Posts from March 2016

Santander Funding – latest round

18 March 2016

The Santander Funding Scheme is now open for its third round of applications for this academic year.  This fund facilitates mobility for a range of research activity that you may be engaged with and offers different levels of awards – £500 and £1,000.  Full details of the scheme, including criteria and how to apply can be found at:

The deadline for applications is 27 May2016.

Please contact if you have any questions. read more

Funding Opportunity: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2016

18 March 2016

The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive agency (ECEA) recently announced a call for proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.

The scheme offers up to 5 years funding for projects that:

…promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa […]  The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa. read more

Funding opportunity: Creative Europe – Cross-sectoral – Refugee Integration Projects 2016

18 March 2016

The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive agency (ECEA) recently announced a call for proposals for support for refugee integrationprojects.

Funding will be directed towards:

…a limited number of high quality consortia formed by bodies working in the creative and cultural sectors that will create and test initiatives designed to support the integration of refugees in the participating countries and share their results.

Specific objectives of projects should be to: read more

Funding opportunity: EU Aid Volunteers initiative for strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and disaster affected communities and implementing organisations

18 March 2016

The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive agency (ECEA) recently announced a call for proposals for its EU Aid Volunteers initiative Deployment.

The call is designed to fund the deployment of volunteers to target countries, in order to:

…provide needs-based humanitarian aid aimed at strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in third countries by focusing on disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and enhancing the link between relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD). In addition, these projects may also strengthen the capacities of implementing sending and hosting organisations participating or intending to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, including in tools and methods of early warning for disasters. read more

Horizon 2020 Secure Societies European Info Day and Brokerage Event

16 March 2016

Please see here the link to a Secure Societies Network information and networking day which will take place in Brussels on 5-6 April. The event will focus on the recently announced (15 March) H2020 calls on Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Disaster Resilience: Safeguarding and securing society
  • Fight Against Crime and Terrorism
  • Border Security and External Security
  • General Matters on Security
  • Digital Security
  • read more

    Interreg information and partnering day

    14 March 2016

    In anticipation of upcoming calls (opening 18th April), Interreg North-West Europe (Regional Development Fund) is holding a Project Ideas Lab in Frankfurt on 7 April 2016. The day will be an opportunity to gain knowledge about the calls, meet the Interreg team, and to meet and share ideas with potential partners.

    You can register for the event on the main page here, and download the day’s agenda here.

    ESRC-NERC/ESPA synthesis project opportunities in ecosystem services and poverty

    14 March 2016

    Calls for projects designed to explore the contribution of ecosystem services to poverty alleviation have been published by the ESRC and NERC.

    Interdisciplinary projects in the region of £50,ooo to £200,000, with a duration of up to 12 months, are sought.

    The deadline for applications is 17 May.

    US-UK opportunities in studies of STEM and informal learning

    14 March 2016

    The ESRC has announced a Call for Science Learning+ Partnership Grants, to be undertaken in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and the NSF.

    Grants of up to £1.5m for up to 5 years will be awarded to project partnerships between researchers in the US and the UK/Ireland which address the folllwing priorities:

    • understanding learning
    • engagement in STEM
    • skills development
    • equity
    • diversity
    • access to informal learning settings
    • and measurement of outcomes

    The deadline for applications for is 14 June 2016.

    Full details of the call can be found on the NSF website here, along with examples of previously awarded grants.

    Please contact your Funding Team representative for further information and advice. read more

    3rd Health Programme opportunities

    4 March 2016

    Please see here for UKRO’s alert on the publication of the EU’s Health Programme, copied below:

    ​​The 2016 Work Programme for the EU Health Programme 2014-2020 was published this week. The calls for proposals will be published on the Participant Portal on 4 March 2016.

    The Work Programme includes details of calls for proposals in the following areas:

    • Best practices in care provision for vulnerable migrants and refugees;
    • Knowledge and best practices on reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking;
    • Knowledge and best practices on measures to prevent illicit drug use;
    • Addressing the chronic disease challenge 2;
    • European Reference Networks;
    • Rare diseases – support for new registries;
    • Donor selection and protection.

    The NHS European Office will be holding a free webinar on the calls, including a presentation from the European Commission, at 11am on 22 March. To participate, register online. read more