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September 8, 2010

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» UK-US New Partnership Fund

Summary: PMI2 are pleased to invite joint proposals from UK and US higher education institutions to develop partnerships. Funds are intended to stimulate the growth of a new variety of UK-US strategic partnerships between HEIs or for the growing of UK-US cooperation involving HEIs in third countries.

The aims of the UK-US New Partnership Fund are to:
  • - Grow mutually beneficial partnerships between UK and US HEIs.
  • - Provide opportunities to deepen and broaden existing co-operation between UK and US HEIs.
  • - Introduce new HE institutions to UK-US partnerships including from a greater diversity of locations in both countries.
  • - Pilot new UK and US partnerships in third countries.
  • - Build the basis for future sustainable partnerships between the collaborating institutions.
  • - Strengthen the skills of higher education staff in both countries in developing and delivering partnerships.

There are two strands for which proposals are welcome:

Strand 1) Strategic partnerships

A strategic partnership is one that is broad-based and encompasses a range of collaborative activities. These might involve a combination of two or more of the following:

- Developing student, staff and researcher mobility: including for US study abroad students, UK student mobility, researcher, faculty and academic exchanges

- New research co-operation, particularly interdisciplinary

- Collaborative degrees and other approaches to learning and teaching, (including dual, joint and double degrees)

Strand 2) Multi-Country Partnerships

There is a need to stimulate the development of new partnerships between UK and US HEIs that involve another country (these partnerships could be for research cooperation, learning and teaching, student exchange and joint or dual degrees). Innovative proposals are invited that might involve any country as a member of the partnership.

Subject priorities

Priority will be given to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical science disciplines; however they also welcome proposals that introduce innovative, including inter-disciplinary, approaches.

Need a partner?

Some US institutions have identified themselves as looking for partner institutions in the UK through the British Council’s Register of Interest. Profiles of these US Higher Education Institutions are available to download: US partner list

Sum: UK-US New Partnership Fund is intended to be for pump-priming and is limited to a maximum of £20,000 per project.

Deadline: 1730 GMT on 31 October 2010.

Funder Link: PMI2 Opportunities

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

September 11, 2008

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» FP7 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology 2009

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

Under the FAFB theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, one call for proposals was issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-KBBE-2009-3

There are three main activities/areas for this call:

1. Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments.

Topics include: new methods for forest functions, goods and services, self sustained aquaculture, bee health, spatial analysis of rural development measures and Globalisation.

2. Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well being

Topics include: food habit formation, stress, addiction and eating behaviour, biomarkers, transparency along the food value chain and by-products in food processing.

3. Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes

Topics include: Abiotic stress tolerance, biomass, nanobiotechnology and innovative biotechnology.

Budget: EUR 188.85m

Deadline: 15 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

June 9, 2008

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» Support for Cultural Actions

Funding Source: Culture Programme (2007-2013)

Summary: The calls for proposals 2008 has been announced for the Culture Programme. The Culture Programme has been established to enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans, which is based on a common cultural heritage, through the development of cooperation activities among cultural operators from eligible countries with a view to encouraging the emergence of European citizenship.

This call covers the following strands:

Strand 1 Support for Cultural Projects Support for projects to work together across borders and to create and implement cultural and artistic activities. This strand is to help organisations such as theatres, museums, Universities and cultural institutes from different countries to cooperate so that difference sectors can work together and reach across borders.

This strand is divided into four sub-categories:

Strand 1.1 Multi annual Cooperation (lasting 3-5yrs) Seek to foster multi-annual, trans-national cultural links by encouraging a minimum of 6 cultural operators from at least 6 countries to cooperate and develop joint cultural activities. The funding is intended to help set up or extend the geographical reach of a project. Max: 50% EU support / Funds min €200,000 – max €500,000 per year

Strand 1.2.1 Cooperation projects (lasting up to 2 yrs) Actions shared by at least 3 cultural operators, working within and across sectors, from at least 3 different eligible countries. Actions that explore means of long-term co-operation are especially targeted. Max: 50% EU support / Funds min €50,000 – max €200,000

Strand 1.2.2 Literary Translation (lasting up to 2 yrs) Support for translation projects. Support is aimed at enhancing knowledge of the literature and literary heritage of fellow Europeans by way of promoting the circulation of literary works between countries. Max: 50% EU support / Funds between €2,000 – €60,000

Strand 1.3 Cooperation Projects (lasting 2 up to 2 yrs) Support cultural cooperation aimed at exchanges between countries taking part in the programme and one or more third country which are selected on a yearly basis. Brazil has been chosen for 2009. This action must generate a concrete international cooperation dimension. The project should involve at least 3 Cultural operators from at least 3 different eligible countries and cooperation with at least one organisation from Brazil. Max: 50% EU support / Funds between €50,000 – max €200,000

Strand 2: Support for organisations active at European level in the field of Culture

Cultural Organisations working, or wanting to work at European level in the field of culture can receive support for their operating costs incurred for the permanent activities of the organisation. This strand targets organisations that promote a sense of shared cultural experience with a truly European dimension.

Categories of organisations eligible:

• Ambassadors

• Advocacy networks

• Festivals

• Policy Support structures (dialogue platforms/policy analysis groups)

Sum: Total Budget for this call is approx: €45m

Allocated for the following strands:

Strand 1.1 – Multi annual € 18,200,000

Strand 1.2.1 – Cooperation € 17,049,440

Strand 1.2.2 – Literary Translation € 2,000,000

Strand 1.3 – Cooperation Brazil € 1,024,000

Strand 2 – Cultural Organisations € 7,100,000

Deadline: Various deadlines for each strand as follows:

Strand 1.1 – Multi annual 1 October 2008

Strand 1.2.1 – Cooperation 1 October 2008

Strand 1.2.2 – Literary Translation 1 February 2009

Strand 1.3 – Cooperation Brazil 1 May 2009

Strand 2 – Cultural Organisations 1 November 2008

Funder Link: Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency

Scheme Link: Culture Programme

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.