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CALL for Projects 2013

The 2013 JoRISS call for Sino-French research projects is open as of June 30 2013.
June 30, 2013
AGENDA:
. Deadline for submission: September 15, 2013
. Date of notification of results: November 30, 2013

JoRISS GUIDELINES:
Created in 2010, the Joint Research Institute for Science and Society (JoRISS) is an international research structure designed to foster scientific research collaborations between the East China Normal University of Shanghai (ECNU), the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
       JoRISS acts primarily as:
- an incubator for new research projects over a 1 to 2 year long period
- a platform for long term development of projects previously incubated  
  within or independently of JoRISS
For more details: - see the JoRISS website at http://joriss.ens-lyon.fr/
                            - contact the French or Chinese coordinator:
. Prof. GU Hongliang: hlgu@admin.ecnu.edu.cn
. Prof. Jean-Michel Roy: jean-michel.roy@ens-lyon.fr

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:
All research projects must be jointly conducted by an ECNU investigator and an ENS de Lyon related investigator (CNRS, INSERM, etc… researchers are eligible) but may involve researchers from other institutions. Participation of researchers from other partners of Université de Lyon is encouraged.
 
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE CALL:
  • Projects content:
- The contents of submitted projects may fall in one of the following categories:
1/ 2013 priority domain:
Scientific innovation for the societal challenges of XXIst Century
In connection with JoRISS founding commitment to work towards a better adjustment of scientific knowledge with the needs of a well balanced society, the 4th Call takes as a priority domain of research the contribution of scientific knowledge to the solution of the major societal challenges facing the XXIst century (environment preservation, clean energy, water supply, food supply, massive urbanization, population expansion, climate change…). Beyond the answers that these challenges require in terms of governance, social organization or good practice, it is indeed undeniable that overcoming them is also largely a matter of scientific innovation. Accordingly, JoRISS intends to stimulate through its 2013 Call the emergence or the further development of Sino-French research projects directly addressing some of these challenges, from the well acknowledged ones to those still only raising awareness.
2/ General domain:
Projects may belong to any of the disciplinary fields covered by the partner institutions.

- The Call is open to all disciplines. Projects with an interdisciplinary or
   multidisciplinary perspective are encouraged.
 
  • Projects type:
- Submitted projects may fall in one of the following categories:

1. Incubating projects:
a/ New projects:

. JoRISS provides up to 20 000 euros in seed money for the
incubation of new research projects;
. 50°/° of the funding obtained is provided by ECNU to the Chinese
members of the research project, and 50°/° is provided by ENS de
Lyon to the French members of the research project;
. funds can be used for a maximum of a period of 24 months;
. project leaders must commit themselves to seek further subsidies from
national and international funding agencies in the course of the
incubating period and are strongly encouraged to submit projects
with partial funding from other sources already secured;
. at the end of the first year, selected projects may solicit additional
seed funding from JoRISS;
. at the end of the incubating period, successfully matured projects
can apply to pursue their development at JoRISS with external
financial support;
b/ Continuing projects:
. incubating projects selected in 2012 can solicit additional seed
funding within the limit of 20 000 euros;
. funds obtained can be used for a maximum period of 24 months;

2. Developing projects:

. incubating projects selected in 2011 or 2012 as well as projects
incubated independently of JoRISS may apply to pursue their
development at Joriss for a period of 2 years, renewable;
. developing projects must be financially autonomous;
. occasional financial help for organizing research activities can
however be solicited from JoRISS in the course of the project;
. developing projects benefit from all material advantages attached to
JoRISS, including the use of the JoRISS website, administrative
assistance, the use of the Shanghaï JoRISS office and a yearly
round-trip Lyon-Shanghaï ticket;
. they also fully benefit from the privileged scientific and interdisciplinary
environment of JoRISS and participate to all common activities;
. selected projects are required to provide a progress report at the end
of year 1.

Special attention will be paid to the following criteria in the selection process :

- number of doctoral students involved in the project;
- number of high standard scientific publications authored by the
investigators in the area of the project;
- amount of seed funding already secured;
- adequacy with the strategic scientific orientations of the three
partners.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
 
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a preliminary discussion about their projects with one of the JoRISS coordinators (See mails above) before submitting their application.
  • Application forms can be found on the “Call for Projects” page of the JoRISS website: Click
  • Proposals must include:
    1/ Incubating Projects: New projects
    - a completed application form to be downloaded from the JoRISS
    website;
    - a description of the project not exceeding 4 pages and including all
    crucial information, such as: brief history of previous and/or existing
    collaborations, agenda of realization of the project, detailed list of
    involved investigators, specific relevance of a Sino-French
    cooperation, originality in the field, expected scientific and
    institutional impacts, long term perspectives and potential beyond
    launching period…;
    - a letter of commitment by the two co-directors of the project to
    actively secure the complementary seed funding mentioned in the
    proposal;
    - a detailed budget, specifying the breakdown of the total amount into
    standard category of expenses (travel, stay, instruments…) and the
    anticipated distribution of expenses between France based
    investigators and China based investigators;
    - a short curriculum vitae of the two project leaders emphasizing their
    scientific competences and achievements related to the project.

    2/ Incubating Projects: Continuing projects
    - a detailed report on the scientific realization of the initial project since
    its official starting date (not exceeding 4 pages);
    - an update on the different adjustments that might have been
    introduced in the project since its selection (not exceeding 2 pages);
    - an update on the financial situation of the project, detailing the use of
    previously obtained JoRISS funds, and the amount and nature of
    complementary funding actually secured;
    - a document motivating the solicitation of additional seed funding from
    JoRISS and detailing its destination.

    3/ Developing Projects:
    - a completed application form to be downloaded from the JoRISS
    website;
    - a presentation of the project including (not exceeding 10 pages):
    a/ an updated general scientific and organizational presentation of
    the project
    b/ a detailed presentation of the incubation phase: research
    activities results obtained, publications, funding conditions
    c/ a 2 year work program
    d/ a presentation of the funding situation.
     
  • Proposal must be submitted to joriss@ens-lyon.fr in PDF format only.
     

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