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									Funding Opportunities Bulletin 13th
May 2011
Contents
Directed Research Grants ........................................................................................................ 3
   Economic and Social Research Council ...................................................................................... 3
      Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures ................................................................................... 3
      Digital social research – demonstrator projects ............................................................................. 4
      Digital Social Research – Demonstrator Projects............................................................................ 4
      DFID-ESRC Growth Programme ...................................................................................................... 4
      Digging into Data Challenge ............................................................................................................ 4
   Medical Research Council (MRC) ............................................................................................... 5
      Nutrition for life – feasibility ........................................................................................................... 5
      Nutrition for life – collaborative R&D ............................................................................................. 5
   Bupa Foundation ...................................................................................................................... 6
      Foundation Awards ......................................................................................................................... 6
   Nuffield Foundation ................................................................................................................. 6
      Africa Programme ........................................................................................................................... 6
      Project grants .................................................................................................................................. 7
   Department of Health including NIHR (DH) ............................................................................... 7
      Public health research programme – commissioned call for proposals ......................................... 7
      SDO Call for proposals on demand management for planned care ............................................... 7
      SDO call for proposals for research into promising local innovations in healthcare delivery in the
      NHS.................................................................................................................................................. 8
   BBC World News ...................................................................................................................... 8
      World challenge funding ................................................................................................................. 8
   Wellcome Trust ........................................................................................................................ 8
      New investigator awards in medical history and the humanities .................................................. 8
      Senior Investigator Awards in Ethics and Society ........................................................................... 9
      Senior Investigator Awards in Medical History and Humanities .................................................... 9
      New Investigator Award in Ethics and Society ............................................................................. 10
   Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) ........................................................................... 10
      Grant 4/11: call for projects in developing digital literacies ......................................................... 10
   Eurostat ................................................................................................................................. 10
      Methodology and research ........................................................................................................... 10
   Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency ............................................................. 11
      Promotion and access to markets ................................................................................................ 11
   EuropeAid .............................................................................................................................. 11
      Innovative approaches for food insecurity: increasing micro finance services for PSNP and HABP
      beneficiaries in Ethiopia ................................................................................................................ 11
Responsive Mode Research Grants ........................................................................................ 12
   Economic and Social Research Council .................................................................................... 12
     Standard Grants Scheme .............................................................................................................. 12
   Research Project Grants ......................................................................................................... 12
     Leverhulme Trust .......................................................................................................................... 12
   Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ................................................... 12

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      First Grant Scheme........................................................................................................................ 12
Fellowships: Early-Career ...................................................................................................... 13
   Medical Research Council ....................................................................................................... 13
    ESRC/MRC/NIHR early career fellowship in health economics .................................................... 13
Fellowships: Mid-Career......................................................................................................... 13
   Economic and Social Research Council (and other research funders) ........................................ 13
     SAMS/UKCES/ESRC Management and Business Development Fellowship .................................. 13
Networking/Collaboration including research travel ......................................................... 14
   Economic and Social Research Council (and other research funders) ........................................ 14
     Indian-European Research Networking Programme .................................................................... 14
   Economic and Social Research Council .................................................................................... 14
     Overseas University Visits for ESRC Studentship holders ............................................................. 14
   European Consortium for Political Research ............................................................................ 15
     Travel and accommodation (formerly mobility) fund for the general conference ...................... 15
   European Science Foundation ................................................................................................. 15
     Eurocores: cross-national analysis of human values, institutions and behaviour ........................ 15
     Games for design and verification exchange grants ..................................................................... 15
   Directorate-General for Education and Culture ....................................................................... 16
     Pilot projects for the development of knowledge partnerships................................................... 16
Funding to host conferences .................................................................................................. 16
   European Science Foundation ................................................................................................. 16
     Exploratory workshops: all domains ............................................................................................. 16
     Research conferences scheme...................................................................................................... 17
Knowledge exchange and follow-on funding ........................................................................ 17
   Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) .......................................................................... 17
     Follow-on funding ......................................................................................................................... 17
     Opportunities Scheme .................................................................................................................. 17
Tenders.................................................................................................................................... 18
   Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) ................................................. 18
     Wholesale supply chain analysis ................................................................................................... 18
     Outcomes of food growing activities in schools ........................................................................... 19
     Review of factors affecting fruit and vegetable demand ............................................................. 19
     Opportunities to improve environmental and economic performance in the food chain – lean
     thinking, continuous improvement and benchmarking ............................................................... 20
     Resilience of the food supply to port disruption .......................................................................... 20
   European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation ............................................... 21
     Quantitative estimates of the demand for cloud computing in Europe and the likely barriers to
     take-up .......................................................................................................................................... 21
   Executive Agency for Health and Consumers ........................................................................... 21
     HIV and co-infections prevention strategies concepts for the future .......................................... 21
   European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control .............................................................. 21
     Evaluating HIV treatment for prevention ..................................................................................... 21
   European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training ................................................. 21
     The role of qualifications in governing occupations and professions .......................................... 21
   Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunties ........................... 22


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     Contract to analyse the conformity of the transposal of Directive 89/391/EEC on the
     introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at
     work .............................................................................................................................................. 22
   European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training ................................................. 22
     Return to work – work-based learning and the reintegration of unemployed adults into the
     labour market ............................................................................................................................... 22
   Directorate-General for Information Society and Media .......................................................... 23
     Clouds for science and public authorities ..................................................................................... 23
   European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions ......................... 23
     Restructuring in SMEs ................................................................................................................... 23
   European, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency .............................................................. 23
     Promotion and access to markets ................................................................................................ 23
   Eurostat ................................................................................................................................. 24
     Collection and data processing of statistics related to international trade ................................. 24
   European Parliament.............................................................................................................. 24
     Study on pilot projects and preparatory actions financed by the EU budget in the employment
     and social affairs ........................................................................................................................... 24
   Committee of the Regions of the European Union ................................................................... 24
     Framework contract in cascade – economic and social affairs .................................................... 24
Other ........................................................................................................................................ 25
   Wellcome Trust ...................................................................................................................... 25
    Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology fellowship in biomedical ethics ....................... 25




Directed Research Grants
Economic and Social Research Council
Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures
The ESRC is inviting proposals for international collaborative research projects under the ‘Rising Powers and
Interdependent Futures’ initiative as a major investment contributing to its three priorities, especially
Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth; and Vibrant and Fair Society. This focuses on the implications
of the Rising Powers for the rest of the world (paying attention to both developed and developing countries),
and on how the rising powers’ interactions with each other and other countries are changing. Applications are
expected to focus on one or more of the themes below from an interdisciplinary perspective and international
comparative and/or collaborative work is welcome.
The three themes are:
      Causes, sustainability and competitiveness
      Global and regional governance and the balance of power
      Well-being and equity
This call has a budget of £3.3M available for Research Projects at 100 per cent fEC. The ESRC welcomes
Research Grant Proposals with total costs of between £200k and £750k (at 100 per cent fEC). Consistent with
the Research Councils' arrangements for fEC, the ESRC will contribute 80 per cent of this cost and the
remaining balance must be guaranteed by the Research Organisation. Eligible institutions may include
applications for attached project linked studentships within their proposal.
      Deadline: 8 September 2011
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        Further details: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15262/latest-
         opportunity-1.aspx

Economic and Social Research Council
Digital social research – demonstrator projects
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications under its digital social research programme for
sustainability projects. Funding worth up to £50,000 is provided for projects that enhance the sustainability of
proven software, services and practices, so that the ESRC may further support social science research using
digital methods.

        Closing date 02 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max £50,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Economic and Social Research Council
Digital Social Research – Demonstrator Projects
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications under its digital social research programme for
sustainability projects. Funding worth up to £50,000 is provided for projects that enhance the sustainability of
proven software, services and practices, so that the ESRC may further support social science research using
digital methods.

        Closing date 02 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max £50,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Economic and Social Research Council
DFID-ESRC Growth Programme
The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
are partnering in a new programme on economic growth in developing countries. The DFID/ESRC Growth
Programme will fund world class scientific research on issues relating to inclusive economic growth in Low
Income Countries (LICs), with high potential for impact on policy and practice.

There will be three themes under the call. Applications which are not deemed to address these themes
sufficiently will be rejected as ineligible. The themes are:

    1)   Agriculture and Growth
    2)   Financial Sector Development and Growth
    3)   Innovation, Diffusion and Economic Growth
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         Deadline: 4pm on 26 May 2011
        Further details: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/14551/latest-
         opportunity-2.aspx

Economic and Social Research Council (and other research funders)
Digging into Data Challenge



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Eight international research funding agencies are jointly announcing their participation in round two of the
Digging into Data Challenge, a grant competition designed to spur cutting edge research in the humanities and
social sciences based around new analytical techniques and new forms of data with research value.

Large-scale data analyses allow researchers to discover relationships, detect discrepancies and perform
computations on so-called ‘big datasets’. Such data arise not just from the capture and storage of data on
everyday transactions (eg Internet searches, consumer purchases, cell phone records, ’smart‘metering systems
and sensors), but also from the digitisation of all types of media such as books, newspapers, journals, films,
artworks, TV and sound recordings. Data linkage to and analysis of large and diverse data collections might
help researchers use these materials to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world.

The Digging into Data Challenge poses the provocative question of how can we use advanced computational
methods and new forms of data to address new questions about and gain further insights into our world? The
ESRC has a particular interest in research projects that will assess:

    1)   the suitability of new forms of data for particular research purposes
    2)   the accessibility of new forms of data for research in the social and economic sciences,
    3)   whilst demonstrating the value of such data for social and economic research.
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         Deadline: 16 June 2011
        Further details: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15008/latest-
         opportunity-5.aspx
        Website: http://www.diggingintodata.org/

Medical Research Council (MRC)
Nutrition for life – feasibility
The Medical Research Council, the Technology Strategy Board, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invite applications for feasibility
projects under their nutrition for life programme. Projects should be small-scale technical feasibility studies in
early stage, high risk, applied research, with the aim of developing innovative technologies and processes with
an emphasis on the provision of healthy and safe foods. Projects may be undertaken by a single business or
with one other entity. Funding is worth up to £25,000 over three to six months.

        Closing date 29 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications open 9 May; closing date 12pm, 29 June 2011.
        Award amount max £25,000
        Award budget total £500,000
        Website Link

Medical Research Council (MRC)
Nutrition for life – collaborative R&D
The Medical Research Council, the Technology Strategy Board, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invite applications for
collaborative research and development projects that enable the development of innovative technologies and
processes, with an emphasis on healthy and safe foods. Projects may be led by a business of any size and
undertaken by a consortia comprising of at least two partners from either business or academia. Funding of up
to £500,000 is available over one to three years.

        Closing date 15 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications open 9 May; expressions of interest 15 June; full
         applications 12pm, 17 August 2011.
        Award amount max £500,000

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        Award budget total £5,750,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link

Bupa Foundation
Foundation Awards
The BUPA foundation invites applications for its foundation awards. Foundation Prizes will focus on
recognition for excellent completed work by aspiring and promising new researchers in the early phases of
their career. Research themes are:

•healthy lives prize: enabling sustained behaviour changes on physical activity and/or nutrition amongst
children, families or in the workplace;

•patients as partners prize: utilising or developing shared-decision making tools for better patient decisions for
use amongst disadvantaged or diverse groups;

•vitality for life prize: promoting and encouraging healthy ageing through physical activity and other
behaviour-based and social solutions for the older age group;

•technology for healthy outcomes prize: using new technologies to cheaply and effectively organise and
interpret health outcomes data - for better design of community health activities and to improve patient
decision making.

Awards are worth £15,000 each and applications are welcome from UK based clinicians, researchers and
health care professionals.

        Closing date 01 Jul 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm. This call is repeated once a year.
        Award amount max £15,000
        Award budget total £60,000
        Website Link

Nuffield Foundation
Africa Programme
The Nuffield Foundation invites project proposals under its Africa programme. This supports the development
of research and professional expertise required for African countries to grow their economies and deliver
health, education and other services. The programme operates within defined geographic and thematic areas,
funding projects that:

•benefit Southern or Eastern Africa;

•develop training initiatives that focus primarily on health, science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
Proposals in education, law and social welfare may also be considered;

•build expertise at research and professional level.

Only UK-based non-profit organisations - academic institutions and NGOs - can apply for funding. These
organisations must have well-established links with partner organisations in the country or region where the
proposed work is to take place and must have developed the proposal together with these partners. Grants
are worth between £5,000 and £150,000.

        Closing date 08 Jul 11
        Deadline information This call is repeated 3 times a year.
        Award amount max £150,000
        Website Link

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Nuffield Foundation
Project grants
The Nuffield Foundation invites applications for its project grants. Research projects must be intended to have
a practical or policy outcome in the short or medium term. Funding will not be given for routine academic
research. Funding areas are:

•children and families. This helps to ensure that the legal and institutional framework is best adapted to meet
the needs of children and families;

•education. This supports innovative research and development in specific priority areas.

•law in society. This promotes access to, and understanding of, the civil justice system.

•open door proposals that aim to advance social well-being may also be accepted if they do not fall into one of
these categories.

Grants normally range in size from £10,000 to £250,000. The foundation may also consider applications for
larger awards.

Applicants should be UK charitable or non-profit organisations and research should be mainly based in the UK.
However, the foundation welcome proposals for collaborative projects involving partners in European or
Commonwealth countries.

        Closing date 08 Jul 11
        Deadline information Deadlines on: 8 July 2011, 4 November 2011, and repeated annually.
        Award amount max £250,000
        Consortium requirements Any
        Website Link

Department of Health including NIHR (DH)
Public health research programme – commissioned call for proposals
The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research, under its public health research
programme, invites proposals for commissioned research projects. Applications are invited to conduct
research on the following the public health impact of decreasing the amount of street lighting 11/3004.
Applicants must be based in the UK.

        Closing date 22 Aug 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 1pm.
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Department of Health including NIHR (DH)
SDO Call for proposals on demand management for planned care
The Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research invites proposals on demand management
for planned care under its Service Delivery and Organisation programme. Proposals should be for promising
innovations in healthcare delivery which have a substantial potential benefit and could be applied more widely
in the NHS.Particular areas of research should be identified within the following themes:

•interventions aimed at general practitioners;

•interventions aimed at specialists and the interface;

•organisational interventions to manage or divert referrals.


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Higher education institutes will be funded at a maximum of 80 per cent of full economic costs except for
equipment over £50,000. For non-HEIs, up to 100 per cent of costs may be funded. SDO 11/1018

        Closing date 09 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 1pm.
        Website Link

Department of Health including NIHR (DH)
SDO call for proposals for research into promising local innovations in healthcare
delivery in the NHS
The Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research invites proposals for research into
promising local innovations in healthcare delivery in the NHS under its Service Delivery and Organisation
programme. The programme aims to promote closer links and partnership working between healthcare
organisations, and local academic institutions/partners with expertise in researching health services delivery
and organisation. This call requires partnership between healthcare organisations and health service
researchers with expertise in evaluation. Higher education institutes will be funded at a maximum of 80 per
cent of full economic costs except for equipment over £50,000. For non-HEIs, up to 100 per cent of costs may
be funded. Up to £500,000 is available per project. SDO 11/1019

        Closing date 09 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 1pm.
        Award amount max £500,000
        Website Link

BBC World News
World challenge funding
BBC World News invites applications for its world challenge funding. This is aimed at finding projects or small
businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots level. Funding is
for:

•innovative projects or ideas that demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit working for the benefit of the
community whilst adopting a responsible approach;

•projects/small businesses that show initiative, the innovative use of technology or an invention;

•projects/small businesses that increase investment into the local community;

•projects/small businesses that take a responsible approach to the environment in which they are operating.

The winner will receive a grant of $20,000. The second and third place finalists will each receive a grant of
$10,000.

        Closing date 19 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 12am.
        Award amount max $20,000
        Award budget total $40,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Wellcome Trust
New investigator awards in medical history and the humanities

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The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its new investigator awards in medical history and humanities.
These support world-class researchers who are no more than five years from appointment to their first
academic position but can already show that they have the ability to innovate and drive advances in their field
of study. Research in medical history and humanities should address the important questions at the interface
of science, medicine and the wider humanities including the social sciences and the arts. Applicants must be
based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country, and should have an established
academic post at an eligible higher education or research institution. Funding is worth up to £200,000 over up
to five years. The award does not include salary costs.

        Closing date 02 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications are accepted between 1 June and 2 September 2011.
        Award amount max £200,000
        Website Link

Wellcome Trust
Senior Investigator Awards in Ethics and Society
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its senior investigator awards in ethics and society. These support
researchers who have an international track record of significant achievement, who have demonstrated the
originality and impact of their research, and who are leading their field. Projects should explore the ethical and
social aspects of biomedical research and health interventions, with the ultimate aim of achieving
extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Applicants should be based in the UK, Republic of
Ireland or a low- or middle-income country, and should have an established academic post at an eligible higher
education or research institution. Funding is worth up to £200,000 over up to five years. The award does not
include salary costs.

        Closing date 02 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications are accepted between 1 June and 2 September 2011.
        Award amount max £200,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Wellcome Trust
Senior Investigator Awards in Medical History and Humanities
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its senior investigator awards in ethics and society. These support
researchers who have an international track record of significant achievement, who have demonstrated the
originality and impact of their research, and who are leading their field. Projects should explore the ethical and
social aspects of biomedical research and health interventions, with the ultimate aim of achieving
extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Applicants should be based in the UK, Republic of
Ireland or a low- or middle-income country, and should have an established academic post at an eligible higher
education or research institution. Funding is worth up to £200,000 over up to five years. The award does not
include salary costs.

        Closing date 02 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications are accepted between 1 June and 2 September 2011.
        Award amount max £200,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link




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Wellcome Trust
New Investigator Award in Ethics and Society
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its new investigator awards in ethics and society. These support
research that explores the ethical and social aspects of biomedical research and health interventions, with the
ultimate aim of achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Researchers should be
able to articulate a compelling long-term vision for their research and demonstrate the talent, track record and
originality to achieve it. Applicants should have an established academic post at in eligible higher education or
research institution and should be no more than five years from the appointment to their first academic post
on the date of application. Researchers based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or low- or middle-income
countries are eligible. Funding is worth up to £200,000 over up to five years. The award does not include salary
costs.

        Closing date 02 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications are accepted between 1 June and 2 September 2011.
        Award amount max £200,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Grant 4/11: call for projects in developing digital literacies
The Joint Information Systems Committee invites proposals for its grant 4/11: call for projects in developing
digital literacies. JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to support the development
and implementation of institutional approaches to digital literacies across the entire workforce and including
students.

Total funding of up to £1 million is available for 10 to 12 two year projects funded at up to £100,000 each.
Proposals may be submitted by higher education institutions funded via HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL Northern
Ireland, and by further education institutions funded via SFC, DCELLS Wales and DEL Northern Ireland. FE
institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs are also eligible to bid provided proposals
demonstrate how the work supports the HE in FE agenda. Proposals may be from single institutions or
consortia.

        Closing date 08 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline: 12pm.
        Award amount max £100,000
        Award budget total £1,000,000
        Website Link

Eurostat
Methodology and research
Eurostat invites proposals in the field of methodology and research. The tenderer will prepare and organise
the second ESSnet workshop for around 100 delegates, in order to continue the dialogue between existing and
future ESSnets and to foster cooperation and technical or methodological exchanges between projects.
European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. Funding is worth up to
€80,000 over six months. OJ 2011/S 77-125406. CPV: 79330000.

        Closing date 06 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max €80,000


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        Website Link

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Promotion and access to markets
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites proposals on promotion and access to
markets for European audiovisual and cinema works. Projects should:

•aim to improve the circulation of European audiovisual works by ensuring that the European audiovisual
sector has access to the professional European and international markets;

•encourage common actions between national film and audiovisual programme promotion organisations;

•encourage the building-up of an economic partnership between countries and professionals inside and
outside the MEDIA programme, and facilitate better mutual knowledge and understanding.

European organisations registered in, and controlled by, EU and EEA member states, Switzerland and Croatia
are eligible. Actions must take start between 1 January and 1 May 2012 and must finish no later than 31
December 2012. The total estimated budget for this call is €2.56 million, and projects have a maximum period
of 12 months. Grants will fund up to 50 per cent of eligible costs. EACEA/14/11. OJ 2011/C 123/09.

        Closing date 10 Jun 11
        Award budget total €2,560,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

EuropeAid
Innovative approaches for food insecurity: increasing micro finance services for
PSNP and HABP beneficiaries in Ethiopia
EuropeAid invites proposals under its call for innovative approaches to food insecurity: increasing micro
finance services for productive safety net programme and HABP beneficiaries in Ethiopia. The purpose of this
call is to provide PNSP beneficiaries with alternative and accelerated pathways towards graduation, thus
improving livelihoods of chronically food insecure households. The specific objectives of this call are to:

•support chronically food insecure households to access viable market-driven on and off-farm income
generating opportunities as well as to access sustainable financial services and to develop knowledge, skills
and confidence adequate to manage and implement their business plans;

•build technical capacity within a variety of offices in Woreda administrations, marketing groups, the private
sector and the 25 national agricultural and vocational education and training colleges, focusing on sustainable
input sourcing, production, value chain and market analysis, marketing access to product markets that meet
the needs and capacities of food insecure households;

•support micro finance institutions in improving and expand their capacity to deliver appropriate financial
services and products, particularly targeted to PSNP households;

•extensively document evidence based experiences, lessons learnt, approaches and best practices
accumulated during the project, ensuring publications and effective distribution and easy availability to public.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must be non profit making organisations, such as non-
governmental organisations, public sector operators, local authorities, or international (intergovernmental)




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organisations. Applicants must also be nationals of a member state of the European Union, of an official
candidate country, or of a developing country. Actions must take place in Ethiopia

The budget for this call is €2.2 million. Grants are worth between €1.8m and €2.2m.
EuropeAid/131211/L/ACT/ET.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Award amount max €2,200,000
        Award budget total €2,200,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link



Responsive Mode Research Grants
Economic and Social Research Council
Standard Grants Scheme
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its standard grants scheme. Awards ranging
from £200,000 to £2 million, at 100 per cent full economic cost, will be made to eligible institutions to allow
individuals or research teams to undertake research projects in subject areas falling within the ESRC remit. The
scheme is open to universities, colleges of higher education and independent research institutes in the UK
approved by the ESRC.

        Award amount max £2,000,000
        Website Link

Research Project Grants
Leverhulme Trust
The Leverhulme Trust invites proposals for its research project grants. These are primarily intended to provide
the salary costs of one or more researchers working on a specific and discrete project proposed by the
applicant. Postgraduate studentships may also be linked to the project.

The trust supports research on any topic within the entire array of academic disciplines. However, an
exception is made for areas of research supported by specialist funding agencies and, in particular, for
medicine.

The great majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over a duration of two to three years. If
compelling evidence is provided, awards may be made for sums between £250,000 and £500,000 for research
over a period of up to five years.

Applicants should be based at higher and further education institutions or registered charities in the UK or at
similar institutions and organisations in developing countries.

        Deadline information Deadline: outline applications are accepted at any time; invited full applications
         21 March, 1 September, 1 December annually.
        Award amount max £500,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
First Grant Scheme

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invites applications for its first grants scheme. This
scheme helps new academics apply for research funding at the start of their careers.

Applicants must have been appointed to their first academic lecturing appointment in a UK university within
the previous 36 months, or still be within the probation period associated with their new appointment.
Applicants must also have completed their PhD or an equivalent professional qualification within 10 years of
the time they submit their proposal, as well as hold a university position that includes lecturing and
administrative responsibilities alongside research.

Grants are worth up to £125,000 full economic cost for a period of up to two years, with EPSRC contributing 80
per cent fEC.

        Award amount max £125,000
        Applications per institution 1
        Consortium requirements Not Known
        Website Link
        Application form Link



Fellowships: Early-Career
Medical Research Council
ESRC/MRC/NIHR early career fellowship in health economics


The Medical Research Council, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Council and the
National Institute for Health Research, invites applications for its early career fellowship in health economics.
The scheme enables individuals to undertake challenging projects in excellent research and training
environments. MRC aims to strengthen capacity in health economics by attracting early postdoctoral
researchers trained in economics research methods to apply their skills to health economics problems. The
fellowship helps individuals begin to establish a research track record in the field and to undertake further
training.

The competition is open to applicants with some advanced training in any field of economics who can
demonstrate the transferability of their research skills to the field of the economics of health. It is also open
to applicants who have recently transferred to health economics and require further advanced training. Those
with prior training in econometric methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must either have a
PhD/DPhil or expect to do so by the time of take-up of the award, and must be early career and not have more
than three years post-doctoral experience. Applicants should hold a PhD or DPhil in either economics or one
that combines training in economics with research in related areas (for example, statistics, and epidemiology).

The fellowship is for a period of up to three years.

        Closing date 06 Oct 11
        Deadline information This call is repeated once a year.
        Website Link



Fellowships: Mid-Career
Economic and Social Research Council (and other research funders)
SAMS/UKCES/ESRC Management and Business Development Fellowship



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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in partnership with the Society for the Advancement of
Management Studies (SAMS) and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), is inviting proposals
from UK Research Organisations (ROs) to host fellowships in Management and Business Studies. This follows a
successful first round of commissioning in 2009, which provided funding for 16 Fellows across 11 Business
Schools. A sum of £1.2m has been made available from the ESRC and the co funders for a second round of
Fellowships under this scheme.

The aim of the Management and Business Development Fellowships are to provide an entry pathway to an
academic position in Management and Business Studies for talented individuals who can demonstrate
potential for excellent research skills. Fellows must be seeking to convert to a career in Management and
Business Studies from either a professional business career or a different academic field, and possess at least
five years experience either through a professional career in Management or Business, or an academic career
in a discipline other than Management and Business since completing an undergraduate degree.

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         Deadline: 15 July 2011
        Further details: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15394/latest-
         opportunity-12.aspx



Networking/Collaboration including research travel
Economic and Social Research Council (and other research funders)
Indian-European Research Networking Programme
The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR, India) in association with the Agence Nationale de la
Recherche (ANR, France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany), the Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC, UK) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, The Netherlands)
invite applications for joint social science networking proposals between research centres in the participating
European countries and India.

The aim of the scheme is to promote the strengthening of the social sciences within and between the five
countries by providing additional funding to allow joint research activities for internationally excellent research
in relevant areas. It is expected that successful Networks will involve well-established existing groups, possibly
with some already established connections, who wish to achieve a world leadership position in their area over
the next three years.

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         Closing date: 15 Sept 2011
        Further details: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15464/latest-
         opportunity-15.aspx

Economic and Social Research Council
Overseas University Visits for ESRC Studentship holders
The Economic and Social Research Council invites full-time ESRC studentship holders to apply for financial
support for overseas university visits within their studentship period. This additional funding is intended to
provide applicants with the opportunity to establish research networks, to disseminate early research findings,
to participate in seminars and other academic activities that are directly relevant to their research, or to
undertake specialist research training that is not available within the UK.

Deadline information Deadline: completed applications should be submitted to the nominated HEI contact
who will forward it to ESRC; applications are sent to ESRC in batches by 4pm on the last working day of the
month.


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Date posted 12 May 11

Award type Personal development, Financial aid for postgraduate students, Travel to conferences, meetings
etc., Travel for research purposes, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Website Link

Application form Link

European Consortium for Political Research
Travel and accommodation (formerly mobility) fund for the general conference
The European Consortium for Political Research invites applications for travel and accommodation grants to
attend its general conference. This fund supports self-funded PhD students from consortium member
institutions who are presenting a paper at the 2011 general conference in Reykjavik. A fixed sum of €250 is
available to cover accommodation and travel expenses.

        Closing date 01 Jul 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications accepted between 2 May and 1 July 2011.
        Award amount max €250
        Applications per institution 1
        Consortium requirements Not Known
        Website Link

European Science Foundation
Eurocores: cross-national analysis of human values, institutions and behaviour
The European Science Foundation invites applications for financial support to attend the Eurocores
conference: understanding European diversity - cross-national analysis of human values, attitudes and
behaviour (HumVIB). Funding is awarded upon submission of abstracts for short presentations at the
conference, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from 8 to 10 September 2011. Topics include:

•gender inequality;

•organisation of the life-course;

•attitudes to the welfare state;

•subjective well-being;

•voter turnout and abstention;

•congruence between political elites and citizens.

Early-career researchers, who have received their PhD since 2001 may apply.

        Closing date 23 May 11
        Website Link

European Science Foundation
Games for design and verification exchange grants
The European Science Foundation invites proposals for its games for design and verification exchange grants.
These support visits lasting between 15 days and six months by researchers travelling from a European country
to another European country. Preference will be given to applications from contributing countries. Grants

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include a monthly allowance of approximately €1,600, or €57 per day, plus actual travel expenses worth up to
€500.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 March 2011, 30 June 2011, 30 September 2011, 31 December
         2011, and repeated annually.
        Award amount max €10,100
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Directorate-General for Education and Culture
Pilot projects for the development of knowledge partnerships
The Directorate-General for Education and Culture invites proposals for pilot projects for the development of
knowledge partnerships. Funding supports structured partnerships which bring together businesses with
higher education and training institutions to design and deliver new curricula and courses, to develop new and
innovative ways of delivering and utilising education and knowledge and to facilitate the flow between higher
education and companies.Higher education institutions, research institutes, training institutes and public and
private large, medium or small companies, based in EU member states, may apply. Each partnership must
include at least three different independent partners, established in a minimum of three different member
states. At least one participant must be a higher education institution, and at least one participant must be a
private company. The budget for this call is €1 million. Grants are worth between €200,000 and €400,000 each
and funding covers a maximum of 75 per cent of eligible costs over 12 to 18 months. Activities must start
between 30 September 2011 and 1 February 2012. DG EAC No EAC/19/2011.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Award amount max €400,000
        Award budget total €1,000,000
        Consortium requirements Any
        Website Link



Funding to host conferences
European Science Foundation
Exploratory workshops: all domains
The European Science Foundation invites applications for its exploratory workshops. Meetings should aim to
open up new directions in research or to explore emerging fields, and demonstrate potential for initiating
follow-up research activities or developing future collaborative actions. Proposals may address the following
fields: biomedical sciences; life, Earth and environmental sciences, physical and engineering sciences; social
sciences; humanities; science driven input to research policy in any of the above fields. Workshops should
usually last for one to three days and include 15 to 30 participants, from a minimum of four ESF member
organisation countries. This call supports workshops to be held between 1 February and 31 December 2012.
Each applicant must be an active scientist or scholar based in a university or research institute in an ESF
member countries may apply. Co-applicants from other countries are welcome. Approximately 50 awards,
worth up to €15,000 each, are available.

        Closing date 26 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm CET.


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       Award amount max €15,000
       Consortium requirements Any
       Website Link
       Application form Link

European Science Foundation
Research conferences scheme
The European Science Foundation invites proposals for high-level research conferences to take place in 2013
within the framework of its research conferences scheme. This supports conferences organised around the
following topics:

•molecular biology;

•physics or biophysics and environmental sciences;

•social sciences and humanities.

Scientists or researchers based at European universities or research institutes in ESF member organisation
countries may apply for a grant to organise a single conference lasting for three to four days, which may
include up to 130 participants. Conferences should be open to scientists worldwide, whether from academia
or industry.

       Closing date 15 Sep 11
       Deadline information Deadline: 12am CET.
       Website Link
       Application form Link



Knowledge exchange and follow-on funding
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Follow-on funding
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for follow-on funding under its knowledge
exchange programme. This provides follow-on funding to undertake additional knowledge transfer and impact
generation activities that can demonstrate the potential for significant economic, social, policy or practice
benefit. Funding is worth up to £100,000. The fund is open to all social science researchers employed in UK
research organisations approved by ESRC.

       Closing date 14 Jun 11
       Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
       Award amount max £100,000
       Consortium requirements Required
       Website Link
       Application form Link

Economic and Social Research Council
Opportunities Scheme
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications under its knowledge exchange opportunities
scheme. The scheme provides the opportunity to apply for funding for knowledge exchange activities at any
stage of the research lifecycle, and is aimed at maximising the impact of social science research outside

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academia. The scheme replaces the ESRC placement fellowships and knowledge exchange small grants
schemes.

The flexibility built into the scheme is intended to encourage applicants to think creatively about knowledge
exchange, and applications are welcomed for either a single activity or a combination of activities; be it setting
up a network to help inform the development of a research proposal, arranging an academic placement with a
voluntary or business organisation, or developing tools such as podcasts and videos aimed at communicating
the results of research to non-academic audiences.

Funding is worth between £2,000 and £100,000. Applications are welcome from social scientists based at UK
research organisations.

        Closing date 14 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max £100,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link



Tenders
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Wholesale supply chain analysis
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a call to tender for wholesale supply chain
analysis. Defra requires the assessment and mapping of current fresh produce, fish and meat wholesaler
supply chain issues and activity. This work will provide an analysis in support of the expansion of the successful
pilot London business development manager programme across England. The study needs to address the
following:

•an assessment of current fresh produce, fish and meat wholesale supply chain issues;

•mapping and analysis of the structural set up of these wholesale sectors and supply chains across England
and their inter-relationships with the country’s other food supply chains;

•identify areas throughout the country where there are the opportunities to maximise the potential for fresh
produce, fish and meat producers to engage more with wholesalers as a market for their produce;

•identify potential synergies and opportunities with existing and emerging initiatives that could impact on
these wholesale sectors;

•identify potential opportunities and challenges to extending fresh produce, fish and meat wholesale sales
across the country as part of the expansion of the BDMP;

•the role of consumers in extending the wholesale market should be considered.

FFG 1109

        Closing date 18 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Website Link




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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Outcomes of food growing activities in schools
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a call to tender for a study on outcomes of
food growing activities in schools. This desk study will collate, review and evaluate the evidence base for a
range of outcomes derived from food growing activities in schools.

The study will:

•assess, through a Literature Review, the wide range of published studies that have investigated regional,
national, UK and international programmes for growing food in schools;

•determine the impacts derived from food growing in schools on public health, improvements in pupil’s
attainment, building communities and citizenship, practical horticultural skills and knowledge, enterprise,
environmental behaviours;

•aim to investigate the cost-benefit of such programmes, looking at role in supporting long-term intervention
strategies;

•consider challenges to success at both local school and national delivery level;

•identify best practice for developing and implementing food growing in schools initiatives, to overcome
barriers and deliver maximum benefits.

FFG 1105

        Closing date 19 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Review of factors affecting fruit and vegetable demand
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a call to tender for a study on outcomes of
food growing activities in schools. This desk study will collate, review and evaluate the evidence base for a
range of outcomes derived from food growing activities in schools.

The study will:

•assess, through a Literature Review, the wide range of published studies that have investigated regional,
national, UK and international programmes for growing food in schools;

•determine the impacts derived from food growing in schools on public health, improvements in pupil’s
attainment, building communities and citizenship, practical horticultural skills and knowledge, enterprise,
environmental behaviours;

•aim to investigate the cost-benefit of such programmes, looking at role in supporting long-term intervention
strategies;

•consider challenges to success at both local school and national delivery level;

•identify best practice for developing and implementing food growing in schools initiatives, to overcome
barriers and deliver maximum benefits.


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FFG 1105

        Closing date 19 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Opportunities to improve environmental and economic performance in the food chain –
lean thinking, continuous improvement and benchmarking
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a call to tender for a review of factors
affecting fruit and vegetable demand. Research is needed to review existing evidence, data and knowledge on
drivers for fruit and vegetable consumption, specifically how price, packaging, taste, appearance and
marketing influence fruit and vegetable demand and how these factors interact with income levels,
demographics and education. This desk study should consider consumer behavioural drivers for consumption
of fruit and vegetables, in order to test this perception and investigate whether there is a UK market for a
variety of different quality requirements including so called ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables which may provide a
more economical alternative for those on lower incomes. FFG 1104

        Closing date 20 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Website Link

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Resilience of the food supply to port disruption
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a call to tender for a study on the
resilience of food supply to port disruption. Research is needed to assess whether UK-level port flexibility is
sufficient to withstand disruption at a given port or port cluster to allow for the import of key commodities and
processed foods without significant impact on price and availability. The objectives are as follows:

•to identify the likely causes, extent, speed and duration of transmission of ports disruption into interruption
to food imports arriving in the UK as containerised, ro-ro and bulk traffic;

•to determine the extent to which particular features of domestic and international transport infrastructure
and food supply chains are likely to ameliorate/exacerbate the impact of UK port disruption on the supply of
food imports into the UK;

•to determine the extent to which UK food security is contingent upon the resilience of overseas port
infrastructure;

•to explore the behaviour of individual port operators, shipping companies and land-based logistics and food
supply chain agents in the event of port disruption.

FFG 1004

        Closing date 27 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Website Link




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European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation
Quantitative estimates of the demand for cloud computing in Europe and the likely
barriers to take-up
The European Commission Framework Programme 7: Cooperation, in collaboration with the Directorate-
General for Information Society and Media, invites proposals to provide quantitative estimates of the demand
for cloud computing in Europe and the likely barriers to take-up. The tenderer will assess the sectors most
likely to adopt cloud computing and the factors likely to provide the most significant policy or technical
barriers. European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations may apply. Funding is worth
up to €250,000 over nine months. OJ 2011/S 70-113035. CPV: 73210000.

        Closing date 20 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max €250,000
        Website Link

Executive Agency for Health and Consumers
HIV and co-infections prevention strategies concepts for the future
The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers invites proposals for HIV and co-infections prevention
strategies concepts for the future. The tenderer will prepare a detailed guide on prevention strategies,
considering evidence-based knowledge, with a focus on geographic aspects, affected risk groups and social,
medical, legal, political and financial obstacles to prevention. European agencies and institutions, as well as
international organisations, may apply. Funding is worth up to €400,000 over 12 months. OJ 2011/S 75-
122087. CPV: 73200000.

        Closing date 20 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max €400,000
        Website Link

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Evaluating HIV treatment for prevention
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control invites proposals on evaluating HIV for prevention.
The tenderer will review scientific literature to examine the evidence and recommendation for HIV prevention
effects at the population level, with a focus on treatment as prevention in relation to mother-to-child
transmission and post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV. European institutions and agencies, as well as
international organisations, may apply. Funding is worth up to €30,000 over six months. OJ 2011/S 2011/S 75-
122091. CPV: 85100000.

        Closing date 20 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max €30,000
        Website Link

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
The role of qualifications in governing occupations and professions
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training invites proposals on the role of qualifications
in governing occupations and professions. The study should address trends in 10 EU countries and five sectors,
including:


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•how qualifications are used to govern access to, and practice in, occupations and professions;

•how the use of qualifications for regulation purposes varies between sectors and countries;

•how public policies influence and challenge the use of qualifications for regulatory purposes;

•the role and influence of economic and technological change on the use of qualifications for regulation
purposes.

European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. Groupings may also
submit bids. The tenderer’s annual turnover over the last three financial years should be at least €180,000. The
study leader must have a minimum of five years’ experience in international research project management
and policy analysis in a relevant field. Other researchers involved in the study must have at least three years’
experience in a relevant field. Funding is worth approximately €180,000 over 12 months. OJ 2011/S 70-
113058. CPV: 73100000.

       Closing date 23 May 11
       Award type Tenders, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
       Award amount max €180,000
       Website Link

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunties
Contract to analyse the conformity of the transposal of Directive 89/391/EEC on the
introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers
at work
The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities invites proposals for a
contract to analyse the conformity of the transposal of Directive 89/391/EEC on the introduction of measures
to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work. The tenderer will perform an analysis
to describe the current situation regarding the transposition of EU Directives on health and safety at work into
the national law of Iceland, and to enable the Commission to identify necessary amendments to bring national
legislation into line with the Directives. European institutions and agencies, as well as international
organisations, may apply. Funding is worth up to €60,000 over 14 months. OJ 2011/S 75-122095. CPV:
71621000.

       Closing date 27 May 11
       Award amount max €60,000
       Website Link

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Return to work – work-based learning and the reintegration of unemployed adults into
the labour market
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training invites proposals on work-based learning and
the reintegration of unemployed adults into the labour market. The purpose of this study is to investigate how
work-based learning that focuses on the acquisition of key competences can contribute to getting low-skilled
unemployed adults back into the labour market. The study shall consist of a profound desk-research, a
comparative overview of policies and practices in 15 EU member states and 10 in-depth case studies.
European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. Groupings may also
submit bids. The team leader must possess:

•a minimum of five years of professional experience in research project management and in the field of
vocational education and training;

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•a minimum of three years of professional experience in comparative analysis in thematic issues relevant to
the present study;

•a minimum of two years of professional experience in research on case studies;

•a minimum of one year of professional experience in research in policies that support the reintegration of
unemployed into the world of work, or teaching and learning of adults, or key competences.

The members of the research team must possess three years of individual experience in comparative analysis
at European level in thematic issues relevant to the present study, or vocational education and training, or
research on case studies. Funding is worth approximately €180,000 over 14 months. OJ 2011/S 77-125415.
CPV: 73000000.

       Closing date 01 Jun 11
       Award amount max €180,000
       Website Link

Directorate-General for Information Society and Media
Clouds for science and public authorities
The Directorate-General for Information Society and Media invites proposals on clouds for science and public
authorities. The tenderer will provide a cartography of the e-science and e-government clouds in the EU,
identify obstacles to pan-European cloud computing services, determine potential for e-science cloud use and
determine models for organisation and operation, as well as looking into ways to leverage the purchasing
power of public funders. European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply.
Funding is worth up to €150,000 over nine months. OJ 2011/S 75-122111. CPV: 73210000.

       Closing date 06 Jun 11
       Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
       Award amount max €150,000
       Consortium requirements Not Known
       Website Link

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Restructuring in SMEs
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions invites proposals on
restructuring in small and medium-sized enterprises. The tenderer will conduct desk research, field research
and reporting in order to contribute to closing the knowledge gap in this area. The investigation will cover
information on the driver, means and procedures of restructuring in SMEs and the effects on employment and
competitiveness. For the contract to be awarded in 2011, the study will cover Hungary, Lithuania, the
Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The 2012 contract may cover Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Malta and Portugal. Funding is worth up to €140,000 over
24 months. OJ 2011/S 84-137116. CPV: 79315000, 79311400, 73110000.

       Closing date 07 Jun 11
       Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm.
       Award amount max €140,000
       Website Link

European, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Promotion and access to markets


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Eurostat invites proposals for the collection and data processing of statistics related to international trade. The
tenderer will collect and process statistics related to international trade. European institutions and agencies, as
well as international organisations, may apply. The budget for this call is €750,000 over 36 months. OJ 2011/S
81-132563. CPV: 72310000, 72314000, 79330000.

        Closing date 13 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award budget total €750,000
        Website Link

Eurostat
Collection and data processing of statistics related to international trade
Eurostat invites proposals for the collection and data processing of statistics related to international trade. The
tenderer will collect and process statistics related to international trade. European institutions and agencies, as
well as international organisations, may apply. The budget for this call is €750,000 over 36 months. OJ 2011/S
81-132563. CPV: 72310000, 72314000, 79330000.

        Closing date 13 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award budget total €750,000
        Website Link

European Parliament
Study on pilot projects and preparatory actions financed by the EU budget in the
employment and social affairs
The European Parliament invites proposals for a study on pilot projects and preparatory actions financed by
the EU budget in the employment and social affairs areas. The purpose of the contract is to derive external
expertise to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs on pilot projects and preparatory actions
financed by the EU budget in the employment and social affairs area. European institutions and agencies, as
well as international organisations, may apply. Funding is worth €120,000 over 11 months. OJ 2011/S 84-
137075. CPV: 73200000.

        Closing date 24 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 12pm.
        Award amount max €120,000
        Consortium requirements Any
        Website Link

Committee of the Regions of the European Union
Framework contract in cascade – economic and social affairs
The Committee of the Regions of the European Union invites proposals for a framework contract in cascade -
economic and social affairs. The contract may be renewed a maximum of three times, each time for up to one
year. European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. Funding is worth
between €100,000 and €120,000 over 12 months. OJ 2011/S 72-116741. CPV: 73110000.

        Closing date 28 Jul 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max €120,000
        Website Link


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Other
Wellcome Trust
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology fellowship in biomedical ethics
The Wellcome Trust, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, invites
applications for its fellowship in biomedical ethics. This scheme enables a PhD student or junior fellow funded
through the Wellcome Trust biomedical ethics programme to undertake a three-month fellowship at the
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The fellowship allows unique access to a parliamentary and
policy-making setting, and supports the programme's remit to encourage the application of research. It is
intended to develop awareness of policy environments and processes, and to raise an issue relevant to
biomedical ethics among a parliamentary audience.

Applicants should be in the second or third year of their PhD or in the first year of a fellowship funded by the
biomedical ethics programme. UK applicants are eligible to apply.

The fellowship includes a fully funded three-month minimum extension to the applicant’s PhD or fellowship
award, as well as maintenance grant while based at POST. Travel and accommodation needs to London will be
covered up to £2,000, if the applicant is outside of reasonable travelling distance.

        Closing date 20 Apr 12 (Forecast)
        Deadline information !! Call has not yet been announced by sponsor but this is the approximate
         deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.
        Date posted 08 Apr 11
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link




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