Call for proposals for synergistic projects at Science and Technology

The faculty will support projects across departments/centres at the faculty in order to strengthen and increase the scientific cooperation across the faculty. The application deadline is 3 March 2017.

2017.01.04 | Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab

Support will be given to projects that can rapidly achieve external funding. These projects will serve as a bridge between at least two ST departments/centres, where the groups involved have not previously worked together and where the potential for achieving academic synergy and a strong professional position is estimated to be present.

A synergy package is valued max. DKK 250,000 per annum for two years. Provided the target is clear and the expenses are justified, the funds can be freely used for synergistic activities, such as holding workshops, travel expenses, buying out staff, purchasing assistance, etc.

Three synergy packages will be allocated to research collaboration in each of the three areas: (i) general synergistic activities; (ii) collaboration with the business sector; (iii) public sector consultancy.

Prerequisites for allocation:

  • that there is collaboration between two researchers from at least two departments at ST (including the two parts of BIOS) and that the researchers have not previously collaborated.
  • that the potential for achieving academic synergy and a strong professional position is estimated to be present.
  • that there are considered to be good opportunities for achieving external funding based on the synergistic activity.

Process:
Applications can be submitted in the following areas:

  1. General synergistic research activities. Applications incl. CVs and publication lists must be sent to Head of Department Hans Brix, hans.brix@bios.au.dk.
  2. Business contact-making research activities. Applications incl. CVs and publication lists must be sent to Head of Department Thomas S. Toftegaard, tst@eng.au.dk.
  3. Public sector consultancy contact-making research activities. For establishing collaboration with research groups that have not traditionally contributed to public sector consultancy. Applications incl. CVs and publication lists must be sent to director Hanne Bach hba@dce.au.dk.

Application:
To submit an application, complete the form ‘Application for support for synergistic activities at ST’ and send the completed form (accompanied by any attachments) to one of the three people stated on the form.

Deadline: 3 March 2017

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