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STARS@UNIPD - Supporting TAlent in ReSearch@University of Padua, Italy

Source of Funding: University of Padua, Italy

The University of Padua (Italy) has just launched the third edition of the Supporting TAlent in ReSearch@University of Padua – STARS@UNIPD 2021 call for proposals. Such intramural funding Programme supports excellent 2-year research projects to be performed by outstanding Principal Investigators (PIs) of any age and nationality, choosing Padua and one its 32 Departments as their working base and committing to submit an ERC project proposal with the University of Padua as their Host Institution.

The STARS@UNIPD call aims at encouraging high quality, innovative and ambitious research in all scientific areas, offering support to ground-breaking ideas with definite potential to turn into competitive proposals for international funding, such as the prestigious European Research Council grants.

In particular, STARS Starting Grants (STARS-StG) are designed to fund promising international PIs who have been awarded their first PhD within a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 years (prior to 1st January 2021) and are about to establish their own research team and/or starting their own independent research.

Candidates may apply in one of the 27 scientific research areas corresponding to the three ERC research domains:

  • PE - Physical Sciences and Engineering,
  • LS – Life Sciences,
  • SH – Social Sciences and Humanities. 

For further information regarding the call, its annexes, and the on line application procedure, please click the below link.

The application deadline is on 12 April 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Italy time zone).

Any further clarification requests can be addressed to the University of Padua International Research Office: talent.stars@unipd.it .

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Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2020

Source of Funding: European Commission

The European Commission (EC) announced €32.7 million made available to transnational projects on migration, including integration.

The call is part of the 2020 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) work programme, with proposals welcome under the following six topics:  

Local integration strategies through multi stakeholder partnerships, which focus on improving socio-economic inclusion and a sense of belonging for migrants in local communities. Find out more.

Reducing obstacles for migrant access to services, either through provision of one specific basic service, or through a transversal approach to accessing all basic services (such as health care, employment support, education or housing). Find out more.

Promoting migrant participation in integration policies: projects funded in this area will promote refugee and migrant participation in the design and implementation of integration and related policies at local, regional, national and European level. Find out more.

Complementary pathways to make existing legal migration channels more accessible and integration more effective for people in need of protection. Find out more.

Victims of trafficking in human beings: projects funded in this area will address assistance, support and integration of third-country national victims of trafficking. Find out more.

Migrant children's transition to adulthood: funded projects will promote the exchange of good practices and knowledge-sharing between actors supporting unaccompanied migrant children during their transition to adulthood. Find out more.

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Call for Ideas towards Start-Up Actions for a PlAstic fRee heAlthy MeDIterranean SEa (PARADISE Call)

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce the call for Ideas towards Start-Up Actions for a PlAstic fRee heAlthy meDIterranean SEa – PARADISE.

The call is aimed at Enabling Research in Plastics in a Circular Economy Context, it is intended to support applicant entities seeking to escalate the activities to explore new ideas, methods and innovations that can bring changes in the manufacturing/imports/distribution, consumption patterns and life cycle of plastics. This will enable the participants to generate their ideas and carry out the necessary preparatory activities that may lead to an enhanced project proposal for Horizon Europe calls based on any actions they wish to carry out locally and may include activities overseas.

Participants need to consult the Terms of Reference applicable – State Aid or Non- State Aid and are required to submit the application form and corresponding annexes.

Correctly-filled applications should be submitted by 1800hrs on 6th November 2020 to paradise.mcst@gov.mt. Late applications will not be considered.

PARADISE Call Documents (click on below link to download the respective document)

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Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus 2020 (IPAS+) 2nd Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

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. Proposals should describe the nature of the joint activities that would be funded through the Award. Applicants are to demonstrate how the proposed activities contribute towards and align with achieving the goals of the National R&I Strategy 2020, and to describe the potential of any activities to become self-sustaining or generate longer-term outcomes.

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 amount of the Award available to any one successful applicant is capped at €5000 per Option. All projects are evaluated by a selection panel set up by MCST on the basis of evaluation criteria outlined in the Call text.

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to Mr. Mark Farrugia at mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt with “IPAS+ – Application 2020” as subject heading.

The deadline for submission is Friday 6th November 2020 at 11.30pm.

Rules and application form can be found on the below link:

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Operational Programme II - Cohesion Policy 2014-2020

Source of Funding: Managing Authority (MA), The Planning and Priorities Co-ordination Division (PPCD) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA)

nvesting in the Human Capital to Create More Opportunities and Promote the Well-being of Society

 ANNOUNCEMENT - CALL IV

European Social Fund

The Managing Authority (MA) for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 in Malta, the Planning and Priorities Co-ordination Division (PPCD) within the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA), would like to announce it is launching a call for project proposals. This call will close on Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at noon and will contribute to the priority axis and investment priorities listed below:

Priority Axis 2 - 'Towards a more inclusive society'

  • Investment priority (IP) 9i - Active inclusion, including with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability. This call is restricted for activities proposed by Voluntary Organisations and Social partners.

    Priority Axis 4 - 'Building the Institutional Administrative Capacity'
  • Investment priority (IP) 11iiCapacity building for all stakeholders delivering education, lifelong learning, training and employment and social policies, including through sectoral and territorial pacts to mobilise for reform at the national, regional and local levels. This call is restricted for activities proposed by Social Partners and Civil Society Organisations.

    The online application form for the submission of project proposals is available on   http://eufunds.gov.mt/opencalls (PPCD section). Supporting documentation relating to this announcement are also available on http://eufunds.gov.mt/opencalls (PPCD section).

    Further information on this call and on the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 may be obtained from http://eufunds.gov.mt. Any generic queries and requests to participate in Information Sessions related to this Call can be sent to PPCD's email: info.eufunds@gov.mt until Tuesday 7th July 2020 at noon. The Information Sessions (these are repeated sessions), will be held on the following dates:

  • 10th July 2020 at 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13th July 2020 at 15:00 – 17:00

EUREKA Network Projects

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020, Malta Enterprise

Funds market driven innovative R&D projects, devised and run by an international consortium.

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