SEED Awards 2013
7 May 2013 - The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies. An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy. Applications close on 12 June 2013.
European Projects Awards 2013
24 April 2013 - South African Partners in EU FP7 projects can participate in the European Projects Awards 2013 competition. Become member of the My Europa platform and upload your project in the Project Showrooms section in order to participate.
EMBO activities open to scientists based in South Africa
23 April 2013 - As part of the cooperation agreement between the South African government and EMBO, a number of EMBO activities are open to scientists based in South Africa.
FP7 cooperation: Towards universal healthcare in Africa
29 March 2013 - South Africa is about to implement universal healthcare and Tanzania will soon unify its existing schemes. European researchers will take on a monitoring and evaluating role in support of these health reforms.
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
16 April 2013 - Applications are now open for the 2013 round of New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS). The scholarships see up to 10 international PhD students selected each year for up to 36 months support, including tuition fees and other costs and a living allowance. Applications close on 15 July 2013.
Call for Proposals: Access and Quality of Primary Health Care in South Africa
16 April 2013 - The European Union Delegation to South Africa, with financial assistance from the Primary Health Care Sector Policy Support Programme (PrimCare SPSP), is calling for proposals for improving Access and Quality of Primary Health Care in South Africa. Deadline for submission of concept note / full application: 4 June 2013.
Six calls for international research and development projects currently opened by EUREKA
15 April 2013 - EUREKA, the European initiative uniting 40 innovation agencies across Europe, currently has six open calls for projects in research and development. International projects in all technological areas are eligible for support from EUREKA instruments, notably water tech (ACQUEAU), software (ITEA2), clean energies (EUROGIA Plus), nanotechnologies (EURIPIDES) and telecommunications (CELTIC Plus). Projects can also receive support through the EUREKA individual projects scheme, which is open all year long.
Marie Curie Actions: Commission invites bids for €227m in research grants
April 2013 - The European Commission is inviting bids for the final tranche of Marie Curie fellowship grants allotted under the current seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7, 2007-13). Some €227 million, the highest single amount made available through the Marie Curie Actions fund, will be awarded to around 1 000 experienced researchers this year. The application process runs until 14 August 2013. Marie Curie individual fellowships support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe - as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU.
Europe-Africa Research & Innovation newsletter
February 2013 - Read the latest newsletter about news with regard to the delegation of the European Union to the African Union.
Third Call for Proposals under the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme
February 2013 - The third Call for Proposals under the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme has been launched, with a deadline of 10 June 2013. The intra-ACP academic mobility scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in the ACP countries.
Joint Research Centre newsletter
January/February 2013 - From a South African perspective, cooperation with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is one of the cornerstones of our strategic science and technology partnership with the European Union. Read the latest newsletter.