Financing Opportunities

Serviço de Oportunidades e Projectos (SOP)

O Serviço de Oportunidades e Projectos (SOP) do IICT (Instituto de Insvestigação Científica Tropical) tem como missão o apoio à criação de projectos de I&D no IICT, através da detecção de oportunidades e da facilitação dos mecanismos de candidatura e participação.

SOP-IICT

European Science Foundation

Calls for Proposals

Each year, the European Science Foundation (ESF) announces a series of calls for proposals which will give the opportunity to propose and launch research projects and collaborative activities with a European dimension.

The European Science Foundation (ESF), with offices in Strasbourg, Brussels and Ostend, is the European association of 80 major national research funding and performing organisations and academies in 30 countries devoted to excellence in scientific research. The ESF covers all research domains: physical and engineering sciences; life, earth and environmental sciences; medical sciences; humanities; and social sciences.

Information about submitting proposals can be found below:

Please note

The ESF does not award grants to students or individual researchers outside its designated activities. Instead, funding is provided by various national organisations, many of which are ESF Member Organisations.

Call for Proposals 2009

http://www.esf.org/home.html

FCT: Bolsas de Formação Avançada,Concurso para Atribuição de Bolsas de Doutoramento Individuais 2009

Nos termos do Regulamento de Formação Avançada e Qualificação de Recursos Humanos, tendo em conta a aplicação do Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica, aprovado pela Lei nº 40/2004 de 18 de Agosto, a Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) abre concurso para financiamento de bolsas individuais do seguinte tipo:

O concurso para financiamento de Bolsas Individuais de Pós-Doutoramento (BPD) está aberto entre 27 de Abril e 1 de Setembr0

Bolsas de Doutoramento (BD)
Estas bolsas destinam-se a licenciados, mestres ou detentores de outro grau académico, que sejam aceites para doutoramento em universidades portuguesas ou estrangeiras.

Período do Concurso

O concurso está aberto entre 27 de Abril e 1 de Setembro e terá dois ciclos de avaliação.

No primeiro ciclo serão avaliadas todas as candidaturas lacradas até às 17 horas, hora de Lisboa, do dia 1 de Junho de 2009. No segundo ciclo serão avaliadas todas as candidaturas lacradas entre o prazo anterior e as 17 horas, hora de Lisboa, do dia 1 de Setembro de 2009.

Candidaturas

As candidaturas individuais devem ser submetidas electronicamente, utilizando o formulário disponível em:

http://concursos.fct.mctes.pt/bolsas/

Os candidatos a BD, que ainda não tenham o grau académico exigido para este tipo de bolsa, só poderão candidatar-se no primeiro ciclo de avaliação se declararem no formulário que o obterão até 30 de Setembro de 2009; poderão candidatar-se no segundo ciclo de avaliação se declararem que o obterão até 31 de Dezembro de 2009. No caso de estas previsões não se cumprirem as bolsas não serão concedidas.

As bolsas aprovadas, cuja avaliação tenha decorrido no primeiro ciclo, poderão ter início em data não anterior a 1 de Outubro de 2009; as bolsas aprovadas, cuja avaliação tenha decorrido no segundo ciclo, poderão ter início em data não anterior a 1 de Janeiro de 2010.

A este concurso, embora com dois ciclos de avaliação, só poderá ser apresentada uma única candidatura, que será avaliada pelo painel da área científica indicada pelo candidato (cada candidato pode apenas candidatar-se a uma única área científica). A submissão de duas candidaturas implica o cancelamento de ambas.

Avaliação

Só as candidaturas que forem lacradas pelos candidatos serão avaliadas. A avaliação terá em conta os méritos do candidato, do plano de trabalho e das condições de acolhimento. O painel de avaliação de cada domínio científico principal, ao qual será distribuído um guião de avaliação, apreciará as candidaturas correspondentes, ponderando os elementos de apreciação e produzirá uma lista ordenada de candidatos.

Regulamento

O regulamento estará disponível na Internet em:

http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento2009

CODESRIA: Small grants programme for thesis writing 2009

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the seventeenth competition under its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing. The grants are designed to contribute to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities through the funding of primary research conducted by post-graduate students and professionals.

OBJECTIVES: The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the seventeenth competition under its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing. The grants are designed to contribute to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities through the funding of primary research conducted by post-graduate students and professionals. In this connection, candidates whose applications are successful are encouraged to use the resources available under the grants to cover the cost of their fieldwork, the acquisition of books and documents, the processing of data which they have collected and the printing of their thesis/dissertation. As the Council has a strong interest in encouraging African researchers to engage one another on a sustained basis, recipients of the small grants will also be supported to order books and journals produced by African scholarly publishers, including CODESRIA itself.

ELIGIBILITY: The Programme is open to graduate students and professionals currently registered in African universities preparing their theses and dissertations in all social science fields and in other disciplines involving social or economic analysis.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Grants are awarded solely on the strength of the applications received by CODESRIA. All applicants are required to use the application forms designed by CODESRIA and available with this announcement. The application forms can also be downloaded from the CODESRIA website (www.codesria.org). In filling out the forms, applicants are requested to keep the following guidelines in mind:

RESEARCH PROPOSAL: The presentation by candidates of their research proposals should contain a clear statement of the research hypotheses, a critical review of the existing literature, the methodology to be used, the expected results of the work, and a detailed work plan and timetable. The research proposal should be based on an innovative problematic which sets out the originality of the theme in relation to on-going research in the same area;

BUDGET: Applicants should present a detailed budget with expenses clearly linked to specific phases of their research. The budget should not exceed USD 3000 for those preparing a PhD, USD 2500 for those preparing an MPhil, and USD 2000 for those preparing an MA or MSc. Apart from trips for fieldwork in the country in which the research is actually conducted, travel abroad is not funded under the grant.

STATEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: A statement is required from the applicant’s institution of affiliation giving approval for the proposed research and an assurance of continued institutional support throughout the preparation of the thesis/dissertation. This statement of institutional support should be done on the institutional letterhead and must carry the official stamp;

LETTERS OF REFERENCE: Two letters of reference must accompany each application, one from the thesis/dissertation supervisor assessing the applicant’s research proposal and abilities and another from a faculty member assessing the applicant in relation to other graduate students and commenting on the scientific merit and validity of the proposed research;

CURRICULUM VITAE: Applicants should include a current curriculum vitae which, among other things, indicates their discipline and nationality, and provides a list of their recent publications and on-going research activities in which they are involved.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND SELECTION PROCEDURES: The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 15 May, 2009. Applications found to be incomplete or which arrive after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. The independent Selection Committee charged with screening all applications received will meet in Dakar, Senegal, from 26 to 30 June, 2009 and the results of its deliberations will be announced shortly thereafter.

All applications should be submitted to:

The Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing
CODESRIA,
BP 3304, CP 18524,
Dakar, Senegal.
Tel.: +221-33 825 98.22/23
Fax: +221-33 824 12.89
E-mail: small.grants(at)codesria.sn
Website: http://www.codesria.org

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: