20/09/2017 17:35

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

SRNSFG disseminates information on the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2018–2019 academic year.   Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).   The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.   Basic scholarship requirements are: academic degree, prominent research experience and potential, substantial knowledge of English language or other official language of Switzerland. Scholarship duration depends on the selected program and may last from 1 to 3 years. Applications must be delivered to the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia, until November 20, 2017 .   For the additional information follow the link .
11/09/2017 14:26

CONCORDi 2017 - 6-th European conference on corporate R&D and innovation

The biennial European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation proposes a 3 days programme networking with researchers from nearly 30 universities and technological institutes from across the world: Europe, North and South America.  The plenary and parallel sessions will also host international financial institutions, corporations and policy representatives from the US Patent and Trademark Office, the OECD or the European Commission. CONCORDi 2017 is organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in association with the OECD. It will take place in Seville (27-29 September). There is no conference registration fee. For the further information, visit the website .
11/09/2017 12:13

Horizon 2020 Energy information days

This year the Energy Info Days will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Program 2018-2020. Applying for funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected. If you would like to know more about the type of projects horizon 2020 will be looking for, join the event in Brussels on 23, 24 and 25 October 2017. More than 700 participants coming from research institutions, associations, businesses, European and national energy associations, chambers of commerce, European institutions, universities, financial institutions, etc. are expected. Registrations will open in September 2017. A link will be published on this page after the summer.    
05/09/2017 16:56

EaP PLUS International Conference

One of the tasks of EaP PLUS is promoting the EU – EaP Panel on Research and Innovation. Within this task the project contributes to the organization of the  International Conference “From innovative ideas to successful businesses: promoting the national systems of early stage financing of innovative companies in EaP countries” to be held in Minsk, Belarus on September 21, 2017  under the aegis of the Panel. The overall goal of the conference is to contribute to the further development of the national systems of early stage financing of SMEs in the EaP countries. The conference is organized by the EaP Panel on Research and Innovation in cooperation with the EC, State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, BelISA and the EaP PLUS project. Participation is free of charge.  Registration is open till September 15, 2017. For the further information, please, follow the  link .
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22/08/2017 13:52

The Herrenhausen Conference "Dangerous Landscapes" by the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung)

The Herrenhausen Conference "Dangerous Landscapes" on November 27-29, 2017 will specifically examine trans-disciplinary and emerging approaches to disaster risk reduction in low-income communities. It will address integrative and affordable forms of prevention and counteractions that could be integrated into everyday life of threatened communities. A broad array of experts from various disciplines is invited to join the conference, including researchers and practitioners of landscape and urban design, the humanities, the engineering sciences, as well as those involved in community-based organizations. Program A detailed program can be found here . Cluster 1:  Towards a Deeper Understanding of Risk Cluster 2:  Community-based Knowledge and Coping Strategies Cluster 3:  Landscape-based Disaster Risk Management Cluster 4:  Weaving and Wiring Registration There are no fees for attendance, but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference, please register by clicking here . Language The conference language is English. For the additional information, please, follow the link .
17/08/2017 14:42

ICPES 2017 - 7th International Conference on Power and Energy System

ICPES 2017 aims to provide a high level international forum to bring together industry professionals, academics and individuals from institutions, industrials and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements and discus the advancement in the fields of Power and Energy Systems, etc.The IEEE 7-th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES) will be held during 1-3 November 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Join as a presenter Submit an abstract to ICPES 2017 before the submission deadline. The conference Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject low quality abstracts, as well as those not pertinent to the themes of the conference. Join as an author Submit a full paper to ICPES 2017 and get the chance to publish. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. More details will be given. Submission deadline is August 30, 2017 For the additional information, please, follow the following links:  
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: