Call for Papers - Art and Heritage Disputes (Deadline: 1 Dec.)
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16 November 2012
Call for Papers - Sustainable Energy 2013 (Deadline: 10 Dec.)
The Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta is organising its annual conference with the participation of European keynote speakers on Tuesday 12 March 2013. It is entitled: Sustainable Energy 2013: The Ise Annual Conference.
The challenges to attain higher energy efficiency performance in buildings and industry are now strongly felt. Likewise, renewable energy actions have been consolidated for the past few years and are expected to increase in 2013. Technologies are now available, which were either expensive or still under development, a few years ago. Meanwhile, other energy solutions are being developed for future implementation beyond the EU 2020 targets for lower carbon emissions, higher energy efficiency and greater penetration of renewable energy.
This conference aims at bringing the latest developments in the energy fields, both locally and internationally, to the attention and knowledge of all interested parties in Malta. The areas of interest cover many topics ranging from buildings, energy efficiency in industry, energy end-use efficiency, efficient energy production, energy policy, renewable energy applications, energy in education, besides others.
This Call for Papers is open to all interested parties, including but not limited to, professional researchers, Masters and Ph.D. students, industry specialists, and others.
The deadline for submitting the abstract is Monday 10 December 2012.
For further details please access the ISE website or send an email to Ing. Charles Yousif or phone: +356 21650675 / 21652249.
16 November 2012
Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD Scholarships (Deadline: 20 Dec.)
A truly international program rooted into excellence?
An exiting interdisciplinary research agenda dealing with the challenges facing the global system?
Generous doctoral scholarships?
Join the Erasmus Mundus PhD School on Globalization, The European Union and Multilateralism (GEM PhD School)
The Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD School just launched its new call for applications' round. It offers up to 10 Erasmus Mundus 3-year long PhD Scholarships funded by the European Commission. Deadline for Applications:
20 December 2012
3 Overarching Research Projects are proposed:
- MORGANITE: Institution centered research focusing on regional and global institutionalized multilateral cooperation. Led by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
- CITRINE: Interest centered research focusing on interaction between European policy mechanisms and global imperatives. Led by the University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
- AMETRINE: Norms centered research focusing on the normative components of European international politics. Led by LUISS-Guido Carli (Italy)
Calls for application and info available on the GEM website
15 November 2012
Photo and Video Competition on Agriculture (Deadline: 26 Nov.)
15 November 2012
Deployment of Off Shore Energy in Malta (23 Nov.)
13 November 2012
LLP Call for Proposals 2013
The Call for Proposals under the LLP Programme for 2013 is now open.
Information on how this programme is divided as well as further information on each initiative, proposal documents and deadlines may be found here. Applications for these initiatives need to be submitted to the European Union Programmes Agency.
Certain Projects are managed at a European Level therefore applications are handled by DG EACEA. These include Multilateral Projects / Networks / Accompanying Measures. For these projects applications must be submitted directly to the EACEA. Further information on each initiative including proposal documents and deadlines may be found here.
The deadlines for proposals for all funding opportunities mentioned above are summarised here.
May we remind you that application documents must be forwarded by email to the Project Support Team for review at least three weeks before the deadline.
It is also recommended for applicants to read the LLP Programme guide for 2013. The document contains the rules for participation and maximum staff costs / allowance rates.
Project Support Team
25 October 2012
25 October 2012
FP7 Incentive Scheme – Successful Project Award Scheme
The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is introducing a National FP7 Award Scheme to incentivise researchers to participate more actively and effectively in FP7. This scheme which will be funded by the Government of Malta will be introduced in relation to new FP7 contracts for proposals submitted after 1 October 2012.
The scheme is targeted at researchers participating in successfully funded FP7 projects from Malta-based academic institutions, public and private sector organizations, non-governmental organisations and individual researchers. Under this scheme, the rewards are based on 2% - 15% of the total funding obtained by the Maltese participants within successful FP projects. The percentage of the reward depends on the type of project and the applicant’s role within the project. The bonus will be given directly to the researcher, in his/her own personal capacity.
The proposed Scheme will run up to the end of FP7 for successful projects submitted after 1st October 2012 (FP7 2013 Calls for Proposals). The ultimate aim of the bonus scheme is to increase Malta’s participation in the FP7 Programme.
To view the full outline of the bonus scheme and to access the terms and conditions, kindly refer to the Council’s website.
A briefing session to explain the modalities of the Scheme will be organised on Friday 26 October at 1100hrs at MCST’s premises in Kalkara.
For any queries and to attend the briefing session send an email.
19 October 2012
Open Educational Resources
The US Embassy is happy to provide information on Open Educational Resources which are available to professors and to students. Access www.coursera.org for more information.
The United States is a world leader in developing Open Educational Resources. This means that users can access the resources at no cost. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. US higher education institutions are increasingly integrating OER into open and distance education, and new platforms are emerging such as edX, a joint initiative by Harvard and MIT, and Coursera, a private start-up with university partners such as Stanford University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Open Courseware (OCW) is a type of OER that makes the material and content of university courses freely accessible via the internet. EdX, Coursera and the other new platforms will go one step beyond much of the existing OCW to include interactive elements such as testing, real-time feedback, student-ranked questions, and collaborative web-based laboratories.
19 October 2012
Scholarships: Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (9 Nov.)
Scholarships offered by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
The Director Lifelong Learning notifies that the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has invited Malta to nominate two (2) candidates for scholarships tenable at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago and the University of Trinidad and Tobago for the academic year commencing September 2013. This invitation is by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
The invitation is for candidates who wish to pursue studies leading to Masters or Doctoral (Ph.D.) in areas critical to National Development as indicated by the Commonwealth member state (excluding medicine).
The conditions as communicated to the Directorate of Lifelong Learning by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Government of Trinidad and Tobago are available on the website. Any queries may be directed to 25982111.
Applications, available online, must arrive at the Customer Care/Education Information Centre, Great Siege Road, Floriana VLT 2000 Friday, 9 November 2012 by noon (GMT).
19 October 2012
Malta Science Scholarships 2012 – 2nd Call (Deadline: 19 Nov.)
The Director for Lifelong Learning informs the public that the second call of the scholarship scheme Malta Science Scholarships - 2012 has been launched. The scheme is the result of a collaboration Agreement between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).
The Selection Board shall nominate up to two Maltese candidates, in an area of research to take place at the European Space Agency. The areas research are in:
- Automation and Robotics
- Detection and analysis of bacteria with a microfluidic chip-based system
- EO educational material for Sentinel-1 and -2 exploitation
- Ground Station Real Time Monitoring protocols
- Ground station systems and project support
- HPA intermodulation effects on multiple uplink communications
- Imaging/Scattering for physical and life sciences at non unity gravity
- In-orbit Demonstration Projects
- Intelligent Computer Systems for Monitoring & Diagnostics
- On Board Software
- Preparation of analytical protocols for organic contaminant detection in life support systems
- Software Engineering
- Solar Physics
- Space Mechanisms
- Space Propulsion Systems
- Spacecraft EDL phase receiver simulation and architecture
- Structural Engineering
- Support the development of an M&C Kernel
- System Engineering and Space Mission Design
- Thermal Engineering
- Two antenna array using IFMS
- Venus Express – computer model to calculate atmospheric density
The closing date for submission of applications is Monday, 19 November 2012 at noon (local time). Applications are to be submitted at the Customer Care, Education Information Centre, Great Siege Road, Floriana.
The regulations, application form and the reference letter form are available on the myscholarship website
and the MCST website
These documents are also available from:
Customer Care, Education information Centre
Great Siege Road
Floriana VLT 2000.
For more information, one may phone on +356 2598 2111 or send an email
19 October 2012
22 May 2013