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1. Launch of Infobank map feature
2. FC+ Targeted Travel Grants
3. FC+ Open Travel grants
4. FC+ Preparatory Funding closed


5. Education Africa Research Seminar call for papers

6. BELAWARE conference 2016 call for papers


7. FC+ is supporting a Joint workshop on Bioenergy in India
8. Nordic LAC cooperation: Stakeholder meeting in Stockholm


9. FAUBAI 2016 Conference



Issue 3/2016


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


1. Are you on the Map yet?
FinCEAL Infobank has launched a new interactive map feature that makes it easier to visualize Finnish institutions projects in/with Third Countries. Check it out and register your project!

2. FinCEAL+ Targeted Travel Grants to attend Info Days on H2020 Societal Challenge 1 & 2, June/July, Brussels
Deadline for the travel grant applications is 31st May.
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! More information on how to apply

4. FinCEAL+ Project Preparatory Funding Call closed
Between March 2015 and April 2016, FinCEAL+ awarded Project Preparatory Grants between 2000€ and 5000€ to 10 teams from 6 Finnish institutions. More information


5. Call for Papers: Education Africa Research Seminar co-organized by FinCEAL+ Africa
This one day research seminar organized at the University of Jyväskylä on 19th October, addresses the timely issue of status and prospects of education in contemporary Africa. It's a platform for researchers from different career stages to present their work and debate about the recent developments and challenges regarding the formal and informal education in Africa especially in its potentialities to meet the needs of new generation in changing global context. Deadline for the Call for Papers is 30th June.
More information will be made available at the JYU and UniPID websites.
Contacts: Elina Lehtomäki, elina.k.lehtomaki(a) and Tiina Kontinen, tiina.t.kontinen(a)

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. FinCEAL+ Asia is supporting a Joint Workshop on Bioenergy in Delhi, India, 23-24 May
The Academy of Finland will organize a Joint workshop on Bioenergy in the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), in cooperation with INDFICORE (Indian Finnish Consortia for Research and Education) network. A part of the workshop will focus on the upcoming Joint Inno Indigo ERA-Net Call on bio-based energy. Aalto University and IIT Delhi will jointly coordinate the practical arrangements for the workshop with support from the Academy of Finland and FinCEAL+.

8. FinCEAL+ LAC co-organizes "Nordic Perspectives on Strengthening Higher Education, Research and Innovation Cooperation with the LAC region" event in Stockholm, 2-3 June
This meeting of Nordic stakeholders is a platform to discuss the challenges, best practices and potential synergies in collaborating with Latin American and Caribbean institutions in higher education, research and innovation. The event is organized by European Institute of International Studies (EIIS) in cooperation with the Government Offices of Sweden and FinCEAL+ LAC, supported by Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Embassy of Peru and Embassy of Colombia in Sweden. More information


9. FinCEAL+ LAC organized a Finnish delegation to participate in FAUBAI 2016 conference in Fortaleza, Brazil, 16-20 April
The Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI) organizes a yearly conference which is the most important event on Internationalization of Higher Education in Brazil. FinCEAL+ supported the participation of a Finnish delegation to the conference, that offered excellent networking opportunities. Read more about the experience in our next Newsletter!

10. FinCEAL+ Asia attended the ASEAN-EU STI Days in Hanoi, Vietnam, 10-12 May 2016
FinCEAL+ delegation attended the ASEAN-EU STI Days and the "Showcase of ASEAN-EU Research & Innovation Co-operation" exhibition in the framework of the STI Days 2016 with Tekes BEAM, Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program and the Finnish Water Forum. Read the full report from the next Newsletter.

11. Other Funding Opportunities


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.


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

Early-Career Researchers

PLOS Early Career Travel Award Program to support researcher career development
$500 to offset registration and/or travel expenses associated with attending a scientific conference where one's own work has been accepted for presentation. Deadline for the current round of applications is May 31, 2016. The PLOS Early Career Travel Award Program will be open for application multiple times in 2016. More information

12. Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions

The 10th GEO European projects workshop - Fostering Open Earth Observation for Europe, 31st May-  2nd June
More Information

EUBCE 2016 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 6-9 June, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
More information

European Development Days, 15-16 June, Brussels
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.

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

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

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

13. Publications

Science, research and innovation performance of the EU - A contribution to the open innovation, open science, open to the world agenda : 2016


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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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