Horizon 2020: ITN 2016 Guide for Applicants Now Online

The 2016 call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions​ (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) opened on 14 October 2015 and has a deadline of 12 January 2016. The Guide for Applicants for this call is now available online and can be located by expanding the ‘Topic conditions and documents’ window of the call page.

 

Horizon 2020: Secure Societies – Upcoming Call

Horizon20201The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, under the secure societies topic, will soon be inviting proposals for its Digital Security call. The expected opening date is 16 December 2015 with the closing date likely to be mid-April 2016.

Proposals may address assurance and certification for trustworthy and secure ICT systems, services and components, and must take the form of research and innovation actions, coordination and support actions or innovation actions, depending on the topic addressed.

Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country. Coordination and support actions require at least one legal entity established in a member state or associated country.

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Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership – Upcoming Calls

Horizon20201The European Commission will soon be inviting proposals for it’s industrial leadership calls for Japan and South Korea. The Call is to open on the 20th October 2015 and close mid January 2016. Although very early on in the process, with more details to follow, the expected topics are as follows:

Japan:

— Next generation communication networks;
— Internet of things, cloud and big data platforms in social application contexts;
— Experimental testbeds on information-centric networking.

South Korea:

— Next generation communication networks;
— Internet of things joint research
— Federated cloud resource brokerage for mobile cloud services.

Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions. These require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country.

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Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore – Call for Nominations

gyssOxford has been invited to nominate up to 5 bright young scientists to participate in the 2016 Global Young Scientists Summit, to be held from the 17th – 22nd of January 2016 in Singapore. This is the fourth held Summit, which sees around 300 young scientists from around the world come together with globally-recognised scientific leaders to discuss the latest advances in science and technology, and how research and innovation can be harnessed to address major global challenges.

The Summit provides a platform for these young researchers to connect and engage with like-minded peers from all over the world and build up a global research network. An integral part of GYSS@one-north is the Singapore Challenge, which enables participants with a compelling research proposition to take steps to exploit their research. Hospitality for the participants in Singapore will be provided, which will include accommodation, summit conference costs, social activities, meals and local transportation between accommodation, conference sites and social activities (yet excluding flights which are to be covered by department).

To be eligible, the nominee must be:
– Under the age of 35
– Be a Dphil or Post-Doc

The Expression of Interest Form for internal submission, the details of selection criteria used by the summit organisers and details of the Singapore challenge 2016 are available on the Research Services co-ordinated bids website.

As only 5 young scientists can be nominated by Oxford, all EOIs must be submitted internally for selection. Completed EOI’s, plus supporting documentation, should be returned to researchsupport@cs.ox.ac.uk by noon on Friday 28th August 2015 where they will be ranked then passed on to Keri Dexter for assessment across the division.

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EPSRC Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2015/16 – Call

epsrclogowebThe call is now open for the EPSRC Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2015/16. The details are as follows:

Description:
A budget of £5 million is available to support projects that must progress previous EPSRC funded research towards impact within a healthcare application. Proposals should build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions. Applications to this call should bring a creative and multidisciplinary approach to the cross cutting capability identified underpinning at least one of the four grand challenge areas.

Eligibility:
This call is open to academics, from eligible UK research organisations, that have been a principal investigator or co-investigator on at least one EPSRC grant that completed on or after 01 April 2010 (inclusive) or is due to finish by April 2016. This grant must be clearly relatable to the cross cutting capabilities of Disruptive Sensing and analysis and/or Medical device design and innovation. Applicants will be required to work in partnership with at least one business partner to progress their previous research outputs towards impact

Assessment:
All proposals should also demonstrate clinical engagement in order to ensure the research will address an unmet clinical need. Proposals will be assessed on the impact generated from their previous EPSRC-funded grant, the suitability of the proposed research team, the engagement of the business partner, the quality of the proposed research and the extent to which further support will progress the previously funded research towards impact in healthcare.

Anyone intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their intent to submit by 16:00 on 27th August 2015. Applicants that do not register their intent to submit before the deadline will be ineligible for the call. The final call deadline will be the 24th September 2015.

To find out more and register to submit – Click Here
To view the Healthcare Technologies Strategy Document – Click Here