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Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) grants support medium to long term industry-led collaborations to solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.
CRC grants provide CRCs with up to 50% of the resources with no specified limit to funding available for each CRC. The CRC collaboration must at least match the amount of grant.
More information and to apply on this link
AFRAN Association plays an active role in running events and communication initiatives to support a growing community of members, as well as facilitating bi-national dialogue on research and innovation issues. Many of these initiatives are member-initiated and supported by AFRAN and additional financial resources.
This year, AFRAN will fund initiatives or series of smaller, integrated initiatives (e.g. series of network building activities, one-off or series of collaborative research exhibitions or productions, symposia/workshops focussed on community development) designed to federate, build and scale up thematic communities around particular research and innovation areas within the perimeter of AFRAN and/or between France and Australia.
AFRAN will offer funding up to AUD 5,000 (five thousand Australian dollars) towards logistics and/or travel costs for selected initiatives. This program only funds projects initiated by members of AFRAN.
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2018
Results announced: 31 July 2018
Earliest date for project start: 1 August 2018
Latest date for project completion: 31 July 2019
More information about the program and to apply: AFRAN call for initiatives application form 2018
The Bridging Grants Round opens for eligibility testing from 0900hr (AEST) on the 4th June 2018 and this phase will close at 1700 hr (AEST) on the 14th June 2018. Once BG eligibility has been approved and a BG application number issued, a full BG application can be prepared and lodged. All Bridging Grant applications are time stamped and must be received by 17.00 Hr (AEST) on the 28th June 2018. No late applications will be accepted.
The Bridging Grants program targets early stage proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities.They are designed to support international SME-Researcher partnerships grow beyond an initial level of engagement such as might be developed during a Priming Grant funded process, into a strong collaboration which leads to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market ready products or services.
All information concerning the Bridging Grants and the application process is available on the Global Connections Fund website
The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse launches its annual calls for the recruitment of new group leaders.
In order to complement/reinforce its research endeavors in an inspiring, collaborative and cutting-edge environment, the CBI is seeking new talented group leaders, addressing:
- Computational modeling and data Analysis, including computational analysis of large data-sets, network analyses, physics and mathematical modeling connected to research themes of the CBI. AO CBI 2018 New group CSB call
- Cellular and Developmental Biology; existing groups are interested in a variety of topics including morphogenesis and biophysics, progenitor/stem cell biology and regulatory circuits using model organisms. AO CBI 2018 New Group CBD Call
- Biology of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea and their viruses; existing groups are developing an integrative analysis of a variety of key and fundamental aspects of these microorganisms, including genetic transformation, membrane protein biogenesis, RNA and protein quality control, genome dynamics, evolution and genomics, and gene regulatory networks. AO CBI 2018 New Group MIC Call
Candidates should be at early career stage. Senior researchers holding a permanent position in France are also welcome to apply.
Applications (about 10 pages, in English) should be sent before June 14, 2018, as a single file named LASTNAME_CBI2017_CSB or CBD or MIC call.pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a CV, (iii) three reference letters and (iv) a summary of achievements and future research interests.
Make Our Planet Great Again proposes 4 programs to welcome international students and researchers in France
France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program of support for:
Master’s excellence grants: to encourage international students to pursue master’s-level training in earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition at French institutions of higher education. Application period: 12 March to 6 April 2018
- 3-year Doctoral contracts: to support foreign doctoral candidates wishing to complete a PhD in France on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition. Application period: 12 to 30 March 2018
12- to 24-month postdoctoral research contracts: to support foreign postdoctoral researchers wishing to conduct further research in France on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition. Application period: 12 March to 6 April 2018
Short stays (14 days to 5 months) for foreign researchers: to support short stays in French research institutions for foreign scientists seeking to do research on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition. Application period: 12 March to 6 April 2018
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 2 APRIL 2018, 10pm, AUSTRALIA EAST TIME
The French Embassy in Australia puts in place in 2018 a brand new set of research collaborative instruments under the umbrella of the PHC FASIC program. This program is meant as a catalyst and aims to support the launch and the critical early-stage development of bilateral research projects between France and Australia. It also aims to support the strategic scaling-up of science and technology collaborations.
In a nutshell, the FASIC will contribute to initiate or reinforce bilateral research collaborations, will enable scientists from France and Australian research institutions to meet and discuss future collaborative projects. This program is meant to support the establishment of joint research labs or scientific networks between France and Australia.
Submitted projects must be joint research projects involving at least a French and an Australian research partners.
Matching fund from the partnering Australian research institutions is requested and will stand as one of the eligibility criteria of the submitted projects.
The FASIC will be implemented along three different schemes:
- FASIC WORKSHOPS : For more information, and to apply, click on this link
- FASIC PHD : For more information, and to apply, click on this link
- FASIC RESEARCHERS : More information on this link, and to apply, you can refer to the application process, on this link
The Pacific Islands Universities Research Network Committee is recruting for one year under the contract of Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (VSI) an organiser of network.
His/her missions will be:
- to streghten the common knowledge of the members (territorie / countries, institutions, stakeholders)
- to animate the network and identify hints for cooperation in the field of research, traning and mobility (for students or researchers)
- to develop scientific collaborative projects coordinated by members (administrative ou scientific members of the network)
- to identify calls for projects that are adapted to members projects and participate to the application with the coordinating members
- to participate to the organisatin of the third PIURN Conference
This position is based in the South Pacific University in Fidji.
More information on this link
Applications until 1st of May 2018
Launch of the second call SAAFE, with AINSE, ANSTO, and the Embassy of France in Australia. The objective of the SAAFE program is to foster research collaborations between France and Australia in nuclear science and engineering in the field of human health, environment and nuclear fuel cycle.
The program will support early career researchers at PhD level to expand research and innovation activities and to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France research and innovation.
More information, guidelines and conditions, as well as the application form are available on the AINSE website
Download the flyer: SAAFE-Flyer-2018 FINAL
The purpose of the Priming Grants is to enhance collaboration specifically between small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and researchers in strategic fields. Priming Grants encourage translational activities, end use development, and commercialisation outcomes. They do not support research only projects.
Priming Grants offer total funding of $7,000 AUD per applicant to eligible SME-researcher partnerships for activities preparing cooperative, international R&D projects or facilitating technology solutions.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 19th of February 2018 at 17.00hr (AEDT)
Applications Closing date: March 8th 2018 at 17.00hr (AEDT)
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