Call for Proposals - FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-EVENTS (SiS.2011.2.2.3-2 European events) - Specific Programme "Capacities" Programme RTD FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-EVENTS Closed!


The aim is to stimulate interest in research careers in science and technology among students at university or in higher education institutes within EU Member States or Associated Countries, who are studying for a masters or doctoral degree or equivalent. The focus is on bringing them in direct contact with distinguished scientists, such as Nobel Prize laureates, so that they can gain useful insight and advice from those who are pursuing successful and rewarding careers.



Grant support will be offered to complement the costs of scientific gatherings that are already scheduled, and for which core funding has already been or will be secured from other sources, to help support the participation costs of selected students at such gatherings. The proposals should describe in detail the mechanisms through which the students will be able to meet and interact with distinguished scientists. Where such mechanisms are not already included in the programmes of the scientific gatherings the associated additional costs involved in organising them may be eligible for support.

The proposal should include plans to ensure that students from across Europe are made aware of the possibility to participate in such gatherings. The procedure for selecting candidates should be described and should respect the principles of transparency and fairness as well as ensuring a balanced participation in terms of country and gender. Consideration should also be given to the use of audiovisual and internet media as a means of broadcasting the meetings between the students and distinguished scientists to a wider public. In consequence, an appropriate communication strategy shall also be described, designed to ensure proper and full visibility to European Union Research policies and programmes and to the concrete opportunities offered to young researchers. It should include precise deliverables, to be implemented during the event, and in all communication activities and materials preceding and following the event.

The call address to the Topic SiS.2011.2.2.3-2 European events to bring together young researchers with distinguished scientists as role models in the following area of the Workprogramme:

ACTION LINE 2: Strengthening potential, broadening horizons.
ACTIVITY 5.2.2 Young people and science.
Area Research and coordination actions on new methods in science education.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,30 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 November 2010 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Science in Society (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-EVENTS (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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