Opportunity: Energy Efficiency : Interreg NWE Programme 5th Call

The next call for project proposals of the Interreg North West Europe Programme will be open from 18 April to 24 May 2017.  This programme is looking for transnational cooperation initiatives that can deliver concrete results for the North-West Europe area and its citizens. If you have an idea that could make one of the programme objectives a reality, contact Kathryn Brown or Alison Merchant for more information.

EU Energy Focus Bulletin

The EU Energy Focus service is a free, Government-funded service that aims to ensure that UK companies, research institutions and other organi­sations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects. Services include one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas, webinars on key subjects and re­view of draft proposals. Find their latest bulletin which contains a link to the latest H2020 energy calls. Contact RES-Euro with any EU funding queries. 


Friday Funding #3: Transport and Living Environment

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Friday Funding. This week’s theme is broadly Transport and Living Environment but touches on several wider themes. The calls listed are broad in nature which should present suitable opportunities for many of our researchers.

Call Title: Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges and limitations Funder: EU H2020           Funding Available: 2 million budget (Euros)           Deadline: Call opens 20th Sept 16 and closes  01 February 2017
Summary: Projects should aim to identify; areas and contexts in which ICT investments and exploitation of data should be implemented, methodological issues and the development of necessary tools in order to allow for effective data mining and data exploitation, analysis of the barriers and limitations of the transportation system to exploit big data opportunities, examine the institutional and governmental issues and barriers concerning the application of big data in transport providing policy recommendations towards “data openness” and sharing.
Link to Funder’s Page: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2106-mg-8.2-2017.html

Call Title: Public Health Research commissioned funding opportunities Funder: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)        Funding Available: Not fixed       Deadline: 15th August 16 or 5th December 16
Summary: Multiple interesting funding opportunities covering a wide variety of public health issues. Particularly relevant to this topic are ‘Preventing road injuries’ and ‘Interventions to reduce negative health effects associated with noise in the living environment’
Link to Funder’s Page: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-commissioned

Call Title: Low-Carbon Energy Future: Efficient Management of Resources and Energy Workshop Funder: British Council   Funding Available: Travel Expenses          Deadline: 15th July 16
Summary: Cranfield University, Nazarbayev University and the National Laboratory Astana are holding a workshop entitled “Low-Carbon Energy Future: Efficient Management of Resources and Energy”. Opportunities and challenges in Kazakhstan will be covered in this workshop. A contribution to travel and accommodation expenses is available to selected participants under the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership programme. Costs for the visa will be covered too; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements.
Link to Funder’s Page:  https://www.britishcouncil.kz/newton-al-farabi/joint-seminars

Call Title: Institutional Links grants
Funder: Newton Fund                    Funding Available: £50k-300k     Deadline: 27th June 16 Summary: Aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. Applications can be submitted for collaborations between the UK and Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand. Mexico are also due to join the call shortly, and confirmation will be announced here towards the end of April.
Link to Funder’s Page: https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/newton-institutional-links-april-2016

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact res-research@rgu.ac.uk

The next theme will be Environment/Marine Environment


Funding award: Can the EU govern efficiently and with the people?

Most EU legislation is concluded by informal agreement between the European Parliament and Council of Ministers together with the European Commission in ‘trilogue’ negotiations, to which the public have no access.

A series of collaborative research projects (funded separately by the national research councils of Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK), seek to open up the ‘black box’ of these informal negotiations and examine what impact public debates have on these negotiations, and how the EU institutions use these debates to negotiate their respective positions.

We have been awarded an ESRC grant which will be held by Robert Gordon University (Principal Investigator: Justin Greenwood, Aberdeen Business School: Co-Investigator, Christilla Roederer-Rynning, University of Southern Denmark).