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ACO Conference 2017


Max Weber Programme - Academic Careers Observatory


'National and European Research Funding Opportunities in the Social Sciences

for Young Researchers'

 8 February 2017

 San Domenico di Fiesole, Badia Fiesolana, Emeroteca


The MWP-ACO conference on research funding opportunities open to young researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities will bring together representatives of European and national agencies and research funding charities who will provide Max Weber Fellows and EUI researchers with up-to-date information on research funding schemes in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria and the USA. Delegates will explain their programmes and offer advice and insights on the application process.

The last part of the conference will focus on top tips for grant-writing.  The presenter 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. 

Download the conference programme (pdf)

Conference presentations:

Frank Marx, Research Executive Agency, European Commission

Sebastian Winkler, European Research Council Executive Agency

Renée Van Kessel-Hagesteijn, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Isabelle Verbaeys, Reseach Foundation-Flanders (FWO)

Martin Christen, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Grete M. Kladakis, The Danish Council for Independent Research

Holger Finken, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Barbara Zimmermann, Austrian Science Fund

Sonia Ortega, National Science Foundation (US)

Ken Emond, The British Academy

Marijke Hendrickx, The Fulbright Schuman Scholar Program 

Jacob Leveridge, University College London 


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