Funding and networking opportunities

Funding and networking
Levels of operation
• National
– Institutes/universities
– Funding agencies (Research councils, Academies)
• Regional – Nordic
– NordForsk/Nordic Council of Ministries
• European
– European Commission (Framework
– ERA initiatives: Research infrastructures, Joint
– ECRA – European Climate Research Alliance
• EU Member States’ membership fees
• Joint EU budget -> EC programmes
From FP7 to Horizon 2020
• An increased budget, from around €1.7 billion (FP7) to
€2.5 billion (Horizon 2020 – 2011 constant prices)
• New activities to support the implementation and
operation of world-class research infrastructures such as
ESFRI infrastructures
• Continuation of the successful FP7 Integrating
• Reinforcement of the support to e-infrastructures
• New objective of better exploiting the innovation
potential and human capital of infrastructures
Research and
Why a EU approach?
• To open access to the research infrastructures existing in the
individual Member State to all European researchers
• To avoid duplication of effort and to coordinate and
rationalise the use of these research infrastructures
• To trigger the exchange of best practice, develop
interoperability of facilities and resources, develop the
training of the next generation of researchers
• To connect national research communities and increase
the overall quality of the research and innovation
• To help pooling resources so that the Union can also acquire
and operate research infrastructures at world level
• To become an international partner
Research and
Possibility of regional
program: NordForsk
The Top-level Research
Initiative within Climate,
Energy and the Environment
Research and
Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme
Education and Research
Three-year pilot programme; calls planned 2012/2013
Governed by a joint Steering Committee with representatives of Ministries
Education and Research in Russia and Nordic countries
Nordic funding approximately 4 MEUR from Nordic Council of Ministers +
matching funding from Russian partners
NordForsk proposes that research part of the programme is focused on
cooperation on research, researcher education, joint
use of research
infrastructure, including eScience;
within climate change adaptation and health & welfare
with focus on the Arctic region
Research and
The Swedish Research Links Program International Collaborative Research
Call for proposals 2013
In the middle of February next year, you can
apply for project grants
Deadline: Beginning of May
Information from:
Swedish Research Council
 Research links
The Swedish Research Links Program offers International Collaborative Research
Grants, aiming to support research cooperation between Swedish scientists and
scientists within selected low-income to middle-income countries.
Eligible countries 2012
Sweden and the following countries:
Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Rep. Laos,
Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet
The Swedish Research Links Program
Information from:
Swedish Research Council
Who may apply?
Applicants for International Collaborative Research Grants are
individual researchers who also serve as project leaders and
have the scientific responsibility for the project. The application  Research links
must include at least two principal researchers: one affiliated to
a university or research institution in Sweden and one affiliated
to a university or research institution in a program country.
Grant period
International Collaborative Research Grants are awarded for a
maximum of three years.
Costs and grant amount
The grant can be used to cover costs related to the international collaboration, such as
research visits between the partners, seminars, workshops and joint publishing.
The maximum amount for an International Collaborative Research Grant is SEK 250,000
(somewhat less than 25,000 EUR) per year, including indirect costs.
The Swedish Research Links Program
 Research links
Information from:
Swedish Research Council
The Swedish Research Links Program
Information from:
Swedish Research Council
 Research links
Evaluators will consider:
The degree to which the applicants have been able to describe
their proposed collaboration and the likelihood of its being
successful and continuing beyond the grant period.
The value of the research to equitable and sustainable
development of society and/or to poverty reduction.
The level of balance and mutuality between the partners
based on the scientific merits of the co-applicants.
Potential for scientifically significant outcomes
German funding options
Information on EES Special Issue & EGU Session
Daniel Karthe
for International
Water Research
Daniel Karthe
▪ Helmholtz
for Environmental
Research for
2010 to 2015
2 bio. € in
Daniel Karthe
German Funding Options for International Water Research
Sustainable Water Management: 200 mio. €
In total 5 calls:
1. Emerging Compounds and Pathogens in the Water Cycle
2. Urban Water Management: Intelligent Infrastructures
3. Water and Energy
4. Water and the Environment
Calls in 2012 / 2013
5. Water – Agriculture – Nutrition
Daniel Karthe
German Funding Options for International Water Research
International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate
Protection and the Environment (CLIENT): 200 mio. €
Last submission of short proposals (2 stage): 30 August 2013
TOPICS related to water:
- Regional/urban water resource management
- Energy and consumption-optimised
water infrastructures
- Water sanitation technologies
- Planning tools for water management
Daniel Karthe
German Funding Options for International Water Research
DFG / SFB (Collaborative Research Center)
Up to 12 years; one phase typically 4 years
Since 2000, 64 (out 232) CRCs in the natural sciences, none in water research
Coordinating partner must be a university
Daniel Karthe
German Funding Options for International Water Research
DFG / SPP (Priority Program)
Typically 6 years
Priority programs are defined by the senate of the DFG; SPPs typically involve
collaborative projects between universities and research institutes all over
Germany, often with international partners
[DFG senate has a commission on water research]
Daniel Karthe
German Funding Options for International Water Research
Future networking
EGU session "Hydrological and hydrochemical
monitoring for water resources management in
continental areas“ – 07 Apr 2013 - 12 Apr 2013
Water-related problems are particularly challenging in continental areas, and are thus
receiving increasing attention of the international community. Because of growing
population and increasing evapotranspiration, the per capita water availability tends
to shrink.
This session seeks contributions on recent advances in science as well as in practical
applications, including:
- recent data from hydrological and hydrochemical monitoring in river basins located in
continental and transboundary regions (e.g., Central Asia, Africa, Central Europe) with
special emphasis on water resources assessments under changing climatic and social
conditions, pollution loads and its spreading from source to recipient;
- the environmental and socio-economic impacts of water-related problems and
management responses;
- case studies of transboundary water resources management and monitoring
How to submit contribution
EGU session "Hydrological and hydrochemical
monitoring for water resources management in
continental areas“
• Sergey Chalov [email protected]
• Daniel Karthe [email protected]
• Jerker Jarsjö <[email protected]>
Special issue of EES journal
Call for Papers ▪ Environmental Earth Sciences Special Issue
Sustainable Water Resources Management in Central Asia
Water quality: nutrient and sediment fluxes; chemical pollutants and their sources;
monitoring and modelling approaches; emerging pollutants and pathogens; pollution
impacts (on biota, human health, ...)
• Ecosystem status: indicators for aquatic ecosystem health; links between
aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; holisitic assessment of ecosystem
status; vulnerability and resilience of aquatic ecosystems
• Water (body) usage: quantification of water use (including future
scenarios); competing interests; problems associated with particular
uses (e.g. mining sector, fishery, ...)
• Water management: water governance - current vs. best practice;
technical options - adapted and innovative technologies; capacity
development - needs and strategies; participatory approaches
• Concepts/strategies and their implementation: integrated monitoring concepts;
integrated water resources management (IWRM), river basin management (RBM),
urban water resources
EES Special Issue
Sustainable Water Management in
Central Asia
-Environmental Earth Sciences
- Editorial Board: Daniel Karthe,
Sergey Chalov, Saulyegul Avlyush,
Dietrich Borchardt
1 Water Availability
2 Water Quality
3 Ecosystem Status
4 Water Usage
5 Water Management
6 Integrated Concepts
Daniel Karthe
German Funding Options for International Water Research

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