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Sixth call for "Mega-grants" is open

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation announced sixth open call for grants of the Government of the Russian Federation for state support of scientific research conducted under the auspices of leading scientists in Russian educational institutions of higher education, scientific institutions subordinate to the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, and state scientific centers of the Russian Federation.

ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 for Science & Technology Projects open: 2 May 2017 - 4 July 2017 (15:00 CEST)

Cooperation in innovation, research and development is a key dimension in the relations between the European Union and Russia. In this context ERA.Net RUS Plus has implemented a Joint Call for transnational and scientifically excellent research projects in two funding lines: one for 'Innovation projects', and one for 'S&T projects' between 2014 and 2016. The second call round, the ‘ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017’, will continue the support of ‘S&T projects’ in the fields of Nanotechnologies, Health, Environment/Climate Change, Social Sciences & Humanities and Robotics as well as the support of ‘Innovation projects’.

ERA.Net Rus Plus Call for Evaluators 2017

Do you have experience in European‐Russian research cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of ‘S&T’ and innovation projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluation of its Joint Calls for Proposals.

BSH H2020 Summer School on SSH (10-12 July, 2017, Yerevan, Armenia)

In the framework of EU Black Sea Horizon project the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia announces a call for participation in BSH Horizon 2020 Summer School on Social Sciences and Humanities, to be held on  10-12 July, 2017 in Yerevan, Armenia.

Call for Entries: Olga Radzyner Award 2016 for scientific work on European Economic Integration

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) has a long tradition of supporting science and academic research. In this spirit, the OeNB has introduced the Olga Radzyner Award, which is bestowed on excellent young economists from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in commemoration of Olga Radzyner, former Head of the OeNB’s Foreign Research Division. This year, the award is to be conferred for the 17th time and will be presented in late autumn 2016 at the Global Economy Lecture in Vienna. 
Work submitted for the Olga Radzyner Award should be in the form of a working paper or a scientific article and should focus on European economic integration. Four applicants younger than 35 years are to receive a single payment of EUR 3,000 each. 
Entries for the 2016 award must arrive by  September 16, 2016 , at the latest. Together with their submissions, applicants must provide copies of their birth or citizenship certificates and a brief CV. 
For detailed information, please go to http://www.oenb.at/en/About-Us/Research-Promotion/Grants/olga-radzyner-award.html. 
For further information, please contact Ms. Eva Gehringer-Wasserbauer at the OeNB’s Foreign Research Division at (+43-1) 40420-5226 (phone) or at eva.gehringer-wasserbauer@oenb.at.

Black Sea Horizon Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events – APPLY NOW!

This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 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.

Horizon 2020 Information Day – Webinar “New calls in the field of Climate Change. Open calls under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)”

The webinar that will take place on May 12, 2016 from 13:00 to 15:00 CET (14:00 to 16:00 Moscow Time) will provide information on open Russian and Joint EU-Russia calls in the field of Environment and Climate Change, as well as on open calls under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF).

Green Talents Competition for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development

Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers.

“Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” was called into life in 2009 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas from various fields of research. Every year, the Ministry honours 25 young researchers with the “Green Talents” award, under the patronage of Minister Johanna Wanka. Since its inception, the award has recognized 157 young researchers and scientists from 46 different countries for their outstanding achievements and contributions to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. The award-winners are selected by a jury of renowned German experts and are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

International workshop “The Future of Agriculture: Grand Challenges and Technological Change” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, March 3, 2016)

The workshop will be held on the 3rd of March 2016 at Higher School of Economics. The discussion is organised under Horizon 2020 project “Enhanced bi-regional science, technology and innovation cooperation between the European Union and the Black Sea Region”.

The workshop aims to discuss and identify pertinent research topics of mutual interest for science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU member states, Horizon 2020 associated countries and countries of the Black Sea region in the following thematic areas:

- Towards sustainable agriculture based on new technologies and new institutional designs;
- Genetic engineering: future prospects;
- Food security: new challenges for agricultural countries.

Representatives of Russian government authorities, foreign embassies to the Russian Federation, and leading Russian and international research organisations will take part in the event.

The workshop working languages: English and Russian with simultaneous translation.

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is delighted to invite applications for doctoral study opportunities

PhD Studentships in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) seeks applications for two Alliance Manchester Business School-funded studentships on its new PhD programme in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. MIoIR welcomes applications from excellent candidates interested in studying the role and effects of public policy for and the broader governance of science, technology and innovation. For more details, please refer to the flyer or visit MIoIR website. Applicants may also be eligible to apply for funding through the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards of the University of Manchester. For candidates wishing to commence their doctoral research in September 2016, the deadline for applications is 30 June 2016. For all scholarships, the initial deadline for applications is 1 February 2016; early applications are recommended. Full details of funding opportunities are available on the AMBS website. For further information please contact Prof Jakob Edler (jakob.edler@manchester.ac.uk), Prof Philip Shapira (philip.shapira@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr John Rigby (john.rigby@manchester.ac.uk). 

CASE PhD Studentship: Commercialising Disruptive Technologies: Business Models and Strategies for Synthetic Biology. Applications are invited for a 1+3 ESRC studentship with the Manchester Institute for Innovation Research in the Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Philip Shapira and Dr Abdullah Gök. This CASE PhD studentship, in a partnership with Croda International plc, will undertake research on new responsible business models and strategies that are applicable to companies engaged in commercialising synthetic biology. This will involve understanding and anticipating market, public, governance, and societal concerns associated with particular synthetic biology applications, considering potential new responsible business models, and assessing strategies for addressing challenges posed by integrating greater openness, transparency, and societal considerations into business innovation processes. Students who are interested in this topic and with a first degree from a variety of disciplines including natural science, engineering, or social sciences are encouraged to apply. Postgraduate training and preparation in innovation management, responsible research and innovation, and policy will be provided through the Master of Research (MRes) Programme at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). Advanced PhD research training will be provided through the AMBS Doctoral Programme in Business and Management. Application deadline: 1st February 2016. For further details and application information, see: http://bit.ly/CASE-SYNB. To discuss, contact, Prof Philip Shapira (philip.shapira@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr Abullah Gok (Abdullah.Gok@manchester.ac.uk).