Academy 3 Calls for projects

Make Academy 3 your partner!

With an annual budget, Academy 3 supports research, education and outreach projects, that are transdisciplinary, innovative, and international in scope. Various types of support are available.

Calls for projects in progress

Operating call to support open research - 2022

Academy 3 is launching its operating call to support open research - January 2022

Scope:

The call is opened to continuing or new projects that intensively contribute to one or more of the five Academy 3’s topics of interest that are listed bellow in relation with UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) :

1. Assessing and sensing anthropogenic hazards on human health, environments and global changes
2. Natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, floods, climatic events, etc.) and impacts on environments, cities and societies
3. Energy- and resource-related environmental challenges
4. Threats on oceans and coastal areas
5. Risk assessment and management in relation to smart cities and territories


Funding:

The maximum amount of allocation is 7 000 HT euros.
  • Equipment, fonctioning and Masters internships are eligible (the purchase of computer equipment is excluded, except for specific scientific software).
  • Projects that will involve a Master student will be favored.

Calendar:

  • Call Launch: January 21, 2022
  • Application submission Deadline: February 11, 2022 (4 pm)
  • Application results notification: February 25, 2022

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by the project PI. Proposals should be uploaded as a single pdf document (named “Academy3_EquipmentAO22_your name”)  on the submission site Nuxeo.

Please also send the pdf document to academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr with the email subject: “Application to Academy 3 Equipment Call 2022”. The pdf document must include the following information:

  • Title of the project; name of the UCA PI; hosting laboratory
  • Short description of the project and how it contributes to one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest (1 page)
  • Detailed funding request and justification (1/2 page)
  • Presentation of the PI (1/2 page)
 

For any questions, please contact Manon Le Gourrierec at Manon.LE-GOURRIEREC@univ-cotedazur.fr

Consortium call to foster trans-disciplinary research - 2022

Academy 3 is launching its consortium call to foster trans-disciplinary research - January 2022

Scope:

It aims to support projects which clearly contribute to one or more of the five Academy 3’s topics of interest in relation with UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), in order to ramp up collaborative and trans-disciplinary approaches :

1. Assessing and sensing anthropogenic hazards on human health, environments and global changes
2. Natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, floods, climatic events, etc.) and impacts on environments, cities and societies
3. Energy- and resource-related environmental challenges
4. Threats on oceans and coastal areas
5. Risk assessment and management in relation to smart cities and territories
 

Funding:

Project are for a maximum of 3 years, with a reconduction year by year. Maximum budget per year: around 60 k€.
No PhD nor post Doctorate fellowships but Master and fixed-term contract are acceptable.

Application evaluations:

Projects will be evaluated with two selection phases:

  • In the first phase, proposers are asked to submit a letter of intention describing : the aim of the project, its trans-disciplinary character, its links with listed (above) clusters of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the consortium of laboratories involved (at least 2 UCA laboratories of different fields are required, but more partners are encouraged).
  • In the second phase, selected projects will be negotiated (structure and allocation) directly with Academy 3's Copil and Scientific Committee. Final selection will then be made.
     

Calendar:

First phase

  • Call Launch: January 21, 2022
  • Application submission Deadline: March 13, 2022 (6 pm)
  • Application results notification: March 30, 2022

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by the project PI. Proposals should be uploaded as a single pdf document (named “Academy3_ConsortiumAO22_your name”) on the submission site Nuxeo.

Please also send the pdf document to academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr with the email subject: “Application to Academy 3 Consortium Call 2022”. The pdf document, which cannot exceed 3 pages, must contain:

  • Title of the project; name of the UCA PI; consortium of laboratories (at least 2 laboratories of different fields are required)
  • Description of the project and how it contributes to ramp up collaborative and trans-disciplinary approaches (2 pages)
  • Estimation of funding request (1/2 page) 
  • Presentation of the PI (1/2 page)

For any questions, please contact Manon Le Gourrierec at Manon.LE-GOURRIEREC@univ-cotedazur.fr

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Closed Calls for projects

Call for project 6 - Research equipment 2021

Last 2021 call for equipment support

Despite tight time constraints, with an obligation to use the funds before December 10, 2021, Academy 3 is launching a call to support research equipment purchase.  This support can be:

  • Funding for equipment purchase in the framework of an ongoing research project already funded by Academy 3.
  • Funding for the purchase of a research equipment shared among different UCA teams, contributing to a project related to the themes of Academy 3.

Eligibility:

The project needs to contribute to one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest :

  • Assessing anthropogenic hazards on human health, environments and global changes
  • Remote sensing and artificial intelligence for natural and anthropogenic hazard assessment
  • Natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, floods, climatic events, etc.) and impacts on environments and societies
  • Energy and resource-related environmental challenges
  • Threats on oceans and coastal areas Risk assessment and management in relation to smart cities and territories

Funding:

Support for the purchase of research equipment. The maximum amount of allocated funding is 20 000 HT euros. The purchase of computer equipment is excluded from this call (except for specific scientific softwares). Purchased equipment must be received and paid before December 10 2021.

Calendar:

  • Call Launch: September 17, 2021
  • Application submission Deadline: September 30, 2021
  • Application results notification: October 4, 2021

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by the project PI. Proposals should be uploaded as a single pdf document (named “Academy3_EquipmentAO21_your name”) on the submission site Nuxeo.

Please also send the pdf document to academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr with the email subject: “Application to Academy 3 Equipment Call”. The pdf document must include the following information:

  • Title of the A3 project the demand is related to
  • Name of the project UCA PI; hosting laboratory
  • Short description of the project and needs for the equipment. If the equipment aims to be shared among different teams, please present the objectives and expected outcomes.
  • Description of how the project contributes to one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest
  • Detailed funding request with equipment invoice, and schedule for use of the equipment.

The application document should be 1 page maximum + equipment invoice (Applications can be in French or English)

Application evaluations:

Applications will be evaluated by Academy 3’s steering committee, based on:

  • The project’s capacity to advance one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest ;
  • The project’s capacity to comply with Academy 3’s transdisciplinary strategy;
  • The project’s potential to foster new collaborations within UCA or nationally/internationally, and/or to have a positive impact on the host laboratory and UCA;
  • The project’s potential to contribute to a larger project;
  • Adequacy of the funding request and work schedule to meet project objectives.

For any questions, please contact Manon Le Gourrierec at Manon.LE-GOURRIEREC@univ-cotedazur.fr

Consult the list of projects funded by Call for projects 6!

Call for proposals - Doctoral contract 2021

Call for proposals - Doctoral contract 2021

EUR ODYSSEE, Academy 3 and IDEX's thematic research programme "Socio-Environmental Challenges" have opened a call for research topic proposals for the award of a 36-month doctoral contract starting on 1 October 2021.

The general direction of this contract should be around the theme of "Humanities and Social Sciences and Socio-Environmental Challenges."

Proposals must be submitted via the NUXEO platform in the "Projects" tab, by Tuesday, 15 June 2021.

More informations :

Tout sujet examinant les interactions et coévolutions société-environnement est éligible. L’environnement est défini de façon géographique et physique, mais aussi à travers les facteurs anthropiques et naturels qui contribuent à son évolution. Sans être exclusives, les thématiques ci-dessous sont encouragées :

  • Interactions entre sociétés et environnements, abordées de manière dialectique (impacts réciproques, rétroactions), diachronique (à différentes périodes historiques) et/ou comparative (dans différentes sociétés)
  • Risques socio-environnementaux, abordés par l’étude des vulnérabilités sociétales aux aléas et des adaptations sociales aux changements environnementaux (migrations, intensification agricole, diversification des activités, changements de comportements...)
  • Capacités sociales à faire face aux risques, et capacités de résilience et d’adaptation des sociétés face aux changements environnementaux et climatiques
  • Vulnérabilité des sociétés à des échelles territoriales et temporelles diverses, et évolution/ connexions spatio-temporelles de cette/ces vulnérabilité(s)
  • Déterminants de la vulnérabilité sociétale face aux changements environnementaux (discriminations, inégalités sociales d’accès aux ressources, déséquilibre des pouvoirs, éducation...)
  • Evolution des rapports entre société et environnement dans les gouvernances nationales et mondiale (par exemple, relations entre croissance économique et dégradation environnementale)
  • Ressorts, moteurs et freins de la transition socio-écologique et de la transformation des individus et des sociétés vers des comportements éco-responsables
  • Mouvements sociaux relatifs aux questions environnementales
  • Représentations sociales de la nature et des rapports nature-culture / humain - non-humain 

L’appel est ouvert du 6 avril au 15 juin 2021.

Laboratoires concernés :

  • Tous les laboratoires en rattachement principal et secondaire à l’EUR ODYSSEE (CEPAM, CMMC, ECOSEAS, ERMES, ESPACE, LADIE, LAPCOS, LIRCES, URMIS, TRANSITIONS)
  • Tous les laboratoires en rattachement principal et secondaire à l’Académie 3, à condition qu’une collaboration soit établie avec au moins un des laboratoires de l’EUR ODYSSEE.

Procédure, conditions de soumission et de recrutement :

  • Le dossier de soumission est impérativement constitué et déposé par un.e encadrant.e (ou des coencadrant.es) habilité.e(s) à diriger des thèses dans une école doctorale d’UCA, à l’aide du formulaire joint.
  • Le sujet proposé doit faire l’objet d’une première inscription en thèse à la rentrée universitaire 2021. 
  • Une priorité sera accordée aux projets :

-   Co-encadrés par au moins un.e collègue de Sciences Humaines et Sociales et un.e collègue de Sciences « Physiques » (sciences de la Terre, chimie, biologie, sciences du numérique, etc. ; voir laboratoires membres de l’Académie 3.

-   Co-encadrés par des collègues de disciplines différentes dans le domaine des Sciences Humaines et Sociales

-   Construisant clairement une approche transdisciplinaire

-   Dans l’une des thématiques listées plus haut

-   Proposant un travail de recherche large, susceptible d’aboutir à des résultats généraux, voire génériques

  • Critères d’évaluation:

o   Sujet dans l’un des axes de recherche de l’EUR ODYSSEE (cf. document en annexe) et/ou dans l’un des des thèmes prioritaires de l’Académie 3.

o   Projet répondant aux priorités listées ci-dessus

o   Originalité et positionnement scientifique du sujetaux niveaux national, européen et international

o   Faisabilité du sujet dans les temps du financement de la thèse (trois ans)

o   Compétence de l’équipe de recherche sur le sujet concerné

o   Excellence du candidat et expertise adaptée au sujet. Pour la recherche des candidats, nous invitons à une diffusion large des sujets, aux niveaux national et international.

  • Les sujets de thèse seront examinés par un comité constitué de membres du COSP de l’EUR ODYSSEE, du Comité de Pilotage de l’Académie 3, et d’un.e membre du Bureau de l’IDEX.
  • Dans un premier temps, fin juin, le comité procèdera à une pré-sélection des meilleurs sujets ; dans un second temps, début juillet, il auditionnera les candidats des sujets pré-sélectionnés.

Pour déposer le dossier :

Compléter le formulaire ci-après, l’enregistrer au format pdf, le renommer sous l’intitulé suivant : doctorat_Socio-Env2021_nom du porteur.pdf et déposer le fichier sur la plateforme NUXEO au plus tard le 15 juin 2021 à minuit.

Contacts :

Myrina Meunier, cheffe de projet ODYSSEE : Myrina.MEUNIER@univ-cotedazur.fr

Manon Le Gourrierec, chargée de mission Académie 3 : Manon.LE-GOURRIEREC@univ-cotedazur.fr

Call for project 5 - Research projects and Visiting researchers 2021

Call to support research projects and invitations for visiting researchers 2021

Despite tight time constraints, with an obligation to use most of the funds before July 31, 2021, Academy 3 is launching a Call for two types of applications:

  1. Funding (operating expenses) for research projects within Academy 3’s topics of interest.
  2. Funding (operating expenses) to invite researchers or research staff to spend 1 to 3 months in a laboratory or member institution of University Côte d’Azur, to work on a project within Academy 3’s topics of interest. This funding is open to both French and foreign fellows.

Eligibility:

The project needs to contribute to one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest :

  1. Assessing anthropogenic hazards on human health, environments and global changes
  2. Remote sensing and artificial intelligence for natural and anthropogenic hazard assessment
  3. Natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, floods, climatic events, etc.) and impacts on environments and societies
  4. Energy and resource-related environmental challenges
  5. Threats on oceans and coastal areas
  6. Risk assessment and management in relation to smart cities and territories

Projects targeting the Mediterranean Basin and the Global South are especially encouraged, as are projects on extreme flooding events such as occurred in the Alex Storm, and works on any form of pollution and impacts.

Interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged.

Funding:

  1. Support for research projects consists of operating expenses only. This may, however, include small equipment. The maximum allotted funding is 15 000 euros. The totality of the funding must be used by July 31, 2021.
  2. Support for researchers or research staff invitations consists of operating expenses only, in the form of travel and accommodations expenses. An amount of up to 5 000 euros per month can be allotted for accommodation expenses, for visits between 1 and 3 months long. Additional support for travel expenses can be provided. The visit must be completed and the funding used before November 30, 2021.

Calendar:

  • Call Launch: March 30, 2021
  • Application submission Deadline: April 20, 2021
  • Application results notification: April 23, 2021

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by the researcher who proposes the research project or invites the visiting fellow. Proposals should be uploaded as a single pdf document (named “Academy3_Project&VisitingAO21_your name”) on the submission site.

Please also send the pdf document to academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr with the following email subject: “Application to Academy 3 Project & Visiting Call”. The pdf document must include the following information:

  • Type of the funding requested (research project or fellow invitation)
  • Title of the project; if applicable, name and laboratory of the invited colleague
  • Name of the project’s UCA PI(s), hosting laboratory(ies), and short resume of the PI(s) (extra page)
  • Description of the project. If the work is part of a larger project, ongoing or planned, please give details. If applicable, please explain how the fellow invitation contributes to the project
  • If applicable, visiting fellow’s resume (extra page)
  • Description of how the project contributes to one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest
  • Detailed funding request (price quotation needed for equipment) and schedule for use of the funding. If some of your needs go beyond July 31, 2021, please indicate this.

The application document should be 3 pages maximum, all included (but resumes). Applications can be in French or English.

Application evaluations:

Applications will be evaluated by Academy 3’s steering committee, based on:

  • The project’s capacity to advance one or more of Academy 3’s topics of interest ;
  • For invitation funding requests, the quality of the invited fellow’s scientific profile ;
  • The project’s capacity to comply with Academy 3’s transdisciplinary strategy;
  • The project’s strength, visibility and attractiveness, nationally/internationally;
  • The project’s potential to foster new collaborations within UCA or nationally/internationally, and/or to have a positive impact on the host laboratory and UCA;
  • The project’s potential to contribute to a larger project;
  • Participation of public or private partners (letter of agreement needed);
  • Adequacy of the funding request and work schedule to meet project objectives.

Consult the list of projects funded by Call for projects 5!
Call for project 4 - Masters 2021

Three types of support are offered:

           1. Three to five month stipends (“gratification”, about 575 € per month) for Master 1 or Master 2 internships starting in March 2021 or later and ending on July 31, 2021 at the latest;
           2. One to five months* of additional stipend support (about 575 € per month) to extend ongoing Master 1 or Master 2 internships, up to July 31, 2021 at the latest;
           3. Operating funds (up to 5 k€) to support costs other than the stipend for a Master 1 or Master 2 internship (up to July 31, 2021 at the latest).

(*: for any extension of an internship beyond 2 months, stipend must be provided for the entire duration of the internship)

Eligibility:

The internship topics need to contribute to one or more of the topics of interest of Academy 3:
Assessing anthropogenic hazards on human health, environments and global changes
Remote sensing and artificial intelligence for natural and anthropogenic hazard assessment
Natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, floods, climatic events, etc.) and impacts on environments and societies
Energy and resource-related environmental challenges
Threats on oceans and coastal areas Risk assessment and management in relation to smart cities and territories

Timetable:

Launch of the Call: February 26, 2021
First deadline for submitting applications: March 10, 2021
Second deadline for submitting applications: March 24, 2021
First application evaluation, and notification: March 12, 2021
Second application evaluation, and notification: March 26, 2021


How to apply:

To apply, please send a single .pdf document (named “Academy3_MasterAO21_your name”) to academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr with the following email subject: “Application to Academy 3 Internship call”, containing the following information:
- Title of the internship project, and level (Master 1 or Master 2)
- Advisor(s) and hosting laboratories
- Name and short resume of the Master candidate
- Description of the internship project. If the work is part of a larger project, ongoing or planed, please explain
- Description of how the work contributes to one or more of the Academy 3 topics of interest

Application form limited to 1 page maximum, all included (but candidate resume)

Internship works targeting the Mediterranean Basin and the Global South are especially encouraged, as internship projects on extreme flooding events as occurred in the Alex episode, and works on any form of pollution and impacts.
Interdisciplinary work is encouraged.

Application evaluations:

Applications will be evaluated by the steering committee of the Academy 3, based on the capacity of the internship work to advance one or more of the topics of interest of Academy 3, and to contribute to a larger project.


Consult the list of projects funded by Call for projects 4!
Support 2020

Submission deadline: Monday, February 3, 5:00 p.m.

In 2020, and at the end of IDEX's probationary period, Academy 3 has decided to support current projects by providing them with additional funding, with an imperative to commit operating funds by November 2020, and HR funds before the end of 2021.

Applications would be considered for:

  • CDD support (typically, 6 months post-doc or CDD)
  • operating credit support (or small equipment)

Submission should be made via email (academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr) before Monday, February 3, 5 p.m. The application should be no longer than one A4 page (size 12 font, PDF file type), specifying the following 3 points:

1) Your latest progress to this date
2) Your needs (detailed figures)
3) The justification for your request (scientific and strategic objectives)

Your applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and the Steering Committee of Academy 3, which will decide on the breakdown of allocations based on these assessments. You will be informed of the outcome in the second half of February 2020.

On-demand Funding 2017 – 2019

On-demand funding (suspended)

Academy 3 of UCAJEDI (description of Academy 3 recalled at the end of this letter) wishes to give you increased flexibility by initiating a “fil de l'eau” funding tool. This “fil de l’eau” funding tool will be opened all year long.

It is expected that the submitted proposals address the major concerns of Academy 3, whose ambitions include:
  • To monitor and better observe Space and the Earth. This might involve the development of new instruments and data processing techniques for ground-based and in-space observations.
  • To evaluate natural and anthropogenic hazards on land, at sea, and in near space, and foster more efficient approaches for risk management. These hazards include, but are not restricted to, extreme natural phenomena, industrial, sanitary and ecological hazards.
  • To enhance innovative approaches in integrated modeling between the physical, systemic, and societal bodies and processes.
  • To develop resilience strategies based on individual and collective responses and actions.

The submitted proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • It is suggested that proposals don’t demand more than 10 k€. Funding can be used for operating expenses, equipment, and/or personnel. Those who have already benefited from Academy 3 support in the current year will not be given priority.
  • Urgency of the request that justifies the "fil de l'eau" procedure.
  • Coherence of the project with the thematic priorities of Academy 3; Strength, visibility and attractiveness of the project, nationally/internationally; Significance and innovative characteristics of expected results;
  • Adequacy of funding request and work schedule to meet project objectives; Co-funding is necessary, and submissions to other sources of funding should be described.
  • A one-page CV of the project leader is required showing indicators of scientific productivity and management, which could include: summary of publications by type, standard bibliometric indicators, past project direction, …

The proposal (in French or English) must fit within a maximum of four A4 pages (standard font 12), plus a one-page CV and an additional one-page detailed budget (official price estimates must be added to the 4-page submission). Longer proposals will not be examined.

Proposals should be uploaded as a single pdf document on the submission site Nuxeo (https://nuxeo.univ-cotedazur.fr) in the following folder : “Fil de l’eau – Académie 3” of the “Plateforme pour le dépôt de manifestations d'intérêt, d'appels à projets et de projets”.

Please also send a pdf copy of your proposal to the chairs of the Academy 3 steering committee: academie3-copil@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr

See the list of on-demand funded projects !
Call for projects 3 - 2019

3rd Call for projects from the Academy "Space, Environment, Risk and Resilience" (closed)

The First Phase of the Idex UCAJEDI proposal will end April 2020. At that time, the ANR will decide whether or not the UCAJEDI proposal is extended for another four year period. The Academies thus have 2.5 years left to foster high-level, innovative, trans-disciplinary research and training activities that will turn UCA into a high profile international research university (see prior calls). To date, Academy 3 has funded 26 projects involving most UCA partners for a total budget of about 500 k€.

Today, Academy 3 of UCAJEDI is launching its third, and perhaps last, call for proposals (deadline April 05 2018). The philosophy of this third Call is different from that of the prior Calls. The objectives remain the same –support projects that can grow into larger national and international activities in order to enhance UCA’s strength, visibility and attractiveness – but our approach is different. The present Call is dedicated to fostering two types of projects:

  • Large, “Federative” projects on three themes at the core of Academy 3: “Relations between Environment and Sanitary hazards”, “Planet and Universe origin and physics”, “Physics of large earthquakes and related hazards”. A “Federative” proposal is expected to address innovative key scientific questions, gather a large group of colleagues from different UCA laboratories/partner institutions, have international connections and impacts, and be able to grow into larger national and international activities that will permanently transform UCA’s strength, visibility and attractiveness. Total funding for each large proposal can reach 200-250 k€ over the next 3 years. Funding can be used for operating expenses, equipment, and/or personnel (PhD student, 2 year post-doc, or other CDDs). Each proposal is expected to be coordinated by a PI consortium made up of 2 to 5 people. It is highly recommended that the proposal be discussed with the Academy 3 Steering Committee well before it is submitted.
 
  • Smaller, “Open” projects, on any theme of concern in Academy 3. These smaller projects must fit within the general objectives of Academy 3 (see above and end of this letter). They may be academic research projects, methodological and/or instrumental development initiatives, networking activities, or workshops. Funding can go up to ~30 k€ over the next 3 years or less (up to 60 k€ if PhD or post-doc co-funding is requested), and it can be used for operating expenses, equipment, and/or personnel.

Reminder: Small projects can also be submitted at any time to the “Fil de l’Eau” Call. These are eligible for funding up to ~10 k€ over the next 3 years or less.
 

The “Federative”, “Open”, or "Fil de l'Eau" projects will require the submission of a progress report after the first and second year and participation in the annual Academy 3 meeting to access funds for the following year. The progress of the “Federative” projects will need to be discussed every four months with the Academy 3 Steering Committee.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Coherence of the project with the thematic priorities of Academy 3 (see end of letter);
  • Strength, visibility and attractiveness of the project, nationally/internationally;
  • Potential of the project to foster and shape new collaborations in the framework of UCA or nationally/internationally;
  • Trans-disciplinary character of the project. The active participation of at least 2 labs or members of UCA with letters of agreement to participate will be viewed positively;
  • International character of the project. An “international” project involves at least one foreign partner with a letter of agreement to participate in the project;
  • Participation of public or private partners; a letter of agreement to participate in the project would be appreciated;
  • Adequacy of funding request and work schedule to meet project objectives.
  • If personnel funding is requested, justification (contribution, duration) must be made clear.

The “Federative” and “Open” proposals must fit within a maximum of 6 and 4 A4 pages, respectively (standard font 12) (English is preferred). An additional one-page detailed budget must be added to the proposal, and official price estimates can be included. Another supplementary page must provide the resume of the project PI (or PIs). Co-funding is encouraged, and submissions to other sources of funding should be described where relevant. If relevant, the proposals can be submitted to several Academies, provided that the principal Academy is well identified. For the "Fil de l'Eau" format, see the call on the Academy 3 web page.

Proposals should be uploaded, before April 5, 2018 (12 pm), as a single pdf document, on the submission site nuxeo.univ-cotedazur.fr. Evaluations will be provided in Early June 2018.
 

Consult the list of projects funded by Call for projects 3!

Call for projects 2 - 2018

2nd Call for projects from the Academy "Space, Environment, Risk and Resilience" (closed)

Academy 3 of UCAJEDI is launching its second call for “moderate-sized” projects. Projects will be funded from 10 k€ to 60 k€ for their total duration that can be 1-2 years. Funding can be used for operating expenses, equipment, and/or personnel.

The proposals must address the major concerns of Academy 3, whose ambitions include the following:

  • To monitor and better observe Space and the Earth. This might involve the development of new instruments and data processing techniques for ground-based and in-space observations.
  • To evaluate natural and anthropogenic hazards on land, at sea, and in near space, and foster more efficient approaches for risk management. These hazards include, but are not restricted to, extreme natural phenomena, industrial, sanitary and ecological hazards.
  • To enhance innovative approaches in integrated modeling between the physical, systemic, and societal bodies and processes.
  • To develop resilience strategies based on individual and collective responses and actions.

The proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Coherence of the project with the thematic priorities of Academy 3; Strength, visibility and attractiveness of the project, nationally/internationally; Significance and innovative characteristics of expected results;
  • Potential of the project to foster and shape new collaborations in the framework of UCA or nationally/internationally, and hence to grow into a larger proposal capable to permanently transform certain contours or activities within UCA;
  • Transdisciplinary character of the project. The active participation of at least 2 different labs or member institutions of UCA (with letters of agreement) will be viewed positively. Complementarity of the partners involved in the project should be described;
  • International character of the project. An “international” project involves at least one foreign partner with a letter of agreement to participate in the project; the partner's role should be explicit;
  • Participation of public or private partners; a letter of agreement to participate in the project would be appreciated;
  • Adequacy of funding request and work schedule to meet project objectives;
  • A one-page CV of the project leader is required showing indicators of scientific productivity and management, which could include: summary of publications by type, standard bibliometric indicators, past project direction, …

The proposal (in French or English) must fit within a maximum of four A4 pages (standard font 12), plus a one-page CV and an additional one-page detailed budget (official price estimates can be added to the 6 page submission) and letters of agreement as an annex. Co-funding is encouraged, and submissions to other sources of funding should be described where relevant. Longer proposals will not be examined.

Proposals should be uploaded before May 24, 2017 (6 pm) as a single pdf document on the submission site: https://nuxeo.univ-cotedazur.fr.

Consult the list of projects funded by Call for projects 2!

Call for projects 1 - 2017

1st Call for projects from the Academy "Space, Environment, Risk and Resilience" (closed)

Academy 3 of UCAJEDI is launching its first call for “moderate-sized” projects. Other calls will follow in 2017. Total funding for this proposal might be up to ~60 k€ over a period of 1-3 years. Funding can be used for operating expenses, equipment, and/or personnel.
Two and three year projects will require the submission of a progress report after the first and second year to access funds for the next year.

The proposals must address the major concerns of Academy 3 , whose ambitions include the following:

  • To monitor and better observe Space and the Earth. This might involve the development of new instruments and data processing techniques for ground-based and in-space observations.
  • To evaluate natural and anthropogenic hazards on land, at sea, and in near space. These hazards include, but are not restricted to, extreme natural phenomena, industrial, sanitary and ecological hazards. The use of this knowledge will foster more efficient approaches for risk management, including legislative measures.
  • To enhance innovative approaches in integrated modeling between the physical, systemic (life network function), and societal bodies and processes. Modeling will contribute to more efficient risk management.
  • To develop resilience strategies based not only on individual responses but also on collective actions (public policy and territorial risk planning).

The proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Coherence of the project with the thematic priorities of Academy 3;
  • Strength, visibility and attractiveness of the project, nationally/internationally;
  • Potential of the project to foster and shape new collaborations in the framework of UCA or nationally/internationally, and hence to grow into a larger proposal to be submitted to UCA Calls;
  • Trans-disciplinary character of the project. The active participation of at least 2 different labs or members of UCA with letters of agreement to participate in the project will be viewed positively;
  • International character of the project. An “international” project involves at least one foreign partner with a letter of agreement to participate in the project;
  • Participation of public or private partners; a letter of agreement to participate in the project would be appreciated;
  • Adequacy of funding request and work schedule to meet project objectives.

The proposal must fit within a maximum of four A4 pages (standard font 12) (English is preferred). An additional one-page detailed budget must be added to the proposal, and official price estimates can be included. Co-funding is encouraged, and submissions to other sources of funding should be described where relevant.

Proposals should be uploaded, before September 30, 2016 (5 pm), as a single pdf document, on the submission site https://nuxeo.univ-cotedazur.fr.

Consult the list of projects funded by Call for projects 1!