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FinCEAL Plus Project Preparatory Funding Call open until April 15th, 2016 – Apply now!
The purpose of the preparatory funding is to offer support to applicants based in Finnish universities or research institutions who are in the process of preparing an application for collaborative research funding from Horizon 2020 or ERA-NET funding schemes together with partners from Europe and Africa, Asia or the LAC region.
Preparatory funding can only be issued to applications relevant to FinCEAL Plus regional and thematic areas, which are:

Africa – Food security, Health, Climate Change, Renewable energy and Information Society;

Asia – Health, Food Security and Safety, Water Management, Renewable Energy, and ICT;

Latin America and the Caribbean – ICT for societal challenges, Bioeconomy, Renewable Energy, Health, Biodiversity and Climate Change.
Applicants can apply for grants between 2000€ – 5000€. Eligible costs are those related to the direct preparation of a funding application, i.e. personnel costs, costs related to organizing a meeting or a workshop to develop the application, travel costs related to a meeting with consortium partners etc. The planned Research Funding application preparation process must occur by the end of September 2016.
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FinCEAL Plus open travel grants now open for applications

The 2nd round of FinCEAL Plus Open Travel Grants is open from 16 November 2015 onwards and until further notice.

Each regional component (Africa, Asia and LAC) will award a maximum of 20 000€ in total for travel grants under this Call. Please note that the regional components act independently and the funding situation can vary between the components.

The call is open to researchers and PhD students based in Finnish research institutions, who are working within the FinCEAL Plus themes, to facilitate their participation in:

a) Consortia or networking meetings with European and African/Asian/LAC partners with the purpose of applying for EU-research funding, e.g. Horizon 2020, ERA-NET Calls, EuropeAid research calls (only calls with research element are eligible);

b) Regionally significant Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) meetings, policy dialogue events, workshops; and

c) Networking meetings, events or conferences within the project thematic areas:

  • Africa – Food security, Health, Climate Change, Renewable energy and Information Society;
  • Asia – Health, Food Security and Safety, Water Management, Renewable Energy, Cleantech and ICT; and
  • Latin America and the Caribbean – ICT for societal challenges, Bioeconomy, Renewable Energy, Health, Biodiversity and Climate Change.

Applicants should have an active role in the event, e.g. paper presentation, moderator role. Priority will be given to events of a bi-regional nature, e.g. that involve participants from several European and African, European and Asian or European and LAC countries. Please note that the planned travel must occur anytime between 1st of January 2016 and 31st September 2016. Travel that is planned to occur outside of this time period cannot be applied for.

For more information, check the call document and application form at the UniPID news blog;

http://www.unipid.fi/en/news/265/finceal_plus_open_travel_grants_open_as_a_rolling_call/