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.
2017 Ackermann AwardDeadline: 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.
E W Beth Dissertation Prize 2017Deadline: 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.
NIAS Individual FellowshipsDeadline: 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.For more information, see www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/individual-fellowships.
NIAS Theme-group FellowshipsDeadline: 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.
NWO RubiconDeadline: Thursday 30 March 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 Molenkamp-van der Harst, Mw. A. at Rubicon at nwo.nl.
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.