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FULBRIGHT ARCTIC INITIATIVE APPLICATION OPEN

Scholars and researchers from the eight Arctic Council countries — the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden — can now apply for the second Fulbright Arctic Initiative, an 18-month collaborative research program, which will begin in spring 2018 and run through the fall of 2019.

The application deadline for international applicants is October 16, 2017, and the deadline for U.S. applicants is October 30, 2017. Scholars can apply online through the Fulbright Arctic Initiative website.

To learn more about the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, you can register for a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4629122458257480194

For more information, visit the Fulbright Arctic Initiative website:
http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative


The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the U.S. Department of State and in collaboration with Fulbright Commissions and offices in the participating countries.

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COORDINATED CALL FOR MULTILATERAL PROJECTS 2017  UNDER BRICS STI  FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

The BRICS STI Framework Programme aims to support excellent research in priority areas which can best be addressed by a multinational approach.

Coordinated call for BRICS multilateral projects 2017 is open until 20th December 2017.
Project consortia consisting of partners from at least three of the BRICS countries can apply. Thematic areas of the call include:
- Prevention and monitoring of natural disasters;
- Water resources and pollution treatment;
- New and renewable energy, and energy efficiency;
- Biotechnology and biomedicine including human health and neuroscience;
- Information technologies and high performance computing;
- Material science including nanotechnology.
 
Further information on the Call and application procedures can be found at the following link:
http://brics-sti.org/index.php?p=new/15

Call announcement: BRICS_STI_Framework_Programme_-_2nd_Call_2017-1.pdf


The pilot call under BRICS STI Framework Programme was organised in 2016. A total of 320 proposals have been submitted in response to this call. 26 projects in 10 thematic areas have been selected for support as an outcome of the call. Results can be found at: http://brics-sti.org/?p=new/12

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RUSSIAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION (RSF) AND HELMHOLTZ ASSOCIATION: THE SECOND JOINT CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Helmholtz Association and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) laid the foundation for their cooperation in a joint “Letter of Intent” in February 2015.
The new program “Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups” aims at establishing a privileged partnership between the two organizations. The objective of the program is the identification of common interests and goals in research, pursued by both the Helmholtz Association and the research institutions in Russia. The main focus is placed on the support and development of young researchers.
The program entails three calls for proposals, each of which will fund six bilateral projects. The project duration is limited to three years each and a funding amount of up to 130.000 Euro per year from the Incentive and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association. The Russian Science Foundation will provide equal funding.  

The first round of call for proposals focused on the topics of Biomedicine and Information and Data Science.
The second call for proposals was officially opened on 1 September 2017 and covers the topics of “Climate Research” and “Energy Storage and Grid Integration”.
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017
The third and final call in 2019 will comprehend the areas of Materials and emerging technologies.
 
Further information is on the website of RSF: http://www.rscf.ru/ru/contests
or on the web site of the Helmholtz Association:
https://www.helmholtz.de/en/current_topics/current_calls_for_applications/artikel/artikeldetail/helmholtz_rsf_joint_research_groups/

The results of the competition will be announced on 6 July 2018.

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RSF-DFG C00PERATION: POSSIBILITY FOR JOINT RUSSIAN-GERMAN PROJECT PROPOSALS IN ALL FIELDS OF SCIENCE

To facilitate the support of collaborative work between German and Russian research groups, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have opened the possibility for joint German-Russian project proposals for the funding period 2019 to 2021 in all fields of science.
Collaborations of research teams from both countries are invited to submit joint proposals.

All proposals will be reviewed by both organizations separately. The results of the review process will be shared between the agencies. Support will be granted for those proposals where both DFG and RSF recommend funding.

The deadline for applications is 11 December 2017.
Results of call will be announced in December 2018.

Detailed information about the call and the requirements for the participants are presented on the web site of
RSF: http://www.rscf.ru/ru/contests

and DFG:
http://www.dfg.de/foerderung/info_wissenschaft/2017/info_wissenschaft_17_61/index.html

NOMINATION SUBMISSION FOR RUSNANOPRIZE 2017 IS OPEN

RUSNANOPRIZE is an annual Prize awarded in one of the following fields: Optics and Nanoelectronics; Nanomaterials and Surface Modification; Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies; Energy Efficiency and Green Technologies.

The Prize is awarded to researchers, scientists and developers (up to three people) being the authors of scientific-technological discovery or discoveries in the field of Nanotechnologies, and to the company being the first to apply the discovery (discoveries) to mass production with the annual production output of at least $10 million and reached business success through the application of the discovery (discoveries).
Financial rewards, prize symbols and honorary diploma of the Prize are awarded to inventors, scientists and developers, the authors of the R&D projects or technologies implemented into production. The company that has achieved some significant commercial success due to the implementation of these technologies is awarded with an honorary diploma and a glass ball, which is a RUSNANOPRIZE symbol.

In 2017 RUSNANOPRIZE shall be awarded for research conducted in the fields of nanomaterials and surface modification.

Nominations submission period will last till July 31.

Fore more information: http://en.rusnano.com/press-centre/news/20170502-fiop-nominations-submission-for-rusnanoprize-2017-is-opened

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