SE), Round 2 Deadline: 03 May 2019. b. Projects in The Field of Roma Children Inclusion in School (RCIS) Deadline: 03 May 2019. c. Projects in the Field Of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Deadline: 03 May 2019. d. Preparatory Visits Deadline: 28 January 2020. https://eeagrants.org/opencalls/view-1421/RO-EDUCATION
1. Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security.
The Programme objective is “Less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply”. The Programme seeks to stimulate and develop long-term cooperation between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Romania and is encouraging bilateral project partnerships.
Deadline: 15 March 2019.
2. Local Development and Poverty Reduction
The call aims at increasing the social inclusion of children and youth in Romania and will finance projects that will help to ensure their access to quality, equitable and inclusive education, according to their individual needs. Funded projects will be implemented at regional or national level and will address children and youth at risk of school dropout / early school leaving and those with special educational needs.
Deadline: 04 April 2019.
3. Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Cooperation
RO-CULTURE Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management.
Deadline: 03 May 2019.

European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe would particularly like to encourage younger professionals to take part in what is a truly intercultural experience, one where you can benefit from this unique European platform to negotiate, communicate and publish your innovative ideas and make a genuine contribution towards influencing language education in Europe. The Call outlines a range of current priorities in language education, identified by the ECML’s 33 member states.

Deadline: 22 aprilie 2019. https://www.ecml.at/ECML-Programme/Programme2020-2023/tabid/4152/Default.aspx

Le présent appel s’adresse aux universités membres de l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale qui dispensent des formations francophones de niveau licence ou master.

 

De manière plus spécifique, il s’agit de répondre, par des projets de formation, aux objectifs suivants :

- mettre en place de modules de formation en complément aux modules existants à l’université, une formation de courte durée de qualité, pour renforcer les compétences des étudiants et faciliter l’insertion professionnelle de ceux-ci;

- permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir en quelques jours une technique particulière ou un savoir-faire spécifique, découvrir de nouvelles méthodes et s’approprier de nouveaux outils;

- accompagner l’inclusion dans les cursus de modules sur le savoir-être, les capacités relationnelles, la créativité et la citoyenneté («soft skills»).

 

Date limite: le 29 mars 2019.

 

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-projets-2019-formations-courtes-professionnalisantes/

Appel à manifestation d’intérêt "Soutien au dispositif d’enseignement du français à visée professionnelle"

 

L’appel s’adresse aux universités membres de l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale proposant des formations partiellement ou entièrement francophones et qui souhaitent renforcer les compétences linguistiques et méthodologiques des étudiants et des enseignants francophones.

 

Date limite: le 29 mars 2019.

 

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-manifestation-dinteret-soutien-dispositif-denseignement-francais-a-visee-professionnelle/

 

Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome
 
The overall aim of this topic will be as follows:
establish a framework to assemble an open-access chemogenomics library for the druggable genome – namely a physical library supported by compound meta-data;
further enrich the open access library by inventing new, deeply characterised chemical probes to selected specific protein families;
develop open-access assays from well characterised human disease tissue with a special emphasis on immunology, oncology (including immune-oncology) and neuroscience to profile the chemical tools and chemical probes;
establish sustainable infrastructure, with high priority on accessible platforms and appropriate governance, for prolonged discovery and dissemination of tool compounds, assays, and associated data, beyond the lifetime of this project;
develop a communication plan to facilitate the dissemination of the compound sets and to ensure their appropriate use.
 
Deadline: 25 April 2019 (2nd stage Deadline: 07 November 2019). 
 

Apelul pentru propuneri de proiecte MANUNET III 2019 este direcționat către proiecte transnaționale de cercetare și dezvoltare orientate spre procese de fabricație cu aplicații și risc ridicat.

Domeniile din procesele de fabricație structurate în următoarele topici: - Tehnologii de inginerie bazată pe cunoaștere, tehnologiile informației și comunicațiilor pentru fabricație, inclusiv tehnologii pentru industrie 4.0 (ex. robotică industrială, inginerie asistată de calculator și proiectare, fabricația automatizată, managementul duratei de viață a produsului, sistemele cibernetice, IoT, controlul, big data, conectivitatea și mobilitatea, realitatea augmentată, securitatea cibernetică pentru procese etc); - Tehnologii de fabricație pentru aplicații energetice și de mediu, inclusiv utilizarea eficientă a resurselor și reciclarea (reutilizarea, refabricarea etc) și economia circulară în procesele de fabricație; - Tehnologii de fabricație adaptive, inclusiv procese de îndepărtare, aderare, adăugare, formare, consolidare, asamblare și mașinile industriale avansate aferente; - Materiale noi pentru industria prelucrătoare (aliaje, lubrifianți, acoperiri, fibre textile, construcții, compozite, izolare, multi-materiale multi-funcționale etc.); - Noi metode, componente și sisteme de fabricație (dezvoltarea de demonstratoare, dispozitive și echipamente, sisteme logistice, etc.); - Alte tehnologii / produse și servicii legate de domeniul industriei prelucrătoare (logistică, lanț de aprovizionare etc.). Propunerile de proiecte trebuie să demonstreze: - Orientarea către piață; - Participarea activă a întreprinderilor; - Aplicarea și utilizarea practică a tehnolgiilor de fabricație; - Expertiza partenerilor din propuneri în domeniile de competență declarate; - Valoarea adaugată prin cooperare transnațională; - Scara de impact și poziționare în piață a solicitanților; - Gradul ridicat de inovare și risc științific și tehnic. Termen limită: 21 martie 2019. https://uefiscdi.ro/manunet-iii%20

1. Cyber-physical platform for hybrid Fuel Cell systems The overall objective of the topic is to develop a validated fuel cell system model and its hybridization, and use it to assess design-point, part-load, dynamic performance and customized energy management strategies for automotive applications (also using results and data of previous research activities in this area). The proposal should address both numerical development (design and validation of an open-access modelling tool) and technological development (design, achievement and validation of the physical platform). Deadline: 23 April 2019.

2. Multi megawatt high-temperature electrolyser for valorisation as energy vector in energy intensive industry This topic calls for a large-scale multi-megawatt high-temperature electrolyser to be demonstrated in EII under realistic market conditions by using renewable electricity. Steam should be provided, at least partially, from an external source (e.g. from waste heat) in order to illustrate the superior efficiencies of HTE compared to low-temperature electrolyser systems. The demonstration should prove an economical business case for HTE by generating hydrogen at competitive prices. Prospects for the business case should be solid and well justified. The valorization of any side product (e.g. oxygen or power management) within the industrial environment should be considered too. Deadline: 23 April 2019. 3. H2 Valley The main principles to be covered in the project are: - Coverage of entire value chain: establish a complete local H2 ecosystem covering production, storage, distribution, refuelling and final use of H2; - Demonstration of sector coupling: show how the use of H2 can enable sector coupling and in turn help large penetration of variable renewable power; - Different FCH use cases: demonstrate different FCH use cases together in one coherent project; - Integrated approach: link individual sub-projects to each other, show their systemic interaction in a distinct regional or local setup. Deadline: 23 April 2019. Information about the topics above and other topics under this call: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-jti-fch-2019-1.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc
Scopul apelului este de a sprijini inovarea, crearea de valoare și intensificarea durabilă a producției de biomasă, ținând cont de condițiile economice, de mediu și sociale precum și nevoia de adaptare la schimbările climatice. În cadrul apelului, vor fi explorate opțiunile de utilizare a biomasei din terenurile agricole, terenurile necultivate și silvicultura, cu o viziune holistică în ceea ce privește sistemele alimentare și nealimentare. În conformitate cu apelurile anterioare, este de așteptat ca proiectele să se bazeze pe cercetarea deja efectuată în FACCE SURPLUS și sub umbrela mai largă a FACCE-JPI.
 
Termen limită: 19 martie 2019.

Proiectul Blue Bioeconomy (BlueBio) își propune să obțină o bio-economie durabilă și competitivă în Europa. Scopul este acela de a genera cunoștințe pentru lanțurile valorice în domeniul bio-economiei și de a îmbunătăți transferul produselor și al serviciilor bazate pe biologie, de la cercetare, inovare și demonstrații, până la producție.

Termen limită: 15 martie 2019. https://bluebioeconomy.eu/
CALLS FOR PROPOSALS ACTIONS DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION CALL REFERENCE
ERASMUS+: SPORT 2019 Erasmus+, Sport, Collaborative partnerships, Not-For-Profit European Sport Events 04/04/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Key Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees-Partnership with Japan 2019 - Call EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 01/04/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Knowledge Alliances 2019 Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Knowledge alliances 28/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/03/2018
European Universities 2019-EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, European Universities 28/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Sector Skills Alliances 2019-Call EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, Sector Skills Alliances 28/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Social Inclusion and Common Values: The Contribution in the Field of Education and Training Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Support for policy reforms, Initiatives for policy innovation 26/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EACEA/21/2018
Jean Monnet - Activities 2019 Erasmus+, Jean Monnet, Jean Monnet Chairs, Jean Monnet Centres of excellence, Jean Monnet support to associations, Jean Monnet Modules, Jean Monnet Networks, Jean Monnet Projects 22/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Key Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 2019 Erasmus+, Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 14/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education 2019 Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity-building in higher education 07/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EACEA/A03/2018
Networks and partnerships of Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers-Call EACEA/37/2018 Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Support for policy reforms 31/01/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EACEA/37/2018
Capacity Building in the field of Youth 2019 - Call EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity Building in the field of youth 24/01/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en

L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) vise l’amélioration qualitative (en s’alignant aux standards internationaux) et quantitative des formations dans l’enseignement supérieur et l’employabilité des étudiants diplômés en favorisant l’innovation et le développement des usages des technologies dans le domaine de l’éducation à distance afin de mettre en place une offre francophone de qualité partout dans le monde, en établissant une plus grande synergie et une plus forte solidarité active avec les établissements d’enseignement supérieur partenaires.

Le dossier de candidature déposé doit comporter: • une lettre d’engagement de l'établissement d'origine du projet; • une lettre de l’enseignant porteur du projet expliquant sa motivation et ses objectifs; • le descriptif du(es) partenaire(s) éventuel(s) du projet; • les accords de partenariat lorsqu’il existe plusieurs intervenants; • le descriptif du projet avec ses finalités notamment professionnelles; • une justification de l’employabilité́du diplôme proposé; • les modalités pédagogiques et d’organisation du cursus relatifs à la formation (la maquette pédagogique); • les curriculum vitae de l'enseignant principal et de l'équipe pédagogique; • une fiche précisant l’existence en présentiel du diplôme proposé; • une charte de tutorat pour accompagner les étudiants; • les modalités de rémunération des tuteurs des différentes formations; • les modalités de délivrance des diplômes. Date limite: le 31 Mars 2019. http://foad-mooc.auf.org/?var_mode=recalcul

1. Call for proposals to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance and to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online These three priorities will be financed: - preventing and combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance; - monitoring, preventing and counteracting hate speech online; - improving national authorities’ capacity to respond to racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance. Deadline: 24 April 2019.

2. Call for proposals to promote the effective implementation of the principle of non-discrimination The call will fund projects focused on one or more among the following activities: - data collection, survey, monitoring and reporting implementation of non-discrimination legislation, support to victims of discrimination; - capacity building, training of professionals and empowerment; - mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries; - dissemination and awareness raising actions (including at local level), such as through conferences, campaigns or social media and press; - actions to set-up and reinforce National Roma Platforms, involving all relevant stakeholders, with a focus on implementing and monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies; - meetings, working groups, seminars, events at national, regional or local levels; with topical discussion as education, employment, health, housing, representation, etc.; - evaluation and review of National Roma Integration Strategies and Roma integration measures, exchange and transfer of practices that proved effective at the local level; - transnational exchange between different National Roma Platforms to promote policy learning and transfer of good practices. Deadline: 20 June 2019. 3. Call for proposals to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women This call aims to fund targeted, practical projects ensuring maximum tangible and demonstrable benefits and impacts on the lives of beneficiaries. Research activities are not excluded, but the accent is put on the practical side and projects should include a combination of elements to form a coherent whole. While the projects should build on evidence of what works (e.g., from previous available research), they should have an applied nature and lead to practical applications. Projects should not only develop a sound methodology using available evidence and recognised existing good practice or tried and tested intervention models but also include a large proportion of practical implementation measures and outcomes. Applicants are invited to consider the weighting of the work streams, with a view to ensuring maximum practical benefits, positive outcomes and impacts for the target groups and the final beneficiaries, and to check that the management and coordination work streams (including travel) are not over-resourced. Deadline: 13 June 2019. 4. Call for proposals on capacity-building in the area of rights of the child and child-friendly justice This call aims to fund targeted, practical projects ensuring maximum tangible and demonstrable benefits and impacts on the experiences of beneficiaries (i.e. children involved in judicial proceedings). Activities should focus on the target group and aim at making the system work better for children: the development of materials, the mapping of existing materials or research should be, at most, minor components of project proposals. If included, their need should be solidly justified and they should lead to practical applications and interventions. Deadline: 14 May 2019. Information about all the topics above and other topics under this call: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/calls/rec-ag-2019.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/REC-AG-2019/1/1&+OPEN/asc

1. Call for proposals for action grants to support national or transnational e-Justice projects This call for proposals aims to support the development of pan-European electronic solutions and services in the area of justice which have the potential to produce outputs of tangible added value. Project activities under this call would in principle include: - analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work, - IT software development, - quality assurance including related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of new IT systems, - expansion and adaptation of existing national and transnational solutions towards addressing the objectives of the call. Deadline: 13 June 2019.

2. Call for proposals for action grants to support transnational projects on judicial training covering civil law, criminal law or fundamental rights This call supports training of members of the judiciary and judicial staff, i.e. judges, prosecutors, court officers, other legal practitioners associated with the judiciary, such as lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, insolvency practitioners and mediators, as well as court interpreters and translators, prison and probation staff. Deadline: 27 June 2019. 3. Call for proposals for action grants to support national and transnational projects to promote judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters This call will support three priorities: 1. Judicial cooperation in civil matters; 2. Judicial cooperation in criminal matters; 3. Support to the members of the European Judicial Network (EJN) in civil and commercial matters and to the national authorities, courts and professional associations they represent. Deadline: 16 April 2019. 4. Call for proposals for action grants to support transnational projects to enhance the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime and the rights of victims of crime The aims of this call are: - to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime (procedural rights priority); - to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of victims of crime (victims' rights priority). Deadline: 15 May 2019. Information about all the topics above: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/just/calls/just-ag-2019.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/JUST-AG-2019/1/1&+OPEN/asc
M-ERA NET is an EU funded network which has been established in 2012 to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. M-ERA NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable. The call includes the following thematic areas: - Modeling for materials engineering and processing; - Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces; - High performance composites; - Functional materials; - New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications; - Materials for additive manufacturing. Deadline for mandatory pre-proposals: 18 June 2019. Detailed information on participating countries and regions including funding rules are provided at: https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2019/participating-countries-regions-call-2019 https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2019
General objective: The overarching objective of this call is to improve expertise and knowledge on industrial relations through analysis and research, at EU level as well as in comparative terms (identifying convergences and differences in the industrial relations systems in place in the EU Member States and in Candidate Countries), thereby contributing to developing and reinforcing quality and effectiveness of industrial relations structures and processes in the Member States and in Europe as a whole.
 
The following categories of actions are targeted:
 Activities to further deepen the analysis on topics/key findings that were examined in the European Commission's Industrial Relations in Europe series and/or the chapters on social dialogue in Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Report;
 Research activities on industrial relations and social dialogue, such as studies, surveys and other forms of data collection, monitoring exercises, action research;
 Measures to enhance the collection and use of (comparative) information on industrial relations systems in EU Member States and Candidate Countries and on developments at European level;
 Initiatives to promote awareness of effective industrial relations practices, at both national and European level, including by bringing together relevant actors such as academia, social partners and policy makers;
 Measures to identify and exchange information in the area of industrial relations, including through the activities of networks between industrial relations parties and/or experts;
 Actions to disseminate such findings in publications, round tables, seminars, conferences, training measures and training tools.
 
Applicants must fall within one of the following categories: non-profit-making organisations such as universities and research institutes; social partners; public authorities; international organisations.
 
Deadline: 11 June 2019.
 
The European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation 2014-20202 is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by providing financial support for the Union's objectives in terms of promoting a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are the following: a) to promote transnational cooperation among competent public authorities and stakeholders, including the promotion of the use Internal Market Information (IMI) and sharing of information and best practices in this respect. b) to increase the accessibility, transparency and quality of the information concerning the terms and conditions of employment and/or of the administrative requirements to be respected, and/or of the existing practices in the Member States to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Posting of Workers directives; c) to promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data, analysis and information specific to the posting process, including through the collaboration between universities across various disciplines, research entres and institutes, and stakeholders. To be eligible, lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must fall in one of the following categories: • Public authorities; • International organisations; • Non-profit organisations (private or public); • Research centres/institutes; • Higher education establishments; • Civil society organisations, • Social partner organisation at European, national or regional level. Deadline: 13 June 2019. https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=554&furtherCalls=yes
This action will implement project(s) at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors (including audiovisual), for instance through the use of innovative technologies, including virtual reality. It will also foster innovative cross-sectoral approaches and tools to facilitate access, distribution, promotion and monetisation of culture and creativity, including cultural heritage.
 
Support will be given to projects:
a) featuring new forms of creation at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors, including the audiovisual sector, and through the use of innovative technologies, including virtual reality,
     or
b) fostering innovative cross sectoral approaches and tools to facilitate access, distribution, promotion and/or monetisation of culture and creativity, including cultural heritage.
 
The focus should be on the following aspects:
- problem solving approach and addressing challenges for the cultural and creative sectors;
- audiences and the user experience are of paramount importance in scoping the problem;
- technology is an enabler in addressing key problems, rather than an objective on its own;
- support innovation as regards the creation, distribution and promotion of creative content, addressing cross-sectoral collaboration as well as the use of enabling technologies is also an objective.
 
Deadline: 20 June 2019. 
 
The objective of this preparatory action is to support the adoption of the accessibility requirements set forth in the HEN when producing content for websites and mobile applications. To that end, grants will be awarded to proposals developing authoring tools or platforms that help authors comply by default with the requirements of the HEN. Priority will be given to open-source or free-to-use solutions and to proposers involving users with disabilities, in particular in the validation process; accessibility of the tools or platforms for authors with disabilities will be considered an asset.
 
The expected results of this preparatory action are the following:
(accessible) authoring tools or platforms that help authors produce and maintain accessible content for websites and mobile applications by default, preferably validated by users with disabilities;
easier production of web and mobile content that complies with the accessibility requirements set out in the HEN, thus facilitating compliance with the Web Accessibility Directive;
wider take-up of web accessibility resulting from greater awareness of its benefits;
enhanced competition in the market for authoring tools and platforms with accessibility features.
 
The Web Accessibility Directive establishes common accessibility requirements to make the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies across the EU more accessible, in particular for persons with disabilities. The reference to the harmonised European Standard EN 301 549 v2.1.2 (‘HEN’) in support of the Directive was published in December 2018, providing presumption of conformity with the accessibility requirements set forth in the Directive.

L'Oréal Group și UNESCO invită tinerele cercetătoare din România să se înscrie în competița „Pentru Femeile din Știință”, ajunsă anul acesta la cea de-a 10-a ediție. Tinerele cercetătoare își pot depune candidaturile și pot câștiga burse de câte 42.000 de lei fiecare, pentru finanțarea unor activități de cercetare desfășurate pe teritoriul României.

 

Cercetătoarele din România cu vârste de maximum 35 de ani, care fie sunt doctorande, fie au obținut titlul științific de doctor și urmează un program de pregătire postuniversitară în România, se pot înscrie în programul de burse private prin depunerea dosarelor de candidatură pe platforma: www.forwomeninscience.com/en/fellowships.

 

Termen: 23 iunie 2019.

 

https://www.forwomeninscience.com/en/fellowships?fbclid=IwAR0LsnJtxwiz5lju2nQ_IfLqIDbaVlTZFl61CI8oqgkelyTaZIBsagwZ3U8

The main objective of the pilot project is to explore activities which aim to bridge the gap between on the one hand, cultural heritage education and skills development and on the other hand the labour market, and to encourage in particular connections with creative industries and "third places" such as creative hubs, maker spaces, fablabs, cultural centers, community centers or other.
 
The expected results of the proposal are:
- Strengthened trans-national and cross-sectoral cooperation of cultural heritage and formal and non-formal learning and skills development;
- Better employability of cultural heritage professionals and closer contacts of cultural heritage education and skills development with the labour market and CCIs;
- Stronger connections and networking of cultural heritage sectors with creative industries and "third places" such as creative hubs, maker spaces, fablabs, cultural centers, community centers or other;
- Enhanced exchanges of experience, learning, skills development and practical testing and cooperation opportunities;
- Facilitation of peer learning and exchance of good practice;
- Improvement of cultural heritage skills;
- Improved of statistics and data on the labour market for the cultural heritage sector;
- Recommendations for further policy making at EU, national, regional and local level.
 
Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants:
 non-profit organisation (private or public);
 public authorities (national, regional, local);
 international organisations;
 universities;
 educational institutions;
 research centres;
 profit making entities.
 
Deadline12 August 2019.
 

 

The aim of Spark is to fund the rapid testing or development of new scientific approaches, methods, theories, standards, ideas for applications, etc. It is intended for projects that show unconventional thinking and introduce a unique approach. The focus is on promising ideas of high originality, relying on no or very little preliminary data. 
 
Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent qualification, i.e. they must have completed at least three years of research work as their main source of income since obtaining their higher education degree.
 
The applicant(s) must either be employed at a Swiss institution providing the necessary infrastructure at least for the duration of the project, or have the support of a Swiss host institution providing the necessary infrastructure for the duration of the proposed project. An employment contract is not necessary at the time of submission.
 
Deadline: 17 July 2019.
 

The initiative focuses on joint, integrative research approaches in the social sciences and the engineering sciences. Against the background of the current and emerging developments in the field of “Artificial Intelligence” the Foundation wishes to support projects dealing with the development of new perspectives and insights with a view to shaping the future of society as well as technology. The aim is to enable novel project constellations and interdisciplinary cooperation in a scientific and socially highly topical area through a shift in thinking towards new perspectives and solutions.

Is it possible for someone based at a university or research institute abroad to apply for funding. There are two options: collaborating with an academic partner in Germany or continuing one’s research career in Germany (after PhD). Deadline: July 04, 2019 https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/artificial-intelligence-and-the-society-of-the-future

The aim of this funding scheme is to explore how such new procedures of digital humanities can be combined with "qualitative-hermeneutical" approaches, and to evaluate potential for "added value". The call addresses projects that reach beyond mere collaboration on a specific research question and explore the interface between the two procedures on a theoretical-methodological level.

The call comprises two funding lines: The first one addresses collaborative "hybrid projects" (closed call). The second offers support for workshops and small-scale summer schools. Funding line 2 is open to all researchers in the historical hermeneutical humanities. Funding may also be made available to fill the gender gap and support the training of female researchers in digital technology. Applications for the funding of workshops and summer schools may be submitted at any time. The review process is carried out in written form. The budget may include travel and accommodation expenses, as well as (reasonable) costs of personnel required for the preparation and implementation of workshops.

Research institutions outside Germany may also be eligible for funding. Such applications must include specific details of a substantial cooperation with academics in Germany.

Deadline (2nd funding line): July 04, 2019

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/mixed-methods-in-the-humanities

Cette étude vise à étudier les pratiques langagières et les représentations dans différents contextes plurilingues impliquant la langue française et à en mesurer les effets sur l’apprentissage et la transmission du français, sur les usages et sur l’intercompréhension entre francophones (aux échelles locale, nationale, régionale et internationale).
 
Les résultats de l’étude seront destinés à la communauté scientifique francophone, aux acteurs de la promotion de la langue française et de la diversité linguistique, ainsi qu’aux décideurs en matière de politique linguistique.
 
Candidatures:
Chercheur ou enseignant agissant à titre individuel en tant que personne physique; Établissement d’enseignement supérieur ou organisme de recherche à but non lucratif.
 
Date limite: 1 Septembre 2019.
 
Dans le cadre de son projet «Formatheco», l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale se propose de soutenir la mise en place des ateliers de formation au sein de ses établissements membres ayant comme finalité de former les enseignants aux nouvelles modalités d’enseignement/apprentissage.
 
Le présent appel s’adresse aux universités membres de l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale (cf. www.auf.org/auf/les-membres-de-lauf/).
 
La place grandissante des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) dans la société actuelle entraîne une actualisation des programmes de formation de presque toutes les professions afin de prendre en compte les nouvelles stratégies pour les TIC dans l’éducation, les nouveaux outils et modèles d’apprentissage et les pratiques pédagogiques innovantes.
Date limite: le 30 septembre 2019.
 

Se pot depune propuneri de manifestări care se vor desfășura până cel mult la 15 decembrie a.c. Propunerile se depun cu cel puțin 30 zile calendaristice (data de înregistrare la Registratura MCI) înaintea datei de începere a manifestării.

 

Aplicațiile se trimit la sediul Secretariatului Comisiei de Manifestări Științifice și Expoziționale în plic sigilat, conținând 1 exemplar pe suport de hârtie și o copie electronică pe CD, pe adresa: MINISTERUL CERCETĂRII ŞI INOVĂRII Registratura MCI / Secretariat Comisia pentru Manifestări Științifice și Expoziționale Str. I. D. Mendeleev nr. 21 - 25, sector 1, 010362 - București și prin email pe adresa: manifestari2018@research.gov.ro în atenția secretarului Comisiei pentru Manifestări Științifice și Expoziționale.

 

Persoana de contact pentru MCI este doamna consilier Dorileni Năstase, dorileni.nastase@research.gov.ro.

 

Propunerea transmisă prin email și inscripționată pe CD va conține fișa manifestării completată conform Anexei 1 din Ghid, certificată prin semnătura reprezentanților legali ai instituției organizatoare precum și toate anexele prevăzute la NOTA 2, cu respectarea cerințelor de la punctele 9 și 10 ale Ghidului.

 

Nu vor fi luate în considerare aplicațiile care nu sunt în conformitate cu Ghidul privind finanțarea manifestărilor științifice și evenimentelor asociate pentru anul 2019.

 

Ghidul competiției de manifestări științifice și evenimente asociate în anul 2019;

Anexele de la Ghid (1, 5.1.a, 5.1.b, 5.2, 6) - format editabil;

Anexa 2 - Contractul de finanțare a manifestării științifice - format editabil,

  
Propunerile se pot transmite de la data lansării competiției (conform Ordinului MCI nr. 426/12.07.2019) până la 15 august 2019.
 
The COST programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) aims at facilitating breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. COST brings together European researchers and enables them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all science and technology fields through trans-European cooperation. The new COST Actions as well as all the running ones are open for participation.
 
COST activities are carried out in the form of networks, called COST Actions. A COST Action lasts for four years. COST does not fund the research itself, but supports networking via different tools such as meetings, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools and dissemination activities as elements of COST Actions.
 
Deadline: 5 September 2019.
 
The objectives of this call are: • To develop and test innovative approaches to LTC (Long-term care) provision with the aim to address the challenges of access, affordability, workforce, quality and sustainability of LTC;
• To develop sustainable multi-level partnership models that would facilitate the implementation of social innovation in LTC provision; • To use social innovation in LTC policy planning and monitoring. Each proposal for action should aim at reaching at least two of the three above objectives and should have potential for upscaling.
 
To be eligible, mono or lead applicant and co-applicants must be properly established and registered in one of the EaSI-PROGRESS participating countries. The applicants must fall in one of the following categories: • public authorities or public agencies expressly mandated in writing by the competent public authorities to assume responsibility for the implementation of the action, • non-profit organisations (private or public), • research centers / institutes / higher education establishments, • civil society organisations, • social partner organisation at European, national or regional level.
 
Deadline: 10 September 2019.
 
 
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.
This call is open to researchers who have a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.
MSCA IF Fellowships offer favorable employment conditions, including the possibility to work part-time and, for example, work on creating your own start-up or follow advanced studies in parallel.
 
Deadline: 11 September 2019.  
 
The 4th call for proposals covers a wide range of topics aimed at fostering new and innovative ideas to transform air traffic management in Europe. The research topics covered by the call are steered by the needs identified in the Aviation Strategy for Europe, the European ATM Master Plan, Flightpath 2050 - Europe's Vision for Aviation and the ACARE’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). This fourth call of proposals is driven additionally by the results from current and previous SESAR research, relevant Horizon 2020 projects and other research activities.
 
Deadline date: 29 August 2019.
 
 
Part of the Europe for Citizens Programme, the Civil Society Projects strand aims at supporting projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. These projects gather citizens from different horizons, in activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to give them an opportunity to actively participate in the Union policymaking process in areas related to the objectives of the Programme.
 
Civil Society Project must include at least two of the following types of activities:
Promotion of societal engagement and solidarity: activities promoting debate/campaigns/actions on themes of common interest in the framework of the rights and responsibilities of the Union citizens and making the link to the European political agenda and policy making process.
Gathering of opinions: activities aiming at gathering the individual opinions of the citizens favouring a bottom up approach (including the use of social networks, webinars, etc.) and media literacy.
Volunteering: activities promoting solidarity among Union citizens and beyond.
 
Eligible applicants are non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions, other organisations involved in the project can also be public local/regional authorities. A project must involve organisations from at least three participating countries of which at least two are an EU Member State.
 
a. FET Proactive: Emerging Paradigms and Communities
Specific Challenge: To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technologyTo foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise.To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.
Scope: Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics: 
a. Human-Centric AI;
b. Implantable autonomous devices and materials;
c. Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonization.
 
b. EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
Specific Challenge: Tto turn promising results from FET-funded projects into genuine technological or societal breakthrough and disruptive innovations. Since the typical researchers' mindset is to identify further opportunities for research, promising research results that could be the basis for breakthrough and disruptive innovation risk to remain unexploited. The challenge is to create a fertile ground for those results to mature, to a level where exploitation and investment opportunities can start to be discussed, and ultimately towards future market uptake. While recognising that this may still take further research and development, it is crucial to complement research excellence with a focus on entrepreneurial ambition and commitment at an early stage.
Scope: The EIC Transition Activities pilot aims at bringing promising technologies as they are at the end of a typical FET-Open or FET Proactive project to a level of development, validation and demonstration where they become a credible basis for entrepreneurship, business creation, investment and, ultimately, economic and/or societal returns. The project shall be driven by a partner with the vision, ambition and commitment to bring the technology to actual use (possibly through the creation of a start-up or spin-off).
 
Deadline: 03 September 2019.
 
 
Among the topics of the call:
- Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level;
- Develop breakthrough technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of pre-treatment steps within biorefining operations;
- Apply microorganisms and/or enzymes to resolve end-of-life issues of plastics;
- Convert plant oils and fats into safe high-added-value products for various applications including food and personal care;
- Produce bio-based functional ingredients and additives for high-end markets
Produce high-performance bio-based alternatives to harmful products or processes to protect and enhance human health and the environment.
 
Deadline: 04 September 2019.
 
More information about the call: bit.ly/2Kjn911

L’action d’appui de l’AUF a pour finalité de promouvoir la science en français et d’apporter un soutien aux réseaux universitaires et scientifiques qui démultiplient la coopération universitaire francophone, contribuent à son rayonnement international et renforcent la solidarité et le partage des savoirs entre les établissements universitaires. Le soutien de l’AUF se traduit par un appui aux manifestations scientifiques de type: colloque, séminaire, journée scientifique, université d’été.

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/soutien-a-lorganisation-de-manifestations-scientifiques-appel-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0aGSDzd0ejZ_h6Ooa9qguKgibQKWmSSwAC0qy9fc1Bmy-tl4COwHXFUyA
Scop: susținerea cercetătorilor români în vederea îmbunătățirii propunerilor de proiecte pentru redepunerea acestora în viitoarele competiții lansate de European Research Council (ERC).
Bugetul competiţiei este în valoare de 1.500.000 euro.
 
Termen limită: 02 septembrie 2019.

The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.

Social application areas in which decentralized solutions based on DLTs have shown clear benefits over conventional centralised platform solutions include, but are not limited to: - demonstrating the origin of raw materials or products and supporting fair trade and the fair monetization of labour; - allowing for a greater visibility of public spending and a greater transparency of administrative and production processes; - participation in democratic decision-making by enabling accountability, rewarding participation and/or anonymity; - enabling the development of decentralized social networks or clouds, or of decentralized platforms for the collaborative economy; - managing property, land registry or other public records; - contributing to financial inclusion.

This challenge is targeted at a wide range of actors: individuals, social entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, research centres from technological and social disciplines, creative industries, students, hackers, start-ups, and SMEs.

Deadline: 03 September 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/blockchain-eicprize-2019.html

Competiţia se desfăşoară conform Ghidului privind subvenționarea literaturii tehnico-ştiinţifice în anul 2019.

 

Documentele privind solicitarea de finanţare vor fi transmise la sediul Secretariatului Comisiei pentru Sustinerea Literaturii Tehnico-Stiintifice, în  plic sigilat, conținând 1 exemplar pe suport de hârtie și o copie electronică pe CD, pe adresa: MINISTERUL CERCETĂRII ȘI INOVĂRII, Registratura MCI/Secretariat Comisia pentru Subvenționarea Literaturii Tehnico-Stiintifice, Str. I. D. Mendeleev nr. 21 - 25, sector 1, 010362 – Bucureşti și prin email la adresele literatura2019@research.gov.ropresedinte_literatura@incdtp.roși secretariat_literatura@incdtp.ro, în atenţia secretarului Comisiei pentru Subvenționarea Literaturii Tehnico-Științifice – Dna Denisa Rădulescu.

 

NOTĂ: Propunerea transmisă prin email și inscripționată pe CD va conține cererea de finantare completată conform Ghidului şi certificată prin semnătura reprezentantului legal al solicitantului, precum și toate documentele doveditoare ale conditiilor de eligibilitate.

 

Persoana de contact pentru MCI este doamna consilier Daniela Dinică, literatura2019@research.gov.ro.

Termen limită: 21 octombrie 2019. http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/5136/minister-comunicare-s-a-lansat-competitia-pentru-subventionarea-literaturii-tehnico-stiintifice-pentru-anul-2019
CERIC-ERIC - Consorțiul pentru o infrastructură central-europeană de cercetare - oferă acces la peste 50 de instrumente complementare și 2 laboratoare în domeniul științei materialelor, biomaterialelor și al nanotehnologiilor, pentru cercetare multidisciplinară.

 

În plus față de accesul la instrumente și laboratoare, CERIC oferă sprijin pentru mobilitate, publicații open access și altele.

 
Data limită pentru transmiterea aplicațiilor: 30 septembrie 2019
 

-Pentru cercetatorii care efectueaza studii în domeniul biologiei structuralehttps://www.ceric-eric.eu/2019/07/16/ceric-call-for-proposals-now-open-2019-11/

 

-Acces deschis promotional pentru cercetatorii din Romania, in cadrul proiectului H2020 ACCELERATEhttps://www.ceric-eric.eu/2019/07/16/ceric-call-for-proposals-now-open-2019-11/

 

Pentru informații suplimentare privind acest apel, vizitați: https://www.ceric-eric.eu/users/call-for-proposals/ sau contactați useroffice@ceric-eric.eu
 
Lansat în cadrul proiectului BiodivERsA, apelul BiodivClim 2019 urmăreşte sprijinirea proiectelor transnaționale de cercetare care abordează în comun problemele situate la intersecţia dintre biodiversitate și schimbările climatice. Apelul se concentrează pe următoarele tematici: Consecințele schimbărilor climatice asupra biodiversității și contribuțiilor naturii pentru oameni; Procese de feed-back pentru climă și biodiversitate; Potențialul soluțiilor bazate pe natură pentru atenuarea și adaptarea la schimbările climatice; Sinergii și compromisuri între politicile privind biodiversitatea, clima și alte sectoare relevante și rolul agenților de schimbare.
 
Termen limită depunere pre-propuneri de proiecte: 5 noiembrie 2019. http://www.biodiversa.org/, https://uefiscdi.gov.ro/biodivclim
Scop: Sprijinirea tinerilor cercetători, doctori în ştiinţe, care doresc să îşi dezvolte o cariera profesională independentă de cercetare în instituţii de cercetare din România, în vederea stimulării excelenţei ştiinţifice în cercetarea românească.
Pachetul de informaţii este disponibil la adresa: https://uefiscdi.gov.ro/proiecte-de-cercetare-postdoctorala. Platforma de depunere on-line a cererilor de finanţare va fi disponibilă din 30 august 2019.
Termen: 15 octombrie 2019.
 
 

Scop: Creşterea competitivităţii mediului economic prin asimilarea rezultatelor CDI ale organizaţiilor de cercetare şi transferul acestor rezultate către piaţă.

 

Termen limită: 11 octombrie 2019.

 

https://uefiscdi.gov.ro/transfer-la-operatorul-economic

Scop: Sprijinirea tinerilor cercetători, doctori în ştiinţe, pentru crearea sau consolidarea propriei echipe de cercetare şi a unui program de cercetare independent.  
Pachetul de informaţii este disponibil la adresa: https://uefiscdi.gov.ro/proiecte-de-cercetare-pentru-stimularea-tinerelor-echipe-independentePlatforma de depunere on-line a cererilor de finanţare va fi disponibilă din 30 august 2019.
 
Termen15 octombrie 2019.  
 

Scop: Realizarea și testarea modelelor demonstrative (funcţionale/ experimenta-le) pentru produse, tehnologii, metode, sisteme sau servicii noi sau cu îmbunatăţiri semnificative din domenii de specializare inteligentă sau de prioritate publică.

 

Termen limită: 11 octombrie 2019.

 

https://uefiscdi.gov.ro/proiect-experimental-demonstrativ-ped

Prin Programul Național de Burse al Republicii Slovace sunt oferite burse în vederea încurajării mobilității studenților, doctoranzilor, cadrelor didactice universitare, cercetătorilor și artiștilor din statele membre ale Uniunii Europene, la instituții de învățământ superior și organizații de cercetare din Slovacia. Perioada pentru care se acordă aceste burse este de 1 sau 2 semestre pentru studenți (respectiv de 4-5 luni sau de 9-10 luni) și de 1-10 luni pentru doctoranzi, cadre didactice universitare, cercetători și artiști. Termen limită: - 31 octombrie 2019 (16.00 CET) – pentru semestrul al doilea al anului academic curent; - 30 aprilie 2020 (16.00 CET) – pentru următorul an academic.
 

În vederea facilitării întâlnirii dintre cercetătorii din Norvegia şi România, pentru stabilirea de parteneriate materializate în propuneri de „Proiecte colaborative de cercetare”, este lansată competiţia pentru „Proiecte de Mobilităţi” finanțată prin Mecanismul Financiar Norvegian 2014-2021 (fondul bilateral). Bugetul alocat competiţiei este în valoare de 90.000 euro, valoarea maximă pentru efectuarea unei mobilităţi fiind de 1.200 euro pentru mobilităţi România - Norvegia/Norvegia - România.

Ariile tematice sunt corelate cu cele pentru Proiectele colaborative de cercetare, fiind estimat un număr de 15 mobilităţi finanţate pentru fiecare arie tematică. Documentele asociate competiţiei sunt disponibile la adresa: https://uefiscdi.ro/eea-proiecte-de-mobilitati (RONOMG2019).

Termen limită:

până la epuizarea bugetului, dar nu mai târziu de 20 noiembrie 2019Platforma de depunere online este disponibilă începând cu data de 8 august 2019.

https://uefiscdi.gov.ro/news-lansare-competitie-proiecte-de-mobilitati-mecanismul-financiar-norvegian-2014-2021

ObjectivesERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
 
Profile of the ERC Starting Grant Principal InvestigatorThe Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2020. The eligibility period can be extended beyond 7 years in certain properly documented circumstances. A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes, etc.
 
Deadline: 16 October 2019.
 
Objectives: The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. The transformative research funded by Synergy Grants should have the potential of becoming a benchmark on a global scale.
 
Profile of the ERC Synergy Grant Principal Investigators: The 'Synergy Grant Group' applying for the ERC Synergy Grant must be made up of a minimum of two and a maximum of four Principal Investigators with competitive track records and, as necessary, their teams. Each Principal Investigator must present as part of the proposal either an early achievement track-record or a 10-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate for their career stage (see Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grant profiles in the ERC Work Programme 2020). There is little prospect of an application succeeding in the absence of such a record.
 
Deadline: 05 November 2019.
 
 
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Romanian professors, researchers and professionals who have a doctoral degree or equivalent (certified). Grants are available for conducting research and/or lecturing in the U.S. universities.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides international travel, accident/sickness insurance and a monthly stipend covering accommodation and living expenses. Eligible Fields: any field, except clinical medicine and other clinical disciplines.
Grant duration: 3 - 6 months.
 
Applicants must meet the following criteria: •  hold Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible; •  hold or expect to receive a PhD or equivalent (certified) in a relevant area before departure to the U.S.; •  show a proficiency in English corresponding to the proposed research or teaching project; English language proficiency results and/or TOEFL scores are not required; interviews will be conducted in English.
 
 
The Fulbright-RAF (Romanian-American Foundation) Scholar Award in the field of Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies, dedicated to Romanian academics from technical universities and faculties/or/departments, who wish to carry out a semester-long fellowship in residence at the University of Rochester – Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, for study and independent research, curriculum development, classroom observation and participation in community-based entrepreneurial activities.
The success of the program entails visionary professors committed to learning and implementing best practices in entrepreneurship education as well as university administrators committed to supporting new programs for their students.
 
Applicants must meet the following criteria: •   hold Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible; •   hold a PhD degree and carry out regular teaching responsibilities; •   demonstrate interest and ability to fully participate in the educational experience and to implement entrepreneurship education upon return; •   show willingness to advance educational innovation through development of a national entrepreneurship education association; •   have the support* of their home university for achievement of high impact results for Romanian students; •   show a proficiency in English corresponding to the activities required by this type of program; a language proficiency test is not required. Application deadline: November 4, 2019.
 
Bursele de cercetare și formare postuniversitară și postdoctorală „Vasile Pârvan” la Accademia di Romania din Roma şi „Nicolae Iorga” la Instituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica din Veneţia se adresează absolvenţilor cu diplomă de licenţă, care cunosc limba italiană cel puţin de nivel mediu și o limbă de circulație internațională, pentru domeniile: istorie şi ştiinţe sociale, arheologie, arhivistică, biblioteconomie, filologie clasică şi modernă, istoria artei şi arhitectură, literatură şi studii literare, arte, științe economice și științe exacte.
 
Bursa se acordă pentru o perioadă de minimum două luni consecutive şi maximum doi ani universitari consecutivi. Ministerul Educaţiei Naționale, prin A.C.B.S., asigură o bursă de 500 de euro pe lună destinată asigurării cheltuielilor de întreţinere în perioada stagiului de studii în străinătate (hrană,  transport internațional, procurare de cărţi şi rechizite, asigurarea unor cheltuieli uzuale şi, eventual, plata unor taxe şcolare). Ministerul Afacerilor Externe asigură cazarea gratuită a bursierilor la Accademia di  Romania din Roma sau la Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica din Veneţia şi utilizarea spaţiului de studiu şi cercetare al celor două instituţii.
 
La concursul național au dreptul să se înscrie persoanele care îndeplinesc cumulativ următoarele condiții: a) sunt cetățeni români cu domiciliul stabil în România; b) provin din instituții de învățământ acreditate din România/instituții de profil din România, sunt absolvenți de studii superioare cu diplomă de licență sau echivalentă și/sau studii universitare de masterat și/sau studii aprofundate și au, după caz, una din următoarele calități: - studenți la programele de masterat/cursanți la studii  aprofundate, la învățământul de zi; - doctoranzi în instituții organizatoare de studii universitare de doctorat din România; - doctori în științe/artă cu diplomă obținută în țară sau străinătate; - artiști consacrați; - cadre  didactice  titulare  în  instituții  de  învățământ  de  stat  sau  particular acreditate, din rețeaua Ministerului Educației Naționale; - cercetători în institute de cercetare din rețeaua Ministerului Educației Naționale; - membri ai Uniunii Artiștilor Plastici; c) au cunoștințe de limba italiană cel puțin de nivel mediu (scris, citit, conversație) și, de asemenea,  fac dovada cunoașterii unei limbi străine de  circulație internațională; d) fac dovada obținerii acceptului de coordonare a proiectului pe durata stagiului de cercetare/formare, din partea unui profesor român /profesor din Italia specialist în domeniul în care se solicită bursa.
 
Restaurarea și revitalizarea monumentelor istorice
 
Prezentul apel de proiecte urmărește să contribuie la restaurarea patrimoniului cultural într-un mod inovativ, prin promovarea unor noi modele de guvernanță participativă în domeniul patrimoniului cultural și a unei abordări integrate a acestui patrimoniu.
 
Bugetul prezentului apel de proiecte este de 16.000.000 Euro. Valoarea sprijinului financiar nerambursabil ce poate fi acordat unui proiect este cuprinsă între 200.000 Euro și 2.000.000 Euro, reprezentând 80% din totalul costurilor eligibile ale proiectului. Prezentul apel de proiecte intră sub incidența normelor europene și naționale privind acordarea ajutorului de stat, avizată favorabil de către Consiliul Concurenței. Ajutorul de stat se acordă sub formă de sprijin financiar nerambursabil.
 
Programul RO-CULTURA este finanțat prin Granturile SEE 2014-2021 și vizează consolidarea dezvoltării economice și sociale prin cooperare culturală, antreprenoriat cultural și managementul patrimoniului cultural.
 
Termen limită: 7 octombrie 2019.
 
1. Proiecte de mobilitate pentru cercetători cu experienţă din diaspora
Scop: Capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
Termen limită: 30 septembrie 2019.
 
2. Proiecte de mobilitate pentru tineri cercetători din diaspora
Scop: Crearea mediului propice schimburilor de experienţă şi expertiză ce au la bază transferul de aptitudini, competenţe dobândite de tinerii cercetători români aflaţi în diaspora şi cei din ţară, în vederea consolidării cooperării între aceştia.
Termen limită: 30 septembrie 2019.
 
3. Proiecte de mobilitate pentru cercetători
Scop: Dezvoltarea resursei umane din sistemul național de cercetare-dezvoltare și creșterea vizibilității cercetării românești prin publicarea şi prezentarea la conferințe internaționale de prestigiu a celor mai semnificative rezultate, prin efectuarea de stagii de pregătire și prin asigurarea accesului la infrastructuri/ biblioteci/arhive/baze de date internaționale.
Termen limită: 30 septembrie 2019.
 
4. Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Brevete
Scop: Creşterea impactului şi vizibilităţii internaţionale a cercetării – dezvoltării - inovării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative protejate prin brevete de invenție.
Termen limită: 15 noiembrie 2019.
 
5. Premierea rezultatelor cercetării – Articol
Scop: Creşterea calităţii, a impactului şi a vizibilităţi internaţionale a cercetării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative publicate în reviste de prestigiu din fluxul ştiinţific principal internaţional.
Termen limită30 noiembrie 2019.
ERC Synergy Grants 
Eligibility: A group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) – of which one will be designated as the corresponding PI (cPI) – working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. No specific eligibility criteria regarding the academic training are foreseen for ERC Synergy Grants. PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate. Proposals will be evaluated on the sole criterion of scientific excellence which, in the case the ERC Synergy Grants, takes on the additional meaning of outstanding intrinsic synergetic effect. Deadline: 05 November 2019
ERC Proof of Concept 
Eligibility: All Principal Investigators in an ERC frontier research project, that is either on going or has ended less than 12 months before 1 January 2019, are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant. The Principal Investigator must be able to demonstrate the relation between the idea to be taken to proof of concept and the ERC frontier research project (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced or Synergy) in question. Deadline: 21 January 2020
ERC Consolidator Grants
Eligibility: Researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.
Deadline: 04 February 2020
CHIST-ERA is a programme for European Coordinated Research on Long-term Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and ICT-based scientific challenges.
 
This year CHIST-ERA promotes projects that address the two following themes: 1. Explainable Machine Learning-based Artificial Intelligence; 2. Novel Computational Approaches for Environmental Sustainability.
 
International consortia composed of researchers from at least three of the twenty-three following countries may submit a proposal: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Great-Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. To contribute to the growth and propagation of scientific excellence in the European Union, the consortia are encouraged to include researchers from enlargement countries or non-EU countries participating in European research programmes.
 
Researchers may submit a pre-proposal from 31 October 2019 until 10 January 2020. Applicants whose pre-proposals are accepted will be informed in March 2020 and invited to submit a full proposal.
 
Objective: The European Researchers' Night aims to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers.
 
Activities focus on the general public, addressing and attracting people regardless of the level of their scientific background, with a special focus on pupils and students. Activities can combine education aspects with entertainment, especially when addressing young audiences. They can take various forms, e.g. hands-on experiments, science shows, simulations, debates, games, competitions, quizzes, etc. Where appropriate, engagement with educational institutions should be sought in order to encourage formal and informal science education with the aim to improve the scientific knowledge base.
 
Deadline: 09 January 2020.
 

Platforma de programe comună (JPP) ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems în colaborare cu Mission Innovation (MI) are plăcerea de a anunța un nou apel comun transnațional, dedicat proiectelor globale, care dezvoltă soluții integrate de stocare a energiei, cunoscut și sub denumirea globală MICall19. La nivel european, lansarea apelului comun 2019 va avea loc în Namur, Belgia, pe 7 octombrie 2019, în cadrul Conferinței JPP Smart Energy Systems 2019. Pe lângă invitația de participare la eveniment, JPP ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems  pune la dispoziție o platformă online de matchmaking pentru a facilita crearea parteneriatelor. Termen de depunere: 22 ianuarie 2020.
 
Prin acest instrument de finanţare, se urmăreşte susţinerea cooperării între cercetătorii din România şi Norvegia, fiind, de asemenea, un mijloc de stimulare a participării cercetătorilor români în competiţiile europene pentru finanţarea cercetării. Termen limită: 16 decembrie 2019.
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries), extending the traditional academic research training setting, incorporating elements of Open Science and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.
 
Deadline: 14 January 2020.
 
1. HPC and data centric environments and application platforms
 
Scope: Proposals should address the development of energy-efficient HPC solutions supporting the adoption of applications with industrial and societal relevance for Europe on evolving HPC hardware and system software/programming environments. The use of HPC solutions to generate innovation and value creation should be clearly demonstrated (for instance in manufacturing, farming, health, mobility, natural hazards, climate, energy, space, finance or cybersecurity) and aimed at providing secure and simple access and service provisioning to relevant stakeholders based on such HPC solutions. These developments should be driven by complex application workflows, for instance High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), combining artificial intelligence and simulation modelling, exploiting underlying hardware heterogeneity/modularity, integrating cloud-based solutions etc.) and should offer solutions to key application areas including industrial use cases. These developments may also promote the efficient use of platforms and architectures best suited for the targeted use cases and applications (e.g. accelerated platforms).
 
Deadline: 14 January 2020.
 
 
 
2. Industrial software codes for extreme scale computing environments and applications
 
Scope: Proposals should address the development of extreme scale computing technologies and system architectures, programming models and tools, and mathematical methods and algorithms in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous computing environment with memory and storage hierarchies. The approaches should respond to critical demands of application performance, energy efficiency, scale, resilience, programmability, etc., across the levels of the compute stack, including compute elements, networking, data storage and data handling. A co-design approach should be followed, covering from the application to the hardware, answer user challenges of industry and research centers/academia and involve the work done at the Centres of Excellence and the data provided e.g. by the Digital Innovation Hubs.
 
Deadline: 14 January 2020.
 
 
3. Extreme scale computing and data driven technologies
 
Scope: Proposals should address the development of extreme scale computing technologies and system architectures, programming models and tools, resource management, fault tolerance, and mathematical methods and algorithms in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous computing environment with memory and storage hierarchies. The approaches should respond to critical demands of application performance, energy efficiency, scale, resilience, scheduling, programmability, etc., across the levels of the compute stack, including compute elements, networking, data storage and data handling. A co-design approach should be followed, covering from the application to the hardware, answering user challenges of industry and research centres/academia and involving the work on the European low power processing technologies and results of Centres of Excellence, significant previous European and national projects in the area, and the data provided e.g. by the Digital Innovation Hubs.
 
Deadline: 14 January 2020.
 
 
 
4. HPC Competence Centres
 
Scope: a. Research and Innovation Actions Set-up and operate one HPC Competence Centre in a maximum number of countries of each of the EU Member States and EuroHPC JU Participating States, associated to the national supercomputing centres. The HPC Competence Centre should provide leading-edge, innovative solutions taking into account national HPC needs and requirements emanating from different users (industry, academia, public administrations), and develop the necessary expertise and applications know-how close to the users. National HPC Competence Centres should implement a flexible and modular approach in the services to be provided, taking into account the degree of maturity of the national HPC infrastructure
b. Coordination and Support Action Proposals should aim at coordinating the national HPC Competence Centres. In particular, it is expected to establish a communication platform, facilitate dialogue, promote the objectives of the HPC Competence Centres and organize outreach events and workshops (on topics identified by the national HPC Competence Centres). It is expected to identify potential training solutions and tools available from the HPC Competence Centres network to support and assist national HPC Competence Centres requests and/or needs and help networking of respective national and European activities including through the provision of mentoring and twinning schemes.
 
Deadline: 14 November 2019.   
 
1. Fostering the integration of persons in need of protection through private sponsorship schemes 
Private sponsorship schemes implemented to date in Europe can be divided into four main categories: humanitarian corridors; ad-hoc schemes for specific religious groups; specific family reunification schemes; and community-based sponsorship. Given the diverse range of admission schemes that have operated in Member States with a sponsorship component, sponsorship is best described as a way of admitting persons for humanitarian reasons, rather than as a separate channel itself. Private sponsorship schemes share one common characteristic: they involve a transfer of responsibility from government agencies to private actors for some elements of the identification, pre-departure, reception, or integration process of beneficiaries. With a strong involvement of local communities and civil society organisations, these schemes allow strengthened capacities at local level to provide adequate support for integration and usually lead to better integration outcomes of the persons concerned.
 
2. Social and economic integration of migrant women
Women can be crucial facilitators in the integration process. When they have children, they are often multipliers in the areas of education and employment and play an important role as agents for the transfer of values. The positive impact of migrant women’ employment on the social outcomes of their children is well documented. Still, data and research show that migrant women face multiple disadvantages in comparison with migrant men and native-born women; in particular they have lower activity and employment rates, a higher risk of poverty or social exclusion and are more likely to be in lower skilled/valued occupations.[2] This is true even though migrant women have on average a similar, or slightly better, level of education than migrant men. More adverse integration outcomes in turn can undermine their personal as well as economic independence, increase the risk of vulnerability and social isolation, as well as the risk of suffering mental health issues and low self-esteem. Women perceived as Muslim or of African descent face particular difficulties, in particular due to discrimination in access to the labour market. Therefore, it is essential to support migrant women and girls to participate in all spheres of society and to promote gender equality. An effective social integration of women in the receiving society, in particular the capacity to interact and feel at ease with the new social environment, can contribute to improved social cohesion and facilitate their integration in the labour market.
 
3. Support to victims of trafficking in human beings
Providing better access to and realising the rights of the victims of trafficking in human beings is a priority under the 2017 Communication ‘Reporting on the follow-up to the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings and identifying further concrete actions (‘2017 Communication’). The European Commission has been supporting transnational projects contributing to the early identification, assistance, support, referral and integration of third country national victims of trafficking in human beings. Ensuring that funding matches anti-trafficking policy aims is a cross cutting priority of the 2017 Communication. The European Commission second progress report (2018) indicates that Member States reported on victims of trafficking found in asylum application systems; on organised criminal groups abusing asylum procedures. In this respect, Europol has warned that ‘OCGs involved in trafficking in human beings also continue to exploit asylum provisions in order to traffic non-EU nationals into the EU. In many occasions, victims are provided with fraudulent documents to conceal their real identity and age’. EU Member States and other sources reported concerns on criminal networks involved in trafficking in human beings taking advantage of the irregular migration routes. In the report, the European Commission notes that trafficking in human beings should be addressed in the context of migration, taking into account the disproportionate targeting of women and girls trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Efforts should continue to ensure that all victims are identified and provided with assistance and protection appropriate to their gender, age and the form of exploitation.
 
4. Protection of children in migration
Migrant children continue to arrive to the EU in relatively large numbers. From the 34,376 irregular migrants who arrived to the EU by land or sea or land in the first half of 2019, 23% are children. According to EASO, in 2018, children lodged 159,000 asylum applications in the EU+. The number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving to the EU frontline Member States is notable: in Spain, 13,500 estimated to be present on the territory at the end of 2018, in Italy 8,500, and in Greece 3,700. The 2017 Communication on the protection of children in migration is still actual. The Communication identified serious gaps in the protection offered to migrant children in different areas, and set out recommendations on how to address the gaps identified. The Communication had highlighted the need to provide adequate reception and support to the migrant children, including in terms of accommodation, access to basic services, and specialised support for the most vulnerable, and the negative impact that detention measures may have on children, especially when detention is the consequence of an irregular migration status. The Communication thus recommended to work towards ensuring the availability of alternative care systems and of effective alternatives to administrative detention on migration grounds. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘UNCRC’), a child should grow up in a family environment, and children temporarily deprived of their family environment, including migrant children, are entitled to special protection and assistance. In line with the requirements of Art. 24(2) of the Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU), unaccompanied children seeking to obtain international protection in the EU must be provided suitable and safe reception conditions, which include placement with a foster family, accommodation centres with special provision for children, or other suitable accommodation, such as supervised independent living arrangements for older children. The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (2010) constitute relevant standards in this respect.
 
Deadline: 30 January 2020.
 
The challenge consists of developing innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies. Expected Impact: More cost-effective, more sustainable and higher-quality innovative solutions, leading to an optimised use of humanitarian funding and an enhanced response to urgent needs in a humanitarian aid settings, notably for those in a most vulnerable situation, in areas such as shelter, water and sanitation, energy, heating or cooling, food, hygiene and medical care. Deadline: 15 January 2020 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/humanitarianaid-eicprize-2020.html
Obiectivul general al proiectului CHIST-ERA este promovarea realizării Spațiului European de Cercetare în domeniul Tehnologiilor Emergente și Viitoare (Future and Emerging Technologies-FET). Programul FET vizează finanțarea cercetărilor de bază inspirate din viziunea tehnologiilor viitoare și emergente. Scopul tematic al proiectului CHIST-ERA este foarte larg, acoperind cercetările de bază inspirate de utilizarea tehnologiilor informației și a comunicațiilor (TIC) sau la interfața dintre TIC și alte domenii. Cele două priorități ale apelulului cofinanțat sunt: - Inteligență artificială explicabilă, bazată pe învățarea pe mașini (Explainable Machine Learning-based Artificial Intelligence); - Noi abordări de calcul pentru sustenabilitatea mediului (Novel Computational Approaches for Environmental Sustainability). Termen limită pentru trimiterea pre-propunerilor: 14 februarie 2020.
 
Obiectivele generale ale apelului ERA PerMed sunt: - sprijinirea proiectelor de cercetare translațională în domeniul medicinii personalizate; - să încurajeze și să permită interdisciplinaritatea, prin combinarea cercetării preclinice și/sau clinice cu componente computaționale; - să încurajeze colaborarea între mediul academic (echipe de cercetare din universități, instituții de învățământ superior, instituții publice care desfășoară activități de cercetare), cercetare clinică/publică în domeniul sănătății (echipe de cercetare din spitale/instituții de sănătate publică, instituții medicale și alte organizații de asistență medicală) IMM-uri (întreprinderi mici și mijlocii).  
Propunerile trebuie să fie interdisciplinare și să demonstreze clar impactul potențial al Medicinei Personalizate, precum și valoarea adăugată a colaborării transnaționale. Fiecare propunere de proiect trebuie să abordeze cel puțin un modul din domeniul de cercetare 3 și cel puțin un modul din domeniul de cercetare 1 sau 2: Domeniul de cercetare 1: "Translația de la cercetarea de bază la cea clinică și dincolo", cu următoarele module: - Modulul 1A: Cercetarea preclinică - Modulul 1B: Cercetarea clinică.
Domeniul de cercetare 2: "Integrarea Big Data și soluții ICT", cu următoarele module: - Modulul 2A: Tehnologia generatoare de date și TIC - Modulul 2B: Date și TIC - către aplicarea în domeniul asistenței medicale.
Domeniul de cercetare 3: "Cercetarea în sprijinul implementării responsabile în sănătate", cu următoarele module: - Modulul 3A: Imbunatatirea sistemului de sanatate - Modulul 3B: Aspecte etice, legale si sociale - Modulul 3C: Abilitarea cetățenilor și a pacienților - Modulul 3D: Strategii de instruire.
 
Termen limită05 martie 2020.
 
Domaines d’intervention: Biotechnologies, Mathématiques, statistiques et informatique, Sciences agricoles, Sciences de l’éducation, Sciences de l’ingénieur, Sciences de l’Univers, Sciences de la santé, Sciences de la Terre, Sciences humaines, Sciences de la matière, Sciences sociales. Les projets pourront notamment viser des activités de: - Formation: production de dispositifs et ressources pédagogiques numériques, utilisables au sein des formations des membres MOOC, etc. - Recherche: publication, missions, manifestations scientifiques. - Sensibilisation. - Vulgarisation des connaissances. Date limite: 15 février 2020. https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-manifestation-dinteret-changements-climatiques-possible-convergence-entre-linteret-humain-et-la-preservation-de-la-planete/    
Programul, dezvoltat de Ambasada Franței și Institutul Francez din România, încă din 1990, oferă tinerilor români oportunitatea de a studia în Franța. Limba franceză nu este obligatorie, chiar dacă reprezintă un avantaj, în noul program existând oportunităţi de a urma o filieră si în limba engleză.
 
Termen limită: 2 martie 2020.    Toate informațiile legate de criteriile de selecție, cuantumul bursei și documentele necesare pentru dosarul de candidatură sunt disponibile la adresa: http://www.institutfrancais.ro/Bucuresti/menu_view/F5A65A/BURSE%20ACORDATE%20DE%20GUVERNUL%20FRANCEZ/130 Adresa de contact: bourses.bucarest-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
The main challenge of this topic is to develop EGNSS applications contributing to digitisation of products and services that will: - Foster the adoption of EGNOS and Galileo in mass markets and ensure that the benefits will be captured by the users. - Create applications that will make the best use of EGNSS innovative features such as better multipath resistance, authentication etc. - Contribute to the competitiveness of the European GNSS industry in the area of mobile applications, with special focus on the innovative role of SMEs. - Maximise public benefits by supporting the development of applications that will address major societal challenges in focus areas such as health, citizen safety, mobility, smart cities, sustainable resources monitoring and management, regional growth, low-carbon energy infrastructure, operation planning and protection, climate action. The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics. For all the areas, the development and innovation should build on: - Galileo features that improve performances; - Multi-constellation, fusion with other positioning techniques, including sensor fusion and innovative network fusion techniques; - Authentication services provided by Galileo; and - Techniques to optimise power consumption.
Deadline: 5 March 2020.
Obiectiv: Finanțarea programelor, proiectelor și acțiunilor culturale, organizate în țară și/sau în străinătate.
 
Bugetul alocat acestei sesiuni este de 12.500.000 leiSuma maximă care poate fi solicitată pentru un proiect este diferită în funcţie de aria tematică, după cum urmează:
- 85.000 lei - Arte Vizuale, Artele spectacolului (teatru, muzică, dans), Proiecte cu caracter repetitiv, Artă digitală și noile medii; - 70.000 lei - Educaţie prin cultură, Intervenţie culturală, Patrimoniu Cultural Material, Patrimoniu Cultural Imaterial. - 60.000 lei - Promovarea culturii scrise.
 
Vor fi acordate finanţări nerambursabile pentru proiecte culturale derulate în perioada cuprinsă între data semnării contractului de finanţare şi 15 noiembrie 2020.
 
Termen limită: 30 martie 2020.

Soutien au dispositif d’enseignement du français à visée professionnelle

Cet appel a comme objectifs:

- pérenniser le dispositif d’enseignement du français à visée professionnelle: actualiser des éléments méthodologiques pour la construction de parcours de formation par la consolidation des compétences des enseignants et adapter l’enseignement du FLE aux besoins des étudiants;

- développer la maîtrise de la langue (FOS) afin d’engager dans des démarches d’insertion professionnelle les étudiants des établissements membres de la région;

- maintenir le vivier d’étudiants francophones dans les établissements membres.

Date limite: le 27 mars 2020. 

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-manifestation-dinteret-2020-soutien-au-dispositif-denseignement-du-francais-visee-professionnelle/?fbclid=IwAR2mxyh_7pfpC7YBW0nbf3a5JRLj-teSg4GSsLQCpIpW_C_Y28ZgnOD1zFo

Formations courtes professionnalisantes

De manière plus spécifique, il s’agit de répondre, par des projets de formation aux objectifs suivants:

- mettre en place de modules de formation en complément aux modules existants à l’université, une formation de courte durée de qualité, pour renforcer les compétences des étudiants et faciliter l’insertion professionnelle de ceux-ci;

- permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir en quelques jours une technique particulière ou un savoir-faire spécifique, découvrir de nouvelles méthodes et s’approprier de nouveaux outils;

- accompagner l’inclusion dans les cursus de modules sur le savoir-être, les capacités relationnelles, la créativité et la citoyenneté (« soft skills »).

Date limite: le 27 mars 2020.

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-projets-2020-formations-courtes-professionnalisantes/?fbclid=IwAR2ns8xBCi6LekICX7IbE1ZGiD9qcR10vKh1P4ZYImXJCH1wIQG3qWFUwHY

Ateliers d’innovation pédagogique par les TIC

De manière plus spécifique, il s’agit de répondre aux objectifs suivants:

- accompagner les établissements membres dans la consolidation des systèmes d’enseignement;

- mettre en place des ateliers de renforcement des compétences des enseignants francophones de la région pour une bonne intégration des TIC dans les pratiques pédagogiques;

- favoriser les échanges des bonnes pratiques des enseignants en les accompagnant dans l’évolution de leurs pratiques.

Date limite: le 27 mars 2020.

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-manifestation-dinteret-2020-ateliers-dinnovation-pedagogique-par-les-tic/?fbclid=IwAR0EINU6iQDrkz_ahf9csKoXlr39fDPTBeO8Z8knew_g2CGDqU4gmlv9nOo

Soutien à l’organisation de manifestations scientifiques

Dans le cadre de cette mission spécifique, le soutien de l’AUF se traduit par un appui aux manifestations scientifiques de type: colloque, séminaire, journée scientifique, université d’été, en s’attachant prioritairement à promouvoir:

- la participation de scientifiques des pays du Sud et de la région apportant une contribution à la manifestation (communication en français) qui donnera lieu à une publication dans les Actes de la manifestation;

- la diffusion des actes en français (de préférence sur support numérique).

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/soutien-lorganisation-de-manifestations-scientifiques-appel-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3_Mu8U_9WXCsThdeZeuruk9nvF__MnCc-Pmdr40FUOsXK6mvIb6djfE_E

The project should cover one or serveral of the following activities: - analytical activities, such as data collection and creation of data bases, surveys, research etc.; - mutual learning, exchange of good practices, development of working methods which may be transferable to other participating countries; - exchange and provision of information and development of information tools; - capacity building for professionals; - facilitating cooperation between competent authorities (including where relevant national experts or agencies dealing with the aspects covered by this call) and/or legal practitioners and/or service providers (including multi-disciplinary networks at EU or international, national, regional or local levels); - communication activities including dissemination of information about rights and activities raising awareness of the existing rules on rights at EU and national levels, relevant to the priorities of the call; - training activities, as long as they are of ancillary nature and not the main purpose of the project.   Deadline: 01 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/just-jacc-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState
Activities shall include: - awareness-raising and empowerment activities; - capacity-building and training for professionals; - design and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools; - design, implementation and facilitation of access to specialised support services; - exchange of good practices, mutual learning.   Deadline: 01 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/rec-rdap-gbv-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState
The call will fund projects focused on one or more among the following activities:
- data collection, survey, monitoring and reporting implementation of non-discrimination legislation, support to victims of discrimination;
- capacity building, training of professionals and empowerment;
- mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
- dissemination and awareness raising actions (including at local level), such as through conferences, campaigns or social media and press;
- actions to set-up and reinforce National Roma Platforms, involving all relevant stakeholders, with a focus on implementing and monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies;
- meetings, working groups, seminars, events at national, regional or local levels; with topical discussion as education, employment, health, housing, representation, etc.;
- evaluation and review of National Roma Integration Strategies and Roma integration measures, exchange and transfer of practices that proved effective at the local level;
- transnational exchange between different National Roma Platforms to promote policy learning and transfer of good practices.
Deadline: 20 June 2019.

Activities shall include:

1. Tackling gender stereotypes in education and early childhood care

 

- activities tackling negative attitudes and stereotypes with regard to gender roles in early childhood education and care systems, and educational and career choices;

- awareness-raising, education and empowerment activities; in particular awareness-raising activities for professionals of pre-school and school systems on an education, work and life free of stereotypes, including gender roles and attitudes towards domestic work, care, work and public life.

 

2. Tackling gender stereotypes in educational and career choices in a digitalised world

- activities focusing on the impact of digitalisation on career and professional choices, highlighting its opportunities and tackling potential hindrances as well as mitigating the risks that certain digitalised instruments bring about in intensifying gender stereotypes (e.g. gender bias through use of algorithms for recruitment procedures);

- exchange of good practice, mutual learning, seminars, in particular, activities promoting good practice examples;

- training activities for professionals of childhood care in the education sector and in the world of work; or with regard to overcoming gender stereotypes and roles in early childhood environments and in a digitalised world.

 

Deadline: 01 April 2020.

 

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/rec-rgen-wwlb-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState

The call is divided into five challenges that need to be responded in order to move towards realising sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity for all, taking advantage of current solutions and approaches:

Challenge 1: Evolving solutions for an integrated approach on sustainable urban physical mobility and transport, land use and digital connectivity
Challenge 2: Develop and support the implementation of innovative mobility systems and services with a potential to contribute to sustainable urban mobility
Challenge 3: Transform and re-organise urban spaces to pave the ground for sustainable urban mobility and accessibility at local level, from the street scale to the district
Challenge 4: Develop effective policy options for achieving a shift towards sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity
Challenge 5: Change behaviours and perspectives towards sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity

 

Applicants can come from organisations such as:
> Companies (from industry/large companies to SMEs)
> Cities, municipalities, regions
> Consumers (e.g. business enterprises, test households, etc.)
> Citizens’ representatives, NGOs
> Research organisations (universities, university colleges, research institutes or other authorities with research undertakings)

 

Deadline: 17 March 2020.

 

https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/calls/enuac/ 

ScopeCollaborative Partnerships action offers the opportunity to organisations to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative outputs and/or engage into intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly products or innovative ideas in different areas relating to sport and physical activity.

Collaborative Partnerships are, in particular, innovative projects aimed to:
- Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the implementation of the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity and being in line with the EU Physical Activity Guidelines and the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle;
- Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the European Week of Sport;
- Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development, as well support the implementation of the EU Guidelines Dual Careers of Athletes;
- Promote voluntary activity in sport;
- Combat doping, notably in recreational environments;
- Combat match-fixing;
- Improve good governance in sport;
- Combat violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport;
- Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.

Deadline: 02 April 2020.

https://bit.ly/36i9q0w

This Action is aimed to support:
- Volunteering in sport;
- Social inclusion through sport;
- Gender equality in sport;
- Health-Enhancing Physical Activity;
- Implementation of the European Week of Sport.

This Action provides financial support for:
- The organisation of European-wide sport events organised in one Programme Country;
- National events - organised simultaneously in several Programme Countries by organisations or public bodies active in the field of sport.

The expected results of these events are:
- Increased awareness as regards the role of sport in promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and ealthenhancing physical activity;
- Increased participation in sport, physical activity and voluntary activity.

Deadline: 02 April 2020.

https://bit.ly/2YuY4Do

ScopeSmall Collaborative Partnerships will allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, exchange good practices, confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. Selected projects may also produce tangible outputs and are expected to disseminate the results of their activities, although in a way that is proportional to the aim and scope of the project. Small Collaborative partnerships involve various organisations including in particular public authorities at local, regional and national levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. 

Small Collaborative Partnerships are, in particular, projects aimed to:
- Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport;
- Promote European traditional sports and games;
- Support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations;
- Protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions;
- Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development.

Deadline: 02 April 2020.

https://bit.ly/2YtLGUp

The European Union's Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

Erasmus+ provides grants for activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. It offers opportunities for:
- individuals to spend a mobility or volunteering period abroad and to receive linguistic training,
- organisations to collaborate in project partnerships in the fields of academic and vocational training, schools, adult learning and European sport events.

Erasmus+ also supports teaching, research, networking and policy debate on EU topics.
 
Deadline: February - April 2020
 
The Call offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge. The RISE funding scheme is bottom-up, meaning there are no topics predefined by the European Commission. RISE projects are carried out in consortia involving 3 or more partners.
 
The RISE scheme promotes international and cross-sector collaboration through exchanging research and innovation staff, and sharing knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa). The scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps to turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes.
Deadline: 28 April 2020.
 
Within the specific objective to foster policy development, innovation, creativity, audience development and new business and management models through support for transnational policy cooperation, the cross-sectoral strand of the Creative Europe Programme, shall provide support to testing of new and cross-sectoral business approaches to funding, distributing and monetising creation.   In its proposal for Creative Europe post-2020 the Commission proposed establishing a Creative Innovation Lab for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation. In this light, and drawing on the results of a recent workshop with stakeholders, pilot projects will be supported in 2020 which explore the potential for cross-sectoral collaboration in view of the Creative Innovation Lab, by supporting activities at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual), including through the use of innovative technologies.   Deadline: 14 May 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/
Description of the activities:   Under the first priority (To increase general awareness and knowledge, including among children, of children rights and in particular, but not limited to, the right to be heard and express their voices on issues that matter to them), activities shall include: - public campaigns promoting children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child, and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; - trainings and the production of training material for professionals as well as child friendly material on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; - activities with children to increase their knowledge on their rights and what their rights mean in the European Union context. For all the above, projects can aim at reaching children, parents, families, teachers, professionals who work in contact with children and youth, media, politicians and decision makers. Activities can take place in, inter alia, schools, youth clubs, community centres, child care facilities, health care facilities, reception facilities, the justice system, etc.   Under the second priority (To design, test, establish and evaluate mechanisms of child participation at local level), activities shall include : - the design, implementation and evaluation of child participation mechanisms at local level, for example, children city councils, children advisory boards, and consultations with children; - peer learning and peer support among local authorities from the same or a different country, aimed at fostering exchange of knowledge and good practices on how to embed child participation in local decision-making processes.   Under the third priority (To assess national legislative and policy frameworks for child participation, with a view to designing and implementing tools to promote child participation at national level), activities shall include: - mapping of existing national legislation and practice to assess how child participation is embedded in national frameworks; - development of strategies and plans to foster child participation at national level, as well as of handbooks, check-lists, training material, to build capacity on child participation; - design and implementation of child participation mechanisms at national level.   Deadline:  29 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/rec-rchi-prof-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState
Description of the activities:   Priority 1. To prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, activities shall consist of: - mutual learning and exchanges of good practices; - coalition building, capacity building and training; - community and victims' empowerment and support; - dissemination and awareness raising initiatives; - studies and analytical activities.   Priority 2. To prevent, report and counter hate speech online, activities shall consist of: - awareness raising, multi-stakeholder actions and campaigns; - promotion of digital skills and critical thinking, and education; - advanced data gathering, analysis of trends, connections, and triggers of online hatred.   Deadline: 15 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/rec-rrac-raci-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState  
This call will fund training activities such as: - organisation of interactive, practice-oriented seminars (including implementation of training modules created by the European Commission on EU legislation in civil law[1]); - multilateral exchanges between justice professionals; - cross-border initial training activities (face-to-face activities or exchanges), covering as many Member States as possible, to create a common European legal culture from the start of entering a legal profession; - joint study visits to EU courts for legal practitioners from as many different Member States as possible; - creation of training material, whether for presential learning, blended learning or e-learning, ready-to-use either by trainers or by practitioners for self-learning, in combination with the organisation of training activities; - tools for training providers (for example train-the-trainers events, tools to support the organisation of cross-border training) including to facilitate their cooperation at EU-level.   Deadline: 29 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/just-jtra-ejtr-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState
This call will cover the following activities: - facilitating cooperation between competent authorities and agencies, legal practitioners and/or service providers (including multi-disciplinary networks at international, national, regional or local levels); - mutual learning, identifying and exchange of best practices, development of working methods which may be transferable to other participating countries; - analytical activities, including data collection, surveys, research, etc.; - exchange and provision of information and development of information tools; - capacity building for professionals; - dissemination and awareness raising activities; - training activities can also be funded under this call, as long as they are of ancillary nature and not the main purpose of the project.   Deadline: 23 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/just-jcoo-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState  
  Project activities under this call would in principle include: - analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work; - IT software development, quality assurance and related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of IT systems; - expansion and adaptation of existing national and transnational solutions towards addressing the objectives of the call.   Deadline: 23 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/just-jacc-eju-ag-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=0,1;statusCodes=31094501;programCode=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=Default;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState
Quantum Flagship - ERA-NET Cofund   Scope: The aim is to support the networking and coordination of national activities in support of the Quantum Flagship by implementing a joint call for proposals resulting primarily in grants to third parties with EU co-funding in this area, in accordance with the provisions of the General Annexes. Proposers are encouraged to implement other joint activities related to the coordination of public research and innovation programmes in quantum technologies, such as transnational networking, training, technology transfer and additional joint calls without EU co-funding. The proposal should demonstrate that these co-funded other activities exclude any overlaps with related on-going actions co-funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 FET Programme.   Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes for realising the research goals of the FET Flagship in the area of quantum technologies.   Deadline: 07 May 2020.   https://bit.ly/38FgfdE  

H2020 ECSEL Innovation Action

An ECSEL Innovation Action (IA) primarily consists of activities aiming at pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing. These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, largescale product validation and market replication.

A ‘technology or method introduction’ aims at the development, testing, and implementation of new technologies, tools or methods, which are a critical element of innovative products, which will be created in subsequent projects.

A 'demonstration or pilot' aims to validate the technical and economic viability of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution in an operational (or nearly operational) environment, whether industrial or otherwise, involving, where appropriate, a larger scale prototype or demonstrator.

A 'market replication' aims to support the first application/deployment in the market of an innovation that has already been demonstrated but not yet applied/deployed in the market due to market failures/barriers to uptake.

Deadline: 05 May 2020.

https://bit.ly/2tvsomx

H2020 ECSEL Research and Innovation Action

An ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (RIA) primarily consists of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, method, tool or solution. For this purpose they may include applied research, technology development and/or method/tool and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

Deadline: 05 May 2020.

https://bit.ly/2S0STcI

H2020 ECSEL Digital Excellence

The call aims for simplification of industrial, public and academic collaboration in different industrial domains. The different industrial domains itself contribute to the reference model with a detailed generic description of the industrial structure and behavior. Industrial data samples enable external partners to experience the industrial domain and provide domain specific inputs. The reference model therefor has to be open and evolving.

Deadline: 05 May 2020.

https://bit.ly/2twhVav

Comparative law studies and dissemination Scope: High-profile research, including studies in comparative law and dissemination of the results. The topics that could be explored are elaborated in the Call text published. Expected Impact: The development of high-profile research, including comparative law studies, as measured by the number of research activities and comparative law studies co-financed and their quality and originality.   Cooperation and development of networks Scope: Improvement of cooperation between practitioners and academics and development of networks involved in the protection of Union's financial interests, including support to the Associations for European Criminal Law and for the Protection of EU Financial Interests. Expected Impact: Improvement of the cooperation between practitioners and academics, as demonstrated by the number of co-financed events (conferences, seminars, workshops), the number of participants and the level of participants’ satisfaction.   Periodical publications Scope: Financial support to periodical, specialised publications. Expected Impact: Awareness raising among the judiciary and other branches of the legal profession as regards protecting the Union’s financial interests. This will be measured by the number of copies of publications distributed to stakeholders and the type and number of methods of dissemination of relevant scientific knowledge.   Deadline: 07 May 2020.   https://bit.ly/37GcMdH   More Hercule III Action Grant Calls: https://bit.ly/2vK5Hvq and https://bit.ly/37ABexo.
The Annual Work Plan 2020 of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking proposes a list of research and demonstration activities:
  1. Reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems to be used in transport applications, while increasing their lifetime to levels which can compete with conventional technologies;
  2. Increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used for power production to levels which can compete with conventional technologies, while reducing costs;
  3. Increase the energy efficiency of production of hydrogen mainly from water electrolysis and renewable sources while reducing operating and capital costs, so that the combined system of the hydrogen production and the conversion using fuel cell system can compete with the alternatives for electricity production available on the market;
  4. Demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems, including through its use as a competitive energy storage medium for electricity produced from renewable energy sources;
  5. Reduce the use of the EU defined ‘Critical raw materials”, for instance through low-platinum or platinum-free resources and through recycling or reducing or avoiding the use of rare earth elements.
  Deadline: 21 April 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-search;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502;programCode=H2020;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState  
The main objectives of the action are to support cultural and linguistic diversity, to strengthen the transnational circulation of literature and to provide readers with better access to quality literature from languages other than their own. Within these main objectives, the action strives to encourage translations of literature from lesser-used languages, translations of literature of less represented genres.
 
Deadline: 05 May 2020.
 
The call targets scholars in the humanities, social and cultural sciences. Funding can be provided for the constitution of European research groups comprising up to five principal investigators (PIs) from at least three different European countries. The main applicant needs to be affiliated with a German university or research institution. A collaboration with researchers from Southern and Eastern Europe is particularly desirable. The scientific qualification of young scholars has to be a central element of each research project.
 
The Foundation encourages researchers to develop research-based impulses for future cooperation within Europe. It wants to stimulate basic research on issues affecting Europe and the European Union, encourage comparative studies, and strengthen academic collaboration among European scholars. For this call the Foundation is looking for curiosity-driven projects on challenges that have not been addressed yet and are just emerging.
 
Budget: up to 1 million Euro for 3 partners, up to 1.5 million Euro for 5 partners.
 
Deadline: 12 May 2020.
 

The EIT Digital work programme 2021 is guided by the EIT Digital Strategic Innovation Agenda 2020-2022, which identifies the five focus areas of our strategy: Digital Tech, Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Finance:

  • Digital Tech - secure IoT, data sovereignty and Artificial Intelligence based solutions
  • Digital Cities - “city as a data platform” based solutions for sustainable cities
  • Digital Industry - data platform-based sustainable digital industry solutions
  • Digital Wellbeing - solutions for quality of life improvement through sensing and data analysis
  • Digital Finance - sovereign embedded payment solutions in digital finance

Deadline: 7 May 2020.

https://www.eitdigital.eu/eitdigital2021/https://www.eitdigital.eu/fileadmin/files/2020/eitdigital2021/EIT-Digital-2021-document.pdf

L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), fidèle à ses valeurs de solidarité et de partage, a mis en place un vaste plan d’actions à destination de ses établissements membres et de ses partenaires. Parmi les actions programmées,  l’AUF lance un appel à projets international exceptionnel avec un processus accéléré et simplifié de soumission, d’évaluation et de sélection.Toute initiative ayant un impact technologique, économique et/ou social évaluable à très court terme est éligible. Un fonds exceptionnel de 500 000 euros est consacré à cet appel. Des projets de moins de 10 000 euros jusqu'à 50 000 euros pourront être financés.

Cet appel est destiné à soutenir les nombreuses initiatives liées à la pandémie qui éclosent dans un espace universitaire très réactif, ingénieux et responsable qui s’appuie sur des réseaux collaboratifs d’étudiant.e.s, d’enseignant.e.s, de chercheur.e.s particulièrement créatifs et innovants.

Par exemple (liste non exhaustive):

  • production de matériels indispensables aux soins, à la protection ou à la prévention des risques sanitaires (masques, gants, désinfectants, respirateurs, écouvillons…),
  • actions de santé publique,
  • développement d’applications,
  • développement d’outils d’aide à la décision,
  • communication et sensibilisation sur à la prévention des risques sanitaires,
  • aide aux personnes vulnérables ou isolées,
  • prévention des impacts psychologique ou socio-économique de la crise sanitaire,
  • lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et enfants en période de confinement.

Date de limite: 3 mai 2020.

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/actualites/appel-a-projets-international-auf-covid-19/

Le programme de recherche et prospective en éducation, qui sert de secrétariat à la Commission internationale, souhaite commissionner des documents d’information (5000 mots) qui abordent l’un des quatre thèmes principaux que la Commission a identifiés et pour lesquels elle a élaboré une vision.

Pour guider les documents d’information, une question d’orientation est proposée pour chaque thème:

- Durabilité humaine et planétaire

- Production, accès et gouvernance du savoir

- Citoyenneté et participation

- Travail et sécurité économique

Une compensation de 2500 USD sera accordée pour chaque document commissionné (à répartir entre les contributeurs en cas d’articles avec plusieurs auteurs).

Date limite: 30 avril 2020.

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/demande-de-propositions-documents-dinformation-contribuant-a-linitiative-de-lunesco-futurs-de-leducation/

Les prix souligneront les réalisations scientifiques de cinq chercheuses exceptionnelles dans le domaine des sciences de la matière, des mathématiques et de l’informatique, chacune travaillant dans l'une des régions suivantes: Afrique et États arabes, Asie-Pacifique, Europe, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, et Amérique du Nord. Chacune des lauréates recevra 100 000 euros.

Pour être considéré comme éligible, la candidate doit: - être reconnue pour son excellence scientifique au sein de la communauté scientifique internationale; - participer activement à la recherche scientifique; - s’impliquer dans l’un des domaines des sciences de la matière, des mathématiques et de l’informatique.

La candidate doit être nommée par un ou une scientifique éminent(e), tel que des responsables d’institutions scientifiques, des membres d’académies de sciences nationales ou d’autres institutions scientifiques nationales, des chaires de recherche, des professeurs, etc. Chaque nominateur peut présenter plus d’une candidate.

Date limite: le 31 mai 2020.

https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-nominations-prix-loreal-unesco-femmes-science-2021/
Proposals for innovation actions targeted under this topic should address the re-orientation and repurposing of production capacities to meet the urgent needs of our societies for vital medical supplies and equipment.
 
The proposed actions could encompass a combination of tools and technologies, such as: microelectronics, micro/nano/cyber-physical systems; bio-functionalized chips and biosensor arrays; bio-photonics; graphene or related materials (GRM); data, AI and robotics; pathogen detection technologies; e-health, telemedicine and digital solutions.
 
Proposals should focus on lessons learnt: they should i) address how to mitigate social and economic impacts of the outbreak response related to health systems; ii) identify non-intended consequences of epidemic-control decisions; and iii) provide answers to social, including gendered, dynamics of the outbreak and the related public health response. Proposals should analyse the effects and efficiency of these responses (including resilience factors), democratic governance, multi-level cooperation, the critical gaps and the various exit strategies, their underlying methodologies and regional adaptations. Proposals are expected to develop guidelines and best ‘next practices’, and implement interventions to mitigate impacts and boost wellbeing.
 
Proposals submitted under this expression of interest are expected to establish new and/or build on existing large-scale cohorts to rapidly advance the knowledge on the control of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, develop evidence-based recommendations for effective prevention of the spreading, protection of the population in the coming months/years, and optimized treatment of the COVID-19 patients. The population-based cohorts should also inform on longer-term consequences of COVID-19 on health and well-being of individuals.
 
Proposals under this coordination and support action should support the international networking of existing, mainly longitudinal, cohorts in order to extract jointly agreed standardized data on COVID-19 diagnosed/serotyped and matched non-infected individuals. This effort should contribute to help in the identification of key factors influencing the susceptibility to infection and clinical manifestation, to assess the optimized therapeutic and clinical management options, and to derive lessons on the health and socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. They should develop cohort readiness to adapt rapidly to future crisis. Proposals should consider strategies to interact with the COVID-19 cohort(s) that will be funded under this expression of interest and international initiatives on cohorts, as well as liaising with the network of clinical trials on COVID-19.
 
Deadline: 11 June 2020.
 
ScopSusţinerea şi promovarea cercetării ştiinţifice fundamentale, multi-, inter- şi trans-disciplinare şi/sau exploratorii din România. Programul se adresează cercetătorilor cu performanţe demonstrate prin calitatea şi recunoaşterea internaţională a publicaţiilor ştiinţifice.
 
Termen limită pentru depunerea cererilor de finanțare15.06.2020, ora 16:00. Platforma va fi disponibilă începând cu data de 28.05.2020.
 

The Knowledge Network was established through the revised Union Civil Protection Mechanism legislation and it is foreseen as a platform for better data collection, increased flow of information, innovation, improved sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills and consolidated scientific evidence through cooperation, partnership and networking.

The purpose of such a collaborative approach is to create linkages and synergies among the selected projects that strengthen networking and contribute to the establishment of formal and informal partnerships among relevant stakeholders. Established on a multinational basis, these networks and partnerships can facilitate the identification and dissemination of existing knowledge, promote the development and exchange of good practices and encourage research and innovation with a replicative and amplifying effect across many civil protection and disaster risk management actors.

Genberal objectives:

- Promote networks of relevant civil protection and disaster management actors;

- Promote exchange of information, training, research and innovation;

- Develop best practices, technical expertise in the fields of civil protection and disaster management;

- Build and capture new knowledge and practices from relevant civil protection and disaster management actors in the sectors covered by the UCPM;

- Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices in the field of civil protection and disaster management, including climate change adaptation;

- Improve interoperability and capabilities of intervention teams, and test and validate concepts through experimentation.

Deadline:  16 June 2020.

https://bit.ly/2VuEUxU

The call for proposals will support consortia in developing inter-regional collaboration through sharing and replicating best practices and inter-regional learning, and create opportunities and incentives for future inter-regional partnerships in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”.
The specific objectives to be achieved through this call for proposals are the following:
• Enhancing interaction and improving collaboration between existing social economy networks and stakeholders at regional and local level in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”; • Boosting inter-regional learning between social economy stakeholders (public and private sector) in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”; • Contributing to a gradual building of a Social Economy community.
 
Possible topics can be: 1. Building resilient regional and/or local ecosystems; 2. Socially responsible public procurement; 3. Building Clusters of Social and Ecological Innovation or participation in traditional clusters; 4. Support to social economy business development; 5. Support to local and regional initiatives in the area of green and digital transition; 6. Local or regional measures tackling unemployment; 7. Sustainable agriculture and rural development; 8. Education and training to develop the social economy ecosystem; 9. The development of horizontal policies to support social economy at local or regional level; 10. Social economy initiatives to integrate migrants; 11. Other (identified by the applicants)
 
The Covid-19 crisis has revealed importance of resilient ecosystems at regional and local level in order to ensure quick response and smooth delivery of basic products and services as well as emergency goods to citizens. 
The "Building resilient regional and/or local ecosystems" mission will bring together: • Relevant regional and local public authorities; • Social economy stakeholders (such as SMEs, social enterprises, cooperatives, start-ups, social service enterprises and agencies) and other relevant actors such as universities, fablabs or citylabs or living labs and regular SME’s.
 
Deadline: 09 June 2020.
 
The objectives of this call are to: - promote the collection, exchange and dissemination of innovative good practice for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and for their active inclusion and full participation in the society taking into account socio economic trends such as the ageing of the population and digitalisation. - fill in data gaps related to the situation of persons with disabilities in specific areas such as for example on deinstitutionalisation and independent living, social protection, education, accessibility markets or assistive technology service delivery. The types of activities that may be funded under this call for proposals include: - studies, researches, analyses, surveys, evaluations, collection of data and statistics; development of common methodologies and, where appropriate, indicators or benchmarks; elaboration and publication of guides, reports and educational material; - mutual learning, peer reviews, workshops, experts' meetings and conferences; - training activities, train-the-trainer events and the development of online training tools or other training modules; - awareness-raising and dissemination activities, such as the identification of, and exchanges concerning, good practices, innovative approaches and experiences; media campaigns; compilation and publication of materials to disseminate information about the Programme and its results; the development, operation and maintenance of systems and tools using information and communication technologies.   Deadline: 01 June 2020.   https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=596&furtherCalls=yes

This call will be used to finance consultations, meetings, negotiations and other actions as outlined in the European Commission's Communication on The European social dialogue, a force for innovation and change (COM(2002)341), the Communication on Partnership for change in an enlarged Europe – Enhancing the contribution of European social dialogue (COM(2004)557) and the Commission Staff Working Document on the Functioning and potential of European sectoral social dialogue (SEC(2010)964).

 

Actions that address the following themes will be particularly welcome:

- the employment, social and economic challenges as identified in the European Pillar of Social Rights and other key Commission documents, such as the Communications “The European Green Deal” and “A stronger Social Europe for just transitions” ;

- the adaptation of social dialogue, in particular collective bargaining, to changes in employment and work related challenges such as:

Ø  modernisation of the labour market, job creation and job matching; employment in SMEs;

Ø  social dialogue and new forms of work;

Ø  quality of work, anticipation, preparation and management of change and restructuring;

Ø  digitalisation (including artificial intelligence)

Ø  sustainability, including its environmental and international dimension;

Ø  (intra-EU) labour mobility, migration, youth employment, health and safety at work, modernisation of social protection systems;

- building and strengthening the capacity of social partner organisations.

 

Types of entities: single applicants, lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must be legal entities.

 

The single applicant must be a European level social partner organisation. Affiliated entities to the single applicant and associate organisations may be part of the single-applicant proposal. Affiliated entities and associate organisations must fall within one of the following categories: social partners, non-profit-making organisations, universities and research institutes, public authorities, international organisations.

 

Deadline: 25 May 2020.

 

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=581&furtherCalls=yes

 
NORHED is the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development. NORHED aims to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in developing countries to produce higher-quality graduates, more and higher-quality research, and more inclusive higher education. NORHED is intended to be responsive to the higher education sector priorities of developing countries and should be linked to government policies and priorities at national and/or regional level. Project proposals must be based on partner institutions’ identification of needs and contextual relevance.
Intended capacity development outcomes (Project outcomes) are: - Programmes and methods: Strengthened quality and relevance of education and research programmes and methods - Systems: Strengthened education and research systems - People: Increased capacity and competence of staff and students - Gender and equity: Improved gender equality and inclusion of marginalised groups in education and research - Infrastructure: Improved institutional small-scale infrastructure and equipment for education and research - Outreach: Increased engagement with relevant stakeholders, and dissemination of knowledge
Partners from developing countries must be higher education institutions accredited/recognised by in-country national authorities in countries registered as OECD DAC official development assistance recipients. NORHED projects shall consist of minimum one higher education institution in a developing country and minimum one Norwegian higher education institution. Projects with more than one partner institution in a developing country  are encouraged, in order to create and strengthen regional academic networks.
Deadline: 05 June 2020.
Interdisciplinary research is defined as research across disciplinary boundaries. In order to achieve the research objectives, it is necessary to integrate elements (theories, methods, concepts, etc.) from two or more disciplines. All disciplines are considered to be equally important. Breakthrough research calls into question or goes beyond existing models, theories, doctrines, research approaches, methods, etc. It may be of a high-risk, high-reward nature.One applicant must be designated as the legal representative of all applicants vis-à-vis the SNSF. If the grant is approved, this applicant becomes the corresponding grantee. This person may not be outside Switzerland. The grants are paid to the institution at which the corresponding grantee is employed. The corresponding grantee is responsible for forwarding the funds. The consortium as a whole must have adequate experience in managing research projects.
 
Deadline: 01 June 2020.
Scope: Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:  
a. Future technologies for social experience. This sub-topic explores new technologies for interaction that are based on new kinds of immersion for virtualised or augmented social interaction and that will lay the basis for the social media in 10-20 years from now.  The sub-topic addresses the redefinition of the personal and social interaction space in light of increasing virtualisation, space-time displacement, information pressure, ubiquitous intelligence, uncertainty and trust issues (dis- and mis-information, anomaly detection in information sources and content, unwanted information, and similar concepts in the social realm, like opinion dynamics and social believe formation). Technologically this will be driven by a more active role of the interaction environment and an ever tighter coupling of the technologies with sensori/motor- and cognitive processes through advanced and multimodal XR setups, including for instance spatial audio, smart skins, haptics, wearable or other minimally invasive interfaces. Impacts on a ’person’s self-perception and behaviour, gender differences, the formation of knowledge and believes, the theory of mind and brain and the ability to act and interact should also be studied, especially in scenarios of extensive and always-on use.  
b. Measuring the unmeasurable – Sub-nanoscale science for Nanometrology. This sub-topic seeks to find and test new approaches for nano- and sub-nano metrology. Proposals should target new techniques, for example, physics-, biochemistry- and chemistry-based methods incorporating nano- and picometre-length scales in the spatial domain with femto- and atto-seconds in the temporal domain. The proposal must address research from a novel measurement concept up to a technique and/or method including prototype measuring devices/setups and procedures, and sound metrological aspects like quantification of uncertainty or traceability. Proposals should seek to approach theoretical limits in challenging domains (physical, chemical, biological) while minimising any potential damage or change to the object being measured.   
c. Digital twins for the life-sciences. The sub-topic aims at the close integration and real-time interaction of dynamical models of biological structures (from biochemical pathways to cells, tissues, organs and individuals), with imaging and sensing technologies for biological mechanisms and processes. It extends concepts and technologies of digital twins beyond their industrial versions, which are typically supporting the life-cycle of engineered products, into the domain of the life sciences. The core challenge is to derive and update the digital twin using information from the imaging, sensing and monitoring of its biological counterpart, taking the achievements of systems biology, metabolomics and systems medicine into account. 
 
Deadline: 23 June 2020.
 
Specific Challenge: New synergies between the distant communities of environmental modelling, advanced sensor research, social sciences, and artificial intelligence can lead to radically new approaches to creating and using dynamic models of the environment, including predictive modelling and scenario testing and tracking. The ultimate vision is to use the fusion and analysis of this rich, dynamic data coming from a variety of sensing modalities and their characteristic locations to build a deeper understanding of the socio-environmental inter-relationships, for example, by testing and validating complex theoretical models.

Scope: Proposals are expected to have their main focus in only one of the following sub-topics:
a. new techniques for creating and using dynamic models of environmental evolution that combine, analyse and interpret data provided by in-situ sensing technologies with satellite remote sensing/earth observation and other environmental data sources, including human behaviour and gender differences, and economics and social sciences. The focus is on a better understanding of the interplay dynamics of natural and societal systems, for example on how policies and economics modelling predict human behaviours’ impact on the environment, how social norms interact with the environment evolution and exploitation, or how the decisions based on changes in the environment in turn affect the state of the natural environment and vice-versa.
b. radically novel approaches to resilient, reliable and environmentally responsible in-situ monitoring. In-situ sensing technologies (physical, chemical, biological, behavioural) for environmental monitoring, in particular favouring sensors for parameters and environments that are currently under-sampled but at the same time critical for improving predictive models for understanding environmental processes. Proposals should look for ground-breaking concepts of affordable sensor deployment, spanning maintenance, communication and retrieval, possibly based on concepts like self-deployment, self-awareness, self-repair and controlled decomposition; or using new concepts from micro-robots to optimise sensing or increase monitoring frequency.
Projects are to focus on one or a few critical resources (e.g., water, air) and to establish fundamental advances on the most critical challenges that will underpin a step improvement in monitoring, analysis and management of important social/environmental processes for improving quality of life and environmental sustainability (possibly including aspects of waste, noise, …). Citizen involvement, for example for prioritizing resource challenges, data collection, raising awareness towards environmental issues or better understanding of behavioural change in relation to environmental sustainability, is encouraged, in line with the discussion on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the introduction to this FET work programme. The collected and simulated data should adhere to the FAIR data principle and be compliant with European Standards.

Deadline: 23 June 2020.

https://bit.ly/2PssP7Z
The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. M-ERA.NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable. The Call 2020 includes the following thematic areas: - Modelling for materials engineering and processing - Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces - High performance composites - Functional materials - New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications - Materials for additive manufacturing Deadline: 16 June 2020. https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2020
Competiția susține tinerele cercetătoare din România și oferă 4 burse pentru activități de cercetare în domeniile Științele Vieții și Științele Fizice. Ediția 2020, cea de-a unsprezecea a programului, vine cu două noutăți importante: valoarea unei burse a fost crescută la 47.000 lei, iar vârsta maximă de participare a fost mărită la 40 de ani.

Termen: 14 septembrie 2020.

https://www.forwomeninscience.com/en/homehttps://www.cnr-unesco.ro/ro/activitate/sa-lansat-competitia-l-oreal--unesco-pentru-femeile-din-stiinta-editia-2020?fbclid=IwAR2cUFl5EniryiIKEzui22Y71YnADapTOULVxVNNsBl74n063DXwy5zSgd4 

The objective of Pilot Projects under this Call is to foster the development of tools supporting independent and inclusive access to online content and services, including consumer transactions, for persons with cognitive disabilities, to fulfil the commitments under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU Web Accessibility Directive and the European Accessibility Act. Such tools will benefit all users, including vulnerable citizens affected e.g. by information overload, excessive credulity, psychosocial disabilities or old age.

In particular, proposals must address common accessibility challenges that persons with cognitive disabilities encounter on websites or mobile applications, such as:

  • signing in or completing authentication processes;
  • entering data or filling out forms, avoiding and correcting errors;
  • accomplishing multi-stage tasks;
  • using complex interfaces and intricate navigation patterns;
  • processing information on cluttered pages, avoiding cognitive overload;
  • getting focussed on the task at hand, limiting interruptions, reminders, and changes in content;
  • stopping animations and auto-play videos or audios;
  • understanding text and graphics;
  • identifying key points from lengthy or heavy text based pages;
  • interpreting and processing numerical information, including managing dates;
  • inding information;
  • following instructions;
  • looking for help or support.

Deadline: 15 July 2020.

https://bit.ly/2Mna1Gc

The objective of this pilot project is to draw up a sustainable evidence-based strategic research agenda and roadmap setting out actions, processes, tools and actors to achieve full digital language equality of all languages (official or otherwise) used within the Union through the effective use of language technologies . The research agenda should lay out the current state of language technologies and language equality within the Union and give a detailed picture of the desired situation that is needed to achieve digital language equality. The roadmap will then provide the path and the means needed to implement the agenda and ensure that digital language equality becomes a reality by 2030.

The selected project will create a research agenda, which will: - Map relevant stakeholders and initiatives and liaise with them through public consultations and on-going dialogues; - Map relevant technologies, in particular based on artificial intelligence, assess their impact on the linguistic landscape and then analyse the conditions required to maintain and improve the required knowledge within Europe; - Identify key research areas and gaps in research that need to be addressed to ensure language technologies can overcome the linguistic divide; - Define the varying needs for language technologies (not only machine translation) across all the sectors that make up the European Digital Single Market and across languages used within the EU and its partner countries, but especially the lesser-used or under-resourced languages.

The aim of this project is to establish a practical, implementable and achievable agenda and roadmap, demonstrating the vast potential of digital language technologies for the broadest possible range of sectors and stakeholders. The engagement and dissemination activities therefore need to reach beyond long-standing actors in the language technology industry and draw in views and use cases from new stakeholders and sectors.

Deadline:  29 July 2020.

https://bit.ly/372w9yX
The objective of this pilot project is to draw up a sustainable evidence-based strategic research agenda and roadmap setting out actions, processes, tools and actors to achieve full digital language equality of all languages (official or otherwise) used within the Union through the effective use of language technologies . The research agenda should lay out the current state of language technologies and language equality within the Union and give a detailed picture of the desired situation that is needed to achieve digital language equality. The roadmap will then provide the path and the means needed to implement the agenda and ensure that digital language equality becomes a reality by 2030.

The selected project will create a research agenda, which will: - Map relevant stakeholders and initiatives and liaise with them through public consultations and on-going dialogues; - Map relevant technologies, in particular based on artificial intelligence, assess their impact on the linguistic landscape and then analyse the conditions required to maintain and improve the required knowledge within Europe; - Identify key research areas and gaps in research that need to be addressed to ensure language technologies can overcome the linguistic divide; - Define the varying needs for language technologies (not only machine translation) across all the sectors that make up the European Digital Single Market and across languages used within the EU and its partner countries, but especially the lesser-used or under-resourced languages.

The aim of this project is to establish a practical, implementable and achievable agenda and roadmap, demonstrating the vast potential of digital language technologies for the broadest possible range of sectors and stakeholders. The engagement and dissemination activities therefore need to reach beyond long-standing actors in the language technology industry and draw in views and use cases from new stakeholders and sectors.

Deadline:  29 July 2020.

https://bit.ly/372w9yX
The objective of the proposed pilot project is to demonstrate an interoperable technical infrastructure dedicated to the implementation of child protection mechanisms (such as age verification) and parental consent mechanisms based on relevant EU legislation such as the Audio Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Technical measures will be based on the use of electronic identification (eID) means (in particular, electronic identification schemes notified by Member States under the Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS Regulation)).
 
The pilot project shall: 1) Undertake a large-scale mapping of existing methods of age-verification and obtaining parental consent in the context of online child protection. This mapping should cover methods used in EU Member States, but should also cover widely-used non-EU solutions, both open-source and propriety. The mapping should result in a comprehensive overview of existing age verification and parental consent methods, and the different age limits they aim to target. The mapping should also identify relevant good practices, including those ensuring compliance with the AVMSD and the GDPR. 2) Based on an assessment of the mapping presented to the Commission, design, implement and test an interoperable infrastructure for child online protection including in particular age-verification and obtaining parental consent of users of video-sharing platforms or other similar online services, using different approaches, including for example eID. The infrastructure shall take into consideration the relevant articles of the AVMSD and be designed in a manner compliant with the GDPR and cover a minimum of 3 EU Member States/EEA countries.
 
Deadline: 15 July 2020.
 
This call for proposals is financed under the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" 2014-20202 which is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by providing financial support for the Union's objectives in terms of promoting a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.   The specific objectives of this call for proposals are the following:
  1. a) To promote transnational cooperation among competent public authorities and stakeholders, including the promotion of the use Internal Market Information (IMI) and sharing of information and best practices in this respect;
  2. b) To increase the accessibility, transparency and quality of the information concerning the terms and conditions of employment and/or of the administrative requirements to be respected, and/or of the existing practices in the Member States to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Posting of Workers directives;
  3. c) To promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data, analysis and information specific to the posting process and posted workers’ working conditions, including through the collaboration between universities across various disciplines, research centres and institutes, and stakeholders, in particular social partners.
  To be eligible, lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must fall in one of the following categories:
  • Public authorities;
  • International organisations;
  • Non-profit organisations (private or public);
  • Research centres/institutes;
  • Higher education establishments;
  • Civil society organisations;
  • Social partner organisation at european, national or regional level.
  Deadline: 30 July 2020. https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=597&furtherCalls=yes
The topics of the call:
  • Advanced pilots towards the European supercomputers;
  • Pilot on quantum simulator.
The actions address the next building blocks for the development of the exascale HPC ecosystem, i.e. the further development of the European low-power processor, as well as the integration of the processor and other technologies in exascale pilots. The primary focus of the pilots should be of establishing proof-points for the readiness, usability and scalability potential of the successful technologies developed in previous European actions, national actions of the EuroHPC Participating States or private European actions, when deployed in conjunction with market technologies. Actions also address the first deployment of a quantum simulation infrastructure to provide the European scientific and industrial user community with access to first quantum simulation systems. The action covers the acquisition of one such quantum simulator and its maintenance, the development of the interconnection between a classical supercomputer and the quantum simulator and the development of the necessary cloud access and middleware for programming and running applications in the quantum simulator.
 
Deadline: 28 July / 15 September 2020.
 

Expand circular economy to include the underexploited circular bioeconomy

Scope: Gain insight into EU, national and regional regulations on waste management; map the interests of different stakeholders in this field; and bring these stakeholders together to recommend steps to support the circular bioeconomy. The scope of this topic includes ‘bio-based waste’: residual streams that could serve as feedstock for the bio-based industry. Waste-water sludges are excluded from this topic.

Proposals must analyse whether and how EU waste directives and regulations/policies on the circular economy are implemented on a Member State level [7]. They need to take into account that national and regional regulations differ. They may use successful national/regional regulations as best practices. Proposals must analyse whether industry is already adapting to these regulations, and if so how and where they are adapting. Proposals must analyse where bio-based products or processes can benefit from these regulations. Proposals should identify regulatory hurdles for circular use of bio-resources.

Extract bioactive compounds from new, under-exploited and/or recalcitrant residual bio-based streams for high-value applications

There is a strong continuing interest in obtaining high-value, sustainable, bio-based ingredients from new and alternative sources. These sources include under-exploited, ‘recalcitrant’ (i.e. requiring innovative processes/technologies to handle) side streams containing bioactive compounds with high market potential. Currently, there is great demand for bio-based bioactive compounds in market sectors such as food, feed, performance chemicals, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. This trend is driven by consumer demand for functional products with ever-better performance, and for ‘natural’ and sustainable products.

Extracting bioactives from diverse sources brings challenges. These challenges include finding appropriate methods for the pre-treatment, handling and processing of raw materials and for properly characterising their diverse bioactive contents. In addition, the extraction processes themselves should be environmentally sustainable and economically viable while simultaneously preserving the functions and qualities of the targeted compounds. The specific challenge is to develop appropriate processing schemes to extract bioactives from new, under-exploited and/or recalcitrant residual streams so they can be used in high-value-added applications.

Upscale the production of bio-based platform molecules for larger market applications

The sustainable production of bio-based platform molecules with a broad range of potential applications could increase the competitiveness of bio-based materials and products compared with their fossil-based counterparts. Platform chemicals are intermediate molecules that can be used to produce a large number of endproducts, such as biopolymers, high-value additives, and other bio-based products. They can therefore unlock entire bio-based value chains if produced at competitive cost, to a high quality, and in sufficient quantities. Promising bio-based platform molecules include: HMF, FDCA, some organic acids, and alcohols from various biomass feedstocks.

Market interest in bio-based platform molecules is increasing, and market actors are requesting larger quantities of these molecules for further formulation and testing in specific applications, including food, feed and consumer personal care. To foster the market penetration of these molecules — and make them competitive against fossil-based counterparts — industry must increase the production of targeted bio-based platform molecules. This must be done at a competitive cost and quality compared with the state of the art. The specific challenge is to upscale the production of bio-based platform molecules in sufficient quantities and at sufficient quality to promote their larger application in new and existing markets.

Deadline: 03 September 2020.

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COST brings together European researchers, engineers and scholars from different COST countries to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all science and technology fields through transEuropean cooperation. COST encourages and fosters trans-, multi- and interdisciplinary approaches by integrating researchers, engineers and scholars from different fields and horizons such as universities, research centres, companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as other relevant actors.   COST does NOT fund research itself, but supports networking via different tools such as meetings, short term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities part of COST Actions. COST invites proposals for Actions aiming at contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe to close the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond.   Deadline: 29 October 2020.   https://www.cost.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/COST_oc-2020-1_Announcement.pdfhttps://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-and-guidelines/
The funding offer aims at teams consisting at least of (scientific) communication researchers, scholars of other specific disciplines and non-academic expert communicators, respectively. We encourage these teams to jointly develop and conduct quantitative and qualitative research on current and future issues to (further) develop theories and methods of science communication. The collection and interpretation of the resulting empirical data will provide valuable material for science communication research and will serve as a basis for the development of quality standards and best practices in science communication.   Professors and post-doctoral researchers from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Post-doctoral researchers may apply for funding of their own position but they must be employed by the applying research institution or university at the beginning of the funding. Only an academic institution in Germany can act as main applicant. Cross-regional consortia within Germany are possible, but the center must be institutionally located at one of the research institutions involved. Furthermore, it is possible and explicitly welcome to attract (scientific) communication researchers from abroad (e.g. postdoctoral students) or to enter into international collaborations with other scholars.   Deadline: 04 September 2020.   https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/science-communication-cubed%E2%80%93science-of-science-communication-centers  

Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked here, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential.

Deadline: 09 September 2020.

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Widening Fellowships - Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation work programme

Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to researchers of any nationality, in Widening countries. Applications to the 2020 call for Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF), where the host organisation is located in an eligible widening country, will be resubmitted to this call upon the agreement of the applicant and in case their proposal fails to reach an adequate place in the ranking to be funded in the regular MSCA-IF call. Applicants who do not wish to be considered for this funding opportunity should specify this in the application form.

The proposals submitted under the Widening Fellowships must fulfil all the admissibility and eligibility conditions of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Individual Fellowships and pass all the thresholds for that call.

Deadline: 09 September 2020.

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Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.

Deadline: 29 September 2020.

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