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September 2020

UniPID News & Events
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES activities
  • A FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES funding call will be launched once the global situation allows. Priority will be given to support partnerships that have been on hold because of the pandemic. The call will be announced on the UniPID and FinCEAL communication channels.
  • The FinCEAL team has published a Green Paper discussing how Finland could transform national SDG experiences into transformative forces abroad. The paper is titled "Partnerships for Transformation towards Sustainable Pathways - Research and Innovation Collaboration between Finland and Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean for the SDGs". Read it here!
News from our members and collaborators
  • UniPID has piloted an administrative service for commissioned studies related to development policy for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA). One of the studies was recently published: Connecting Africa - Perspectives for Energy, Transport, Digitalisation and Research & Innovation. Find the report here!

Job Opportunities & Scholarships

Circular economy expert, African Development Bank (in Finnish). Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Deadline: 21.9.2020

Consultant for Evaluation. World Vision Finland. Deadline: 21.9.2020

EU-intern. Finnish Liaison Office for EU R&D. Deadline: 24.9.2020

Program Coordinator, Global/sub-Saharan Africa. Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 30.9.2020

Nordic Scholarship Programme. Nordic Africa Institute. Deadline: 15.10.2020

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Deadline: 1.12.2020

Funding Opportunities

Academy of Finland Project Funding 2020. All research fields. The call opens 1 September. Deadline: 30 September 2020.

Academy of Finland Special funding for system-level research into climate change mitigation and adaptation. The call opens 1 September. Deadline: 30 September 2020.

European Commission Green Deal call. The call opens mid-September. Deadline: 31.1.2021.

European Commission Horizon 2020 calls. Deadlines: various.

Upcoming Events

EU Research & Innovation Days. European Commission. Online, 22.-24.9.2020

World Circular Economy Forum. Sitra. Online, 29.-30.9.2020

Aalto Sustainability Talks - SDG #4 Quality education. Aalto Sustainability Hub. Online, 22.10.2020

SDG4 Seminar: Inclusion and Education. University of Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä, 22.-23.10.2020

The Future of the Arctic Human Population: Migration in the North. University of Lapland. Online, 29.-30.10.2020 

Think Africa Week. Think Africa. Helsinki, 14.-21.11.2020

European Learning & Teaching Forum. European University Association. Call for contributions is open until 8.10.2020. Bilbao, 18.-19.2.2021

IST-Africa Week 2021. IST Africa Institute. Call for papers is open until 30.11.2020. May 2021.

Courses & Learning Resources
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