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).
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 2018https://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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Topic 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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).
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
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;
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.
- 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.
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.
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.Topic 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 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
• 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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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, aferentAcțiunii 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.
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:
- 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;
- 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:
(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.
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.
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 european.
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.
- 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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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