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1. Infobank Competition 2016
2. FC+ Targeted Travel Grants
3. FC+ Open Travel grants


4. Education Africa Research Seminar call for papers
5. IX Congress on Pulp and Paper Research

6. BALEWARE conference 2016 call for papers
7. I&S International Workshop on Bio-based Economy
8. Futures of a Complex World
9. Institutions looking for Finnish partners


10. Africa-EU Energy Partnership
11. Nordic - LAC Stakeholder Meeting






Issue 4/2016


Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC region


1. FinCEAL Infobank Competition 2016 - Showcase your project on the Map!
Did you miss out on the opportunity to participate in the FinCEAL 2015 Infobank Competition? We have opened a new call - input your project between June 20th - August 31st, 2016 and get an opportunity to win a travel grant of 1500€. More information

2. FinCEAL+ Targeted Travel Grants to attend Info Days on H2020 Societal Challenge 5, Brussels, 14th September
Deadline for the travel grant applications is August 5th, 2016. More information

3. FinCEAL+ Call for Open Travel Grants is still open - Apply now!
The call is open to researchers and PhD students based in Finnish research institutions, who are working within the FinCEAL+ themes. The Call is foreseen to close during summer 2016, apply as soon as possible! Please note also that the processing of applications may take longer during the holiday season. More information on how to apply


4. Call for Papers: Education Africa Research Seminar co-organized by FinCEAL+ Africa
Seminar addressing the timely issue of status and prospects of education in contemporary Africa. Deadline for the Call for Papers is 30th June. More information

5. Call for Papers: IX Iberoamerican Congress on Pulp and Paper Research: "Building bridges in research and innovation for the sustainable bioeconomy", 5-9 September, Espoo
Abstract submission deadline is 14th July. More information

6. Call for Papers: BELAWARE Conference 2016 (Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies) co-organized by FinCEAL+
The conference will be held on 11-13th December, 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. Researchers in Finnish institutions focusing on Africa and LAC are encouraged to submit papers to this conference. Deadline for abstract submission is 15th August. FinCEAL+ will open Targeted Travel grants later in the year to support the participation of some successful submissions. More information

7. Call for Papers: I&S International Workshop on Insights and Strategies Towards a Bio-Based Economy, 22-25 November, Montevideo, Uruguay
Early bird registration and abstract submission is now open. More information

8. Call for Papers: Futures of a Complex World
12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland

Finland Futures Research Centre’s futures conferences are an international forum for current and important issues. Deadline for abstracts is 2nd December. More information

9. Partnership Opportunities
Various institutions are seeking collaboration opportunities with Finnish institutions. More information


FinCEAL+ Africa co-organized a session on Young Entrepreneurs and Scientists at the 2nd Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, Milan, Italy
Together with the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Programme (RECP) which is co-financed by Finland, FinCEAL+ Africa organized a session for young scientists and entrepreneurs - the challenge - A Science Slam! Read the Story

FinCEAL+ LAC co-organized a Nordic Stakeholder meeting about strengthening Nordic-LAC cooperation in Stockholm
The event was featured on the EU-LAC Foundation website. A full report about the outcomes of the meeting will be published on our website shortly and made available in the next Newsletter.

12. News from FinCEAL+ Grantees

A winner in the 2015 FinCEAL 2015 Infobank Competition, Dr. Eric Bruun used his grant to visit South Africa. He attended a research proposal meeting and workshop on non-motorized transport safety. Here are some highlights from his trip

FinCEAL Plus supported the seminar to promote oral health research collaboration between University of Oulu, Finland and Kathmandu, Nepal
University of Oulu, Center of Oral Health Research has been building up a national oral health research project in Nepal with University of Kathmandu and is also looking for ways to promote post graduate and doctoral training. Read more

13. Other Funding Opportunities

Africa -related

African Union Research Grants II
The African Union Commission has launched Phase II of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open 'Call for Proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa' supported by the European Union. The call is open for partnership with European partners. More information


Information on First Call Launch by China for the EU-China Research and Innovation Co-Funding Mechanism
The EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism supports mainland China-based research and innovation organisations participating in Horizon 2020 projects.  More information

Indo-European Science and Technology Joint Inno Indigo ERA-NET Call for proposals on Biobased Energy is now open for submission!
Within the framework of the INDIGO Partnership Programme an EU-India S&T joint call for proposals on Biobased Energy was opened on 15 April 2016. The topics covered by the call are Biofuels and From Waste to Energy. For more information see the Academy of Finland Website and Inno Indigo S&T call 2016 website. The deadline for submission of proposals is 12 July 2016.

Apply now for the Young Scientist Competition 2016!
The Young Scientist Competition is an initiative of the FP7 projects Inno Indigo and Indigo Policy. Since 2014, it has given young researchers from India and Europe a podium to promote their research projects and ideas for cooperation. More information


Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities – Digging into Data Challenge
The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) has launched the 2016 T-AP Digging into Data Challenge Call to support research projects that use "big data” to address questions in the social sciences and humanities. Each application must include partners from at least three participating countries (at least one partner from an EU country and at least one partner from North or Latin America). The deadline for the Call is 29th June, 2016. More information

Mexican Government's Call for Scholarships: Special Programmes for Foreigners 2016
The Call includes several different programmes that are open for Finnish professors, researchers, artists and students. More information

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile: Two-stage call on Internationalization of Research in Astrophysics, Global Change and Cognitive Sciences
The call is aimed at stimulating the internationalization of research in three topics through the creation or consolidation of scientific cooperation between researchers from the Catholic University (UC Team) of Chile with foreign peers. More information

Magnet financing scheme for foreign scientists to work in a Peruvian research institution
MAGNET is a financing scheme that the National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC) of Peru has created to encourage the incorporation of highly specialized scientists, foreign or Peruvian, to consolidate research lines in science, technology and technological innovation in Peruvian entities. More information


14. Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions


EuroScience Open Forum, 25-27 July, Manchester, UK
The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. More information

Global Forum 2016 - International Think Tank on the Digital Future, 19-20 September, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
More information

Sustainable Forest Landscapes: 10 years’ experience in international capacity building and the way forward, 17 August, Helsinki
The seminar is summarizing 10 years of international forest education in the University of Helsinki. More information and registration

Science and Policy-Making: towards a new dialogue, 29th - 30th September
A two-day conference jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the conference will bring together users and providers of scientific advice on critical, global issues. More information


8th EDCTP Forum Call for Papers
The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership forum organized in partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Zambia have opened a call for submission of abstracts. Deadline 24th June, 2016. Go to EDCTP 2016 Forum website.


The 7th edition of the EU-India STI Cooperation Days, 21-22 September, Goa, India
Organized by the Indigo Policy and Inno Indigo projects, the STI Days will bring together researchers, SMEs and policy makers to discuss the latest policy, research and innovation developments in the field of bioeconomy. More Information


CEISAL 2016: A Post-Hegemoic Era: Society, Culture and Politics in Latin America, 28 June-1 July, Salamanca, Spain
More information

Times Higher Education Latin America Universities Summit, 6-8 July, Bogotá, Colombia
More information

ANDICOM International ICT Congress, 31st August - 2 September, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
More information

Preparatory Seminar of the III EU-CELAC Academic Summit, 6–7 October, Stockholm
The aims of the Preparatory Seminar is to advance in the implementation of the Euro-Latin American and Caribbean Common Area for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. More information

15. Publications and consultations

Strategic Foresight, Towards the 3rd Programme of the H2020 - The aim of this report is to support the preparation of the third strategic programme of Horizon 2020 (2018-2020). The report highlights various scenarios that should be considered when planning H2020 funding for 2018-2020

Public consultation on Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020

Top 10 most prestigious universities in Latin America according to Times Higher Education's Academic Reputation Survey 2016

16. Summer Greetings

We would like to wish all of you a wonderful summer!

The next FinCEAL+ Newsletter will be published in August.


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For more  information, please contact the FinCEAL Plus Project Coordinators:

Eva Kagiri
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Africa
UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: + 358 40 805 4716
Jarkko Mutanen
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Asia
UniPID - University of Eastern Finland
Tel: +358 50 463 7775
Kajsa Ekroos
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus
Latin America and the Caribbean

UniPID - University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 50 448 6185
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