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In the framework of FP7 IncoNet EaP Project (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries) National Academy of Sciences of Armenia announces Travel Grant for Participation in Brokerage Events on Climate Change, Energy and Health

Travel Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Armenian researchers in Brokerage Events

The Grant Scheme


Objectives
To financially support the participation of local researchers from Armenia in large-scale Brokerage events and other similar activities related to Horizon2020 in EU/AC countries. Such events provide an excellent arena for researchers to liaise and develop synergies, the participation therefore of researchers from the targeted countries will increase their opportunities to get involved and be taken onboard in consortia set up in EU/AC countries. It will also allow the researchers to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.
The Scheme provides grants to researchers for covering travel and subsistence expenses, visa costs and conference fees, which will be reimbursed.

The thematic priorities and events
The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges: Health, Energy and Climate Change.

List of events

Please follow these links for the identified events.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=events&period=2014&theme=D72D1707-FE0F-3C39-4E55830C194C2E7C

http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/index_en.cfm?pg=news-and-events

http://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/index_en.cfm?pg=events

http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020-events

http://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/EVE/Event/ListEvents

http://www.interfaceurope.eu/event_themes

The list of events is indicative but not exclusive and candidate researchers are free to identify other events of high importance, which will be also considered eligible if duly justified.
The events must be only those connected to the three Societal Challenges Climate Change, Energy or Health. Preferably Brokerage Events or larger scientific conferences with a brokerage event character should be chosen. Networking possibility is a must and the participation should be justified in every case.

Reimbursement

An advance payment up to 75% of the budget may be paid to the Grant recipients (covering travel, accommodation and visa) while the remaining costs (per diem) will be reimbursed upon the return of the researcher and the handing of the participation evidence and related documents (Event Participation Report).

In order to receive the grant, the selected researchers will have to sign a simple Grant Contract with the NAS RA in which they commit themselves:

  • to write a Report (2 A4-pages, according to a template to be provided), which has to be delivered within 1 week after the event
  • to hand in the original invoices (of the flight and the conference fees)
  • to hand in the original boarding pass of the flight, and
  • to produce a confirmation of participation at the conference/brokerage event

    As part of the Grant Contract, the grant holder accepts the obligation to provide the Local Partner all information requested about the outcome of his/her participation to the brokerage event (proposals submitted, partnerships established).

    Please consult the HORIZON 2020 work programmes for thematic priorities and calls for proposals:

    HORIZON 2020 WPs

    HEALTH

    ENERGY

    CLIMATE CHANGE

    The filled in Application Form and additional documents must be sent to the following e-mail address: anip@sci.am (Anahit Khachikyan)

    DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 20, 2014.

    Please bear in mind that the grant is foreseen to fund up to 4 researchers.

    Guide for applicants

    For inquiries and questions please contact
    International S&T Programmmes Department

    Tel.: +374 10 525432
    E-mail: anip@sci.am, tarznip@sci.am