FOSTER call for Open Science Training 2015
FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) is still accepting new proposals for training events on open access, open research data and open science to be held from January to November 2015 in countries in the European Research Area.

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FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) is now accepting new proposals for training events on open access, open research data and open science to be held from January to November 2015.

EIFL is one of the FOSTER project partners, along with (fosteropenscience.eu/project/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31&Itemid=272) 13 other partners across eight countries. The primary aim of the project is to produce a European-wide training programme that will help researchers, postgraduate students, librarians and other stakeholders to incorporate open access approaches into their existing research methodologies.The events should be  both engaging and instructive, reaching out to diverse disciplinary communities and countries in the European Research Area (ERA).

FOSTER support

FOSTER is  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.

FOSTER project members will provide assistance in shaping the training programme, selecting training materials and inviting speakers/trainers. It will also support e-learning processes on the FOSTER training portal.

FOSTER will provide limited co-funding for events (to cover the costs of the venue, training materials, travel of speakers, etc.), to a maximum of 10 000 € per project.

Training in compliance with the open access policies and rules of participation set out for Horizon 2020 should be a mandatory part of the training programme. Participation of FOSTER consortium members as trainers is highly recommended.

Read the full training call announcement here.

You can see an overview of FOSTER co-funded events in 2014 here.

How to apply and deadline

  • Application form is available online.
  • Please submit your training application no later than Monday, November 3, 2014 here.
  • Before filling in the application form, please read the FAQ. It contains important information about the procedure and the financial requirements.
  • If you have any additional questions, please contact Iryna Kuchma (iryna.kuchma@eifl.net) or Gwen Franck (gwen.franck@eifl.net) before submitting your application.
  • Selected proposals will be notified no later than November 30, 2014.

Who can apply?

Institutions/organizations based in ERA (European Research Area)  are eligible to participate. It is necessary for applicants to have a legal seat in an ERA country.

About FOSTER

FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research), an FP7-funded project, aims to accelerate knowledge and practice of open access and open science, especially among young researchers, across all fields. In addition, it will mobilize other stakeholders, such as project managers, administrators, and librarians, in support of this aim.

Visit www.fosteropenscience.eu for more information.

Contacts

If you have any questions or need clarifications, please contact Iryna Kuchma (iryna.kuchma@eifl.net) or Gwen Franck (gwen.franck@eifl.net).