Written by Jessica Marie R. Suerte
Category: In the News
Europe: MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Call
ASEAN Researchers and Research Staff Eligible
Deadline 05 April 2017
MSCA-RISE aims at international and inter-sector collaboration through promoting research and innovation exchanges of staff. MSCA-RISE will support short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management), including administrative and technical staff.
Ten years of the European Research Council: A European Success Story
Deadlines: 25 April 2017 │ 05 September 2017 (17.00 Brussels local time)
The European Research Council (ERC), established by the EU to support excellent researchers in Europe, has backed scores of them, including six who later received Nobel Prizes. ERC grants also created career opportunities for some 50,000 research staff, resulted in numerous scientific breakthroughs and led to over 800 patent applications that lay the foundations for growth and jobs, and the improvement of people's daily lives.
France-AgreenSkills+ Postdoctoral Fellowships
ASEAN Researchers Eligible
Deadlines: 28 April and 13 October 2017
AgreenSkills+ is an international mobility programme co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development. The programme is aimed at talented researchers from all over the world holding a PhD with less than 10 years of postdoctoral research experience. Research projects in the fields of agriculture, food, nutrition, environment, animal health and veterinary public health may be supported.
Europe: Call for 10 PhD Fellowships. The “European Network on Anti-Cancer Immuno-therapy Improvement by Modification of CAR and TCR Interactions and Nanoscale Geometry”
ASEAN Students Eligible.
Deadline is 01 May 2017.
The EN-ACTI2NG (European Network on Anti-Cancer Immuno-Therapy Improvement by modification of CAR and TCR Interactions and Nanoscale Geometry) Initial Training Network, funded by the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions program, emanates from the recent clinical evidence that T cells expressing engineered tumor-specific immune receptors can eradicate certain tumors that do not respond to conventional treatment. This important therapeutic approach (considered by the journal Science ‘Scientific Breakthrough of the Year’ in December 2013) is still in a very early phase of development and currently requires a well-trained workforce to address a number of challenges.
United Kingdom: Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Deadline 08 May 2017.
This scheme offers research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.
Germany: DAAD Scholarships for ASEAN students interested in Masters Degree in Engineering in Bangkok and Aachen, Germany.
Deadline is 15 May 2017.
Students from across Southeast Asia (except Thailand) may o apply for DAAD scholarship which covers tuition fee and all living expenses during the first year study at the Thai-German Graduate School in Bangkok and the second year study at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
United Kingdom: Call for Papers. EuroSEAS Conference 2017
Deadline is 15 May 2017.
The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 9th conference from 16 to 18 August 2017 at the University of Oxford. As an international and multi-disciplinary organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit papers on research in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.
Open Science Meetings: Scientific Cooperation in Indonesia-Netherlands
Event: 15-17 May 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The eighth Open Science Meeting, entitled Towards Resilient Society, will be held from 15 to 17 May 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The OSM 2017 programme features scientific presentations, an innovation fair, public debates, workshops, keynote speeches, poster presentations, and science for policy sessions. Around the OSM plenary days, master classes on different themes will be held at several locations around the archipelago.
Germany: The Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists.
Deadline is 25 June 2017
The Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists is aimed at advancing the knowledge of journalists and bloggers, with at least three years of experience, in the area of sciences. The Fellows get the opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture, the Falling Walls Conference as well as an additional programme in Berlin around 8 and 9 November 2017. The fellowship includes travel expenses (economy class), accommodation for 3 nights (organised by Falling Walls Foundation), conference fees and meals (breakfast at hotel, catering during the Falling Walls events).