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6th LRF-ICON Open Call (International Consortium in Nanotechnologies, ICON; Lloyd's Register Foundation, U. of Southampton)

Deadline: 30 April 2019

6th LRF-ICON Open Call (International Consortium in Nanotechnologies, ICON; Lloyd's Register Foundation, U. of Southampton)

This is an competitive call for doctoral studentships.  Applications, which should be clearly collaborative, should be submitted online by potential supervisors, who if successful will have one year to recruit a student.  Applications by potential students will not be considered.

ICON will fund proposals up to £50,000 (GBP), with the requirement that the successful applications secure matched levels of funding.

The Doctoral studentships will be awarded on the basis of excellence, impact and fit to the aims of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and themes in the Foundation’s Foresight Reviews, such as Nanotechnology (2014), Resilence engineering (2015) and Structural integrity and systems performance (2015).  These may be downloaded from the Foundation's website. 

This call is restricted to collaborative proposals that utilise nanotechnology to address the following themes: Nanotechnology & Risk, Computing & Communications or Data Management.

All awards will be made in GBP, with staged payments subject to evidence of matched funding and the receipt of satisfactory annual reports.

Examples of acceptable matched funds are tuition fees, stipend, access to clean room facilities with evidence of how this cost is derived. Please note that institutional overheads, large items of equipment, supervisor time and intellectual property (IP) will not be considered and cannot be used as matched funding.

Each successful applicant will be required to submit a draft budget and money will be drawn down against expenditure through their institutional research office (or equivalent). It is a requirement that the lead institution is a degree awarding body and that an authorized signatory of the lead institution signs the contract accepting the grant.

Potential supervisors should complete the online application form clearly and concisely, remembering the review panel may not necessarily be experts in the specific area of the proposed project.  Please ensure that all sections are completed and that you do not exceed the stated character limits.

Deadline: 30 April 2019, midnight GMT (19:00 Colombian time)

[Boletín SIUN 425, 14 de febrero de 2019]

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