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Funding, Grants & Competitions
Research Fellowships at the Paris IAS in 2023-2024Deadline: Thursday 2 June 2022
The French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Programme offers 10-month research fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. In Paris, fellowships will start on September 1st, 2023, and end on June 30th, 2024.
Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2022Deadline: Friday 1 July 2022
The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2022 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 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 are eligible for nomination for the award.The 2022 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at CSL 2023, the annual conference of the EACSL.
The award consists of a certificate, an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, the publication of the laudatio in the CSL proceedings, an invitation to the winner to publish the thesis in the FoLLI subseries of Springer LNCS, and financial support to attend the conference.
Call for Nominations: ALP Alain Colmerauer Prolog Heritage PrizeDeadline: Friday 2 September 2022
In the summer of 1972, Alain Colmerauer and his team in Marseille developed and implemented the first version of the logic programming language Prolog. Together with both earlier and later collaborations with Robert Kowalski and his colleagues in Edinburgh, this work laid the practical and theoretical foundations for the Prolog and logic programming of today. Prolog and its related technologies soon became key tools of symbolic programming and Artificial Intelligence. The Year of Prolog celebrates the 50th anniversary of these events and highlights the continuing significance of Prolog and Logic Programming both for symbolic, explainable AI, and for computing more generally.
This celebration will culminate with the award of the inaugural edition of the ALP Alain Colmerauer Prolog Heritage Prize for recent practical accomplishments that highlight the benefits of Prolog-inspired computing for the future. The Prize will be presented at the Prolog Day Symposium on November 10, 2022, in Paris, France.
Any individual or group of individuals can nominate themselves or their institution(s)/organization(s) for the Prize. The Prize will be given for depth, novelty, and proven or potential impact. A shortlist of up to five nominations will also be selected in the process.For more information, see https://prologyear.logicprogramming.org/ColmerauerPrize.html.
Marie Curie Postdoctoral FellowshipDeadline: Wednesday 14 September 2022
The objective of MSCA Postdoc Fellowships (European or Global) is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. It targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors. Interested researchers submit an application together with a supervisor at a host organisation. The call is due to open on 12 May, and has a deadline on 14 September.For more information, see https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-msca-2022-pf-01-01;callCode=null;freeTextSearchKeyword=horizon-msca;matchWholeText=true;typeCodes=1,0;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programmePeriod=null;programCcm2Id=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;destination=null;mission=null;geographicalZonesCode=null;programmeDivisionProspect=null;startDateLte=null;startDateGte=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;cpvCode=null;performanceOf.
NWO Hestia - Impulse for Refugees in ScienceDeadline: Tuesday 27 September 2022
Researchers who had to flee their homeland due to war or another threatening situation often face obstacles such as a different working language and culture in the countries where they settle. This makes it more difficult for them to continue their academic careers. NWO introduced the ‘Hestia – Impulse for Refugees in Science’ call to give these academics the chance to join ongoing Dutch research projects so they can expand their network and increase their knowledge and skillsFor more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/researchprogrammes/hestia-impulse-refugees-science or contact hestia at nwo.nl.
ERC Starting GrantDeadline: Tuesday 25 October 2022
Are you a talented early-career scientist who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader? The ERC Starting Grant could be for you.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants.
ERC Synergy GrantDeadline: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The ERC Synergy grant is a grant scheme that supports small teams of scientists who wish to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilisation of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record. The call will open in July, and has a deadline on 8 November 2022.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/synergy-grants.
Marie Curie Doctoral NetworksDeadline: Tuesday 15 November 2022
The Marie Curie Doctoral Networks call for 2022 is now open. MSCA Doctoral Networks will implement doctoral programmes, by partnerships of universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. The deadline for applications is 15 November.For more information, see https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-msca-2022-dn-01-01;callCode=null;freeTextSearchKeyword=MSCA;matchWholeText=true;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programmePeriod=null;programCcm2Id=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;destination=null;mission=null;geographicalZonesCode=null;programmeDivisionProspect=null;startDateLte=null;startDateGte=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;cpvCode=null;performanceOfDelivery=n.
NWO Open Access BooksDeadline: Saturday 31 December 2022
Project leaders or co-applicants of awarded NWO research projects can apply for funding of the costs of Open Access publishing of academic books that result from NWO funding. This instrument has a short lead time (maximum 6 weeks) and the procedure is relatively simple.