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Information from SOS 21 November 2014

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Information from Support Office, Science

Invitation to participate in meeting “Learn more about EU’s research and innovation program on technical science

Don’t miss the great opportunity to learn more about Horizon 2020 in relation to technical sciences. TEK is hosting a meeting with different talks in relation to applying for a Horizon2020 project. 
Time: 11th December 2014 11.30-14.00
Place: Room A207 at NBA 1, Odense

Deadline for signing up: 4th December – mail to sek@tek.sdu.dk

Lundbeck Foundation FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowships within Biomedicine and Health Science, with special focus on neurology, psychiatry and allergology/immune modulation, will be awarded to especially promising young researchers and their research groups.

Fellowships are awarded for 5 years - each amounts to 10 mio.DKK. The fellowships are intended for researchers who are qualified to establish or develop their own research groups within biomedicine and who have received their PhD degree within the last approx. 5-7 years.
Deadline: 15. December 2014

VELUX Visiting Professor program 2015-2016

The Visiting Professor program covers fields within science and technology, architecture, commercial and business research and business economics. The program does not cover health science, medicine and biomedicine.
The aim of the program is to assist Danish research and education institutions in attracting leading international experts at professorial level and thereby extend the institutions’ international capability and interfaces. The visiting professor is expected to engage actively in research and teaching at the host institution, incl. supervision of students writing dissertations and PhD theses, delivering lectures, holding seminars and workshops, etc.

A visiting professorship may last for min. 2 months and max. 6 months.
The program does not support short-term stays for participation in reference groups, examination panels and strategy boards.

Applications from SDU for this Visiting Professor program is coordinated by SDU-Ledelsessekretariatet, who is asking the Faculties to send applications to Kirsten Fly Malling, Juridisk Kontor, e-mail: kfm@sdu.dk no later than 10. December 2014. All applications from SDU will be submitted by Ledelsessekretariatet to the Foundation together with a priority list before 21. December 2014.

Innovation Fund Denmark (InnovationsFonden) – The Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Calls for proposals for Industrial PhD projects. An Industrial PhD is an industrially focused 3-year research project and PhD education, conducted jointly by a private sector company (or public institutions), an Industrial PhD candidate and a university. The Industrial PhD candidate is employed by the company and at the same time enrolled at the university. The candidate spends all her/his working time on the research project and PhD education, and divides the working time between the company and university. The company is the formal applicant.

The aim of Industrial PhD Program is:
- To educate researchers at a PhD level with knowledge about industrially focused research and innovation
- To create growth in the Danish business community by increased cooperation on research and innovation between universities and privately held companies
- To facilitate knowledge transfer and networking between Danish companies and researchers at universities in DK and abroad.

Deadlines in 2015: 9 January; 5 May; 8. September

Marie Sklodowska-Curie

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions aim to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through international and intersector mobility.

Innovative Training Networks (ITN) 
Innovative doctoral-level training providing a range of skills in order to maximize employability
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit

Deadline: 13 January 2015

Research team looking for partners for research project under MSCA-INT-2014-ETN
A Greek research team is looking for partners for a proposal under H2020 Marie S. Curie (ITN) for a research project on plant resistance to drought. The project aims to develop a multi-partner research and learning network on plant response mechanisms for abiotic stress, focusing on the study of molecular mechanisms with protein proteolytic systems.
The consortium currently contains partners from Greece, Israel, and Britain, and will involve partners from both academic and non-academic sectors.
The plan is to submit a grant proposal for MSCA-ITN-2014-ETN with deadline 13. January 2015. It is therefore urgent to send expressions of interest to Central Denmark EU Office if you are interested in becoming a partner in this team.

Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse)

Crack Cancer calls for proposals for cancer research purposes.
The Cancer Society provides funding (2.5 mio.DKK) for strategic research and development within the initiative “Late sequelae in children and adults must be defeated”.
In addition, the Cancer Society provides 5 mio.DKK for strategic research and development within the initiative: “Strengthening of cancer-stricken children and adults”.

Application deadline: 21 January at 15:00

The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Postdoc Fellowships for Research abroad. With this call the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Committee on Medical and Natural Sciences Research invites young, ambitious Danish researchers to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship to conduct basic biomedical or clinical research outside of Denmark.

The successful applicant:
- has a max PhD-age or similar qualifications within 5 years of the application deadline
- must be accepted as employee at a DK university/research inst. throughout the entire program
- should spend min. 3 years abroad, followed by up to 1 year in DK
- is excited to take this opportunity to boost her/his own talent, as an investment for pursuing a future career in Danish top research

Eligible costs: Salary, running costs, travel and relocation costs, administrative costs for the DK university/research inst. that administer the fellowship.
Max 1 mio.DKK/year for a total of 4 mio.DKK/fellowship. Up to 3 fellowships will be funded.

Deadline: 29 January 2015 at 16:00.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Hallas-Møller Investigator award is given to a scientist who has established an independent research profile primarily within the fields of clinical or basic biomedical research. The award enables the scientist to establish or expand her/his own research group in DK.
The award is granted for 2½ years, with possibility of extending it for further 2½ years.

Max 2.2 mio.DKK/year, for a total of max 11 mio.DKK. Up to 2 Hallas-Møller Investigator awards per year.
Eligible costs: salary, operating expenses directly related to the project.

Deadline: 29 January 2015 at 16:00.

European Research Council grants (ERC)

Three ERC frontier research grants will be available under Work Program 2015: Starting; Consolidator; and Advanced Grants, with the following expected deadlines:

ERC-2015-StG/Starting Grants. Supports top researchers with 2-7 years of experience from their PhD.
Deadline: 3. February 2015

ERC-2015-CoG/Consolidator Grants. Support top researchers with 7-12 years of experience form their PhD.
Deadline: 12. March 2015

ERC-2015-AdG/Advanced Grants. Open to excellent, established researchers who have a recent research track record which identifies them as leaders in their research fields.
Call will be open from 10/2-2015
Deadline: 2. June 2015

ERC Work Program 2015

Horizon 2020 – new funding options in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

  • ICT-04-2015: Customized and low power computing
  • ICT-08-2015: Boosting public sector productivity and innovation through cloud computing services
  • ICT-10-2015: Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation
  • ICT-12-2015: Integrating experiments and facilities in FIRE+
  • ICT-16-2015: Big data – research
  • ICT-19-2015: Technologies for creative industries, social media and convergence
  • ICT-20-2015: Technologies for better human learning and teaching
  • ICT-24-2015: Robotics
  • ICT-25-2015: Generic micro- and nano-electronic technologies
  • ICT-27-2015: Photonics KET
  • ICT-28-2015: Cross-cutting ICT KETs
  • ICT-30-2015: Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects
  • ICT-36-2015: Pre-commercial procurement open to all areas of public interest requiring new ICT solutions
  • ICT-38-2015: International partnership building and support to dialogues with high income countries
  • ICT-39-2015: International partnership and building in low and middle income countries

Read more about the specific calls at the Participant Portal

Deadline: 14. April 2015

If you have an idea for one or more of the calls or you are in need of a project partner, you could consider participating in the ERRIN ICT Project Development Workshop on November 28th 2014 in Brussels. The main activities will be project development and networking.

The SDU eScience centre

Calls for proposals of PhD projects relevant for eScience. The call is directed to all potential supervisors of PhD students at the Faculty of Science.
The SDU eScience centre offers 1 third co-finance for PhD positions at the Faculty of Science, which can be cumulated with a possible 1 third co-financing from the departments per PhD position. However, at least 1 third of the PhD position should be financed by external funding.
There is a change in policy in that now applications can still be send at any time, but  will only  be evaluated once a year, during the first week of June by the eScience centre board members. So in practice there now is a deadline, and the next deadline is end of May 2015.

General information to all applicants:

You may find further information about other funding opportunities at our web site under “Funding calendar” and “Calls without deadlines”.
Please remember the Faculty of Science’s internal approval procedures, when applying for external funding: Budgets must be prepared in cooperation with Support Office, Science (SOS), and requests for budget assistance from applicants must be sent to SOS no later than 10 working days before application deadline.

SDUpro - our new electronic application database at Nat, SDU
Please remember to send your applications to NATapplications@sdu.dk
at Support Office, Science, for internal registration.

Our original database, Panda, has been replaced by Acadre – but please note, that all researchers still have access to their own applications registered in Panda.

All applications sent to NATapplications@sdu.dk after the 14th of May are registered in Acadre – the address will be announced at some point during spring 2015.

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