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Souhrnný přehled aktuálních grantových výzev - 22. 4. 2014

#1) Veřejná soutěž ve výzkumu, experimentálním vývoji a inovacích MŠMT v rámci programů LO - Národní program udržitelnosti I - připomínka uzávěrky

#2) Human paleobiomics - granty pro PhD. studenty i jejich školitele

#3) Rufford Foundation

#4) GRANT Panthera - Small Cat Action Fund + The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program

#5) Turtle Conservation Fund - 2 granty

#6) Scientific Outreach Grants - Biochemical Society

#7) Biochemical Society - grant na podporu konání menší vědecké akce

#8) Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund

#9) The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

1) Veřejná soutěž ve výzkumu, experimentálním vývoji a inovacích MŠMT v rámci programů LO - Národní program udržitelnosti I - připomínka uzávěrky

Uzávěrka přijímání návrhů projektů je 15.5.2014, předpokládaná doba zahájení řešení projektů (poskytování podpory) je od 1.1.2015.

Z programu NPU I bude podporován rozvoj a udržitelnost projektů nových evropských center excelence, regionálních a dalších typů výzkumných center vybudovaných v ČR v letech 2007- 2015 za finanční spoluúčasti Evropského fondu pro regionální rozvoj (ERDF), jejichž hlavní činností, pro kterou byla tato Centra zřízena, je činnost v oblasti výzkumu a vývoje (dále jen „Centra“). Uvedené podmínky splňují projekty Center vybudovaných v rámci prioritních os 1 a 2 Operačního programu Výzkum a vývoj pro inovace (OP VaVpI) a některé z projektů Center vybudovaných v rámci prioritní osy 3 Operačního programu Praha – Konkurenceschopnost (OP PK).

Podpořeny budou pouze víceleté projekty v délce trvání nejvýše 5 let, tj. 60 kalendářních měsíců.


2) Human paleobiomics - granty pro PhD. studenty i jejich školitele

možno žádat kdykoliv během roku

Hard Tissue Research Program in Human Paleobiomics (HTRP-HP)

will fund on a competitive basis the hard tissue dissertation research of doctoral candidates from any academic department and residing at any university in the world.

Dissertation research projects must emphasize a hard tissue biology approach in pursuit of knowledge and enhanced understanding of early human paleobiology and/or any element of the paleobiome in which early humans lived. The integration of microanatomical or compositional information with macroanatomical, functional, physiological, life historical, or behavioral approaches is key to the primary objective of the Hard Tissue Research Program in Human Paleobiomics (HTRP-HP). Research projects may include any vertebrate, modern and/or extinct, providing that the scope of the research is systems biology in nature and that it contributes significantly to our understanding of the human paleobiome. The HTRP-HP will consider invertebrate hard tissue biology if such research emphasizes its relevance to the systems biology approach in human paleobiomics.

The HTRP-HP Scientific Committee has also decided to fund a small number of Supervisor Applications for supporting students in research. Initial funding to a possible maximum of 10,000 EUR for cutting-edge research initiatives in the integrative field of Human Paleobiomics will be available.

Students may apply for up to 50% of project direct costs for up to two years and a total maximum of $12,500 (ca. 10,500 €). Eligible direct costs include consumables, travel, and field expenses, and may include living expenses when justified.


3) Rufford Foundation

Malé granty na projekty ochranářského typu, možno zaslat žádost kdykoliv během roku

The Rufford Foundation is a UK based charity. Our main remit is to offer Rufford Small Grants for nature conservation projects in the developing world. There are five stages of funding available.

1st stage: a grant of up to £5,000 available for nature conservation projects outside the first world.

Applications can be made at any time of the year.


4) GRANT Panthera - Small Cat Action Fund + The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program

uzávěrky 1. července 2014

1) The Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF) is a grants program established by Panthera with the oversight of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group. The fund is intended to support in situ conservation and research activities on the many small cat species
The amount of funding awarded varies, up to a maximum of $15,000 per year. Preference will be given to requests specifically for field conservation and research activities, including equipment, transportation, and local salaries.

The application process for the Summer 2014 round will open on June 1, 2014. Letters of Inquiry may be submitted from June 1 through July 1, 2014.

2) The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) was created to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists.

The program supports the conservation efforts of outstanding young biology students working on wild felids in situ. We welcome applications for projects on all wild cat species in all regions. Award amounts vary; the maximum is $25,000. Awards are granted for one year, but renewals for subsequent years may be requested.

Applicants MUST be post-graduate students pursuing a higher degree (MSc., PhD or equivalent).This is a prestigious award with a very competitive approval process. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding academic credentials and conservation experience, field experience that has prepared them to undertake the proposed work, and a history of publishing work in peer-reviewed journals and/or ‘soft’ publications such as reports, magazine articles, web sites, etc.

The application process for the Summer 2014 round will open on June 1, 2014. Letters of Inquiry may be submitted from June 1 through July 1, 2014.


5) Turtle Conservation Fund - 2 granty


1) Regular GRANT Program

support of direct research and conservation expenses of selected turtle projects and programs   focus on tortoises or freshwater turtles that are already highly threatened according to the IUCN Red List criteria, either Critically Endangered or Endangered, or which may be highly threatened but not yet officially classified as such on the Red List. TCF Awards for this program are approximately in the $2000 to $5000 range per project, with occasional grants of up to $10,000

2)  Seed Grant Program

to support pilot conservation initiatives for tortoise and freshwater turtle species that are currently either IUCN Red Listed as Critically Endangered or Endangered (or on the TCF Priority Species list–see below), or species that may become priority species with an increase in the state of knowledge about the status of their populations or the threats they currently face (principally species currently classified as Not Evaluated or Data Deficient)    low-cost proposals with objectives that are feasible to complete in the period of one year. The proposals should indicate how the information to be collected would fill gaps in our knowledge of the conservation status of the species or how it would facilitate the formulation of follow-up conservation projects



6) Scientific Outreach Grants - Biochemical Society

uzávěrky vždy v dubnu a září

The Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.

Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover).

The Biochemical Society must be acknowledged at the event and in the resources produced. Copies of all materials generated should be submitted to the Society to disseminate to others where appropriate. A short report of the activity and list of attendees is a condition of the grant.

There are two round of applications per year, in September and April. Next deadline will be anounced here.


7) Biochemical Society - grant na podporu konání menší vědecké akce

e.g. single lecture, postgraduate research days, one-day mini symposia

Sponsored event grants

The Society will provide sponsorship of up to £500 to assist with the organization of single lectures or small events at an institution of Higher Education e.g. postgraduate research days, one-day mini symposia, not falling under the umbrella of our Independent Meetings fund. Application for sponsorship of events that are are cross-institutional or student focused will be looked upon more favourably. Note that this fund does NOT support events for school students, which are covered under Scientific Outreach Grants.

Applications are considered three times a year, 6 January, 1 May and 1 September. Successful applicants will be advised approximately three weeks after the deadline. Applicants must be a member of the Biochemical Society.

The Society will provide:

  • Payment of up to £500 by bank transfer
  • Society branded literature and membership forms

As a condition of the grant, the Society asks the organizer to:

  • Badge the event as 'sponsored by the Biochemical Society'
  • Display Biochemical Society branded material
  • Send a report for publication in The Biochemist and/or on the web, including photographs

Next application deadline: 1 May 2014


8) Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund

Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority. Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.

Applicants must be associated with an organization (e.g. NGO, university, etc.) through which s/he can receive funding. Funding checks are provided to organizations, not individuals. There are no eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the applicant.
Although exceptions can be made, ongoing costs such as salaries of permanent staff and other administrative costs are generally not considered. ....maximum annual request is $1,000

June 1, 2014:   All components of the application (narrative, CV, and letters of recommendation) must be received.


9) The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

uzávěrka 1. srpna

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. The Foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students to complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year.

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.


There is nothing "deterministic" about biological--or even genetic--explanations for violence, since biology is always affected by experience and context, including prenatal experience. There is no evidence for biological differences between races on measures of aggressiveness, and biologists studying aggression are examining structures and processes shared by all humans. We need to know more about how brain systems involved with aggression develop at critical periods in infancy and childhood, as well as more about the phenomenon of permanent neurological changes after long-term victimization, which has implications for victims of child abuse as well as those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuroscientists are now engaged in relating the many brain areas and functions involved in the range of complex behaviors we call "aggression," and will someday be able to suggest therapies for particular problems which contribute to violent behavior in some people.

The Research Grant

Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified. The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Individuals who receive research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds awarded.


New applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.Final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in December. Applicants will be informed promptly by email as well as letter of the Board's decision. Grants ordinarily commence on January 1 but later starting dates may be requested if the nature of the research makes this appropriate.

Education and Citizenship

Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.



Publikováno: Středa 23.04.2014 17:05

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