CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

CEN Information on Funding Opportunities #08/2018


++++ CEN Research Information ++++ Funding Information ++++Upcoming Deadlines ++++ Open Calls ++++ Funding News ++++ Awards and Scholarships

Overview: Upcoming Deadlines

New in this Newsletter

05 November 2018         > DFG Priority Programme 1158: Antarctic Research with Comparable Investigations in Arctic Sea Ice Areas

29 November 2018         > BMBF Bioeconomy (NFSB): New Biotech Processes on the Basis of Marine Resources – BioProMare

> Wladimir Peter Köppen Award

15 January 2019               > MSCA Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-INT-2019)
02 April 2019                     > MSCA Staff Exchange RISE (MSCA-RISE-2019)

A description of the here listed programs can be found in the former newsletters and on the individual websites.

19 October 2018               > DFG Infrastructure Priority Programme “High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO)”

30 October 2018               > Volkswagen Foundation: Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives on Social Inequality

31 October 2018               > DFG Priority Programme „Regional Sea Level Change and Society (SeaLevel)“

Without deadline            > Start-Up Funding for VNU Researchers

> DFG Research Fellowships

> Reinhart Koselleck Projects

31 December 2020          > Helmholtz Association (HFG) Call for Horizon 2020 Proposals

> BMBF (PRIMA) Funding for Collaborations with Eastern and Southern Mediterranean Partners


Open Calls

DFG Priority Programme 1158: Antarctic Research with Comparable Investigations in Arctic Sea Ice Areas

The DFG calls for proposals for projects within the priority program, which will soon enter a new funding period (2019-2024). Research proposals should focus on one of the following four topics: linkages with lower latitudes, dynamics of climate system components, response to environmental change, and improved understanding of Polar processes and mechanisms.
Deadline: 05 November 2018
>Further Information (in German only)

BMBF Bioeconomy (NFSB): New Biotech Processes on the Basis of Marine Resources – BioProMare

The national research strategy “Bioeconomy” targets the efficient and careful use of biological researches, such as plants, animals, and microorganisms.  Through research and innovation, this program aims to foster a structural change from a petroleum-based industry to a bio-based one, with tremendous opportunities for growth and job creation. The current call is for research proposals focusing on biotech process development, integration of biochemical or biophysical properties of marine organisms, and the development of sustainable marine aquaculture strategies, among others.
Deadline: 29 November 2018
> Further Information (in German only)

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions 2018-2020

The actual work program for H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions 2018-2020 with the actual call data for 2019 is now available:

MSCA Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN-2019)

ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations.
The research training programmes provide experience outside academia, hence developing innovation and employability skills. ITNs include industrial doctorates, in which non-academic organisations have an equal role to universities in respect of the researcher's time and supervision, and joint doctoral degrees delivered by several universities. Furthermore, non-European organisations can participate as additional partners in ITNs, enabling doctoral-level candidates to gain experience outside Europe during their training.
Deadline: 15 January 2019

MSCA Staff Exchange RISE (MSCA-RISE-2019)

RISE supports short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management), including also administrative and technical staff. It is open to partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations both within and beyond Europe. In worldwide partnerships, academia-to-academia exchanges are permitted.
Deadline: 02 April 2019
> Further Information



Wladimir Peter Köppen Award

Each year, CliSAP nominates excellent doctoral theses in climate and Earth system research for the Wladimir Peter Köppen Award. The award is worth €5,000 and targets excellent doctoral dissertations with a focus on climate research. The annual Wladimir Peter Köppen Award targets talented young researchers who have completed their doctorate in a German-speaking country. The doctoral dissertation can be in either German or English. At the time of application, the completion of the doctoral thesis may not date back more than two years. The maximum age for participation is thirty years. All doctoral supervisors, professors, and research group leaders are welcome to nominate doctoral dissertations.
> Further Information