[open-science] DEADLINE EXTENSION: FOSTER call for Open Science Training 2015

Iryna Kuchma iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Fri Oct 31 17:04:47 UTC 2014

Due to many requests the deadline for submissions to the current Call for
proposals to host FOSTER training events on open access, open research data
and open science is extended:

The new deadline for submissions is: Friday, November 14, 2014

Please see information about the Call here:

On 3 October 2014 12:50, Iryna Kuchma <iryna.kuchma at eifl.net> wrote:

> *FOSTER call for Open Science Training 2015*
> * – get involved!*Do you feel you can effectively train on open science
> topics? Apply now and help us to make a difference. We are inviting
> proposals to host FOSTER training events on open access, open research data
> and open science topics to be held from January to November 2015.
> With your help, we want to organize both engaging and instructive events
> that reach out to diverse disciplinary communities and countries in the
> European Research Area (ERA).
> FOSTER support
> We are looking to support different types of training events and
> strategies, ranging from short (one or two-hour) workshops to multiple day
> workshops, from face-to-face training to e-learning sessions.
> FOSTER will provide assistance in shaping the training programme,
> selecting training materials and recommending speakers/trainers.
> Participation of FOSTER consortium members
> <http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/project/index.php?option=com_speaker&view=speakers&Itemid=192>
> as trainers or in other roles is highly recommended.
> Financial support for events will also be provided (to cover the costs of
> the venue, training materials, travel of speakers, etc.), to a maximum of
> 10 000 € per project.
> FOSTER will also support e-learning activities and processes through the
> FOSTER Portal (starting from April 2015) in a number of ways:
>    - The portal will provide access to a large body of training materials
>    that are openly-licensed and available for reuse.
>    - Tools will be provided within the portal environment to allow the
>    compilation of resources and development of e-learning courses.
>    - Projects are encouraged to submit new materials to the portal to
>    increase their impact and to facilitate reuse by others.
>  All proposed training events should reference the Horizon 2020 Open
> access to publications policy and Open Research Data pilot and show how the
> skills and techniques being taught are relevant to compliance with these
> requirements.
> Some examples of the training formats and content that we would like to
> support:
>    - Training targeting graduate schools in European universities, e.g.
>    summer schools, seminars, etc.
>    - Courses for trainers/multipliers who can carry on further training
>    and dissemination activities within their institutions, countries and/or
>    disciplinary communities.
>    - Workshops for researchers participating in community/disciplinary
>    conferences.
>    - Training in integrating open access and open research data
>    principles and practices in the current research work-flow by targeting
>    young researchers.
>    - Training targeting one of the stakeholders – academic staff
>    (researchers and students), institutions (research administrators,
>    librarians), research project managers, policy-makers and staff working in
>    funding bodies.
>    - E-learning, blended learning, self-learning online courses on open
>    access, open research data and open science.
>  Preference will be given to the projects that provide practical training
> (e.g. on how to comply with the requirements of open access to publications
> in H2020, how to make research data open or how to exploit open data) vs
> general open access awareness raising/advocacy events.
> See an overview of FOSTER co-funded events in 2014 here:
> http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/events
> How to apply and deadline
>    - Describe the training goals, target audiences, budget needed and any
>    co-funding offered. Please fill in the application form which can be
>    downloaded here
>    <http://www.eifl.net/system/files/201409/foster_training_proposal.doc>.
>    - Please submit your training application no later than Monday,
>    November 3, 2014 here
>    <http://www.eifl.net/webform/foster-call-open-science-training-2015>.
>    - Before filling in the application form, please read our FAQ
>    <http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/project/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50>.
>    It contains important information about the procedure and the financial
>    requirements.
>    - If you have any questions, please contact us before submitting your
>    application.
> Who can apply?
> Institutions/organizations from the ERA are eligible to participate. It is
> necessary for applicants to have a legal seat in an ERA country.
> Evaluation procedure
> Funding will be granted on a competitive basis. Proposals will be selected
> by FOSTER based on the following criteria:
>    - Aims and topics of the event targeting open access, open research
>    data and open science practices, in particular in relation to publicly
>    funded research in Horizon 2020 and national funding schemes;
>    - Outreach potential (number of relevant stakeholders directly
>    involved on the training event);
>    - Potential for “multiplication” (institutional or disciplinary) of
>    train the trainers programmes;
>    - Level of engagement with Graduate Schools and embedding in standard
>    curriculum;
>    - National/regional diversity;
>    - Disciplinary diversity;
>    - Cost-efficiency.
>  Support will be provided to at least ten training programmes for academic
> staff and students, research administrators and librarians, research
> project managers and staff working in funding bodies.
> Selected proposals will be notified no later than November 30, 2014.
> About FOSTER
> FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research
> http://www.fosteropenscience.eu), an FP7-funded project, aims to support
> different stakeholders, especially young researchers, in practicing open
> access, open data sharing and open science.
> FOSTER supports community training actions via two open calls for events.
> The first call was issued in February 2014 for events in June – December
> 2014, and the second call is being issued now for events in
> January-November 2015.
> Contacts If you have any questions or need clarifications, please contact
> Iryna Kuchma (iryna.kuchma at eifl.net) and/or Gwen Franck (
> gwen.franck at eifl.net).
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