Learn about Funding Opportunities

Thursday 17th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Enriqueta Barerra, Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Andreas Strecker, Regina Nickel
Location: Salle 341 View on map
Price: 5€

BOOKING NOW CLOSED Panel: Enriqueta Barrera (NSF), Claudia Jesus-Rydin (ERC), Jannick Ingrin (Marie Curie IF reviewer), Andreas Strecker and Regina Nickel (DFG)

This workshop is open to all Goldschmidt attendees and will be particularly helpful to early-career and mid-career participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for funding to conduct research in Europe and in the US. Short presentations will be followed by a questions and answers period.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency in the US that was created to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. NSF has an annual budget of $7.5 billion dollars (FY 2016) and is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. We will present NSF programs for fellowships, research, education and infrastructure in geosciences.
The European Research Council (ERC) is a leading European funding body supporting excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. ERC calls are open to researchers around the world. The ERC offers various different outstanding funding opportunities with grants budgets of €1.5 to €3.5 million for individual scientists. All nationalities of applicants are welcome for projects carried out at a host institution in Europe (European Union member states and associated countries). At this session, the main features of ERC funding individual grants will be presented.
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is a call of the Research Executive Agency (REA) that is dedicated to training, mobility and career development of Experienced Researchers in Europe and Associated Countries. The program has an annual budget over €218 million and provides individual funding for 2 to 3 years post-docs. Specific features of the call with recommendations for the preparation of the proposals will be presented by a member of the 2016 “Environment and Geosciences” evaluation panel.
The DFG is the self-governing organization for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organizational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The main task of the DFG is to select the best projects by researchers at universities and research institutions on a competitive basis and to finance these projects. The DFG actively encourages international research cooperation. One of the DFG's key objectives is the advancement of early career researchers. In the session, we will present the programs, which provide appropriate support at every phase of the qualification of early career researchers.