Call for Experts: Info day on R&I opportunities in Latin America, Caribbean & Europe, Brussels, 24 November 2015

September 23, 2015

FinCEAL Plus Targeted Travel Grants available for the Joint information day on R&I opportunities in Latin America, Caribbean & Europe organized in Brussels, 24 November 2015. Deadline for applications is 9th October.

FinCEAL Plus is looking for researchers and research managers in Finnish institutions interested in attending the following event:

Joint information day on R&I opportunities in Latin America, Caribbean & Europe organized in Brussels, 24 November 2015

About the event:

The info day is a joint activity of so called ‘BILAT’ projects which promote European cooperation with: Brazil – B.BICE+, Argentina – ABEST III, Chile – CEST+I and Mexico – EU-MEX INNOVA, funded by the European Union under FP7. The event will also count on the participation of Panamá and ERANet LAC. The aim of the encounter is to enhance EU-Latin American Science and Innovation cooperation.

Latin America is one of the emerging regions in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures. Many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with LA researchers and their institutions. However, some opportunities within LA federal funding programmes are not well-known in Europe, and European researchers and research managers may not be familiar with the specific application processes & grants management procedures required by LA federal research funding agencies. Therefore this workshop will:

  • Promote awareness of LA federal research funding opportunities for European researchers with specific focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Panamá
  • Strengthen European institutions’ expertise in applying for and managing LA research funds
  • Provide case studies of research collaboration between LA and European institutions
  • Grant firsthand information on the 2. ERANet-LAC Joint Call to be launched in December 2015

The workshop addresses the whole European research community (funding agencies, researchers & research managers, administrators). Registration for the workshop will be free of charge. Pre-registration is required here – until 15 November 2015

Further information on the workshop, agenda and speakers will soon be available on
B.BICE+ website.

About the Targeted Travel Grants:

FinCEAL Plus is gathering together a delegation of researchers and research managers from different Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences and research centres, currently cooperating or actively looking for cooperation opportunities with Latin America and the Caribbean. FinCEAL Plus will award the chosen experts a Travel Grant of 850€. To apply, please send a short description (no more than one page) detailing your interest in the event, i.e. why do you want to attend, what is the expected benefit of the event for you and your institution, and which countries you are already cooperating with or looking to cooperate with and in which theme.  A CV or link to your profile should also be included. Please provide all this information even if you have applied for similar grants from FinCEAL Plus before.

The applications and any related questions should be sent by 9th October to Kajsa Ekroos, kajsa.ekroos[at] Selected experts will be notified by 26th October at the latest.

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