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8 May 2014
 
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SNSF PUBLICATION FUNDING: NEW FOCUS ON DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND OPEN ACCESS

The SNSF is adapting its publication funding: as of 1 July 2014, support will focus on digital and open access book publications basing on the same principles applying to the publication of journal articles. At the same time, the SNSF will create the option to claim publication costs within the budget of an SNSF-funded project.

These changes in the SNSF publication funding policy will be adopted in the light of current open access debates in Europe, showing that scientific books should become as freely available as journal articles, and of the fact that digital book is more rapidly accessible than a printed book and can be disseminated more widely. For these reasons, the support of the SNSF will be limited to open access digital publications.

Namely, the SNSF has adapted rules in three key areas:

  • Expanding the open access policy to cover book publications
  • Funding of digital book publications
  • Awarding of lump sums towards the production costs of a digital book publication

For more information, contact Dr. Benedetto Lepori.

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PARTICIPATION OF FOREIGN RESEARCH PARTNERS IN CTI PROJECTS

As of  2014, the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) allows, in some cases, participation and funding of foreign research partners in R & D projects.

Conditions to be satisfied are the following:

  • the foreign research partner can take part into a CTI project only as an additional research partner, whereas the main research partner and the main implementation partner have to be Swiss
  • the integration of a foreign research partner is essential in order to perform the project and similar knowledge and skills are not available in Switzerland

For more information, contact Ms. Valentina Masotti.

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INFORMATION ON SWISS PARTICIPATION IN HORIZON 2020

With regards to the fact that Switzerland is considered as a Third Country for the H2020 calls that are currently open for submission, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has published a statement listing the concrete implications of the new situation as well as their recommendations on how to proceed, especially with regard to proposals that are currently being prepared.

Click on details to download both the information from the European Commission and the recommendations from SERI.

Click here to download the FAQ document concerning Swiss participation in Horizon 2020

For more information, contact Mrs. Nancy-Lara Millàn.

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Open calls for proposals

ERA-NET RUS PLUS

The major objective of ERA.Net RUS Plus is to deepen the transnational collaboration between EU member states, EU associate countries and Russia and to reduce the fragmentation of research programmes along national funding lines.

By innovation projects are meant joint R&D projects designed to lead to innovative products, services or processes of significant economic and/or societal value. 

Please, note that Switzerland is NOT among countries providing funding for this call. Applicants who are non-eligible for funding can join any eligible consortium submitting a proposal on their own expenses.

For more information, contact Ms. Valentina Masotti.

Submission deadline: 28th May 2014, 17:00 CET

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DOC.MOBILITY FELLOWSHIPS

Doc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.

The fellowships include a grant covering living costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and, if justified, a contribution towards research and conference costs as well as matriculation fees.  These fellowships are awarded for a minimum of 6 months up to a maximum of 18 months.

For more information, contact Dr. Benedetto Lepori.

Submission deadline: 1st September 2014

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EARLY POSTDOC.MOBILITY FELLOWSHIPS

Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.

The fellowships include a grant covering living costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and, if justified, a contribution towards research and conference costs as well as matriculation fees. In principle, these fellowships are awarded for 18 months, in justified cases for at least 12 months.

For more information, contact Dr. Benedetto Lepori.

Submission deadline: 1st September 2014

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BLOCK GRANTS FOR SWISS RESEARCHERS ACTIVITIES IN LATVIA

These grants are intended for Latvian higher education and research institutions and aim to cover costs connected to the invitation of academic staff members - lecturers, professors and researchers -  from Swiss higher education and research institutions on the purpose of sharing experience  in research and lecturing.

For more information, contact Ms. Valentina Masotti.

Submission deadline: December 2014 (or until available funds are used).

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