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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • ERC Advanced grant

    Deadline: 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 2017

    For more information, see erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants.
  • KNAW Academy Colloquia

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    Academy Colloquia are small, exclusive expert meetings, hosted and funded by the Academy. They are held at the Academy’s Trippenhuis Building in Amsterdam. The aim is to bring together a select international group of no more than fifty top researchers to discuss a subject in which key innovations are expected.

    Applications will be accepted starting in December 2016. The deadline for an Academy Colloquium to be organised in 2018 is 1 March 2017.

    For more information, see knaw.nl/en/awards/funding/akademie-colloquia or contact M. Wagenaar-Koot at .
  • 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)
    For more information, see knaw.nl/en/awards/funding/conference-grants-fund or contact Rachel Basaur at .
  • 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 17:00:00

  • (Updated) QUANTERA – Cofund Initiative in Quantum Technologies

    Deadline: 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 2017

    For more information, see ncn.gov.pl/quantera.
  • ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest on the Responsible Use of AI Technologies

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence is inviting contributions by students to an essay contest reagarding the following questions: What do you see as the 1-2 most pressing ethical, social or regulatory issues with respect to AI technologies? What position or steps can governments, industries or organizations take to address these issues or shape the discussions on them?

  • Paris Institute for Advanced Study fellowships

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018.

  • 2017 Ackermann Award

    Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017

    The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2017 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2015 and 31.12.2016 are eligible for nomination for the award.

    The 2017 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 20-24 August 2017, in Stockholm (Sweden). The jury is entitled to give the award to more (or less) than one dissertation in a year.

    For more information, see here or contact .
  • 2017 BSPS Doctoral Scholarship Competition, UK

    Deadline: Tuesday 7 March 2017

    The British Society for the Philosophy of Science is offering a scholarship for doctoral work in the philosophy of science at a UK university, subject to a candidate of sufficient merit presenting themselves.

    The competition is open to both UK/EU and international students. The scholarship will cover UK/EU fees at the UK Research Councils rate. International fees will be covered in part or in full, depending on the case, but will be covered at least up to UK/EU levels. The scholarship is conditional on being accepted into an appropriate doctoral programme in philosophy of science at a UK university in time for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. In cases where an awardee has partial funding from other sources, the size of the BSPS grant will be set accordingly.


    For more information, see www.thebsps.org/funding/doctoral-scholarship or contact the Assistant to the Committee at .
  • Call for Nominations: Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    An annual award, called the Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, was established in 2015 by SIGLOG, EATCS, EACSL and KGS. The award is for an outstanding contribution represented by a paper or by a small group of papers published within the past 25 years. This time span allows the lasting impact and depth of the contribution to have been established. The award can be given to an individual, or to a group of individuals who have collaborated on the research.

    Nominations for the 2017 award are now being solicited. The nominating letter must summarise the contribution and make the case that it is fundamental and outstanding. The nominating letter can have multiple co-signers. Self-nominations are excluded. In addition, the contribution must not yet have received recognition via a major award, such as the Turing Award, the Kanellakis Award, or the Goedel Prize. (The nominee(s) may have received such awards for other contributions.)

  • (Updated) E W Beth Dissertation Prize 2017

    Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017

    Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information, http://www.folli.info) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2016.

    For more information, see www.folli.info or contact Ian Pratt-Hartmann at .
  • (New) NIAS Individual Fellowships

    Deadline: Saturday 15 April 2017

    NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field.

  • (New) NIAS Theme-group Fellowships

    Deadline: Saturday 15 April 2017

    Theme Groups bring together scholars of different backgrounds with specific expertise to work together on a daily basis, to advance knowledge on a particular theme.

    A NIAS research theme group is a group composed of maximum five scholars, half of them from the Netherlands, the other half from other countries. They become Fellows at NIAS for one semester of five months, starting on 1 September or 1 February respectively. Researchers work both individually and as a team on a clearly defined research topic with the aim of producing a concrete result such as a book, scientific paper or conference.

    For more information, see www.nias.knaw.nl/theme-groups.

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