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ESRC Future Leaders call open for applications

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The Economic and Social Research Council have recently announced their call for Future Research Leaders. These look to support outstanding early-career social scientists  to acquire the skills to become the future world leaders in their field. The call is open to high-quality candidates with a maximum of four years postdoctoral experience and the support of…

ESRC Inviting applications to join the Grant Assessment Panels

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The Economic and Social Research Council are inviting applications to join their Grant Assessment Panels. Successful appointees will review funding applications from colleagues across the HE sector and make recommendations to the ESRC Committees that make final funding decisions. Applications close end of next week, 8th May at 5pm and the application form is pretty…

Social Sciences and Humanities projects in FP7

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Academics in the Social Sciences and Humanities might be interested to take a look at a new European Commission publication which list all the projects funded in SSH under Framework Programme 7, the predecessor programme to Horizon 2020.  The projects are grouped into major themes such as: growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society;…

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The European Commission is planning an info day in Brussels on the 2nd February. It will focus on the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) dimension of the ICT-related Horizon 2020 calls with deadlines in 2015. Further info, including a draft programme and the EC’s background note on the RRI and SSH is available here.

On the following day, 3rd February, there will be a workshop on RRI and SSH in the ICT-related parts of the work programmes for 2016-17.

Both events will be web streamed. The link will be provided here in the next few weeks.

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Social sciences and humanities still lacking in Horizon 2020

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The European Commission has published some information about successes and lessons learned from the first year of Horizon 2020. This presentation can be found here. To date, around 11% of the budget for Marie Sklowdowska Curie Actions and 17% of the European Research Council’s budget has funded social sciences and humanities (SSH) research. However, the…