News and Events: Funding, Grants and Competitions
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Funding, Grants & Competitions
ERC Advanced grantDeadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
If, as an established leading principal investigator, you are interested in the opportunity for long-term funding, the ERC is here to help. ERC Advanced Grants are designed to allow outstanding research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe. The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as top independent research leaders.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017For more information, see erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants.
KNAW Conference Grants Fund
The Conference Grants Fund assists the organisers of international scientific/scholarly conferences in the Netherlands.
Closing dates for applications are:
- 1 May (for conferences that take place after 1 August)
- 1 November (for conferences that take place after 1 February the following year)
ERC Individual Fellowships 2017
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 acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.
Application deadline: 14 September 2017 17:00:00For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2017.html.
QUANTERA – Cofund Initiative in Quantum TechnologiesDeadline: Thursday 1 June 2017
QuantERA is a network of 31 agencies from 26 countries, coordinated by the National Science Centre, Poland, supporting research in Quantum Technologies. With a budget of over EUR 34 M, including co-funding from the European Commission, QuantERA will support international research projects in the field of Quantum Technologies.
QuantERA answers the growing need for collaborative endeavours and common funding scheme in the field of quantum technology research, which due to its highly interdisciplinary nature cannot be confined to an individual institution or state. Through coordination of national and regional research funding programmes QuantERA avoids the problem of fragmentation of national efforts, encouraging transnational collaborations and leveraging Europe’s competitive advantage in the field of quantum technology. Join call for proposals for international research groups operating in QuantERA partner countries will become the first step to further integration.
Launch of the call for proposals will be complemented by a range of additional activities aimed at stimulating cooperation within the research community, creating and maintaining links between academia and industry, building a toolkit on responsible research and innovation in QT, exchanging best practices, and engaging in a dialogue with policy makers about the design of future funding instruments. Altogether it will help in taking further steps on the road to unlocking the widely recognized industrial potential of Quantum Technologies in response to current societal needs and for the benefit of the public at large.
Call announcement: January 2017
Pre-proposal deadline: March 2017
Full proposal deadline: June 2017For more information, see ncn.gov.pl/quantera.
NWO: Smart Culture - Big Data / Digital HumanitiesDeadline: Thursday 1 June 2017
Senior researchers can apply for funding on behalf of consortia, consisting of at least two researchers from different faculties (and/or knowledge institutions) and at least one private partner, for research projects focused on research at the intersection of Big Data and Digital Humanities in relation to the creative industries.For more information, contact Mw. L. Frijhoff, MA at digitalhumanities at nwo.nl.
TOP-Grants for astronomy, computer science and mathematicsDeadline: Thursday 24 August 2017
The TOP Grants programme aims to strengthen or renew challenging and innovative lines of research. In the projects funded, new lines of research are pursued or new partnerships are entered into. The projects take place within different scientific areas.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/top+grants.
Lakatos Award 2018Deadline: Monday 2 October 2017
The London School of Economics and Political Science invites nominations for the 2018 Lakatos Award.
The Lakatos Award, in memory of the former LSE professor Imre Lakatos, is given annually for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the form of a book published in English. For the 2018 award, books with an imprint from 2012 to 2017 (inclusive) are eligible. Nominations must be received by Monday 2 October 2017.
(New) NWO: Initial boost Dutch National Research AgendaDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
As a knowledge partner in the Knowledge Coalition, NWO will realise the 'Startimpuls' (Initial Boost) for the Dutch National Research Agenda on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. With a sum of 32 million euros, the Startimpuls is an initial investment from the Ministry to make a start with the implementation of the Dutch National Research Agenda.
For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2017/nwo-to-implement-initial-boost-dutch-national-research-agenda.html or (Dutch only) https://www.nwo.nl/financiering/onze-financieringsinstrumenten/nwo/nwa-startimpuls/nwa-startimpuls.htmlFor more information, contact Mw. drs. I.J. Drijfhout at nwastartimpuls at nwo.nl.