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18/07/2017 17:47
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17/07/2017 17:17

EIT InnoEnergy announces call for EIT InnoEnergy Hubs

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information about the Call for partnerships for new EIT InnoEnergy Hubs in the framework of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme. Target of the call is to strengthen EU-EaP collaboration and facilitate formulation of new partnerships. The call detail are available here .    The Call deadline is July 31, 2017. For the information about the project, visit the web-site . For additional information about the EIT’s Regional Innovation Scheme please check here .  In case you need more information about the EIT’s Regional Innovation Scheme please check here:  https://eit.europa.eu/activities/outreac/eit-regional-innovation-scheme-ris
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12/07/2017 16:05

Weiser Professional Development Program Fellows

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan invites applications for Weiser Professional Development Awards from faculty and artists at institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Applicants are invited to propose projects in any field of research or teaching with a faculty partner at the University of Michigan. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English language skills. The 2018 awards support short-term research visits of 4 weeks or 3 months to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare, housing, health insurance, and a modest per diem. The Weiser Center will grant 5-7 awards for travel to Ann Arbor in February-April 2018 or September-November 2018. Selection of 2018 awardees will be made through a competitive review of proposals at the University of Michigan. These awards are made possible thanks to a gift from Ambassador Ronald Weiser, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia from 2001-04, and his wife, Eileen Lappin Weiser. Applicants must submit: A completed application form Your CV A copy of your doctoral diploma or highest professional degree A copy of your passport photo page A two-page personal statement describing: a) the research or collaborative project you plan to pursue at the University of Michigan, b) your reason for applying for this opportunity, c) how this opportunity will benefit your home institution, and d) your reason for selecting a 4-week or 3-month visit An invitation from the University of Michigan school, department, and/or faculty partner with whom the research will be conducted; email invitation is acceptable. (For more information about U-M departments and programs, consult umich.edu.) One letter of recommendation from the rector or dean of your institution A copy of your TOEFL score report (if you have taken the exam in the last three years) Application Deadline:  September 15  (earlier for applicants wishing to work with U-M Law School faculty - see  FAQs  for details)
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11/07/2017 15:19

The HPC-Europa team announces the Transnational Access research visit programme

HPC-Europa is an EC-funded programme which allows researchers to carry out short "transnational access" visits to collaborate with a research department working in a similar field. The programme is open to researchers of all levels, from postgraduate students to the most senior professors. Applicants can be working in any discipline, but MUST require the use of High Performance Computing facilities (for large-scale computer modelling, etc). Visits can last between 3 weeks and 3 months. HPC-Europa pays travel and living costs. Visitors work closely with a "host" research group working in a similar field of research. Following EC guidelines, applications are particularly encouraged from the new EU member countries and those who do not have access to similar computing facilities at their home institute. First closing date of the applications: Thursday 7th , September 2017 (12:00PM CEST).  Applicants will be informed of the results before the end of October, with some visits starting in the last weeks of 2017. Future closing dates will be held every 3 months, and the HPC-Europa3 programme continues until April 2021. Any questions not answered by the information on the webpage can be addressed to the HPC-Europa helpdesk at staff@hpc-europa.org  
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03/07/2017 12:10
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30/06/2017 10:35
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30/06/2017 10:29

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information about call for expert evaluators:

Are you an entrepreneur or investor with experience of helping innovative companies to grow? If so, you could become one of our evaluators, reviewing proposals and business plans put forward by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the EU as they seek funding to support the development of breakthrough innovations. We also need your help to interview the best applicants and select the top innovators for funding. From autumn 2017, the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 will support innovation projects from innovators, researchers, corporates and SMEs active in any sector or technology as we look to support breakthrough innovations that have the potential to create new markets. We aim to identify companies and entrepreneurs with the potential and ambition to grow internationally, as part of a pilot European Innovation Council . Applications for EIC funding will need to be evaluated by experts in innovation. And the best SME applicants will be interviewed by a panel of expert evaluators. The Commission is therefore looking to expand its pool of expert evaluators to include: entrepreneurs who have started up and scaled up innovative enterprises at European or global level; investors (including those affiliated with banks, venture capitalists, business angels, crowd-funders etc.); experts involved in the innovation ecosystem (business schools, universities, innovation hubs, accelerators, etc.). Early application is encouraged as the first interview panels will be drawn up in October 2017.  
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16/06/2017 14:49

Evidence for Policy Summer School

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information on Evidence for Policy Summer School. On 6-8 September, in Senec (Slovakia), will take place the JRC Evidence for Policy Summer School: a professional training which offers policymakers and scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and selected EU neighbouring countries. the opportunity to meet each other and together develop skills in using evidence for creating robust policy solutions. In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, providing, managing and making sense of knowledge to build more robust policies is highly challenging. Using evidence in policymaking is a complex task demanding a set of distinct skills and mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers. This is particularly relevant for the policies addressing, or influenced by, migration and demographic changes: a key strategic area for the future of Europe. Evidence informing policy discussions in this domain is often confusing and contested, which can further complicate the challenging policymaking process. To address these challenges, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, together with INGSA and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, is organising a third  Evidence and Policy Summer School . This professional development training offers policymakers and scientists the opportunity to meet each other and together develop skills in using evidence for creating robust policy solutions. Using the lens of   migration and demographic change as a common domain of policy interest,  participants will be challenged to identify and address universal issues in data and evidence gathering and communication to policy makers and the general public.  Call for applications open until 25 June 2017 The organizers are currently looking for: 20-25 early to mid-career policy professionals from EU Institutions and Member States in Central and Eastern Europe; 10-15 early to mid-career policy professionals from selected EU Neighbouring countries 20-25 early to mid-career researchers from EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe or EU Institutions 10-15 early to mid-career researchers from selected EU Neighbouring countries Eligibility criteria At least 2 years of work experience in science or policy addressing, or affected by, migration and demographic change (or continued interest in using such data in related fields); Strong motivation to use and provide evidence for policy; Citizenship of an EU Member State or one of the following EU Neighbouring countries: Albania,  Armenia , Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,  Georgia , Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia,  Turkey ,  Ukraine ; Proficiency in English; Commitment to participate in the event for the whole duration of the seminar. Source and further information:  European Commission    
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14/06/2017 09:21

FES Regional Lab 2017: Young Leaders for a Social and Democratic South Caucasus!

Regional Lab: Young leaders for a Social and Democratic South Caucasus gathers active young leaders from all three South Caucasus countries. It provides an opportunity to share experience, gain new skills and knowledge and enjoy the company of experts and activists from Germany, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The summer lab aims to bring together progressive youngsters and to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge in order to address the social and democratic challenges the region faces. It is about sharing common experience and discussing similar challenges. Innovative formats and inclusive methods will promote a lively and democratic discussion as well as the development of new ideas and approaches. Project is implemented and financed by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Regional Office. The costs of traveling and accommodation will be covered by FES. WHEN AND WHERE? Location: Training Center of Justice of Georgia, Kvareli Date: 20-23, July 2017 Working Language: English WHO CAN APPLY? If you are an active young leader, 18-30 years old, from Georgia, Armenia or Azerbaijan and are interested in Social Democracy, political and civil participation, education, regional issues and are open for discussion and receiving new skills and knowledge please apply! REQUIREMENTS: - Be active in your university or community life; - Sound knowledge of English language; - Age limit 18-30. DEADLINE: 21 JUNE 2017 *FES will provide results of the selection process until 28 June 2017 **First stage is short-listing of candidates; second stage is skype interviews, if applicable For further questions please send an email on the following address:  event@fesgeo.ge Source and further information are available https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmqniFZmNSxp7O_jOgPpaiZaaqbhhqioPIzBHv6rBi9dvaOA/viewform  
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12/06/2017 12:53

Europe in My Region

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information about the EU campaign - Europe in My Region. Europe in My Region is a European Union-wide campaign encouraging citizens to discover European projects near them. In 2017, four different initiatives -  project openings , a  photo contest , a  project hunt  and a  blogging contest  - invite the public to visit projects, share images and experiences via social media. Thousands of EU projects open their doors mainly in May, a project hunt is organised from 2 May to 14 June, and a photo contest and a blogging contest run from 2 May to 28 August. Discover, play and win trips across Europe!
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