ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PIs) at the career stage at which they are starting or consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC grants are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has opened invitations for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel.
The mandate of all members of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel will come to an end at the close of the 6th session of the Plenary, on 24 March 2018. The Plenary will therefore be invited to elect 25 members, who, in accordance with rule 26 of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES, are to be proposed by members of IPBES for nomination by regions and election by the Plenary.
BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum have jointly announced the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”.
The call will predominantly deal with the following two priorities:
EMBRC‐France is launching its 4th funding call for projects in marine biology with a focus on the development or utilization of marine model organisms, and the use of biological resources already available. Projects requiring access to in situ populations of marine organisms and marine ecosystems to tackle questions in the areas of biodiversity, biological oceanography, ecology and evolutionary biology are also welcome.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region has opened a call for applications for project platforms, which enable projects to team up, and in this way increase the impact of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region’s projects and other EU-funded projects in the area. The total budget for a project platform can be up to EUR 1 million. In total 4-6 platforms are expected to be funded depending on the quality of the applications.
The deadline to propose sessions for the Goldschmidt 2018 (12-17 August 2018, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) is November 1st, 2017. Goldschmidt 2018 is the latest edition of the Goldschmidt conference, which was started in 1988 by the international Geochemical Society (GS) to provide a forum for its members to discuss their latest research.
Do you have an idea for a seminar, short course or other kind of training event? EKLIPSE is inviting representatives of networks, organisations, projects and other entities to submit proposals to develop capacity building events relevant to the Science-Policy-Society interface, regarding biodiversity, ecosystem services, and related challenges. EKLIPSE seeks to be responsive to community development needs across the European Union by supporting multi-national events that add value to science, policy and society.
Research projects which are supported by the EU through Horizon 2020 and previous framework programmes are having a real impact on the life of Europe's citizens and our society as a whole. The projects often have compelling stories to tell. But reaching out to a large non-specialist audience is not always that easy. So we are opening a communication channel based on our network of social media followers to complement your own outreach activities. The aim of this call is to help these projects reach out to a larger audience in the realm of social media.
This new forum's role will be to identify measures to open up markets for emerging products, to explore further research needs, or to point to areas where seed funding is required. The forum will deliver a pipeline of medium to long term projects aiming to grow the EU's blue bioeconomy sector.
The forum should be established from 2018 and will gather all relevant stakeholders, including producers and processors of aquatic biomass for products such as novel foods, feeds, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and novel materials.
The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) currently has open a 'Call for Experts'. The call is aimed at individuals who are considered experts in a large number of fields related to the aquaculture sector. These sectors include:
- Marine biology
- Marine ecosystems
- Integrated coastal zone management
- Marine environmental policies
- Fisheries science
Maritime/blue economy, maritime engineering and technologies