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‘BONUS call 2017: Synthesis’ call is now open

A competitive ‘BONUS call 2017: Synthesis’ call is now open. Proposals are invited until 9 November 2017 for transnational desktop-studies of up to 18-months and EUR 450 000 of funding. Mandatory preregistration for all applicants is a month earlier on 9 October 2017.

What is expected from a synthesis project?

Knowledge synthesis is central for knowledge translation from research community to practice and for ensuring evidence-based decision making. This call sets out to synthesise the research outputs that address the challenges for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea ecosystem services. As inherent elements of knowledge synthesis, the proposed projects are expected to perform critical review of research outputs as well as identify the knowledge gaps and further research needs. Each project funded will be also expected to analyse how successfully the outputs of science have been taken up at different levels of public governance and management, and by industry, and suggest ways to enhance the societal significance and impact of research and innovation relevant to the specific topic. Topics selected for this call extend across the strategic objectives and themes of the BONUS strategic research agenda (SRA); they require an interdisciplinary approach and shall therefore be examined from different angles, e.g. natural science, technology, economy, social aspects.Projects are expected to analyse as broad body of research outputs as necessary for robust and unbiased review and credible gap analysis, including, but not limited to, the outputs of research done within BONUS. Wherever possible and appropriate, projects are expected to apply systematic review methodology, combined, where necessary, with a narrative approach. If not stated otherwise, each project is expected to produce as its deliverables at least three review papers devoted to different aspects of the problem, each accompanied by a policy brief(s) distributed to the potential users in a targeted manner as well as appropriate, popular dissemination materials targeting broad society.

Link to the Bonus Call.

In the core of BONUS is a long-term collaboration that supports sustainable development and implementation of HELCOM’s Baltic Sea Action Plan, the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive and other national, regional and European policy developments.

BONUS is funded jointly by the eight member countries around the Baltic Sea and the EU by a total of EUR 100 million for the years 2011-2020. A total of 40 projects have received BONUS funding by August 2017.

3rd Health Programme Call for Proposals

The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency invites proposals for its HP-PJ-2016 call within the 3rd health programme.

The general objectives of the 3rd Health Programme shall be to complement, support and add value to the policies of the European Union Member States aimed at improving the health of Union citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting health, encouraging innovation in health, increasing the sustainability of health systems and protecting Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats.

The deadline for application is June 2, 2016.

Further information here.

4th Call for the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme

The Fourth Call for the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 will be open from 1st May to 30th September 2016

The call is open for all 4 Priority Axes:

  1. Using Innovation to Maintain And Develop Robust And Competitive Communities
  2. Promoting Entrepreneurship to Realise the Potential of the Programme Area’s Competitive Advantage
  3. Fostering Energy-Secure Communities through Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  4. Protecting, Promoting and Developing Cultural and Natural Heritage

For further information, please visit the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme website.

A new global research funding programme on Transformations to Sustainability (ISSC)

A new global research funding programme on Transformations to Sustainability (ISSC)

Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2014.

Transformations to Sustainability will promote research on the most urgent problems of global change and sustainability — including climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy consumption, and poverty and growing inequalities.

Apply Now: Finnish Arctic research programme

The aim of the Arctic Research Programme is to further strengthen high-quality, transdisciplinary and problem-based Arctic research in Finland in the long term.

Apply Now: N.I.C.E. Network & Award

N.I.C.E. Network & Award

Deadline for application is 15 April 2014.

The European centre for creative economy (ecce) is charged with the sustainably development of the creative industries and the pan-European networking from the Ministry of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State North Rhine-Westphalia.

Baltic Funding Portal

A new tool for searching funding for projects in the Baltic Sea Region has been developed by INTERACT and Swedish Institute. Baltic Funding Portal is an inventory of more than 300 funding instruments making cooperation possible in the Baltic Sea Region.

Read more about the portal on EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Reagion website.

BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic

BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme for years 2010-2017, has launched the pre-announcement of the ‘Blue Baltic’ call of value minimum EUR 30 million. The call will be open on 9 November 2015.

The deadline for proposal submission is on 10 March 2015.

For further information, please visit a BONUS website.

Bonus Calls 2012-2014

BONUS launches calls that fund projects which address the strategic objectives of the research agenda.

The calls are targeting multi-partner and transnational projects, encouraging adequate participation of small and medium-sized enterprises and other end users.

The calls will include research, innovation, training and dissemination activities.

For more information, please see http://www.bonusportal.org/calls

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