25 July 2011

European funds for research - Science in Society

Grant funds for research "Science in Society"
DEADLINE: 22nd February 2012

MAIN AREAS OF INTERVENTION:
More dynamic governance of the science and society relationship
Better understanding of the place of science and technology (S&T) in society (Indicative budget: EUR 3.5 million)
  • Relationships between science, democracy and law: Governance frameworks for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Broader engagement to anticipate and clarify political, societal and ethical issues (Indicative budget: EUR 14.5 million)
  • Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) Action Plans: mainstreaming SiS actions in research
  • Broader engagement on science related questions: International Coordination in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation(RRI)
Strengthening and improving the European science system (Indicative budget EUR 1.5 million)
  • Encouraging the debate on information dissemination, including access to scientific results and the future of scientific publications, taking also into account measures to improve access by the public: Scientific data: open access, dissemination, preservation and use
Strengthening potential, broadening horizons
Gender and research (indicative budget: EUR 5.9 million):
  •  Strengthening the role of women in scientific research and in scientific decision-making bodies
  • Ensuring equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging a more gender-aware management in research and scientific decision-making bodies.  
  • Creating a transnational community of practitioners (Internet Portal)
 Young people and science (indicative budget: EUR 12 million)
  • Supporting formal and informal science education in schools as well as through science centres and museums and other relevant means: Supporting actions on Innovation in the classroom: teacher training on inquiry based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe
  • Research and coordination actions on new methods in science education: Research on the use and development of  formative and summative assessment methodologies in mathematics, science and technology in primary and secondary education
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