11/08/2017 15:51

Call for proposals to design innovative interdisciplinary modules for Master’s degrees

The European Commission launches €1.5 million experimental call for proposals to design innovative interdisciplinary modules for Master degrees, combining arts and ICT with entrepreneurial skills and business exposure. The action will be implemented through the design and implementation of innovative modules that will be included in existing arts, culture, science, engineering, technology and/or other relevant masters. The modules should be designed with a view to: Equipping students in arts and creativity, business and technology with the knowledge and core transferable competences they need to work across cultural and creative sectors and disciplines; Improving the quality and relevance of teaching and learning in arts and culture disciplines by linking creativity, business and technology; Developing an entrepreneurial culture among the students and the teaching staff; Stimulating innovative learning environments within and across disciplines through the integration of creative, digital and entrepreneurial education; The implementation of the modules will entail: Testing, validating the modules and improving their content if needed; Applying the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to the modules; Sharing of results and exchanges on most effective practices and lessons learnt among the partners; Identifying the potential of transfer of the most efficient and innovative practices to other courses or disciplines The modules are expected to bring positive and long-lasting effects in the development of cross-sectorial approaches bringing arts, audiovisual, entrepreneurship and ICT together and thus foster the innovation capacity of the higher education institutions. Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 23:59 CET. Additional information regarding the call can be accessed on the following web-page:
08/08/2017 17:25

BNSF announces call for independent experts

The Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) hereby invites applications from individuals with a view to establishing a database of independent experts who could be called on in connection with evaluation of research proposals. According to the Regulations of the BNSF, independent experts shall be chosen on the basis of scientific expertise and experience, provided in the information form supplemented by a list of publications and a short CV.  The proposals are expected to be evaluated in the period September-October. One expert is expected to evaluate up to 5 proposals in one call. Depending on the call, the text of the proposal ranges between 15 and 30 pages. The evaluation is expected to be completed within two weeks.  The filled documents with signed form for agreement, supplemented by a list of publications and a short CV, should be sent by e-mail to the following addressed, according to the research area: – Biological sciences and Medical sciences; – Agricultural sciences and Mathematics and informatics; – Physical sciences and Chemical sciences; – Social sciences and Humanities; – Technical sciences and Earth sciences. For all research areas the letters should be copied to: .   Deadline for submission: open.  Documents: Invitation for registration as reviewers (in English) Information form and application for reviewers (in English) Requirements for reviewers of BNSF (in English) Contact person: Mrs. V. Milkova (technical assistant) -
03/08/2017 16:42

The European Research Council (ERC) announces its 2018 grant competitions

Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation disseminates information on the ERC open calls: the European Research Council (ERC) announces its 2018 grant competitions  with a total budget of around €1.86 billion, most of which earmarked for early- to mid-career researchers. In addition, the ERC is reintroducing Synergy Grants, the funding scheme for groups of two to four scientists who jointly address ambitious research problems. The  Work Programme , established by the ERC Scientific Council, was pre-announced on 19 July, and adopted today by the European Commission. The Work Programme includes all the well-known and established ERC funding schemes:  Starting ,  Consolidator  and  Advanced Grants , as well as  Proof of Concept Grants  for ERC grantees who wish to explore the innovation potential of their research results. detailed informaiton canbe foun on ERC web page:
03/08/2017 15:00

Invitation to join the second EaP PLUS RDI webinar!

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information  about the coming webinar EaP PLUS is launching its second webinar focused on research and innovation this September 7th 2017. This webinar will be focused on innovation strategies and innovation management with key speakers Svetlana Klessova and Peter Häfner.   Calling all researchers and project managers working in research, development and innovation projects! Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Investigate new collaborative innovation project opportunities? Or find out how to approach potential european partners and attract funding? The EaP+ RDI-related webinar series is exactly what you're looking for !  The EaP Plus project has launched a series of six webinars on specific innovation-related topics, exploitation paths and other issues important for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) in EaP countries and for the EU-EaP RDI cooperation. We are happy to invite you to attend the second webinar of the EaP+ RDI-related webinar series; " Innovation strategies and innovation management " , on the 7th of September from 10-11.45 AM CET. Speakers are Svetlana Klessova (Director and Senior Innovation Consultant at  inno TSD , France) and Peter Häfner (Senior Innovation Manager and Head of the Berlin office at  engage AG , Germany). To take part in this first webinar,  r egister now ! This is a unique opportunity to learn from European RDI specialists with vast experience in innovation strategies in RDI projects, and the commercialization of research results. Learn from successful European experience and ask any questions you might have. For any questions, email Morgane at or Svetlana at
02/08/2017 14:46

Research Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave in Turkey, 2017

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey is providing research fellowships to the scientists of any country. These fellowships are awarded in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective fellows. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. TÜBITAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities. Course Level:  These fellowships are available to pursue research program.   Study Subject:  These fellowships are awarded in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.   Scholarship Award:  These fellowships will cover the followings:   A monthly stipend of up to 3.000 US$ for Visiting Scientists*. A monthly stipend of up to 3.500 US$ for Visiting Scientists on Sabbatical Leave* Travel costs (round trip) and health insurance premiums. Duration of the fellowship varies from one week to 12 months Fellows must use their fellowships within six months of having been notified of the fellowship. Numbers of Scholarships:  Not known Scholarship can be taken in  Turkey Eligibility:  Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Fellows can be a citizen of any country. Fellows should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) or have at least five years of research experience Fellows should be invited by a hosting institution in TURKEY, which can be universities, research institutions, or industrial companies with a R&D unit. Fellows on Sabbatical leave should be invited for the duration of at least 3 months.   Nationality:  Applicants of any nationality can apply for these fellowships. College Admission Requirement Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have PhD degree (or equivalent). English Language Requirement: Applicants must have fluency in English. Research Scholarship How to Apply:  Applicants can apply through the online processor.   Must all applications be submitted electronically via TÜB?TAK application portal. All required documents must also be uploaded electronically.   Online application Application Deadline:   Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Scholarship Link  
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25/07/2017 15:12

An International Brokerage Event organized by “Turkey In Horizon 2020” project and TUBITAK

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information regarding "Cities of the Future 2017" brokerage event in Brussels. The event will target the following Horizon 2020 calls: “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities” and “Energy Efficient Buildings” “Circular Economy (SPIRE, Raw Materials and Water) “Mobility for Growth,” “Automated Road Transport” and “The European Green Vehicles Initiative” “Smart Energy Systems and Consumers” The brokerage event will bring together up to 400 participants from Europe and Turkey, coming from both research and industrial communities, and municipalities in the domains addressed. This will give you the unique opportunity to connect not only with Turkish and European participants but also with highly qualified research-performing SMEs. Hence, this event will be an excellent platform to expand your network and create new partnerships for the upcoming calls in Horizon 2020. Workshops During the event 4 parallel thematic workshops will be organised where participants will have the opportunity to learn more about specific calls and present their ideas.  Matchmaking The event will bring together more than 400 participants from Europe and Turkey, allowing them to network, exchange proposal ideas and form consortia. Your Cooperation Profile is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningful profile. The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive. Financial Support If you are a researcher, academic, industry professional or policy expert coming from either the public or private sector (including SMEs) from Turkey, an EU Member State or Associated Country, we may be able to reimburse you for your travel to Brussels and your accommodation. Check our  Reimbursement Rules  below. Reimbursement Rules If you are interested to get reimbursed (travel and hotel) you have to provide a meaningful  Cooperation Profile  indicating your proposal idea in the topic areas of the event and the role you want to play, coordinator or partner. This profile is the basis of our decision to accept your attendance at the event. You also have to complete a simple presentation template based on your “ Cooperation Profile ” and submit that to us  before October 10 .  Please note that the objective of the event is to establish new partnership for proposals in the upcoming H2020 calls. In order to be eligible for reimbursement you must outline a concrete proposal idea which fits with the overall aim of this call and this must of course be reflected in your Cooperation Profile. As full details of the Work Programme may only be available for a short time before the event, the final choice of presentation invitees will depend on those which are judged to have the closest ‘fit’ with the finalised topic list. Please note that once you are approved for reimbursements you need to sent to us your invoices. You should follow the instructions on  CoF 2017 Reimbursement Rules  and use the  CoF Reimbursement Form .  

25/07/2017 11:46