2019 Call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks now open

Are you interested in setting up a research training network? The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) support joint research training and/or doctoral programme implemented by European partnerships providing early stage researchers (PhD students) with training and experience inside and outside academia.

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Research & Innovation Opportunities

Call 1: 2019 is now open for applications.

EIT Climate-KIC is looking to support ambitious initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact, consistent with the Paris Agreement targets and our Climate Innovation Impact Goals.

There are 5 options when applying to this call.These run in parallel. The route you choose to apply through will be dependent on the country in which you/ your organisation reside, the content and aim of your project, and for innovation for the stage your project is at:

  • Climate Innovation Ecosystems
  • Earlier Stage Innovation
  • Later Stage Innovation
  • Education
  • RIS

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Mission Finance

Climate Innovation Summit, 6 – 8 November 2018 in Dublin

The Climate Innovation Summit is the only event of its kind in Europe connecting business leaders, sectoral professionals, policymakers, entrepreneurs and the foremost thinkers to share expertise and best practice, through inspirational talks, capacity-building masterclasses, deep dive workshops and fruitful networking to create the opportunities to scale-up the solutions that accelerate climate action.


The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned the HES-SO as Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The mandate will last from 2017 to 2020 and its overall goal is to develop scientific collaborations between Switzerland and countries of the MENA region.
The following countries have been identified as priority countries for the first phase of the LHMENA: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
This call allows funding of approximately 26 mobility grants, subject to the number of applications received as well as compliance with the criteria for evaluation and selection.

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ERC Starting Grants Call 2019 Open

ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders.

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage typically 2-7 years after their PhD. Up to €1.5 mio are available for projects of up to 5 years duration.

The call closes on 17 October 2018.

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Call for Posters: Community in Crisis? Political Identification in Europe

Student poster session | 12 October 2018 Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany

To facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation on identification in Europe, a work-shop is held over two days on the shores of Lake Constance at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. During the workshop, there will also be a student poster session to give the possibility for scientific exchange bet-ween researchers and students.
Therefore, we invite poster contributions from students with different disciplinary perspectives: political sociology, political science, political theory, European studies, social psychology and international relations.
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Call for Young Researchers‘ Exchange with South Korea

The third call for proposals for young researchers‘ exchange between South Korea and Switzerland is now open.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 30 November 2018.

The Leading House ETH Zurich and the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF) have together established an instrument for funding the exchange of young scientists between South Korea and Switzerland. Doctoral students and young postdocs/researchers at all Swiss institutions from all scientific fields – including social sciences and humanities – can apply for stays of 3 months in Korea.


Information & Preparatory Events in India on EU-India Call „Next Generation Influenza Vaccine“

Information and project preparation events will be organised in four cities (New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune) in India at the end of August and in September.

The European Commission (EC) through the EU funding programme for research and innovation ‚Horizon 2020‘ has committed €15 million and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, agreed to match that amount. This call aims at further advancing the next generation influenza vaccine candidate(s) with improved efficacy and safety, duration of immunity, and reactivity against an increased breadth of influenza strains.

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Bio-Based Industries – Annual Activity Report 2017 is Published

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking BBI JU, a strong public-private partnership has published its annual activity report 2017

2017 was a fundamental year for the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU): the organisation reached maturity and kept right on track to achieve the key objectives of de-risking investment, reaching critical mass and organising the value chains of the bio-based industries sector.

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Horizon 2020 Security Brokerage Event for Practitioners

This European Brokerage Event focuses on security topics in the context of the fight against crime and terrorism. The targeted audience are practitioners. The event takes place in Paris on 2 October 2018.

The National Contact Point network SEREN4 and the French Ministry of the Interior invite you to a European networking event between practitioners. The event is supported by the European Commission and dedicated to the following 2019 Security topics on the fight against crime and terrorism:

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