A new Horizon 2020 pilot programme has been launched. The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) programme will fund close to market, business driven projects in any area included in Horizon 2020. Consortia must have between 3-5 members established in at least three countries. High impact proposals will receive funding of 1-2 million euro. A call for proposals will open in January 2015 with three cut-off dates in 2015-16.
Five new Joint Undertakings operating under Horizon 2020 have launched calls for proposals: Clean Sky 2, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) 2, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) 2, ECSEL (European Components and Systems for European Leadership) and Bio-Based Industries . Call details are on their websites and the Horizon 2020 Research Participant Portal.
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Enterprise Europe Network, the Technology Strategy Board and the National Contact Point for ICT are delivering two half day events on ICT in Horizon 2020. The ICT theme covers a wide range of topics, including digital, communications, healthcare applications, electronics and others. The events are aimed at companies, research organisations and academics who are either looking for funding…
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The AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme that will be closing on 9th July. These awards encourage and develop collaboration between HEI’s and non-HEI organisations and businesses through joint supervision of a PhD student working on a project beneficial to both parties. The award funding covers full fees and stipend for the student. AHRC would also normally…
“ICT & Art Connect sets out to bring together artists and technologists to explore new ways of working. Collaborative acts of co-creation, together with an open and multidisciplinary discussion will foster the blending of Art and Technology.” The final project event takes place 11th-12th May 2014 in Brussels. For further programme details and to register, check the FET-ART project website.
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The Technology Strategy Board, Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are to invest up to £2.75m in collaborative feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas that will enable and underpin UK growth: advanced materials biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics information and communications technology (ICT) This competition opens on…
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The 2014 call from the Leverhulme Trust for Visiting Professorships will be closing next month on the 8th of May. These grants allow for distinguished Professors from non-UK institutions to visit a host University for between 3 and 12 months. The over-riding criteria for selection are: •the academic standing and achievements of the visitors…
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Under Horizon 2020, the 2014 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships call has been published with a deadline of 11th September. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities for academics to develop their knowledge and skills through international and intersectoral mobility. European Fellowships are held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and are open to researchers currently within and outside Europe.…
The ESRC research seminar series call has launched, with a closing date of 28 January. 50 grants of up to £30 ooo will be awarded to deliver at least 3 seminars per year to multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral groups. Contact the Research Funding and Policy Managers for asupport application and to see examples of previous, successful applications.
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Now we have recovered from the excitement of the Horizon 2020 calls being published yesterday, we have had a further look at the funding available. There are calls across the full spectrum of the programme, including all of the Societal Challenges and the European Research Council starter and consolidator grants open to any discipline. The…