Presentation on theme: "Grant Information Search Dr. E. K. Ingbian Associate professor ( Department of Food Science and Technology ) Directorate of Research and Development University."— Presentation transcript:
Grant Information Search Dr. E. K. Ingbian Associate professor ( Department of Food Science and Technology ) Directorate of Research and Development University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.
Presentation outline Introductory comments Research grant Study Fellowship Scholarship Funding opportunities/bodies The Unique features of the EU The Seventh Frame work (FP7) Conclusion
Introduction Introductory comments Research grant Study Fellowship Scholarship
Funding Opportunities Many- a few examples: International foundation for Science Social Science Research Council The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants (CAREG) International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada The European Union
The unique features of the EU €667m allocated to Nigeria for 2008-2013 45% allocation is underspent Over 400 funding programmes firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.europeangrants.comwww.europeangrants.com Supports over 165 countries outside the 27 member countries Nigeria is an important partner for the EU
Grant Sectors (Examples Training & Education Disability Women The Environment Young People Health Culture
Calls-Announcement of Grant Schemes CORDIS website http://cordis.europa.eu Published in the EU official Journal
The framework programme The framework programme started in 1984. The programme aims to strenghten the innovation ability of EU and provides funding and collaborative services for researchers in member states. The Seventh Framework programme (FP7) FP7: the Basics FP7 Structure
The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) The seven year programme of the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Duration: 2007-2013 Objective: To establish the European Research Area (ERA) and become the most dynamic competitive knowledge-based economy in the world
FP 7 at a glance EU’s main funding tool for supporting research and technological development 2007-2013 Total budget of over € 50 Billion Supports research in selected priority areas Objectives – to strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry – to encourage international competitiveness, while promoting research that supports EU policies.
FP7 Structure Cooperation: Collaborative Research – Ideas: Frontier Research – Frontier Research People: Marie Curie Actions Capacities: Research Capacity– Marie Curie JRC non-nuclear research
Cooperation Core of FP7 Promotes collaborative research in Europe and beyond Aims to gain leadership in key scientific and technological areas Supports cooperation between universities, industry, research centres and public authorities 10 themes
Cooperation 10 Themes: Health Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology Information & communication technologies Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies Energy Environment (including climate change) Transport (including aeronautics) Socio-economic sciences and humanities Space Security
Ideas Supports “frontier research” All areas of science and technology – “bottom-up” approach Selection based on scientific excellence only Individual research teams (or collaboration) Implemented via the European Resaerch Council (ERC)
Ideas - Objectives Stimulate excellence in frontier research in Europe and attract researchers to Europe: invest in bright and promising researchers and new ideas and unusual approaches stimulate competition at the European level offer incentives to individual researchers improve career opportunities and provide conditions for early independence of young researchers increase competition, recognition and international visibility for excellent individual scientists and scholars in Europe
People Provides support for researcher mobility and career development For both researchers inside and outside the EU Objective – to make Europe more attractive to the best researchers Implemented via a set of Actions
Capacities Aims to strengthen Europe’s research capacities through: Research Infrastructures Research for the benefit of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Specific Activities for International Cooperation
Eligibility Any company, university, research centre or other legal entity established in: – a Member State – Associated Country – Third Country may participate provided that the minimum conditions have been met FP7 General:http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/
Information Sources EU research: http://ec.europa.eu/research Information on research programmes and projects http://cordis.europa.eu Information request http://ec.europa.eu/research/enquiries
Policy issues Green and white papers, reports and press releases http://europa.eu/documents/comm/index.htm EU legislation http://eur-lex.europa.en/en/index.htm Statistics on wide range of data http://europa.eu.int.comm.eurostat European Research Area http://cordis.europa.eu/era/concept.htm
Additional support Information Network of National Contact Points (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en)http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en provides guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in FP7. Covers different national traditions, working methodologies, research landscapes and funding schemes.
Conclusion You too can get the support There is more to it than you have heard/seen You can do more This is just the beginning Thank you for your attention