Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus (IPAS+)
The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus (IPAS+). The Scheme is divided into two options. Applicants are to fill in the appropriate sections of the form; they may select either Option A or Option B, or both:
Option A: opportunities for collaborative initiatives between Maltese academic institutions, public entities, or private entities and at least one foreign research centre or academic/private entity of proven track record of excellence.
Option B: opportunities for Maltese entities intending to submit a Horizon 2020 (H2020)/Horizon Europe proposal as the coordinator of the consortium to engage a service provider (local or foreign) who will be supporting the applicant through proposal writing and submission.
The deadlines for submission are the following:
Option A: by midnight of Friday 3 July 2020
Option B: by midnight of Friday 15 May 2020, Monday 15 June 2020 and Friday 3 July 2020
The application must be dated and signed by the applicant and the legal representative. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
More information is available online
Economic Impact of Digital Technologies request for proposals
Facebook is issuing a call for academic research proposals as part of its pledge to contribute $1 million to research that addresses the economic impact of digital technologies, including new tools that enable commercial opportunities.
Facebook is especially interested in supporting projects that address the economic consequences and implications of developing digital technologies for small businesses.
More information is available online
Deadline: 20 May 2020 at 17:00 AOE
Space Research Fund
The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is now receiving proposals under the Space Research Fund 2019. All relevant documentation is available on the Council’s website.
Applications open until 22 May 2020.
The Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS Nato)
The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner nations based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme offers funding, expert advice and support to tailor-made, security-relevant activities that respond to NATO’s strategic objectives. Funding is available for the following initiatives:
- Research and Development projects: Multi-Year Project (MYP)
- Research Workshops: Advanced Research Workshop (ARW)
- Training Courses: Advanced Study Institute (ASI) and Advanced Training Course (ATC)
Deadline: always open, with various cut-off dates
Next deadline: 1 June 2020 at 23:59 (CET)
Applications should reach the RSSD office until 18 May 2020, to allow adequate time for processing.
Calling All Climate Innovators: Opportunity with EIT's Pioneers into Practice Programme
Pioneers give people and organisations the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and look at things differently. By enabling experimentation and innovation to address climate change, the programme offers participants a fresh perspective and a way to be part of a more rapid transformation to a net-zero carbon economy.Operating across Europe, they create dynamic networks of industry professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, public administration officials and freelancers, and equip them with practical skills in systems innovation. A space to experiment from May through to November, participants take part in e-learning, workshops, group project challenges and a 4-6 week placement.
They're looking for individuals and organisations to join their diverse community of over 1600 change agents.
Deadline has been extended till 1 June 2020.
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Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Calls
Please be informed about the Last run of Secure Societies Calls for the Horizon 2020 programme. The total budget for these calls is €275 million.
AI and Security – €20 million
- SU-AI01-2020 - Developing a research roadmap regarding Artificial Intelligence in support of Law Enforcement
- SU-AI02-2020 - Secure and resilient Artificial Intelligence technologies, tools and solutions in support of Law Enforcement and citizen protection, cybersecurity operations and prevention and protection against adversarial Artificial Intelligence
- SU-AI03-2020 - Human factors, and ethical, societal, legal and organisational aspects of using Artificial Intelligence in support of Law Enforcement
Border and External Security – €36 million
- SU-BES01-2018-2019-2020 - Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects of border and external security
- SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020 - Technologies to enhance border and external security
- SU-BES03-2018-2019-2020 - Demonstration of applied solutions to enhance border and external security
Disaster Resilient Societies – €42.5 million
- SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 - Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies
- SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020 - Technologies for first responders
- SU-DRS03-2018-2019-2020 - Pre-normative research and demonstration for disaster-resilient societies
- SU-DRS04-2019-2020 - Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster
Digital Security - €68.80 million
- SU-DS02-2020 - Intelligent security and privacy management
- SU-DS03-2019-2020 - Digital Security and privacy for citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises
- SU-DS04-2018-2020 - Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches
Fighting Crime and Terrorism – €56 million
- SU-FCT01-2018-2019-2020 - Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects to solve issues in fighting against crime and terrorism
- SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020 - Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism
- SU-FCT03-2018-2019-2020 - Information and data stream management to fight against (cyber)crime and terrorism
- SU-FCT04-2020 - Chemicals: intelligence, detection, forensics
General Matters – €31 million
- SU-GM01-2018-2019-2020 - Pan-European networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security
- SU-GM02-2018-2020 - Strategic pre-commercial procurements of innovative, advanced systems to support security
INFRA – €20.70 million
- SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020 - Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe
More information is available online
Deadline: 27 August 2020, 17:00 Brussels time.
Erasmus+ 2020 Programme
The Erasmus+ 2020 call proposals has now been published! Erasmus+ is the main funding programme for the Education of the EU. The programme is split into 3 Key Actions:
Key Action 1 - Closed
Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth
These support innovation in the sector as well as joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer learning and the sharing of experience.
Deadline for ‘Partnerships in the fields of Higher Education, VET, School and Adult education’: closed
Deadline for ‘Partnerships in the youth field’: 1 October 2020 at 12:00 (Brussels time)
Applications should reach RSSD office until 1 September 2020, to allow adequate time for processing.
Key Action 3 - Support for policy reform
This aims to increase the participation of young people in democratic life, especially in discussions with policy makers, as well as developing knowledge in the fields of education, training, and youth.
Deadline: 1 October 2020 at 12:00 (Brussels time)
Applications should reach RSSD office until: 1 September 2020, to allow adequate time for processing.
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COST creates spaces where scientists are in the driving seat (bottom-up) and ideas can grow through a flexible and open approach. By enabling researchers from academia, industry and the public and private sector to work together in open networks that transcend borders, COST helps to advance science, stimulates knowledge sharing and pools resources.
COST Actions is a network dedicated to scientific collaboration, complementing national research funds. COST Actions are:
- open to researchers and innovators;
- collaborating in a field of science and technology of common interest to at least seven COST Members/Cooperating Members;
- based on a joint work programme lasting four years;
- answering to the COST Open Call for proposals.
Next collection date: 29 October 2020
Applications should reach the RSSD office until 15 October 2020, to allow adequate time for processing.
COVID-19 R&D Fund
The World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern according to the International Health Regulation.
The Malta Council for Science and Technology and Malta Enterprise Corporation have reached to the challenges surrounding the current unprecedented circumstances by designing a national fund entitled the “COVID-19 R&D Fund”. This initiative has been possible through the support of the Ministry for Finance and Financial Services, and the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses.
Are you a researcher with an excellent scientific profile and with visionary research projects in mind that you want to realise in Europe? The European Research Council (ERC) has a funding scheme that will meet your needs.
Attention to all applicants: A new work programme is published with some minor changes to the programme.
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Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy GrantsStarting Grants - Call closed.
Synergy Grants - Call closed
Consolidator Grants - Call closed
Advanced Grants - Call should open on 14 May 2020. Deadline 26 August 2020
Horizon 2020 call for independent experts
This is a general call for expression of interest to act as independent experts, towards experts with ethics in medical & life sciences/bioethics expertise. Call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of prospective independent experts to assist Commission services with tasks in connection with Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation!
UM is a member of the Crowdhelix Network and leads the Marine & Maritime Helix! It is now possible to join winning consortia under Horizon 2020 through the Crowdhelix platform. We are pleased to announce that YOU as a University of Malta Academic / Researcher can now use this platform in order to:
- find partners to join you in a consortium for a proposal you wish to lead
- join a consortium applying under a particular call as a partner.