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.
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.
NWO TOP-GrantDeadline: 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.
Applications for TOP grants can be submitted at any time until 24 August 2017. Approximately twenty percent (20%) of the applications will be granted within this TOP call as long as sufficient funds are available. When the funds available have been exhausted before 24 August 2017, this application round will be closed before that date. The available funds for 2017 are posted on the Dutch version of this website (www.nwo.nl/top-subsidies-ew), which will be updated regularly.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/top+grants/top+grants+physical+sciences or contact Ms dr Maaike Damen at ew_top_c1 at nwo.nl.
UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research FundDeadline: Sunday 31 December 2017
As of July 2017, the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund has been reopened. Applications can be submitted continuously until no later than 31 December 2017.
The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the funding scheme 'Cutting Edge Research Fund' that fosters international collaboration aimed at innovative, cutting edge research. Applications are invited for two types of grants: 1. Network Grants and 2. Research Fellowships.For more information, see aihr.uva.nl/content/news/2017/07/cutting-edge-research-fund.html or contact Brigit van der Pas at b.vanderpas at uva.nl.
NWO Open MindDeadline: Tuesday 5 September 2017
NWO domain TTW ('Toegepaste en Technische Wetenschappen', meaning 'Applied and Engineering Sciences') invites scientists to submit out-of-the-box research ideas that contribute to sustainable solutions for global societal challenges (along the line with people, planet, profit).
At the NWO domain TTW annual conference that will be held on November 9th 2017, NWO domain TTW provides a platform to scientists to discuss global challenges through creativity, passion, and their knowledge of technology. To support scientists to realise their ambition in solving and/or contributing to these global challenges, NWO domain TTW has a total budget of 250,000 euro available. Five Open Mind grants, with a maximum of 50,000 euro (inclusive of Dutch VAT) each and for a period of one year, will be awarded at the NWO domain TTW annual conference 2017 to the best ideas with significant societal impactFor more information, see www.stw.nl/en/node/8282.
Holland Society Young Talent Awards 2017Deadline: Monday 25 September 2017
The Holland Society Young Talent Awards are awarded annually for the promotion of academic education in technical and science subjects. The prizes are awarded by the KHMW following the nominations from faculties, examination boards and graduation supervisors.
Prizes are awarded in two categories:
1. GRADUATION AWARDS, awarded for exceptional achievements (master theses/research reports) at a Dutch institution of academic education.
2. INCENTIVE AWARDS, awarded for the best grades achieved in the first year at a Dutch institution for academic education, 61 prizes of €500, in the degree programmes.The prizes are awarded by the KHMW following the nominations from faculties, examinationboards and graduation supervisors.For more information, see khmw.nl/jong-talent-prijzen-2017-young-talent-awards-2017.
NWO RubiconDeadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
Rubicon aims to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes run by KNAW and NWO to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research. To this purpose, Rubicon offers talented researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands, as international research experience is likely to be an advantage at a later stage in the applicant's academic career.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/rubicon/index.html or contact Dhr. drs. J.S. Voskuilen at rubicon at nwo.nl.
Helmut Veith grants for female Master's students in Computer ScienceLocation: Vienna, AustriaDeadline: Sunday 20 August 2017
The TU Wien invites academically excellent female applicants in pursuit (or planning to pursue) a master degree in Computer Sciences at TU Wien to apply for Helmut Veith Stipend. The recipients of Helmut Veith Stipend receive EUR 6000 annually for the duration of up to two years, and waiver of all tuition fees for the study at TU Wien. The application deadline is August 20, 2017.
The stipend is named to honour the memory of Helmut Veith (1971-2016), specifically his international influential research, and his visionary mentorship of building bridges between the computer science and the society. The Helmut Veith Stipend continues the late scholar's support of female scientist in the field of computer science, and his backing of the revival era in the Austrian logic scene.
(New) NWO Vidi GrantDeadline: Thursday 5 October 2017
Vidi is a funding instrument in the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. It allows researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative line of research, and to appoint one or more researchers for this.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/vidi/index.html or contact vi at nwo.nl.
(New) ERC Starting GrantDeadline: Tuesday 17 October 2017
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.For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/erc-2018-stg.html.