FinCEAL Plus Event Grant Call for Asia and the LAC Region Open

September 26, 2016

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 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 27th October 2016!

OpenCall for FinCEAL Plus Event Grants for Asia and the LAC

The purpose of the FinCEAL Plus Event Grants is to support the organizationof workshops, seminars, conferences or other types of events related to science, technology and/or innovation cooperation with the project regions (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 Asia and/or the LAC region and Europe.

Priority is given to the following types of events

  • Consortia or networking meetings or workshopswith 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 toScience, Technology, and/or Innovation cooperation with Asian/LAC and European partners that are open to a wider audience; and
  • Networking meetings, workshops, seminars orconferences withinthe 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 theproject 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 2016 and 30th of June 2017. 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
theCall and Applicationform. All applications must be sent by Thursday 27thOctober 2016 at 16.00 in pdf format by email. All 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 Friday 4th November 2016. The list of recipients will also be published on the UniPID website.

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