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Research Funding Calls

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

  • Implementation of the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for the EU maritime domain: Ensuring interoperability of National IT Systems to allow for more efficient information exchange within and across borders

Max EUR 800,000

Deadline 15th June 2017

  • Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection

Max EUR 500,000

Deadline 7th July 2017

Consortium for biological data: at least 3 Member States

Consortium for economic data: at least 6 Member States

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LIFE (2014-2020), the Financial Instrument for the Environment and Climate Action.

Thematic priorities for Water, including the marine environment:

  • Water, floods and drought
  • Marine and coastal management
  • Water Industry

Small to Large projects, EUR 500,000 to 5,000,000

Deadline: September 2017

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The ENI CBC MED 

Thematic objective – Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation

  • Support sustainable initiatives targeting innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency and encourage use of non-conventional water supply
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management – Incorporate the ecosystem-based management approach to ICZM into local development planning, through the improvement of intra-territorial coordination among different stakeholders

Max EUR 3,500,000

Consortium: min of 3 eligible countries including at least 1 EU Mediterranean Country and 1 Mediterranean Partner Country.

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InterregEurope

Helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy.

Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

  • Improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes, in particular investment for growth and jobs and, where relevant, European Territorial Cooperation programmes, in the field of the protection and development of natural and cultural heritage.
  • Improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes, in particular programmes for Investment for Growth and Jobs and, where relevant, European Territorial Cooperation programmes, aimed at increasing resource-efficiency, green growth and eco-innovation and environmental performance management.

Average between 1 and 2 million euros.

Deadline: 30th June 2017

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Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) 

The Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) supports researchers at all stages of their carrier and across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science. In addition, the MSCA also support researchers interested in working with industry through industrial doctorates schemes and staff exchange programmes. Researchers can also opt for funding aimed to enhance their experience abroad in another research institution. 

  • Individual Fellowships: The Marie Curie Individual Fellowship deadline is 14 September. It covers a wide range of fields, from basic research up to market take-up and innovation services. Funding duration is of 12-24 months. The postdoctoral researcher must submit the proposal, designed with the host supervisor. However, the postdoctoral researcher must have not obtained his/her PhD from the University of Malta. 

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  • Innovative Training Networks (ITN): Researchers interested in establishing joint doctoral projects should consider the ITN. Joint programs can be set up with other universities, companies and other research institutes. The programme duration is of 4 years. The call opens annually, with deadlines of January each year.

European Training Networks target joint research training between at least three partners from in and outside academia located in at least three different EU or associated countries. Any organisation anywhere in the world can also join the program.

European Industrial Doctorates targets joint doctoral training between university and at least one m industrial partner. Students are allowed to share both facilities and spent 50% of their time in each location. Both partners should be established in at least two different EU or associated countries. In addition, partners outside the EU can also participate in the training program. 

European Joint Doctorates targets joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees from a minimum of three academic organisations. Any organisation in EU or associated countries can take part in the program.

For more information please follow the link 

  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

This funding support short-term exchange between researchers interested in gaining experience in a different research institute, university or company located in a different country worldwide. The duration of the stay can range from 1 to 12 months. Researchers must engage in research and innovation projects for at least 6 months prior to the placement. Then, they have to return and pass on their knowledge to their peers at the University of Malta. The call opens annually, with deadlines of April each year.

For more information please follow the link 

 

H2020 Twinning

  • Twinning is basically staff exchanges/ training between low performing country and high performing countries. This call was created for low-performing countries, like Malta, therefore we should take advantage of this opportunity! There will only be 1 call for 3 years!

We need to partner up with at least two internationally-leading research institutions (centre of excellence).

Duration: up to 3 years.

Contribution of EUR 1 million.

Deadline: 15th November 2017.

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H2020 ERA chairs

Aimed at enabling institutions from low performing member states to attract top academics so that they can compete with centres of excellence elsewhere in the European Research Area (ERA). The selected institutions have to award ERA Chairs to outstanding academics who have the capacity to raise standards and attract more high level staff as well as money from other sources, such as EU research funding or regional funds. The positions must be published and respect ERA guidelines (gender balance, fairness, transparency, etc.). ERA Chair holders can come from anywhere in the world.

Duration: 5 years

Contribution of Eur 2.5 million

Deadline: 15th November 2017

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European Research Council (ERC)

The European Research Council (ERC)offers a number of funding opportunities for researchers at all stages of their carrier development interested in generating new knowledge. The ERC is aimed to high-risk basic research in all fields of science. Calls are yearly.

  • ERC starter grant: early stage researchers of any nationality and got their Ph.D. in the last 2-7 years are eligible. Funding is of €1.5 million for a duration of 5 years and the grant covers 100% of all eligible costs. 
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  • ERC consolidator grant: established researchers that got their Ph.D. in the last 7-12 years are eligible. The maximum fund is €2 million over a period of 5 years and covers 100% of all eligible costs. 
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  • ERC advanced grant: well-established researchers looking for long-term funding to pursue a ground breaking, high-risk project can consider this highly competitive grant. The principle investigator applying for this call is expected to have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. Funding can reach a maximum of €2.5 million over a period of 5 years and covers 100% of all eligible costs. 
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COST Actions

COST Actions are ideal for networking and establishing links with leading institutions within the EU. This program aims to allow researchers, engineers and scholars to develop jointly ideas in any science and technology field. It supports high-risk, innovative and emerging research themes in contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. The funding for this program has a duration of 4 years.   

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H2020 SME Instrument

H2020 SME Instrument is aimed at SMEs wishing to commercialise a wide impact technology. The first part is aimed at preparing a Business Plan whilst the second part is meant for development of technology and bringing it to market. The call is always open with multiple cutoff dates, with funding of Eur 50,000 Phase 1 and Eur 2 million Phase 2. Research Institutions may be subcontracted for the Research component.

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Further Opportunities

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M.Sc. in Applied Oceanography
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Sea Gliders

Half-day Seminar on Sea Glider for Monitoring the Marine Environment in Malta           7 July 2017

COPERNICUS

Marine Environment Monitoring Service at the BLUEMED Conference - 27 June 2017

 

EMSEA2017

Fifth EMSEA, European Marine Science Educators Association, 7 - 10 October 2017,  Malta

SeaofSkills Project
Training of local small-scale fishermen through the SeaofSkills project - Friday 21 April 2017
Launch of MarSA & Maritime Platform
Launch of MarSA and Maritime Platform
 
 
Last Updated: 23 June 2017

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