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Applications Are Currently Accepted to the "Science is Wonderful!" Online Exhibition (22-24 September, 2020) / Where Research and Innovation Meet with Citizens

"Science is Wonderful!" brings the world of science, research and innovation to the public. This year, the exhibition will take place fully online from 22 to 24 September, 2020 to reach out to more European citizens than ever as part of the second edition of the European Research and Innovation Days.

The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to put outreach and communication skills into action, have a real impact and show children, students and citizens what their and researchers’ roles are in the post-crisis context. This year, the exhibition will also reach hundreds of stakeholders from all over Europe as part of the European Research and Innovation Days – giving researchers the opportunity to highlight some of their amazing work, build connections and find potential partners and opportunities.

Participation in the exhibition is open to MSCA and Horizon 2020 projects and fellows working in all disciplines and speaking all languages.

Interview with Alexander Sokolov on Science Diplomacy

Alexander Sokolov, Deputy Director of HSE's Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) and Director of ISSEK's International Research and Educational Foresight Center, gave an interview on science diplomacy and its role in the Institute's research projects in an interview to S4D4C (“Using Science for/in Diplomacy for Addressing Global Challenges”) project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme.

Eighth «mega-grant» competition announced

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, in its effort to implement the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 220 «On measures of engagement of leading scientists in Russian educational institutions of higher education, scientific foundations and state research centers of the Russian Federation», announced the eighth competition for «mega-grants».

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Call is Now Open for Applications (Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2020)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2020) opened for applications on April 8, 2020. The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked here, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential.

"EU-Russia Cooperation in Researchers’ Mobility and Training" Digital Seminar (Thursday, 4 June 2020, 15:00-17:00 Moscow time (14:00-16:00 Brussels time))

The purpose of this digital seminar is to present EU and Russian funding opportunities for EU-Russia researchers’ mobility and training and discuss their impact with several testimonials by Russian and EU scientists. Special attention will be given to the Horizon 2020 call for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

The seminar will be organised jointly by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the European Commission.

ERA.Net Rus Plus Call for Evaluators 2019

Do you have experience in European‐Russian research cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of Science and Technology projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluation of its Joint Calls for Proposals.

Webinar “International Research & Innovation Cooperation: Horizon 2020 and the world – Africa” (10 September 2019 from 10.00 am to 11.00 am CEST)

The webinar will provide an overview on “Horizon 2020 – Open to the World” (participation options and funding opportunities) and a detailed knowledge on policy context and opportunities for African organisations within the H2020 Work Programme 2020 for “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy” and “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials ”.

MSCA Special Needs Allowance

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) have introduced a new allowance to cover the additional costs that its researchers/staff members with a disability face due to the increased costs of their mobility. Beneficiaries of all MSCA grants - ITN, IF, RISE, or COFUND – can apply for a dedicated special needs allowance.

COFUND Handbooks Are Published on the Net4MobilityPlus Website

In the framework of Net4MobilityPlus project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme, National Contact Points have developed handbooks for applicants of MSCA-COFUND Calls.

Manuals and Guides for MSCA Applicants Developed by Net4MobilityPlus NCP Network

In the framework of Net4MobilityPlus project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme, National Contact Points have developed manuals and guides for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions applicants - 'IF Survivor's Guide' and 'Tips & Tricks for writing a good proposal'.