Opportunitites

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:57

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.

The programme responds to the challenges sometimes faced by researchers, offering them attractive working conditions and the opportunity to move between academic and other settings.

The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, from fundamental research to market take-up and innovation services. Research and innovation fields are chosen freely by the applicants (individuals and/or organisations) in a fully 'bottom-up' manner.

For more information on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, please visit the website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sk%C5%82odowska-curie-actions

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 12:47

EFSA - Call for scientific experts

Renewal of the Scientific Committee and eight Scientific Panels

On 9 April 2014, EFSA launched a call to renew membership of its Scientific Committee and eight of its ten Scientific Panels. The call is addressed to scientists who wish to be considered for membership of the Scientific Committee and the following Scientific Panels:

The current members of the Scientific Committee and the above-mentioned Scientific Panels are serving a three-year term of office that is due to expire in mid-2015. The new members will be appointed for the following three-year term starting in July 2015.

Experts' work will be visible to the scientific community through the EFSA Journal, indexed in several key bibliographic databases.

To apply now, click here.

For more information, visit the EFSA's website.

EC Press release

The European Commission has today launched a call asking experts from all fields to participate in shaping the agenda of Horizon 2020, the European Union's future funding programme for research and innovation. This marks the first time that the Commission has launched such a call for its research programme. Advisory groups will provide high quality and timely advice for the preparation of the Horizon 2020 calls for project proposals.  Groups will be set up on topics of major concern for European citizens, such as climate change, making renewable energy more affordable, ensuring safe food or coping with the challenges of ageing. The groups will encourage dialogue between all levels of government, civil society and business from all EU Member States, and influence the direction of EU research and innovation funding from now until 2020.

European Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said: "Our aim is to reach the broadest range of experts who will help us to deliver innovative ideas, sustainable growth and new jobs. Introducing this transparent and inclusive call for Horizon 2020 means we are reaching out to the entire European research and innovation community. I would in particular like to encourage women and individuals with the right expertise but who have not been involved in the past to show their interest."

The expert advisory groups will start their work during spring of this year to provide advice in time for the first Horizon 2020 calls, which are expected to be launched by the end of 2013. Individuals and actors wishing to be considered for the first advisory groups have until 6 March 2013 at 5 p.m. Brussels local time to register. The call for expressions of interest will stay open for the lifetime of the Horizon 2020 programme in order to accommodate the renewal of groups at the end of each mandate.

Individuals can express their interest, acting either in a personal capacity, as representatives of collective interest groups or as representatives of organisations. Details of the criteria on which selection will be based, including the profile of experts, are set out in the call. The full text and guidance on how to register can be found through the following link:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020-experts

The application guides for the Health Programme 2013 are now available online.

The Programme offers a wide variety of financing mechanisms:

All interested in submitting a proposal under the 2013 Calls for proposals are advised to visit the website of the website of the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC).

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 09:45

EU Health Programme - Annual Work Plan 2013

DG Sanco has announced on early December the adoption of the annual work plan 2013 for the health programme (COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 28 November 2012 concerning the adoption of the 2013 work plan in the framework of the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), the selection, award and other criteria for financial contributions to the actions of this programme and the EU payment to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, serving as a financing decision - 2012/C 378/07).

Main priorities for 2013 will be:

  • Active and healthy ageing – focus on chronic diseases
  • Effective ways to invest in health – also health workforce
  • Patients' rights and safety
  • Advice and data, particularly on sustainable health systems

The work plan will also support the implementation of legislation in the following areas:

  • Safety and quality of tissues, cells and blood
  • Cross-border healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices 

More information on 2013 call for proposals for projects, conferences and operating grants

Scientists and Experts in the area of Alcohol and Health might find interesting the actions under the second objective " Promote Health"   like the  Joint action to support Member States in taking forward work on common priorities in line with the EU alcohol Strategy and the other actions linked to non- communicable and chronic diseases.

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