Second call for proposals
Region Västra Götaland invites highly experienced researchers from all nations to submit research proposals. The research should be in the area of Sustainable transport solutions, Life science, Green chemistry, Marine environment and the maritime sector, Urban development, Material sciences, Sustainable production, Information and communication technologies, Energy, Textile/Fashion/Design, Cultural and creative industry, Food production/Green industries and/or Tourism. The programme allows any subject approach within and also between areas. A bottom-up approach, with a focus on societal and needs-driven science, is encouraged.
The Call is open from December 18 2014 – March 15 2015. Final decisions will be taken by the Regional Development Committee in June 2015.
MoRE Call for proposals 20141218-20150315
News November 2014
There will be some changes in the second call (improvements and simplifications):
- The nine research areas that are supported via MoRE (life science, sustainable transports, urban development, green chemistry, marine environment and maritime sectors, sustainable production, material sciences, energy and information and communication technology) are expanded to include four new areas: textile/fashion/design, cultural and creative industry, food production/green industries and tourism.
- The previous rule that the researcher should have 7-12 years of research experience post PhD, have been simplified and changed to “The researcher has gained his/her PhD degree during the period January 1 2000 – December 31 2009.”
- The mobility rule has been changed so that we fully comply with Marie Curie: “At the date of the call deadline, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.”
The Call for proposals is closed
On September 1, the first MoRE Call for proposals closed. The result was a total of 17 applications, a very pleasing result given it was the very first call in an all new program. The distribution of the candidates was gratifying: Out of the 17 researchers 10 were women and 7 were men. 11 researchers applied for outgoing mobility and 6 researchers applied for incoming mobility. Eligible proposals are now being evaluated by independent experts. The final decision will be made on December 18th by the regional development committee.
The secretariat is planning to open the second call in December 2014. More information will be posted soon.