FinCEAL Plus Event Grant Call is open

September 11, 2015

FinCEAL Plus has launched a Call for Event Grants with the purpose of supporting the organization of workshops, seminars, conferences or other types of events related to science, technology and/or innovation cooperation with Africa, Asia or the LAC region and Europe. In this Call, FinCEAL Plus awards grants between 2000€ and 4000€ depending on the nature of the event. Deadline for applications is 13th November 2015!

Open Call for FinCEAL Plus Event Grants

The purpose of the FinCEAL Plus Event Grants is to support the organization of workshops, seminars, conferences or other types of events related to science, technology and/or innovation cooperation with the project regions (Africa, Asia and the LAC region) or both Europe and the project regions. The grant is open to research groups/teams based in Finnish research institutions, which are actively engaged in cooperation or seeking to build new cooperation with research partners from Africa, Asia and/or the LAC region and Europe.  

Priority is given to the following types of events

  • Consortia or networking meetings or workshops with African/Asian/LAC and European partners with the purpose of preparing an application for EU-research funding, e.g. Horizon 2020, ERA-NET Calls, EuropeAid research calls (the planned application must have a research element);
  • Seminars, conferences or workshops related to Science, Technology, and/or Innovation cooperation with African/Asian/LAC and European partners that are open to a wider audience; and
  • Networking meetings, workshops, seminars or conferences within the project thematic areas, relevant to the institutions’ research cooperation with the project regions, and open to a wider audience.
The event can be organized in Finland, another European country or in the project regions. Priority is also given to events where participation is open to interested parties outside of the host institution. Please note that FinCEAL Plus can also support efforts to network and create contacts with European partners in the case that a joint project is being planned, and partners from the target region have already been identified. 

The planned event must take place between 1st of December 2015 and 31st of October2016. An event that is planned to occur outside of this time period cannot be applied for.

Eligible costs and available funds


Through this Call, applicants are invited to submit applications for Event Grants between 2000€ and 4000€ depending on the nature of the event. In general, Grants awarded for domestic events will be smaller than the Grants awarded for international events. Eligible costs include: travel and hotel costs for invited speakers and expenses related to event organization (venue rent, coffee breaks, event promotion and marketing materials, part of the salary costs for the organizer).

For more information, please see the Call and Application form. All applications must be sent by Friday 13th November 2015 at 16.00 in pdf format by email. All Africa-related applications are sent to Johanna Turunen, Asia-related applications to Jarkko Mutanen and LAC-related applications to Kajsa Ekroos. Contact information is provided below. Recipients of the Event Grants will be notified via email by Monday 30th November 2015. The list of recipients will also be published on the UniPID website.

Contact Information