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OPEN CALLS: February, 2021

OPEN CALLS: February, 2021


February, 2021

‍NATIONAL CALLS

Deadline: February 26, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time (Individual call); April 16 (Institutional call)

Applications for the 4th edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment are open until February 26, 2021; while applications for the 2nd edition of the Institutional Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus are open until April 16, 2021.


Deadline: February 28, 2021, 23:59 Lisbon time

FCT and the Fulbright Commission are promoting a joint scholarship program - Fulbright Research Grants. These scholarships are intended for doctoral scholarships directly financed by FCT who have planned, within the scope of their training plan, to conduct a research period at a North American university or research center.


Deadline: March 10, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

Aiming at promoting and strengthening the competencies of scientific and technological institutions through the participation of their teams in Projects, FCT will open a call for proposals for financing projects in all scientific domains. The call will support projects in all scientific fields that fall into the following types: Scientific research and technological development projects (IC&DT) and Exploratory research projects (PeX).


Deadline: March 31, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

The CMU Portugal Program and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) are launching, for the first time, a Call under the new initiative Affiliated Ph.D. Programs which offers up to 12 Scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year. The selected candidates will be hosted by Portuguese Universities and allow a research period of up to 1 year at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Online info session on February 25, at 2 pm (Lisbon time).


Deadline: March 31, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

The 2021 FCT Call for PhD Studentships aims to support researchers, in all areas of knowledge, who wish to develop research activities leading to a PhD degree.


Deadline: April 1, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

ERA-MIN3 intends to give the research and innovation community the opportunity to apply for globally coordinated funding, thereby supporting needs-oriented research on primary resources, secondary resources and replacement of critical raw materials, in an economical approach circular, as well as for cross-cutting themes, such as, for example, raising public awareness of this issue.

For more information about this call, register for the webinar that will take place on February 17, at 1 pm (GMT).

Deadline: July 30, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time (2nd phase)

PROCiência 2020, Incentive System for the Production of Scientific and Technological Knowledge of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, is aimed directly at companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) and with the objective of strengthening the competitive capacity of the regional economy by boosting projects in strategic areas Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) in companies, between companies and the entities that make up the Regional System for the Development of Research, Technology, and Innovation (SRDITI) and Higher Education institutions, fully aligned with the objectives and priorities defined within the scope of the regional RIS3, in order to ensure a threshold of technological skills that allow the transformation of the knowledge generated into new products and services.

‍European Calls

Deadline: February 25, 2021, 08:30 PST

Call for Proposals seeking Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for smallscale producer entrepreneurs delivered through bundled farmer services and enabled by scalable digital and data platforms.


Deadline: March 10, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The present call targets projects on low-carbon technologies and processes in all sectors covered by Directive 2003/87/EC (the EU ETS Directive): Innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I, including environmentally safe carbon capture and utilisation (‘CCU’) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change,as well as products substituting carbon intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I, environmentally safe capture and geological storage (‘CCS’) of CO2, and innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies.


Deadline: June 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The present call targets projects on low-carbon technologies and processes in all sectors covered by Directive 2003/87/EC (the EU ETS Directive): Innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I, including environmentally safe carbon capture and utilisation (‘CCU’) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change,as well as products substituting carbon intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I, environmentally safe capture and geological storage (‘CCS’) of CO2, and innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies.


EVENTS

February 22-23, 2021, 13:30-18:00 CET

Horizon Europe – the next R&I Framework Programme – is gearing up to launch, supported by €95.5 billion in funding. Important questions remain as to how great an impact Horizon will ultimately have, as a bridge between crisis and recovery and as a foundation for rebuilding Europe’s societies and economies. This event will address these issues in more depth. The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Government of Portugal - Manuel Heitor - will participate in the plenary session on February 23, at 13:35 CET in the live panel debate "Building back better: Will R&I be the catalyst for a brave new world?"


February 23-26, 2021

EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry. It serves as the main platform to discuss industrial challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners. It also helps to ensure that our policies at European, national, regional and local levels work together to enable European industry to deliver jobs, growth and innovation in Europe.


February 26, 2021

At this conference it is intended to explore the contribution of new economic models, including the circular economy and the sustainable bioeconomy, to tackle climate change while promoting a just and equitable economic and social recovery, within the limits of the natural system. Program.


March 4, 2021

The online event will introduce 14 exciting Future and Emerging Technology/EIC Pathfinder projects funded by the European Commission. It offers an exclusive opportunity for both business and the science community to meet and start up conversations in order to boost their innovation potential.


March 17-18, 2021

An exclusive number of EIC-funded SMEs will have the opportunity to present their solutions for the health and mobility sectors, and to engage in one-on-one business meetings with CUF, JMRS and BRISA representatives. They are looking for disruptive startups with innovative and sustainable solutions to answer some of their challenges.


April 22, 2021

This event will be held in a digital format featuring contributions from leading experts from the aviation industry, academia, research centres and SMEs. Lively discussions about the future of sustainable aviation are expected.


June 3-4, 2021

The All-Atlantic 2021 – All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Ministerial High-Level & Stakeholders Conference will take place under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in close cooperation with the European Commission, aiming to strengthen Research & Innovation cooperation across and along the Atlantic Ocean, from “pole to pole.”


Challenges & Prizes

Deadline: March 31, 2021

This competition aims to create two large-scale scientific centers in two locations in East Germany and to increase the relevance and scientific transformation of the East of Germany, introducing new modes of cooperation between science and industry.

The competition is mainly aimed at renowned scientists of any nationality who seek to support German innovation by incorporating scientific excellence into new marketable products and services. To participate, candidates must have an innovative idea for the creation of a research center and, in a second phase, present a viable plan for its implementation.
From the applications submitted, the best proposal for each location will be selected, to which the German Ministry, depending on the success of the new centers, will allocate an annual financing of up to 170 million euros. More information here.


Deadline: May 5, 2021

The challenge is to build a fully functional, bench-scale prototype of an artificial photosynthesis based system which is able to produce a useable synthetic fuel. Expected Impact: a number of innovative devices and systems demonstrating the use of sunlight to produce a fuel ready to be used.


Deadline: May 6, 2021

Energy - This category recognises organisations that can demonstrate innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of energy that include, but are not limited to: ensuring access to affordable and reliable clean energy; increasing production of clean energy; improving energy efficiency; introducing new forms of clean energy or other technology innovations. (600K$)

 

Water - This category recognises organisations that can demonstrate innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of water that include, but are not limited to: ensuring access to safe and affordable drinking water; ensuring access to sanitation and hygiene; increasing water use efficiency; improving water quality. (600K$)


Deadline: June 1, 2021

The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites into Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), which will enable dedicated low-cost launches with committed schedule and orbit. The solution needs to be innovative, implementable, affordable in development and exploitation phases, and commercially viable. Prize: 10M€.


Deadline: September 21, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The main objective of the prize is to develop an innovative solution that will allow tracking all commercial freight trains, from all railway undertakings, covering the whole European network. The aim is to provide real time information about the train, accessible to all, including information on the location, departure, destination, compositition and punctuality.


research recruitment

Deadline: February 25, 2021

A call is open for a research fellow (MSc) at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute of the University of Madeira, under the Regional Project MTL – Marítimo Training Lab.


Deadline: February 25, 2021

A call is open for 2 positions as Research Assistants in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute of the University of Madeira, under the Regional Project MTL - Marítimo Training Lab.


Deadline: February 26, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

Within the scope of the project “Porto Santo sem Lixo Marinho,” ARDITI is seeking to recruit a research fellow interested in pursuing a Master degree in Computer Sciences (or other field of relevance) with training and/or expertise in Java, Swift or JavaScript to develop a mobile application to for citizens and tourists in Porto Santo easily report locations and occurrence of marine litter, and conduct a pilot study on its’ implementation.


Applications between February 24 and March 10, 2021

A call is open for a Research Fellowship at the Interactive Technologies Institute of ARDITI, under the R&D project “Projeto Estratégico UIDP/50009/2020” with the funding support from FCT/ MCTES through national funding.


Deadline: March 1, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

Within the scope of the Madeira Ocean Observatory project, ARDITI opened a call for a Research Fellowship for candidates with a PhD in Engineering Informatics or equivalent, with the objective of maintaining some products created within the scope of OOM (websites, mobile applications, and data providing tools), contributing to scientific publications and supporting other researchers and projects.

Other

Deadline: March 5, 2021, 18:00 CET

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is looking for experts to support European clusters under the ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility.

On February 22 from 13:30 to 15:30 CET, interested participants are invited to join an informative webinar about the application process and the services offered under this Facility. Register here.


Deadline: April 1, 2021, 17:00 Lisbon time

LEAP-RE is a project funded by the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 (2020-2025) and a national contribution to the implementation to the "Roadmap on climate change and renewable energy” (HLPD Roadmap) contributing for the Joint Africa Europe Strategy. LEAP-RE is a partnership of 88 organisations, 44 from European countries and associated countries and 39 from African countries coordinated by LGI CONSULTING (LGI), France.



On February 2, Horizon Europe was officially launched. Watch the full event here. See Horizon Europe's draft Program.


Official work programmes are not due until April, but drafts circulating online give researchers and industry chance to start formulating grant applications.


The National Innovation Agency (ANI), presented the Innovation Portal, the new "search engine" and "technological showcase" in Portugal. The Innovation Portal allows to find information about the actors of the National Innovation System (SNI), search for specific skills of researchers working in Portugal, entities that work with specific technologies, find business partners, offer and search for technologies, among many other features. Watch the public presentation.


The New European Bauhaus is a creative initiative, breaking down boundaries between science and technology, art, culture and social inclusion, to allow design to find solutions for everyday problems. Join to connect with a growing community interested in building beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places to live together after the pandemic.


Check the document to learn about 2020 Grants' statistics.


European research and innovation missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world. They are an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework program beginning in 2021.


Presentation slides of the Horizon Europe webinar held in November 2020. Lear about the EU Research & Innovation Program 2021-2027.


Presentations and recordings of the info day sessions held in September are available here.

 

Also, here you can find tips and events to prepare for this call.


In order to help the community to build or to complete its consortium within the framework of the Green Deal call, French NCPs offer a web page exclusively dedicated to this call. It lists the skills offers and search of the French community (limited to organizations, establishments, clusters, manufacturers, SMEs, startups, regions, and equivalents) but also those from other European NCPs. It is possible to consult them and, if necessary, to get in touch with future partners.


Learn all about Horizon Europe, its strategic planning, implementation, news, and related links.

 

The European Commission has recently made available a recording and presentations regarding this matter. All the information can be found here.

 

Watch a recording of the workshop Novelties in Horizon Europe MGA, held by the EC in October 2020, or download the presentations:

 

Presentation 1: General overview, state of play & financial provisions

Presentation 2: Systems and Process Audits

Presentation 3: Exploitation, IPR & Open Science in Horizon Europe

 

On the same note, the European Fund Management Consulting has published an article about Horizon 2020 particularly on maximising impacts. Part 2.


YouTube channel for H2020 webinars, helpful tips on project proposals in general and information about Horizon Europe.


The National Strategy for Oceans 20212030 is a public policy instrument for the Oceans that presents the country's vision, objectives, areas of intervention, and goals for the period 2021–2030, with regard to the Ocean's development model.


Recording and presentation of the event held in April. For more information on LIFE funding for climate change adaptation projects, watch the recording of the dedicated webinar.


‍Participant Portal: partner search

This feature offers the possibility to look for partners directly in the context of individual call topics (open and forthcoming). Potential applicants can access the list of existing partner search requests for a given topic via the individual call topic pages. From the same place, Legal Entity Appointed Representatives (LEARs) can also create new partner search requests on behalf of their organization. Detailed guidance is available.



New (Horizon 2020) FAQs have been published on April 17, 2020

In relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, new Horizon 2020 FAQs have been posted.


H2020 Online Manual

A guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing a grant.


Open Calls

Visit the European Commission portal for the full list of calls. And FCT for national calls


ERA Careers

Scientific job opportunities: http://www.eracareers.pt/

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