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National and European Funding Opportunities in the Social Sciences for Young Researchers


31 January 2018, 9:00-18:30
Badia, Emeroteca


The MWP-ACO Conference will gather together representatives of European and national funding agencies, professors and young academics to discuss on research schemes and grants available to international researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

The speakers will provide the audience with information about opportunities which are directly aimed at early-career scholars.

The event will also enable the ACO team to offer the most up to date information on these schemes globally to post docs by uploading the details of the scheemes on the ACO website.

The last part of the conference will focus on top tips for grant-writing. The presenters will share with the audience the details about application procedures and some practical tips to successfully apply for research funding.

 After the presentations, there will be time for individual consultations with the speakers.


All welcome to attend – please register online.

Download the programme (pdf)

For further information please contact: [email protected]


Conference presentations:

Frank Marx, Deputy Head of Unit, Research Executive Agency, European Commission

Alice Rajewsky, Head of Sector-Humanities, European Research Council Executive Agency

Edith Genser, Programme Coordinator Jean Monnet, EACEA

Barbara Zimmermann, Head of Department, Strategy-Career Development, FWF Austrian Science Fund

Holger Finken, Head of Section Research Fellowship Programmes, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Martin Christen, Scientific Officer, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Berry Bonenkamp, Senior Policy Officer, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Sonia Ortega, Office Head, National Science Foundation (NSF) Europe-Eurasia Office

Ken Emond, Head of Research Awards, The British Academy

Marijke Hendrickx, Program Managed and Education USA Adviser, Fulbright-Schuman Program

Henriette Bruun and Jacob Leveridge, Director and Deputy Director of Research Facilitation, Coordination & Planning, University College London (UCL)


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