The 2018 Call for Participation for Eastern Partnership research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research proposals has closed.
After the success of the EYR@EaP2017 programme where projects were awarded in open data, cultural digital libraries, and education, the 3rd Enlighten Your Research (EYR) programme for the Eastern Partnership Connect project (EaPConnect), EYR@EaP2018 accepted project proposals until 16 March 2018.
The winners will be announced during the 3rd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference – EaPEC 2018 – which will be held in Chisinau, Moldova in autumn 2018 (dates and venue to be announced).
What is EYR@EaP?
EYR@EaP is a programme that promotes the use of computer network resources to foster international collaborations, and accelerate the research and discovery process. To further promote the benefits these resources to researchers, we challenge researchers to stretch the boundaries of their science and collaborate with other countries to perform experiments enabled by the national research and education network (NREN) infrastructures, services and support.
In 2018, all research, and arts and humanities disciplines were invited to submit proposals, especially high-performance computing users and researchers working in eHealth and cybersecurity in the Eastern Partnership region, which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
As well as collaboration in scientific research fields, we now added the possibility for co-operation in the area of musical performance, artistic research and education.
Example infrastructure services and resources that could be requested through and EYR@EaP2018 programme included (but were not limited to)
- Network services
- Cultural heritage digitisation
- Cloud resources
- Compute resources in collaboration with PRACE , PSNC and SURFsara (if collaborating with a European or Dutch institution)
- Guidance on open data and open science with OpenAIRE.
What are the benefits?
The final projects for EYR@EaP2018 will receive:
- Support and advice on the use of network services and end-to-end network connectivity.
- Connections to e-infrastructure resources through the EaPConnect Partners.
The main applicant for selected proposals for the EYR@EaP2018 program will be invited to go to the EaPConnect annual conference, EaPEC 2018 to present their research project.
Need help finding international collaborators?
There are many organisations in Europe seeking or willing to collaborate! From image analysis and synthesis with the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, in France to robotics, algorithms and modelling at PSNC, in Poland, researchers in Netherlands, Germany, Estonia and many others. There are many opportunities to collaborate!
Send an email to email@example.com and we may be able to help find the right collaborators.
The submission for the initial project proposal was very light-weight and closes on 16 March 2018.
The first draft proposal was submitted electronically by answering these questions in an online form:
- What is your primary research objective?
- Do you need to collaborate with other researchers in different countries?
- Presently, what technology do you use in your research?
- In the next 1-2 years, what technology could you use to accelerate your research?
More information about submitting can be found in the attached files:
The documents needed to complete the final proposal will be made available during the second round.
Proposals were welcome from researchers who:
- want to collaborate or already collaborate internationally;
- can benefit from access to advanced networks and compute facilities;
- can benefit from collaboration with engineers and (support) experts to improve research workflow.
|Thursday, 1 February 2018||Call for Participation Opens for 1st round proposals|
|Friday, 16 March 2018||Deadline for 1st round proposals close|
|17 April 2018||Committee reviews and selects proposals|
|Friday, 4 May 2018||Notification of 1st round proposals are sent via email|
|May – June 2018||Consultation meetings with researchers and experts will be held|
|Tuesday, 3 July 2018||Final proposals are due|
|Wednesday, 1 August 2018||Awarded proposals are announced|
|Dates TBD||Award Ceremony at the EaPEC’18 conference in Chisinau, Moldova|
|December 2018 – December 2019||Awarded projects are implemented|
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the organising partners
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a regional and multilateral initiative between the EU and its six Eastern partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The partnership aims to provide support and assistance for reforms in the region in the fields of democracy, human rights, market economy, sustainability and governance.
The EYR@EaP partners provide and develop high-quality network services for all higher education and research institutions in their respective countries. The EYR@EaP organising committee consists of a number of partners from the European National Research and Education Network (NREN) community.