08/03/2018

5th LIT Call for Proposals

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Linz Institute of Technology
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Austria
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DATE
    23/04/2018
  • 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)

We invite researchers (who have already obtained a PhD degree) to submit project proposals for funding under the JKU LIT program. JKU LIT focuses on excellent, practically-oriented research in all areas of science and technology along the entire innovation chain. The emphasis is on High Risk – High Gain projects. JKU LIT encourages collaboration, particularly with a focus on interdisciplinary research.

 

What is funded

Who?

Early Career Researchers (PhD obtained within last 5 years or longer if reasonably justifiable)

What For?

To encourage young researchers to start their own research groups. Young Career Projects shall lead young researchers to scientific independence. The funding should strengthen CVs by increasing international visibility by excellent research to improve chances for obtaining external research funding and faculty positions.

How Long?

A Young Career Project may fund the PI (in part if needed) and/or 1-2 PhD

student/s (30hrs/wk) for up to 2 years.

 

Seed Projects

Who?

Open to All Researchers

What For?

To encourage the establishment of transdisciplinary collaborations to establish initial results/proofs of concepts for high risk – high gain research. The primary goal of Seed Projects is to strengthen ideas to improve the chances for obtaining highly competitive external research funding.

How Long?

A Seed Project may fund the PI (if needed), a Post Doc or PhD students (30hrs/wk) for up to 2 years.

 

 

Co-Funding Projects

Who?

Open to Early Career Researchers

What For?

To support underfunded projects of excellence funding schemes such as Marie Curie Fellowships, PhD scholarships, and others. The actual funding may vary depending on the deficiencies of the underfunded project after project costs and overheads and admin costs have been consumed. We only fund genuine salary.

How Long?

The Co-Funding may support the underfunded project for the length of the project but no more than 5 years.

 

Incoming Scientist Projects

Who?

Open to All Researchers

What For?

To support incoming scientists with excellent CV and project ideas who were not active in research in Upper Austria for at least 1 year. This funding scheme will follow a shortened internal review process focusing on the scientific excellence of the applicant, high gain/technical potential of the applicant and the applicant’s research vision fitting / complementing research at JKU / LIT.

How Long?

The funding of €300.000,- is granted for a max. of 3 years

 

For further information please see www.jku.at/lit