Русско-Швейцарские гранты (достаточно срочная тема)

woodyM

Может кого-то заинтересует следующая информация:
http://www.unige.ch/collaborateurs/recherche/STCP-CH-RU.html

однако, надо действовать достаточно быстро, дедлаин 31 октября.

woodyM

Scientific & Technological Cooperation Programme Switzerland-Russia
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The Federal Council approved the Message Education, Research and Innovation ERI 2008-2011 on January 24th, 2007. Bilateral science and technology cooperation programme with priority countries has received for this time period a total budget of CHF 43 million dedicated to R&D. Of this amount, CHF 6.850 million are dedicated to bilateral scientific and technological cooperation with Russia.
In February 2007, the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER designated the University of Geneva as the Leading House (LH) and the EPFL as the Associated Leading House (ALH) for the implementation of the bilateral science and technology cooperation programme with Russia.
The State Secretariat, acting on behalf of the Federal Council, is currently conducting negotiations with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation to finalise a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the fields of science and technology. To date, several consultations have taken place between the Contracting Parties. The last draft defines the objectives and instruments of cooperation as well as priority cooperation fields. It foresees the creation of a Russian-Swiss Joint Working Group responsible for the implementation of the cooperation strategy at the governmental level. The bilateral Agreement is expected to be signed in the coming months.
The foreseen funding instruments are as follows:
Faculty Exchange Projects (FE)
Students Exchange Projects (SE)
Utilisation of Specific Infrastructure Projects (USI)
Joint Research Projects (JRP) - A call for proposals is planned for the coming months. Please check this site regularly for more information.
Faculty Exchange Projects (FE Students Exchange Projects (SE) and Utilisation of Specific Infrastructure Projects (USI) can start before the signature of the bilateral Agreement. A call for those projects is currently open. Submission deadline is the 31st of October 2008 . A second call will be announced shortly after the end of the present call.
Objectives and Cooperation principles
General cooperation objectives and principles were defined by the State Secretariat for Education and Research. These objectives and principles are currently in discussion with Russian counterparts and have to be formalised in the intergovernmental agreement, as specified in the Message ERI 2008-2011.
Objectives
The objectives of the science and technology cooperation programme with Russia are as follows:
- To promote Swiss Science and Swiss Higher Education abroad.
- To create, exploit and disseminate, in conjunction with Russian partners, new areas of knowledge that will contribute to prosperity and development.
- To establish safe conditions for the exchange of expertise and experience over the long term, based on mutual benefits and respect.
- To promote high standards in science and research.
Cooperation principles
The science and technology cooperation programme with Russia is based on the following principles:
- Reciprocity (including financial) between the governments on the one hand and between the institutions of higher education and the research centres on the other.
- Compatibility with Swiss foreign and economic policy.
- Creation of framework conditions by the Confederation (Agreement, governmental MoU, resources).
- Global approach covering all areas, from experimental research to applied research and innovation, as it is usual in Switzerland.
- LH University of Geneva has to take responsibility for implementation on the basis of a convention of objectives with the State Secretariat for Education and Research.
- The LH and other partners invest their own resources.
- Programme and Projects are developed and implemented in close collaboration with Swiss Embassy in Moscow.
- The scientific evaluation of the S&T activities will be performed by the competent Swiss funding agencies, i.e. by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and/or by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) or by another body designated by them, depending on the type of action concerned. The process of quality control is valid for the entire programme, as well as for any single bilateral project.
Students Exchange Projects (SE)

Opening date: September 26th 2008
Closing date: October 31st 2008
A second call will be announced shortly after the end of the present call.
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Description
The Students Exchange grants are intended to support Master's, PhD and post doc students of Switzerland for short stays in Russia and to host Russian students for short stays in Switzerland.
Applicants are expected to submit either high quality research projects that demonstrate the opportunity to advance knowledge in a given research area either projects that provide the student a unique training opportunity.
The grant may be used to cover travel expenses of Swiss students visiting an institute or laboratory in Russia and to cover the accommodation and living costs of Russian students visiting an institution or laboratory in Switzerland. See Grant information for more details.
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Goals
- To encourage 'brain circulation' between Switzerland and Russia.
- To enhance technical and personal development and future career prospects of students.
- To provide students with new learning experiences and networking opportunities in another country.
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Priority research areas All disciplines.
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Project duration From a few weeks to a few months. Exceptionally up to 9 months.
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Eligibility
Applications will be accepted only from Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland based in a Swiss university or research institution.
Eligible Swiss Institutions: Universities of higher education, Swiss federal institutes of technology, Swiss universities of applied sciences, federal and cantonal research institutions and international research institutions located in Switzerland.
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Submission
Applications must be made by the Faculty member who will be sending or hosting a student. It must be made jointly by the Swiss applicant and its Russian counterpart.
Application forms can be downloaded from this site. The original of the completed joint application form, along with an electronic version, should be sent to the Swiss Programme Office at the University of Geneva:
Mrs Irina Niggli
Rectorat, Uni-Dufour
Université de Genève
1211 Genève 4
Switzerland
irina.unige.ch
The printed original copy must be signed by the responsible Faculty member (written signature its Russian counterpart (electronic signature) and the student (written signature for Swiss students and electronic signature for Russian Students).
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Application deadline
Completed applications must be submitted no later than:
31st of October 2008.
Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
A second call is planned shortly after the end of the present call.
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Grant information
The exchange principle should follow the rules that the sending institute pays for international travel costs and the receiving institute pays for accommodation and living costs of the visiting scientist. This principle can be adapted to individual situations. A detailed budget will be required. Projected expenses must be justified and related to the proposed activities.
Maximal allowable budget per project is CHF 15'000.
Allowable budget items for Swiss applicants:
- Travel expenses connected with the visit to the hosting institute(s) in Russia.
- Living expenses of visiting faculty members from Russia.
- Costs for supplies required to do the proposed activities will be included in the budget granted to the hosting scientist.
Grants may not be used for:
- Salaries and insurance
- Overhead costs
For more details, please see Financial guidelines
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Evaluation and selection
In Switzerland, applications will be considered by LH/ ALH (if budget < CHF 10,000) or by the Swiss Steering Committee (if budget > CHF 10,000) on the basis of recommendations made by Advisory Board members and/or a panel of experts proposed by these Advisory Board members.
For more detailed information, see the document Selection Process.
Evaluation criteria:
(1) Scientific, technological and educational merit
(2) Specific qualification of applicants for the proposed activities
(3) Expertise of the host institution
(4) Feasibility of the proposal
(5) Benefits of the proposed activities for the student's main research project.
(6)Benefits of the proposed activities for strenghtening short and long term institutional links between Switzerland and Russia.
Evaluation and selection process may take up to three months.
Applicants will be notified by the LH.
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Reporting
Grant recipients will have to submit to the LH a short scientific and financial report within three months of the end of the grant period.
Scientific reports will be evaluated by the Advisory Board members and/or a panel of experts proposed by these Advisory Board members for projects with a budget > CHF 10'000 and by the LH for projects with a budget < CHF 10'000. Financial reports will be examined by the LH.

mong

теперь осталось найти до 31 кто в России оплатит билеты =\\

woodyM

ну билеты это не самое сложное и дорогое, оплачивают прибывание, расходы на работу, в общем это действительно отличная помощь.
скорее всего это актуально тем, кто уже сотрудничает со свисовскими лабораториями
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