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Mobility for Regional Excellence MoRE2020 Programme - Call 2

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Region Västra Götaland
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Sweden
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Mobility Incoming
    Mobility Outgoing
  • DEADLINE DESCRIPTION
    The call closes at 12:00 CET on 15 March 2018
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Humanities
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)

MoRE2020 - Research mobility to and from West Sweden

 

Please be advised - the programme conditions were updated 26 February 2018 - more information on our website

Region Västra Götaland invites experienced researchers from all nations to submit research proposals to MoRE2020, the Mobility for Regional Excellence Programme. MoRE2020 funds one year collaborative projects between two research and innovation milieus together with an end-user and is open for both incoming and outgoing mobility.

The Call for Proposals will be open from December 12, 2017 – March 15, 2018 12:00 CET. Final decisions will be made by Region Västra Götaland’s Regional Development Committee in June 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

See attached documents below.

Further details are available on MoRE2020's website.

Questions and Enquiries

Please contact MoRE2020's Programme Management Team:

Jackie Brown

Lisa Belfrage

Programme Objectives

The Mobility for Regional Excellence Programme 2020 shall contribute to the following objectives:

  • Attract internationally experienced researchers to Västra Götaland and increase international exchanges. 
  • Promote researcher mobility and career development for researchers.
  • Position internationally competitive research and innovation milieus.
  • Stimulate international research and innovation alliances and collaboration.
  • Strengthen research-driven clusters within prioritised areas.

Target Groups

MoRE2020 targets experienced researchers who are either in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. The applicant must be a researcher together with an employing research and innovation (R&I) milieu located within the borders of Västra Götaland.

Eligible research and innovation milieus are universities, science parks, research institutes and university hospitals. Collaborating research and innovation milieus should have strong triple-helix components within the given area and with an active mutual exchange of approaches to problems, competences and skills, knowledge and technology.

Universities in Västra Götaland

  • University of Gothenburg
  • Chalmers Technical University
  • Swedish Agricultural University
  • University of Borås
  • University of Skövde
  • University West

Further information regarding science parks and research institutes in the region can be given by the Programme Management team upon request. 

Duration

The 12 month grant

Successful applicants to MoRE2020 will be awarded a 12 month grant for the proposed research project. The project must be completed no later than 24 months after the applicant has received the final decision from Region Västra Götaland. In practice, this means that a MoRE2020 fellow may choose to delay the start of his or her project, or divide the project up into shorter periods of time. The whole research period must be spent at the host research and innovation milieu, i.e. for outgoing mobility the R&I milieu abroad, and for incoming mobility the R&I milieu in Västra Götaland.

What is funded

Smart specialisation – Västra Götaland’s areas of strength

The content of the project proposals must relate to at least one of the research and innovation intensive areas prioritised by Region Västra Götaland:

  • Sustainable transport solutions
  • Life science
  • Green chemistry
  • Marine environment and the maritime sector
  • Urban development
  • Material sciences
  • Sustainable production
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Energy
  • Textile/Fashion/Design
  • Cultural and creative industry
  • Food production/Agriculture and forestry
  • Tourism

The focus of MoRE2020 projects should be on solving societal challenges through user-driven research. Where relevant, interdisciplinary research is encouraged.

Collaboration

Project proposals must clearly demonstrate how the project contributes to the development and strengthening of the competitiveness and internationalisation of research-driven clusters in Västra Götaland. The applying researcher is expected to actively develop the international collaboration between the two participating research and innovation milieus for the entire duration of the project. After the project comes to an end, the aim is for the different collaborations to continue, deepen and/or be complemented by additional forms of activities. In order to strengthen triple-helix collaboration, the programme also involves companies or other end-users (in the public or private sector) as collaborative partners to MoRE2020 fellows. These partners may contribute by hosting fellows, providing training, supporting technical skills, and/or actively participating in activities relating to the projects. Financial support from the collaborating end-user is not required. End-users should represent the relevance and needs-based aspects of the proposed research, i.e. how the research may be applied outside of academia.

Employment

During the project period, the fellow will be employed by the research and innovation milieu in Västra Götaland. For incoming mobility, the host milieu and the employing milieu are the same. For outgoing mobility, the employing milieu is the research and innovation milieu in Västra Götaland, while the host milieu is the collaborating research and innovation milieu abroad. Stipends are not permitted as a basis for salary.

Funding

For each fellow, the MoRE2020 programme pays 870 000 SEK as a contribution to salary (including social security contributions), mobility allowance and OH costs. The remainder of the salary (including social security contributions), mobility allowance, OH costs, and any other costs (consumables, equipment, conference fees etc.) have to be covered by the collaborating R&I milieus. Co-financing may also come from the collaborating R&I milieu abroad. Half of the contribution will be disbursed when six months of the research project have been completed and the other half will be disbursed following the completion of the 12 month research project.

Further information about funding and MoRE2020's budget requirements can be found on the website or in the attached documents below.

Attachments

Call for Proposals (444.15 KB) Guide for Applicants (587.54 KB) Guide for Evaluators (507.64 KB) MoRE2020 Program Description (478.17 KB)