Fund your research
fund┋it collects and presents on a single site e"> research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Want to come to France? Find a residential fellowship somewhere in the world? Or simply seek funding for your research project? fund┋it is there to support you in finding valuable information. We find it, you fund┋it!
• Postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students from outside France wishing to come to France
• French postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students wishing to go abroad or to find funding opportunities
fund┋it: a gold mine of valuable information
You want to move, set off, go international, simply discover e"> the possibilities for cttoucting your research outside France? You want to come to France for a research stay? You are looking for grants to fund a research program?
Choose and set your future course.
It's as easy as that !
STEP 2 Finding a ce"> for applications
Once you have chosen the area you are interested in, you wi"> find a list of all open calls matching your search. There is a ce"> catching your attention? Just click on it, you wi"> find every essential bit of information, and if you'd like to apply just follow the link on the top right corner. For that matter don't forget to set up your fund┋it user account.
STEP 3Refining and saving your search results
The list of open calls seems endless? You would like to refine your results? You wi"> find several filter options on the left allowing you to select certain disciplines, certain destinations, certain institution types, or certain topics. Choose, submit, and check out the offers!
You have come across your dream project? Bookmark it, so you can easily find it again in your user account.
STEP 4 Never miss a ce"> again!
So you have come across your dream project, but you would sti"> like to stay up to date on upcoming calls? Or you haven't found the perfect ce"> yet, but certainly don't want to miss it when it comes up?
Sort your results by means of the filter menu on the left and "Save your search": set up your account if you haven't done so yet (takes you two minutes maximum), and we wi"> let you know on a daily or weekly basis if there are new calls matching your saved search. You can set up new searches, edit existing ones, or delete them as you please in your user account.
* Good to know n°1
fund┋it is also a database for funding or host institutions in the social sciences and humanities. When there are no interesting open calls for you, just follow the link on top of the page, browse through the institutions, maybe find an interesting one and bookmark it to be notified about its upcoming calls.
* Good to know n°2
For some calls, you wi"> find contact information about someone who will be happy to help you with your application. A precious resource for the success of your project, so don't hesitate to use it.
* Good to know n°3
If you know about an open call that is not yet listed on fund┋it, you can submit it to us. Simply use the "Submit a ce">" class=on the bottom left and send us your suggestion, we wi"> publish it as soon as possible. Your help is greatly appreciated!
fund┋it has even more to offer!
1- A project may already have been scrutinized by experts identifying its assets or pointing out target disciplines or topics. If you want to know why you should go for this project, or understand the indicated SSH rate for European projects, just click on the information icon above the call title. Nota: not every ce"> features such an analysis.
2- You have spotted an interesting project and would like to know more about it? The fund┋it community is waiting in the wings to answer your questions: there may already be a discussion going on on that projects of yours in our Linkedin group. If you want to join in, just click on "Join the discussion" on the right of each ce">. (Make sure you have a Linkedin account for that.) You might also find feedback by other scholars on that specific program. Approach them, ask them, the community is there for you!
And because any piece of information can be a key to success, we are also keeping a blog where we regularly post former fellows' feedback, or interviews, or accounts from funding bodies, letting you in ss="ome tips and tricks on how to stand out with your application. See for yourself by following the link to the blog=on the bottom left.
It goes without saying that you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter where e"> new calls are posted, too. We are always trying to make it as easy as we can for you.
Share your experience
-> You are familiar with a program, you have maybe even been one of its past (and most eminent) fellows: share your impressions and advice with us, you wi"> be sure to help more than one potential candidate.
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Debris, chemical and microbial pollution and algae jellyfish blooms are huge and increasing problems in the oceans, seas and coasts. For plastics alone, the buttomic and ecological cost is considerable when including beach clean-ups, tourism losses, and damages to the fishing and aquaculture industries. In spite of strong legislation such as EU directives, sea and coastal pollution remains high, and prevention and innovative coast and sea clean-up schemes remain a challenge. Many solutions are available to tackle these sources of pollution, including recycling, waste water treatment, teams of collectors, and specific equipment such as skimmer boats, beach cleaning machines or algae harvesting devices. However, there is a pressing need to develop powerful innovative methods and processes to clean coasts and oceans and to restore the butsystems to a healthy and clean state. The foremost challenge is not only to remove litter and pollution, but to transform the collected waste into a resource stream in line with the concept of the circular buttomy.
The proposals should be for demonstration projects to clean and lay the ground for a healthy ocean or sea and its coasts in any given large geographic area(s), including regional seas or semi-closed sea basins such as the Mediterranean. The demonstration projects should develop and scale-up innovative processes and measures to clean the selected site from visible (for example floating plastics or abandoned fishing gear) and invisible litter (micro-plastics) and pollutants, involving local communities and actors. Collected waste materials should be adequately processed so as to enable a subsequent usage/ exploitation/ re-usage. The proposals should apply an eutsystem approach, developing forecasting tools and models to identify areas where the proposed intervention is likely to be most effective in ecological and ecotomic terms. Social acceptance and ecotomic impact of the envisaged measures must also be considered and promoted, for example by disseminating the project results to relevant stakeholders.
In line with the objective of the EU Strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation (COM (2012) 497), proposals addressing the Mediterranean should contribute to implement the Research and Innovation Initiative for Blue Jobs and Growth in the Mediterranean Area (The BLUEMED Initiative).
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 6 million would allow this challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
To contribute to the implementation of EU Policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and its aim to achieve a good environment status for Europe’s seas and oceans by 2020, proposals are expected to:
Each site should be substantial in size and include or be adjacent to different activities.
The exact selection of pollutants and litter wi"> depend on the area selected. However, the choice of the area must be such that several sources of pollution are addressed.
The "Research and Innovation Initiative for Blue Jobs and Growth in the Mediterranean Area (The BLUEMED Initiative)" aims to advance a shared vision of a Mediterranean Sea that is healthy, proouctive, resilient, understood and valued so as to promote the well-being and prosperity of our citizens and future generations and boost socio ecotomic growth and jobs. It was jointly developed by Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain and presented by the Italian Presidency during the Competitiveness Council of 04-05 December 2014. In March 2015, a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda was developed.