Call for Proposals 2017 McGill University – Freie Universität Berlin Joint Research Workshops
With the goal of facilitating cutting-edge research cooperation, McGill University and Freie Universität Berlin have established a joint seed funding scheme to support biannual joint research workshops.
McGill-FUB joint research workshops allow researchers to identify complementary research strengths and facilitate the use of synergies in future research projects. The workshops should have a clearly defined research focus and serve as a catalyst for the development of new research projects to further the partnership between McGill and FUB researchers. The workshop format and duration is not pre-defined. The workshops can be held in Berlin or in Montreal; participants should include both senior and junior researchers. Researchers can submit proposals for more than one workshop provided that the proposals are not submitted for the same Call year.
The scientific motivation for holding the workshop should be clearly explained, including how the involved FUB and McGill institutes or departments can profit in the long term from this cooperation and what synergies will arise. Inclusion of German nonuniversity research institutions such as Max Planck Institutes, Helmholtz Centers, Leibniz Institutes and others, is encouraged, however, the additional costs must be covered by these partners themselves. The call is not limited to a specific academic field, the workshops can be either focused on one discipline or be of interdisciplinary character.
Submission and deadlines Proposals for FUB-McGill joint research workshops should be submitted in English. They should not exceed 4 pages and have the following information attached:
• Timeframe/Date for the workshop. Proposals for the February Call should hold their workshop by the end of 2017. Proposals for the October Call should hold their workshop in the first quarter of 2018.
• Budget calculation.
• Written endorsement statement of respective FUB/McGill faculty/department.
• Information on project leaders on both sides and list of other FUB/McGill participants.
Joint proposals can be submitted at the following date: October 16, 2017
Researchers should submit their joint proposal simultaneously in Berlin and in Montreal. Proposals should be sent electronically to the following addresses:
At Freie Universität Berlin: Center for International Cooperation Judith Winkler Tel: +49 30 838 739 49 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At McGill University: Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) Chelsea Cavanagh Tel: +1-514-398-4994 Email: email@example.com
For further information, please contact the above listed staff.