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BSH Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in brokerage events and project preparatory meetings – 3rd CALL IS OPEN

This grant scheme, carried out in the framework of Black Sea Horizon project (funded by Horizon 2020), financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events and project preparatory meetings related to Horizon 2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.

Thematic priorities of the Call:

  • sustainable agriculture;
  • resource efficiency in relation to water/water management;
  • applied chemistry & smart materials;
  • social sciences and humanities.

Types of supported events: networking events, brokerage events organised by the European Commission, large international events organised by other European networks (e.g Enterprise Europe Network), preparatory meetings targeting at writing joint proposals for H2020 calls. The list of selected recommended events is provided on the Black Sea Horizon project web page: https://blacksea-horizon.eu/object/call/922

Target audience: researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine.                 

Funding details: t
he grants will be paid in the form of reimbursement of travel, visa and accommodation costs (flight ticket, visa and accommodation only; registration fee and other costs are not covered by project budget).

Maximum grant amount: 1,000 Euros.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be a member or an employee of a research institution/organization and/or of a network of organizations and/or of a higher education institution and/or of an SME enterprise working on research;
  • conduct research at the above mentioned organisation in one of the partner countries (AR, AZ, GE, MO, RU, TR, UA);
  • submit a completely filled in application form along with all the required documentation;
  • have a PhD degree and/or at least three years’ full time experience in research;
  • carry out research in one of the three targeted thematic focuses: sustainable agriculture, resource efficiency in relation to water / water management or applied chemistry & smart materials;
  • speak fluent English;
  • specify at least one call anticipated in H2020 Work Programme for 2016-17, which is in the focus of their scientific research and fit for consortium building;
  • some international experience (already existing contacts in other countries, participation in previous international conferences and collaborations, etc.);
  • demonstarate commitment to participate in Horizon2020 calls.

Completed application form with attachments (CV, English language certificate) should be submitted to the local project partner no later than June 30, 2017.

List of local partners:

Armenia:                           Tigran Arzumanyan                         tarznip@sci.am

Azerbaijan:                        Babayev Elchin                               elchin.babayev@elmfondu.az

Georgia:                            Irakli Grdzelishvil                            grdzelishvili@rustavei.org.ge

                                          Oleg Shatberashvili                        shatberashvilioleg@gmail.com

Moldova:                           Diana Grozav                                  diana.grozav@h2020.md

Russian Federation:         Yaroslav Sorokotyaga                     ysorokot@rfbr.ru

                                          Elena Nasybulina                           enasybulina@hse.ru

Turkey:                              Ayse Sayin Uke                              ayse.sayin@tubitak.gov.tr
Ukraine:                              Igor Yegorov                                    igor_yegorov1@ukr.net

Further information on the Call, list of selected recommended events and application guidelines and forms are available on the BSH project web site: https://blacksea-horizon.eu/object/call/922