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					Funding Opportunities Bulletin 8th
April 2011
Contents
Events ....................................................................................................................................... 3
  UKRO/NCP Marie-Curie Individual Fellowships and Career Integration Grants .............................. 3
    Proposal Writing Sessions ............................................................................................................... 3
Directed Research Grants..................................................................................................... 3
  Economic and Social Research Council .............................................................................................. 3
    Innovation Research Initiative – distributed projects..................................................................... 3
    ESRC-Austrian Collaborative Projects ............................................................................................. 4
    Rising powers and interdependent futures – research grant ......................................................... 4
  Economic and Social Research Council/Department for International Development (DFID) ......... 4
    DFID-ESRC growth programme ....................................................................................................... 4
  Department of Health including NIHR (DH) ...................................................................................... 5
    School for Social Care Research – call for proposals ...................................................................... 5
    Public health research programme – researcher-led call for proposals......................................... 5
  Ministry of Defence (MoD) ................................................................................................................ 6
    Applying new thinking to counter-terrorism: a complex systems approach.................................. 6
  BUPA Foundation ............................................................................................................................... 6
    Philip Poole-Wilson seed corn fund ................................................................................................ 6
  British Institute for the Study of Iraq (formerly the British School of Archeology in Iraq) ............. 7
    Research and Conference Grants ................................................................................................... 7
  Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency ..................................................................... 7
    Youth in action call for proposals ................................................................................................... 7
    Support for European cooperation in education and training ....................................................... 8
  Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities ............................... 8
    Industrial relations and social dialogue .......................................................................................... 8
Fellowships: Mid Career ....................................................................................................... 9
  Arts and Humanities Research Council .............................................................................................. 9
    Opportunity for placement fellowship in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport ............. 9
  European Commission Framework Programme 7: People ............................................................. 10
    FP7 Marie Curie international incoming fellowships .................................................................... 10
    FP7 Marie-Curie intra-European fellowships for career development ........................................ 10
Networking/Collaboration including research travel ................................................. 11
  Academy of Marketing ..................................................................................................................... 11
    Academy of Marketing research funding ..................................................................................... 11
  Royal Society .................................................................................................................................... 11
    International exchanges scheme .................................................................................................. 11
  Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry ............................................................................ 12
    Promotion and development of world-class clusters in Europe: strand one ............................... 12
  Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities ............................. 12
    Actions for cooperation and information on social security coordination ................................... 12
  Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry ............................................................................ 12
    Promotion and development of world-class clusters in Europe: strand two ............................... 12
    Action 1: European mobile and mobility industries alliance (EMMIA) ......................................... 13
    Action 2: European creative industries alliance (ECIA) ................................................................. 14

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  European Science Foundation ......................................................................................................... 14
     Games for design and verification science meeting grants .......................................................... 14
  Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency ................................................................... 15
     Support for European cooperation in education and training ..................................................... 15
  Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities ............................. 15
     Information, consultation and participation of representatives of undertakings ........................ 15
  Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.......................................................................... 15
     COST open call .............................................................................................................................. 15
Knowledge Transfer/Follow-on Funding........................................................................ 16
  European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas ................. 16
     FP7 Proof of Concept .................................................................................................................... 16
  Technology Strategy Board .............................................................................................................. 17
     Grant for research and development ........................................................................................... 17
     Tech City launchpad one ............................................................................................................... 18
Tenders .................................................................................................................................. 18
  Directorate-General for Competition .............................................................................................. 18
     Literature review on the role and effectiveness of regional investment aid ............................... 18
  European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions ........................... 19
     Work organisation and innovation ............................................................................................... 19
  Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services ................................................................... 19
     Projects relating to evaluation, monitoring and impact assessment activities of the Directorate-
     General for the Internal Market and Services .............................................................................. 19
  Directorate-General for Regional Policy.......................................................................................... 20
     Analysis of the financial and physical data in the final implementation reports concerning the
     objective one and two programmes for 2000-06 financed by the European Regional
     Development Fund ....................................................................................................................... 20
  European Parliament ....................................................................................................................... 20
     Multiple framework research contract for the provision of external expertise in the field of
     intellectual property rights ........................................................................................................... 20
  Directorate-General for Home Affairs ............................................................................................. 20
     Home/2011/CIPS/PR/001-A1 study to support the preparation of the review of the Council
     infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection ............................. 20
  European Parliament ....................................................................................................................... 21
     Multiple framework research contract for the provision of external expertise in issues related to
     women’s rights.............................................................................................................................. 21
  Directorate-General for Information Society and Media ............................................................... 21
     The future of European technology providers in the global telecommunications market SMART
      ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
  European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training ...................................................... 22
     Attractiveness of European initial vocational education and training – what really matters ...... 22
  Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.......................................................................... 22
     Patent costs and impact on innovation – international comparison and analysis of the impact on
     the exploitation of research and development results by SMEs, universities and public research
     organisations ................................................................................................................................. 22
Other ....................................................................................................................................... 23
  Joint Research Centre....................................................................................................................... 23
     Travel grants for the European conference on corporate research and development and
     innovation ..................................................................................................................................... 23
  Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry ............................................................................ 23
     European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions .......................... 23
  Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency ................................................................... 23


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    Initial training ................................................................................................................................ 23
    Continuous Training ...................................................................................................................... 24
  European Science Foundation ......................................................................................................... 24
    Latsis prize..................................................................................................................................... 24
  Research Councils UK (RCUK)........................................................................................................... 25
    ‘Big ideas for the future’ call for submissions ............................................................................... 25
  Fulbright Commission ...................................................................................................................... 25
    Fulbright/RICS scholar award........................................................................................................ 25
  Royal Institute of Philosophy ........................................................................................................... 25
    Jacobson fellowships..................................................................................................................... 25
    Bursaries ....................................................................................................................................... 26
  London School of Economics and Political Science ......................................................................... 26
    ESRC/PIC Masters studentship scheme in population studies ..................................................... 26




Events
UKRO/NCP Marie-Curie Individual Fellowships and Career Integration Grants
Proposal Writing Sessions

UKRO (as the NCP) is organising two proposal writing sessions for researchers on/at:

• University College London, 20th May 2011
• University of Salford, 24th May 2011

More information about the sessions and on how to register can be found
at: http://ims.ukro.ac.uk/Cultures/en-GB/Left+Navigation/Event/110401_fellowship_events.htm



Directed Research Grants
Economic and Social Research Council
Innovation Research Initiative – distributed projects
The Economic and Social Research Council, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, the National
Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, and the Technology Strategy Board invite applications for
distributed projects under their innovation research initiative. The initiative aims to support knowledge
creation and exchange focused on the broad role, drivers and impact of innovation. The funders are expected
to fund one project in each of the three research areas which are:

•innovative delivery of public services (by the public, private or third sectors);

•the correlation between workforce skills (including management skills);

•innovation for sustainable growth in a rebalancing economy.

Funding is worth up to £330,000 per project.

         Closing date 12 May 11
         Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
         Website Link
         Application form Link

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Economic and Social Research Council
ESRC-Austrian Collaborative Projects
The Economic and Social Research Council and the Austrian Science Fund announce a bilateral agreement to
facilitate collaborations between social scientists in the UK and Austria. Proposals may be submitted in any
area of the social sciences within the remit of both agencies. The scheme provides funding for small grants and
standard research grants. The minimum standard grant is £200,000.

        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Rising powers and interdependent futures – research grant
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for international collaborative research projects
under the rising powers and interdependent futures initiative. 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. Projects should focus on one
or more of the themes below from an interdisciplinary perspective:
•causes, sustainability and competitiveness;
•global and regional governance and the balance of power;
•well-being and equity.
This call has a budget of £3.3 million, with grants worth between £200,000 and £750,000 to cover 100 per cent
of eligible costs over one to three years
        Closing date 08 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications open from 19 Apr to 4pm, 8 September 2011.
        Award amount max £750,000
        Award budget total £3,300,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Economic and Social Research Council/Department for International
Development (DFID)
DFID-ESRC growth programme
The Department for International Development (DFID), in association with the Economic and Social Research
Council, invites applications under its growth programme. The programme will fund world class scientific
research on issues relating to inclusive economic growth in low income countries, with high potential for
impact on policy and practice. There will be three themes under this call:
•agriculture and growth;
• financial sector development and growth;
•innovation, diffusion and economic growth.
Applications are invited for projects with a fEC value of in excess of £100,000. DFID expects to fund up to 30
research projects with an average size of £370,000 and a duration of between one and three years.
        Closing date 26 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm UK time.
        Website Link
        Application form Link


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Department of Health including NIHR (DH)
School for Social Care Research – call for proposals
The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research invites applications for its School for Social
Care Research call. This aims to ommission projects in the field of adult social care practice in England that
specifically address one of the following research areas:

•how adult social care can contribute to creating and sustaining employment and other meaningful daytime
activity opportunities for people who use social care;

•why black and ethnic minority groups report lower levels of

satisfaction in both patient and service user experience surveys;

•the role of adult social care in delivering cost-effective reablement services that optimise sustainable
outcomes for users;

•how effective are the methods by which people who use adult social care services are encouraged to
contribute to the design and commissioning of services;

•how the experiences of social care for people with fluctuating or deteriorating conditions could be improved;

•studies that evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of social care interventions that enable people
to remain in their own homes at end of life;

•what are the best approaches to engage and support managers and practitioners in identifying and
implementing changes in social care services that nevertheless optimise outcomes for users and carers;

•service models being developed to support adults who are not eligible for local authority-funded services;

•how adult social care and support can best contribute to providing high-quality, cost-effective care and
support in extra-care housing and housing with care services;

•how adult social care and support can best contribute to providing high-quality, cost-effective support for
people with learning disabilities;

•how adult social care can most cost-effectively contribute to meeting ‘higher order’ outcomes such as social
participation and well-being, for different user groups;

•how adult social care and support practice can best contribute to providing high-quality, cost-effective care
and support for people with sight loss or with sight loss and dementia.

£3 million is available until April 2014. Applicants should demonstrate effective links to and an understanding
of social care research in England. Ref: T11-017

        Closing date 12 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4.30pm. This call is repeated once a year.
        Award budget total £3,000,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Department of Health including NIHR (DH)
Public health research programme – researcher-led call for proposals



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The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research invites applications for its public health
research programme - researcher-led call for proposals. The main focus of the programme’s evaluation of
public health interventions will be on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. However, broader application, as
well as acceptability to the target community and wider society, are also important to the impact and
sustainability of public health programmes, and, where relevant, will also be investigated. Applications to the
programme will include both primary research and evidence synthesis. Evidence syntheses will need to use the
most appropriate methods in systematic reviews, cost-effectiveness studies and modelling of long-term
outcomes.

Researchers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are eligible to apply.

       Closing date 15 Aug 11
       Deadline information Deadline time: 1pm.
       Consortium requirements Any
       Website Link
       Application form Link

Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Applying new thinking to counter-terrorism: a complex systems approach
The Ministry of Defence invites proposals that offer new ways of looking at complex problems to address the
need to find effective ways to tackle risks to our national security, and to identify risks early and treat the
causes, rather than having to deal with the consequences. Proposals should develop innovative approaches
that strengthen the ability of decision-makers to: detect, recognise and predict strategic shocks and other
extreme events; deliver viable CT/COIN interventions that are affordable and sustainable in a rapidly changing
and uncertain environment; quantify the impact of uncertainty on decisions and choices.

       Closing date 21 Jun 11
       Deadline information Deadline time: 12pm.
       Website Link

BUPA Foundation
Philip Poole-Wilson seed corn fund
The BUPA Foundation invites applications for the Philip Poole-Wilson seed corn fund. The fund supports
exploratory/pilot research projects in any of the foundation’s areas of interest:

•enabling sustained behaviour changes in physical activity and/or nutrition amongst children, families or in the
workplace or educational establishments;

•utilising or developing shared-decision making tools for better patient decisions for use amongst
disadvantaged or diverse groups;

•promoting and encouraging healthy ageing through physical activity and other behaviour-based and social
solutions for the older age group (65+ years);

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

The scheme is open to healthcare professionals involved in research or university based researchers with an
interest in health or social care with a great idea for new research in one of these areas.

The budget is £200,000 per year, with individual awards worth up to £20,000 for a period of up to one year.

       Closing date 03 Aug 11
       Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm. This call is repeated once a year.
       Award amount max £20,000


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        Award budget total £200,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

British Institute for the Study of Iraq (formerly the British School of Archeology in
Iraq)
Research and Conference Grants
The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (formerly the British School of Archaeology in Iraq) invites
applications for its research and conference grants. The awards support research or conferences on Iraq and
neighbouring countries, in any field of the humanities or social sciences, concerned with any time period from
prehistory to the present day. Awards are worth up to £4,000.

Applications for pilot projects are also welcome and up to £8,000 is available for such projects.

Applicants must be residents of the UK, and for pilot projects must be affiliated with a higher education
institute based in the UK.

        Closing date 10 Jan 12
        Deadline information This call is repeated once a year.
        Award amount max £8,000
        Website Link

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Youth in action call for proposals
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites proposals for its youth in action call for
proposals. Projects should address the following actions and sub-actions:

•action 1: youth for Europe multi-measure projects, including sub-action 1.1: youth exchanges (lasting up to 15
months) and sub-action 1.3: youth democracy projects;

•action 2: European voluntary service;

•action 3: youth in the world, including sub-action 3.1: cooperation with neighbouring partner countries of the
EU;

•action 4: youth support systems, including sub-action 4.3: training and networking of those active in youth
work and youth organisations;

•action 5: support for European cooperation in the youth field, including sub-action 5.1: meetings of young
people and those responsible for youth policy.

Applicants may be:

•non-profit or non-governmental organisations;

•local, regional public bodies;

•informal groups of young people;

•bodies active at European level in the youth field;

•international non-profit organisations;



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•profit-making organisations organising an event in the area of youth, sport or culture.

Applicants have to be legally established in one of the programme or partner countries. The programme is
open to EU member states, EFTA countries and the EU candidate countries Croatia and Turkey. Candidates
from partner countries may apply to take part in action 2 or 3.1. Each applicant must be between 13 and 30
years of age and be active in the field. The programme has an overall budget of €885 million for the period
2007-2013.

        Closing date 01 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadlines on: 1 June 2011, 1 September 2011, 1 February 2012, and repeated
         annually.
        Award budget total €885,000,000
        Website Link

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Support for European cooperation in education and training
The Ambient Assisted Living Association invites applications for its ICT based solutions for advancement of
older persons’ mobility. Projects should develop ICT-based solutions which will help older persons to sustain
their optimal level of mobility for as long as possible, as well as enhancing their individual sense of confidence,
autonomy, competence, security and safety. Projects should address the following topical areas:

•orientation and navigation, including management of information, journey planning, cognitive impairments,
physical and cognitive training. ICT-based solutions sustaining the ability to use different types of
transportation are highly welcome.

•assistive technology, including assistive devices and their combination.

Both outdoor and indoor applications can be addressed. Projects should be market-oriented and have a
maximum time-to-market perspective of two to three years after completion. Applications are accepted from
consortia of at least three independent legal entities from at least three partner states. Consortia must include
at least one business partner, one SME partner and an end-user organisation. Each consortium can be formed
of three to 10 members. The indicative budget for this call is €28 million. Projects are expected to have total
budgets of €1m to €7m, to which AAL will contribute a maximum of €3m, and should last for 12 to 36 months.
AAL-2011-4.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm CET.
        Award amount max €3,000,000
        Award budget total €28,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Industrial relations and social dialogue
The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities invites proposals on industrial
relations and social dialogue. Grants enable social partner organisations to address overarching EU
employment and social policy challenges. Actions will address:

•modernisation of the labour market;

•quality of work;

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•anticipation, preparation and management of change;

•flexicurity,

•mobility and migration;

•youth employment;

•contributions to the health and safety strategy;

•reconciliation of work and family life;

•gender equality;

•anti-discrimination actions;

•active ageing;

•active inclusion;

•decent work.

Each applicant must be a social partner, an organisation linked to industrial relations, a public authority or an
international organisation registered in an EU member state. Grants may fund seminars, conferences,
information initiatives, best practice promotion and initiatives contributing to the European Commission’s
report on industrial relations in Europe. If actions are not carried out by a European or international
organisation, they must include partners from several different EU member states. Actions must be carried out
in EU member states or candidate countries. The budget for this call is €7.66 million and funding is worth up to
80 per cent of eligible costs over a maximum of 12 months. The average grant size in 2010 was €160,000.
VP/2011/001.

        Closing date 30 Aug 11
        Deadline information Deadlines on: 25 March 2011, 30 August 2011.
        Award budget total €7,660,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link



Responsive Mode Grants


Fellowships: Early Career


Fellowships: Mid Career
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Opportunity for placement fellowship in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
The Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council invite applications
for their opportunity for placement fellowship in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport call. The
scheme encourages arts, humanities and social science researchers to spend time within the Department for
Culture, Media and Sport to undertake policy relevant research and to develop the research skills of partner


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employees. The overall programme is aiming to take a role in leading a step-change in understanding and
methodology regarding the measurement of the value of culture. The aim is to support the development of a
programme of research and to develop a more mature methodology and language; to stimulate dialogue
among researchers and research agencies; and to disseminate information and outcomes, with a view to
informing the policy-making process. The fellowship will last for a period of six months. The fellowship is jointly
funded by the ESRC, AHRC and DCMS.

        Closing date 10 May 11
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link

European Commission Framework Programme 7: People
FP7 Marie Curie international incoming fellowships
The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for the Marie Curie
international incoming fellowships. These enable researchers working in third countries to visit member state
or associated country research organisations in order to undertake cooperative scientific research with
European investigators. Applicants must have been active in research in a third country and may be of any
nationality. Marie Curie actions are open to all domains of research and technological development addressed
under the EC treaty. Each applicant must hold a doctorate, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent
work experience. Each researcher must have spent no more than 12 months of the preceding three years in
country of their host organisation. The indicative budget for this call is €40 million. Project may last for 12 to
24 months. FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IIF. OJ 2011/C 82/02.

        Closing date 11 Aug 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm Brussels time. This call is repeated once a year.
        Award budget total €40,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

European Commission Framework Programme 7: People
FP7 Marie-Curie intra-European fellowships for career development
The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for the Marie Curie intra-
European fellowships for career development. Grants enable experienced researchers to undertake career
development and advanced training activities by moving from one member state or associated country to
another. Grants may also help researchers to resume their research career after a break or establish a leading
independent position. Each applicant must hold a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time
equivalent work experience. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country
of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the deadline. The indicative
budget for this call is €109.85 million and visits may last for 12 to 24 months. FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF. OJ 2011/C
82/02.

        Closing date 11 Aug 11
        Deadline information Deadline: 5pm Brussels time. This call is repeated once a year.
        Award budget total €109,850,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link



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Fellowships: Senior


Networking/Collaboration including research travel
Academy of Marketing
Academy of Marketing research funding
The Academy of Marketing invites applications for its research funding. Funding of up to £2,000 is available to
members for proposals on any marketing topic under the 2011 Academy of Marketing research initiative
funding scheme. Research proposals can cover any aspect of research in the broad area of marketing. One of
the awards in 2011 will be the European Journal of Marketing award for research in marketing. This scheme
aims to further the development of marketing knowledge, develop research and research capabilities in
marketing, and inform marketing practice and marketing education. The proposed work should be an original
project and not be part of any ongoing research.

The research be completed for presentation at the July 2012 Academy of Marketing conference in
Southampton. A sum equal to the conference fee for one member of each successful application to attend the
2012 conference in Southampton will be provided in addition to the amount of the funding requested.

The funding can be used to further research in marketing by any agreed purpose (excluding
conference/workshop attendance). This could include the cost of fieldwork, data analysis, short term
employment of research assistance, buying out teaching to free time for research or travel for the purpose of
data collection.

        Closing date 31 May 11
        Award amount max £2,000
        Website Link

Royal Society
International exchanges scheme
The Royal Society has replaced its international travel grants and international joint projects schemes with the
international exchanges scheme. This is a new and more flexible travel scheme, which combines elements of
both former programmes. The scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to undertake a collaboration with
scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or a bilateral travel. Both the UK and overseas applicant must:
have a PhD; hold a fixed or permanent contract at an eligible organisation for the duration of the project; be
based in the respective countries at the time of the application. Collaborations should be based on a single
project and travel can only take place between the UK and a country where the overseas collaborator is based.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical
medicine. The value of the grant depends on the length of the visit:

•up to £3,000 for one-off travel lasting up to three months;

•up to £6,000 for multiple visits within one year;

•up to £12,000 for multiple visits and cost share projects within two years.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Award amount max £12,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link



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Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Promotion and development of world-class clusters in Europe: strand one
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry invites applications for the promotion and development of
world-class clusters in Europe: strand one. This action aims at fostering European cluster cooperation in view
of internationalisation strategies outside Europe. Each selected host organisation will be responsible to
coordinate a specific action that allows the participation of cluster and network organisations from other CIP
participating countries in regional or national cluster actions in support of cluster internationalisation. Eligible
applicants shall be consortia composed of one regional or national public authority or agency and minimum
one cluster and network organisation from the same country, along with a minimum of two cluster and
network organisations from other CIP participating countries. The public authority shall act as host
organisation and project coordinator. Projects should last a maximum of 24 months. Grants are worth up to
€600,000 per project to cover up to 80 per cent of eligible costs, with at least 60 per cent of the EU
contribution allocated to cluster and network organisations from other CIP participating countries. A maximum
of four projects will be funded. ACTION 3/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N04C011.

        Closing date 10 May 11
        Award amount max €600,000
        Award budget total €2,400,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Actions for cooperation and information on social security coordination
The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities invites proposals on actions
for cooperation and information on social security coordination. Funding will support:

•transnational actions for cooperation between social security institutions and the public to improve
information about rights and obligations deriving from EC social security coordination regulations;

•national initiatives and actions aiming at preparing and implementing the system for electronic data
interchange.

Each applicant must be a legal entity registered in an EU or EEA country. National security institutions may
apply for either topic. For transnational actions, the applicant may also be a social partner non-governmental
or non-profit organisation with practical experience in this field. For transnational actions require cooperation
between active partners from at least two EU or EEA countries, while national initiatives must apply
individually. Each project must be carried out fully in an EU or EEA country. The budget for this call is €3 million
and each project may request up to €200,000 over 15 months. Grants cover up to 80 per cent of eligible costs.
VP/2011/004.

        Closing date 31 May 11
        Award amount max €200,000
        Award budget total €3,000,000
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Promotion and development of world-class clusters in Europe: strand two
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry invites applications for the promotion and development of
world-class clusters in Europe: strand two. This action aims at improving cluster management, by building
upon and further developing the efforts carried out by the European Cluster Excellence initiative. Proposals
should develop:


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•training tools, aiming to offer an integral set of teaching materials such as manuals, case studies, teaching
notes, and audiovisual materials;

•a benchmarking tool, aiming to benchmark the performance of cluster and network organisations;

•a collaboration platform, aiming to facilitate communication between cluster and network organisations by
centralising relevant information.

Eligible partners shall be regional or national public authorities or agencies that manage cluster and network
programmes from at least three different CIP participating countries. The maximum EU financial contribution
to each cofunded project is €400,000 over 24 months and covers up to 95 per cent of eligible costs. The budget
for this call is €2 million and a maximum of five projects will be funded. ACTION 4/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N04C021.

        Closing date 10 Jun 11
        Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration
        Award amount max €400,000
        Award budget total €2,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Action 1: European mobile and mobility industries alliance (EMMIA)
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry invites applications for the European mobile and mobility
industries alliance. This action aims at strengthening the role of innovative services in mobile and mobility
industries in the EU. Four strands have been outlined for this action:

•establishment of the policy learning platform of the European mobile and mobility industries alliance. One
project will be funded. Funding for this strand is worth €1 million over three years, with EU co-financing
covering up to 95 per cent of eligible costs;

•concrete action on better service innovation support for innovative mobile services. Two to three projects
will be funded. Funding for this strand is worth €250,000 over two years, with EU co-financing covering up to
75 per cent of eligible costs;

•concrete action on large scale demonstrators in support of innovative mobile services. Two projects will be
funded. Funding for this strand is worth €500,000 over two years, with EU co-financing covering up to 95 per
cent of eligible costs;

•concrete action on better access to finance for innovative mobile services. One project will be funded.
Funding for this strand is worth €1.5m over three years, with EU co-financing covering up to 65 per cent of
eligible costs.

The budget for this call is €4m. Applications are accepted from legal entities from EU member states and
countries participating in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, including Norway, Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Turkey, Serbia and Albania.
1/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N01C031.

        Closing date 24 Jun 11
        Date posted 22 Mar 11
        Award amount max €1,500,000
        Award budget total €4,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link




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Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Action 2: European creative industries alliance (ECIA)
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry invites applications for its European creative industries
alliance. This aims at strengthening the role of creative industries as a catalyst of innovation and structural
change by promoting the more effective use of all different forms of knowledge and creativity for innovation
throughout the economy and to support the emergence of new industries that combine knowledge and
creativity with modern technologies, in particular ICT. Four strands have been outlined:

•establishment of the policy learning platform of the European creative industries alliance. One project will be
funded. Funding for this strand is worth €1.5 million over three years, with maximum co-financing covering up
to 95 per cent of eligible costs;

•concrete action on service innovation support for innovative creative industries services. Four to five projects
will be funded. Funding for this strand is worth €250,000 over two years, with maximum co-financing covering
up to 75 per cent of eligible costs;

•concrete action on better access to finance for innovative creative industries. Two projects will be funded.
Funding for this strand is worth €1.25m over three years, with maximum co-financing covering up to 65 per
cent of eligible costs;

•concrete action on promoting cluster excellence and cooperation in creative industries. Two projects will be
funded. Funding for this strand is worth €1.25m over three years, with maximum co-financing up to 50 per
cent of eligible costs.

The total budget for this call amounts to €7.5m. Applications are accepted from legal entities from EU member
states and countries participating in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, including Norway,
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Turkey, Serbia and
Albania. 2/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N03C011.

        Closing date 24 Jun 11
        Award type Technology innovation/development, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc,
         Innovation grants, Networking/collaboration
        Award amount max €1,500,000
        Award budget total €7,500,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

European Science Foundation
Games for design and verification science meeting grants
The European Science Foundation invites proposals for its science meeting grants. Funding provides travel and
accommodation costs for speakers and participants in conferences, workshops and schools. Established
scientists or researchers based in an ESF member or contributing country may apply. Priority is given to
meetings to be held in countries supporting the ESF programme.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 March 2011, 30 June 2011, 30 September 2011, 31 December
         2011, and repeated annually.
        Website Link
        Application form Link


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Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Support for European cooperation in education and training
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites proposals for support for European
cooperation in education and training. Funding supports projects in the following categories:

•raising national awareness of lifelong learning strategies and of European cooperation in education and
training, which provides grants worth up to 120,000 euros for up to 12 months for single applicants or groups
of beneficiaries;

•support for transnational cooperation in the development and implementation of national and regional
lifelong learning strategies, which provides grants worth a maximum of 300,000 euros for up to 24 months for
partnerships of organisations drawn from at least five organisations from three eligible countries, including at
least one EU member state.

Beneficiaries may be national ministries in charge of education and training, other public bodies and
stakeholder organisations or other private bodies. Eligible countries include EU member states, Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. Transnational cooperation projects require participation by at least one EU
member state. The budget for this call is €2.8 million. OJ 2011/C 93/10. EACEA/15/2011.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 12pm CET. This call is repeated once a year.
        Award amount max €300,000
        Award budget total €2,800,000
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Information, consultation and participation of representatives of undertakings
The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities invites proposals for actions
on information, consultation and participation of representatives of undertakings. Each project must aim to
strengthen transnational cooperation between worker and employer representatives relating to information,
consultation and participation across multiple member states. Grants will support transnational cooperation
projects and information and observation points. Transnational cooperation projects may include conferences,
seminars, short training actions, the exchange of information and good practice, analysis papers on relevant
subjects, websites, publications and the dissemination of information. Information and observation points may
include helpdesk and assistance to transnational cooperation practice, observation of experience and studies,
reports and databases in this area. Each applicant must be a legal entity registered in an EU member state,
representing workers or employers in member states. The budget for this call is €4.3 million and grants will
fund up to 80 per cent of eligible costs. The average grant in 2010 was worth €130,000. VP/2011/003.

        Closing date 06 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadlines on: 28 March 2011, 6 September 2011.
        Award budget total €4,300,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
COST open call



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The European Science Foundation, through its European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical
Research programme, has launched an open call for proposals. Funding supports networking activities, such as
meetings, conferences, short term scientific exchanges and outreach activities. Domains include:

•biomedicine and molecular biosciences;

•chemistry and molecular sciences and technologies;

•Earth system science and environmental management;

•food and agriculture;

•forest, their products and services;

•individuals, societies, cultures and health;

•information and communication technologies;

•materials, physical and nanosciences;

•transport and urban development.

Proposals should include researchers from a minimum of five COST countries. On average, grants are worth
€100,000 annually over four years.

        Closing date 30 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm Brussels time.
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link



Conference/workshop funding


Knowledge Transfer/Follow-on Funding
European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research
Council/Ideas
FP7 Proof of Concept
The European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas invites applications for
its European Research Council proof of concept grants. Grants enable ERC-funded ideas to be brought to a pre-
demonstration stage where potential commercialisation opportunities have been identified. Funds support:

•establishing viability, technical issues and overall direction;

•clarifying IPR position and strategy;

•providing feedback for budgeting and other forms of commercial discussion;

•providing connections to later stage funding;

•covering initial expenses for establishing a company.


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Applications are accepted by host institutions in association with principal investigators. All principal
investigators benefiting from a recent ERC advanced or starting grant may participate and apply for an ERC
proof of concept funding. Candidate host institution must engage the principal investigator for at least the
duration of the proof of concept activity and must be established in a member state or an associated country.
It may also be an international European interest organisation, such as Cern or the European Molecular
Biology Laboratory, or the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. Any type of legal entity may host the
principal investigator and their team. A total budget of €10 million has been outlined for two calls. The
maximum grant will be €150,000 over 12 months to cover 100 per cent of eligible costs. One proof of concept
grant will be awarded per ERC-funded project. OJ 2011/C 96/07. FP7 ERC-2011-PoC.

        Closing date 15 Jun 11
        Deadline information Deadline: 5pm Brussels local time, 15 June and 8 October 2011.
        Award amount max €150,000
        Award budget total €10,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Eureka invites applications for its Eurostars programme. This supports market-oriented research and
development specifically with the active participation of research and development performing small and
medium-sized enterprises. Projects can address any technological area, but must have a civilian purpose and
be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.

Each Eurostars project is collaborative, meaning it must involve at least two SME legal entities from two
different participating countries. The main participant must be a research-performing SME from Austria,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey or the UK. A Eurostars project
should have a maximum duration of three years. Within two years of project completion, the product of the
research should be ready for launch onto the market, except for biomedical or medical projects, where clinical
trials must be started within two years of project completion. At least 50 per cent of the project’s core activity
should be carried out by SMEs.

        Closing date 22 Sep 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 8pm CET. Deadlines on: 22 September 2011, 1 March 2012.
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link

Technology Strategy Board
Grant for research and development
The Technology Strategy Board invites applications for its grant for research and development (single
company). This new scheme offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises to engage in R&D projects
in science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could
emerge. The following grants are available:

•proof of market - this enables companies to access commercial viability through market research, testing and
competitor analysis, intellectual property position and planning to take projects to commercialisation. Grants
are worth up to £25,000;




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•proof of concept - this is to explore the technical feasibility and commercial potential of a new technology
product or process. It also includes pre-clinical research studies for healthcare technologies and medicines and
is worth up to £100,000;

•prototype development - to be used by companies to develop a technologically innovative product, service or
process, involving small demonstrators, intellectual property protection, trials and testing, marketing
strategies, identifying routes to market, product design work, phase 0 pre-clinical studies for medicines. Grants
are worth up to £250,000.

Any SME working across any relevant sector may apply.

        Closing date 05 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 12pm. Deadlines on: 5 May 2011, 7 July 2011, 1 September
         2011, 3 November 2011, 5 January 2012, 1 March 2012.
        Award amount max £250,000
        Consortium requirements Not allowed
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Technology Strategy Board
Tech City launchpad one
The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1 million in innovative digital projects with a focus on the
‘tech city’ around Old Street and Shoreditch in East London. The competition aims to support this hotspot of
digital and creative industries by enabling companies to go further and/or faster towards commercial success.
The competition involves a three-stage application process, which starts with an open invitation to submit
ideas through a two-minute video. Collaborative applications are welcome from small and medium-sized
enterprises. Individual projects will be worth up to £100,000 each. Funding is worth up to 50 per cent of
eligible costs.

        Closing date 26 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline: applications accepted between 12pm 6 May and 12pm 26 May 2011.
        Award amount max £100,000
        Award budget total £1,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link



Tenders
Directorate-General for Competition
Literature review on the role and effectiveness of regional investment aid
The Directorate-General for Competition invites applications for a literature review on the role and
effectiveness of regional investment aid. The study should provide an analytical framework of the positive and
negative effects of regional investment aid, based on the available theoretical and empirical academic and
business literature. The review should cover the following questions:

•what determines the investment or location decisions of firms and how regional investment aid modify firms’
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•what is known about the consequences of regional investment aid in terms of regional benefits and
externalities;

•what the main distortive effects for the internal EU market in a static or dynamic sense are.

The contractor will produce a report presenting the findings. Top level academic experts, holding a teaching or
research position in a university or research centre and having published in peer reviewed academic journals,
or teams of top level academic experts may apply. Applicants’ field of expertise should be economic
geography, spatial economics and industrial organisation. The task should be carried out three months after
the signature of the contract. The maximum funding amount is €50,000. COMP/2011/007.

        Closing date 15 Apr 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm CET.
        Award amount max €50,000
        Award budget total €50,000
        Website Link

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Work organisation and innovation
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions invites proposals for research
on work organisation and innovation. The tenderer will expand on the research from previous studies on work
organisation, participation of employees, direct participation and organisational change, team work and high-
performance organisations and flexibility practices at workplace level, as well as company performance and
human resource practices. European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may
apply. Funding is worth up to €240,000 over 48 months. OJ 2011/S 52-084329. CPV: 73000000.

        Closing date 20 Apr 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 5pm
        Award amount max €240,000
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services
Projects relating to evaluation, monitoring and impact assessment activities of the
Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services
The Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services invites proposals for projects relating to evaluation,
monitoring and impact assessment activities. The establishment of a framework agreement with three
participants is envisaged. European institutions or agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply.
Tenderers must:

•possess a good knowledge and experience of European Union public policy in general, and more specifically
of internal market policies, as demonstrated by specific relevant work undertaken, within the last three years;

•possess a thorough knowledge of evaluation, market monitoring and impact assessment theory and of the
main methodological tools used;

•demonstrate that their staff possesses suitable qualifications and that at least two members of the team have
proven experience in evaluation and impact assessment work. Besides, at least one member of the team must
have proven experience in market monitoring;

•possess the necessary experience in planning and conducting interviews or surveys, as demonstrated by
specific relevant work undertaken within the last three years.

Funding is worth €1 million over a period of two years. OJ

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2011/S 52-084330.

        Closing date 27 Apr 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm CET.
        Award amount max €1,000,000
        Award budget total €1,000,000
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Regional Policy
Analysis of the financial and physical data in the final implementation reports concerning
the objective one and two programmes for 2000-06 financed by the European Regional
Development Fund
The Directorate-General for Regional Policy invites proposals for the analysis of the financial and physical data
in the final implementation reports concerning the objective one and two programmes for 2000-06 financed
by the European Regional Development Fund. The tenderer will build on the work undertaken in the feasibility
study carried out under the ex-post evaluation of cohesion policy programmes 2000-06, addressing 25
member states. European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply.
Groupings may also submit bids. Funding is worth up to €175,000 over six months. OJ 2011/S 52-084318. CPV:
790000000.

        Closing date 28 Apr 11
        Award amount max €175,000
        Consortium requirements Any
        Website Link

European Parliament
Multiple framework research contract for the provision of external expertise in the field
of intellectual property rights
The European Parliament invites proposals for its multiple framework research contract for the provision of
external expertise in the field of intellectual property rights. The tenderer will provide the committee on legal
affairs of the European Parliament with independent expertise in this field. Tenders may be submitted for one
or both of the following lots:

•copyright and related rights;

•industrial property rights, including patents, trade marks, industrial designs, designations of origin and
geographical indications.

European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. The tenderer must
demonstrate a relevant publication record over the last last five years, and must demonstrate knowledge of
the EU institutional framework and decision-making process. Funding is worth between €250,000 and €1
million and projects should take place between 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2015. OJ 2011/S 50-081082. CPV:
73210000.

        Closing date 02 May 11
        Award type Tenders, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
        Award amount max €1,000,000
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Home Affairs
Home/2011/CIPS/PR/001-A1 study to support the preparation of the review of the
Council infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection


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The Directorate-General for Home Affairs invites proposals for a study to support the preparation of the
review of the Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical
infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection. The study will support the
Commission in looking at the sector to which the ECI Directive is applicable, determining the effects of the
Directive on the protection of energy and transport infrastructures and assessing the value of the Directive to
the EU, along with any other relevant issues. European institutions and agencies, as well as international
organisations, may apply. Groupings may also submit bids. Senior staff require at least five years’ professional
experience in a relevant field, while junior staff require three years’ experience. Funding is worth €500,000
over seven months. HOME/2011/CIPS/PR/001-A1. OJ 2011/S 65-104631. CPV: 73200000, 73100000,
79100000, 73400000, 42000000, 43000000, 71600000, 44000000, 65000000, 71700000, 71800000, 72700000,
76000000.

        Closing date 04 May 11
        Award amount max €500,000
        Consortium requirements Any
        Website Link

European Parliament
Multiple framework research contract for the provision of external expertise in issues
related to women’s rights
The European Parliament invites proposals for its multiple framework research contract for the provision of
external expertise in issues related to women’s rights. The tenderer will provide analysis and advice in order to
strengthen the knowledge of the women’s rights and gender equality committee in this area. Tenders may be
submitted for one or more of the following lots:

•economic issues;

•sociological issues;

•legal issues;

•the situation of women in third countries.

European institutions and agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. The tenderer must
demonstrate a relevant publication record over the last last five years, and must demonstrate knowledge of
the EU institutional framework and decision-making process. Funding is worth between €250,000 and €1
million and projects should take place between 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2015. OJ 2011/S 50-081081. CPV:
73210000.

        Closing date 04 May 11
        Award type Tenders, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
        Award amount max €1,000,000
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Information Society and Media
The future of European technology providers in the global telecommunications market
SMART
The Directorate-General for Information Society and Media invites proposals on the future of European
technology providers in the global telecommunications market. The tenderer will provide:

•a detailed analysis of the ongoing trends of the worldwide telecommunications infrastructure market, in
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•a study identifying technical research and development challenges that European technology providers
should address in order to develop or preserve a competitive advantage.

European institutions or agencies, as well as international organisations, may apply. Funding is worth €350,000
over 12 months. SMART 2011/0042. OJ 2011/S 60-096430. CPV: 73210000.

        Closing date 12 May 11
        Deadline information Deadline time: 4pm.
        Award amount max €350,000
        Consortium requirements Not Known
        Website Link

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Attractiveness of European initial vocational education and training – what really
matters
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training invites proposals for a study on the
attractiveness of European initial vocational education and training - what really matters. The study will
provide evidence to support policy decisions and actions at national and EU level by mapping, comparing and
evaluating current policy initiatives and measures in this field. European institutions and agencies, as well as
international organisations, may apply. Groupings may also submit bids. The tenderer must have at least five
years’ experience in similar Europe-wide comparative studies in education and training. The team leader
requires a minimum of seven years’ experience in research project management, with at least one year in each
of the following fields:

•comparative VET research and policy;

•applying methods of social research;

•policy analysis and evaluation.

Funding is worth up to €150,000 over 15 months. OJ 2011/S 66-106105. CPV: 73000000.

        Closing date 16 May 11
        Award amount max €150,000
        Consortium requirements Any
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Patent costs and impact on innovation – international comparison and analysis of the
impact on the exploitation of research and development results by SMEs, universities and
public research organisations
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation invites proposals on patent costs and impact on
innovation - international comparison and analysis of the impact on the exploitation of research and
development results by small and medium-sized enterprises, universities and public research organisations.
The study will deliver necessary insights on the influence of expenditures for intellectual property rights on the
scope, intensity and internationalisation of the research activities and research use of SMEs, universities and
PROs, as well as assessing sector-specific impacts. European institutions and agencies, as well as international
organisations, may apply. Funding is worth between €400,000 and €500,000 over 24 months. OJ 2011/S 52-
084321. CPV: 79211000.

        Closing date 30 May 11
        Award amount max €500,000
        Website Link




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Other
Joint Research Centre
Travel grants for the European conference on corporate research and development and
innovation
The Joint Research Centre invites applications for travel grants for the European conference on corporate
research and development and innovation. The conference, to be held on 6 October 2011 in Seville, Spain, will
address the following topics:

•R&D and innovation - sources and constraints at company level;

•industrial dynamics and the role of R&D and innovation for Europe’s competitiveness;

•new avenues for policy and for management practices.

Young researchers and scholars are encouraged to apply for support to attend.

        Closing date 15 Apr 11
        Deadline information Deadline: abstracts due 15 April; full papers due 15 September 2011.
        Website Link

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry invites applications for its European network of mentors
for women entrepreneurs. This call aims to set up national networks of mentors for women entrepreneurs in
at least 15 countries. These networks are to be implemented by organisations active in business support or in
the promotion of women

entrepreneurs and their main role will be:

•to identify successful entrepreneurs across Europe, who will act as mentors;

•to identify women entrepreneurs across Europe, who will engage as mentorees;

•to establish a mentoring relationship between mentors and mentorees of the same country as well as from
different countries.

Applicants must act in national consortia comprising at least two partner organisations. Eligible countries are:
EU member states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland,
Montenegro, Turkey, Albania, Israel and Serbia. Any public or private entity, the core activity of which is in the
field of business support or in the promotion of women entrepreneurs, may apply. Projects should last a
maximum of 24 months. The budget for this call is €1 million and grants range from a maximum of €35,000 for
projects involving five to 10 participants to a maximum of €75,000 for projects involving more than 20
participants. Funding will cover up to 60 per cent of eligible costs. ACTION 6/G/ENT/CIP/10/E/N01C21.

        Closing date 20 Apr 11
        Award budget total €1,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Initial training


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The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites applications for support for the networking
and mobility of students and trainers in Europe. Funding is available for training activities aimed at developing
the capacity of future audiovisual professionals to understand and integrate the European dimension in their
work, by improving their expertise in the following areas:

•training in economic, financial and commercial management;

•training in new technologies;

•training in script development.

Eligible candidates are pan-European consortia of institutes of higher education or organisations involved in
the audiovisual sector. Consortia should comprise partners from three participating countries and include a
minimum of three higher education institutes. Projects should last from 12 to 18 months, starting from 1
September 2011. The budget for this call is €2 million, to cover 50 or 75 percent of eligible costs.
EACEA/02/2011. OJ: 2011/C 39/10.

        Closing date 29 Apr 11
        Award budget total €2,000,000
        Consortium requirements Required
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Continuous Training
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites proposals for continuous training under the
MEDIA 2007 programme. Grants support the development of the capacity of audiovisual professionals to
understand and integrate a European dimension to their work by imrpoving expertise in the following fields:

•economic, financial and commercial management;

•new audiovisual technologies;

•script project development.

Film and television schools, universities, specialist vocational training establishments, private companies in the
audiovisual sector and organisations and professional associations specialising in this sector may apply. Each
applicants must be registered in an EU member state, EFTA or EEA country, Switzerland or Croatia. Funding is
worth up to €2.5 million over a maximum of 12 months, and will cover up to 60 percent of eligible costs.
EACEA/07/11. OJ 2011/C 106/04.

        Closing date 15 Jun 11
        Award amount max €2,500,000
        Consortium requirements Not Known
        Website Link

European Science Foundation
Latsis prize
The European Science Foundation invites nominations for the European Latsis prize. The 2011 prize recognises
outstanding contributions to European research in demography. Candidates may come from any relevant
disciplines. Individuals or groups may nominate candidates, but no self nominations will be accepted. The prize
is worth CHF100,000.

        Closing date 30 Jun 11

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        Award type Prizes
        Award amount max SFr.100,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Research Councils UK (RCUK)
‘Big ideas for the future’ call for submissions
Research Councils UK and Universities UK invites submissions for ‘big ideas for the future’. The project is
exploring research currently taking place in universities that is likely to have a major impact on the UK and the
world in the future. All research organisations are invited to submit ideas and suggestions can be from any
academic discipline. The research must be happening now or imminently and it must be something that will
result in a real impact on people’s lives, and proposed categories are: delivering a healthy future; people and
environment: sustainability for the next century and beyond; the creation of recreation; how we’ll use our
leisure time in fifty years; the future of humanity and society; getting around: our planet, and beyond; capital
ideas: the future of commerce and business.

        Closing date 14 Apr 11
        Website Link

Fulbright Commission
Fulbright/RICS scholar award
The Fulbright Commission, in conjunction with the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors, invites applications
for its Fulbright/RICS scholar award. This is awarded to an academic of outstanding UK professional to pursue
research in land, property or built environment, affiliated with any US institutions. The appointment will be for
a period of 3-10 months beginning at any point between 1 August 2012 and 30 April 2013. The award is for the
US dollar equivalent of £2,750 per month. Applicants must be UK citizens and hold or expect to receive a
Master’s PhD or equivalent professional training in a relevant area before departure to the USA.

        Closing date 31 May 11
        Award amount max £27,500
        Website Link
        Application form Link

Royal Institute of Philosophy
Jacobson fellowships
The Royal Institute of Philosophy invites applications for the Jacobsen fellowships. These support postgraduate
research in philosophy. Research areas that are supported by the fellowship are as follows: speculative
metaphysics, critical metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophical logic, philosophy of life,
determinism, the nature of life, evolution, moral philosophy, political and social philosophy. Applicants must
have already completed at least one year of work for a higher degree in philosophy in the UK by the start of
the 2011-2012 academic year. Preference may well be given to applicants nearing the end of a course of study
leading to a doctorate. Applicants must be engaged in full-time study for a higher degree in philosophy at a UK
institution while in receipt of any award during the academic year 2011-2012. Seven fellowships, covering a
period of one year and worth £8,000 each, are available.

        Closing date 17 Jun 11
        Award amount max £8,000
        Award budget total £56,000
        Website Link


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        Application form Link

Royal Institute of Philosophy
Bursaries
The Royal Institute of Philosophy invites applications for its bursaries. These support postgraduate research in
any area of philosophy. Applicants must have already completed at least one year of work for a higher degree
in philosophy in a UK university by the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. Preference will be given to
applicants nearing the end of a course of study leading to a doctorate. Applicants must be engaged in full-time
study for a higher degree in philosophy at a UK institution while in receipt of any award during the academic
year 2011-2012. Eight bursaries are available, covering a period of one year and amounting to £2,500.

        Closing date 17 Jun 11
        Award amount max £2,500
        Award budget total £20,000
        Website Link
        Application form Link

London School of Economics and Political Science
ESRC/PIC Masters studentship scheme in population studies
The London School of Economics and Political Science, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research
Council, invites applications under the Population Investigation Committee for its Master studentship scheme
in population studies. The aim of the scheme is to aid the recruitment and initial development of talented
students in demography by contributing to student fees and maintenance costs. The ESRC has entered into the
scheme to build capacity in a priority area for the council, and to actively increase the research capacity within
demography. Eligibility for the scholarships is restricted to students accepted on a Masters degree course
leading to a Masters qualification at an ESRC-accredited doctoral training centre with a high demographic
content. Five applications per doctoral training centre are allowed, and an ESRC contact at each centre will
apply on behalf of suitable candidates. Funding is worth £15,000 for one year.

        Closing date 01 Jul 11
        Award amount max £15,000
        Award budget total £120,000
        Applications per institution 5
        Website Link
        Application form Link




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