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News and Events: Funding, Grants and Competitions

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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • Horizon 2020 calls with a deadline in 2018

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018

    Horizon 2020 is the principal research and innovation programme from the European Commission. It succeeded the 7th framework programme and will run from 2014 until 2020.

    Calls with a deadline in 2018 currently include

    • Euratom

    • Excellent Science

    • Industrial Leadership

    • Science with and for Society

    • Societal Challenges

    • Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

  • Register for support tracks for individual grants (FGw)

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    The Grant Team of the Faculty of Humanities offers special support tracks for individual grants (in particular Rubicon, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Veni-Vidi-Vici and ERC grants). These support tracks consist of several plenary meetings with the candidates. You review the proposals of your fellow candidates, get feedback from fellows outside your own discipline and get advice from laureates or (former) evaluation committee members during workshops. You also receive feedback on your proposal from the grant and budget advisors within our team (please see the 'contact' page for more information on who should be contacted). On this page you will find more information on the tracks we offer.
  • Dutch National Research Agenda - Matchmaking events

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    Researchers who are employed at Dutch knowledge institutions can submit proposals for the organisation of matchmaking events, within one or more of the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) from the portfolio for Research and Innovation. The purpose of the Matchmaking events is to form (new) consortia across the entire knowledge chain and developing proposals for innovative research. For each initiative, a maximum of € 10,000 can be applied for.
  • Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship programme

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    An IAS fellowship is an opportunity to focus and collaborate on a challenging interdisciplinary research topic for 3 to 6 months. You will do so in an inspiring setting with other research fellows and IAS-affiliated researchers. For part-time fellowships, the duration can be up to one year.
  • NWO KIEM

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    The Creative Industry - KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate fundamental and industrial research. Researchers can apply for funding via KIEM on behalf of consortia of companies and researchers.
  • Visitor's Travel Grant

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    Researchers in the Netherlands can apply for a visitor's grant for highly qualified senior researchers from abroad who hold a PhD. With this grant these researchers can stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of four months.
  • Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master´s Students in CS

    Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018
    Motivated female students in the field of computer science (CS) who plan to pursue (or pursue) one of the master‘s programs in Computer Science at the Vienna Univeristy of Technology – TU Wien taught in English are invited to apply for the annually awarded Helmut Veith Stipend.
  • ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest on on Artificial Intelligence Technologies

    Deadline: Thursday 10 January 2019

    The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGAI) supports the development and responsible application of AI technologies. From intelligent assistants to self-driving cars, an increasing number of AI technologies now (or soon will) affect our lives. We interact with AI systems, whether we know it or not, every day.

    We therefore invite all students to enter an essay into the 2018 ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest, to be published in the ACM SIGAI Newsletter "AI Matters".

    This year's topic concerns (i) the requirements, if any, that should be imposed on AI systems and technology when interacting with humans who may or may not know that they are interacting with a machine and (ii) the requirements, if any, that should be imposed on AI systems and technology when making decisions that directly affect humans.

    For more information, see https://tinyurl.com/SIGAIEssay2018.
  • SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science 2018

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018

    The Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS), in order to promote research in philosophy of science, establishes a prize called "SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science". The prize is awarded every two years.

    Applicants are requested to submit an original work (not previously published) written in English (Max 10000 words, abstract and references not included) on any relevant topic of philosophy of science. Eligibility: All scholars affiliated to Italian/foreign Universities or Research Institutions, irrespective of their role, nationality, or gender, who have not yet reached the age of 40 by the deadline of this call for application.

  • Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master's Students

    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018

    The annually awarded Helmut Veith Stipend for female master students is dedicated to the memory of an outstanding computer scientist who worked in the fields of logic in computer science, computer-aided verification, software engineering, and computer security, Professor Helmut Veith (1971-2016).

    Female students in the field of computer science (CS) who plan to pursue (or are currently pursuing) one of the master's programs in Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology - TU Wien taught in English are invited to apply for the stipend. Benefits include EUR 6000 per year, for up to two years, and a waiver of tuition fees at TU Wien. Applications for Helmut Veith Stipend can be filed after, before or in parallel with the admissions process (if the start of the master's program is in the Summer of 2019).

  • ABC x IAS short research leave funding

    Deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018
    In a cooperative initiative, ABC and the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) are jointly financing a new type of ABC grant that aims to facilitate time-off for writing new interdisciplinary grants.
  • (New) Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy

    Deadline: Friday 7 December 2018

    The Executive Board of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy seeks nominations for the 2019 Simon Award.

    The Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career (no longer than 10 years after completion of a PhD) who are likely to reshape debates at the nexus of Computing and Philosophy by their original research.

    Nominations for the Simon Award may be proposed either by academic institutions or by colleagues with some expertise in computing and philosophy. To nominate, please send names and website URLs (or CVs) to: Steve McKinlay at by 7 December 2018.

    For more information, see http://www.iacap.org/iacap-2019/ or contact .