Extended: Call for the provision of an actor for Esplora – Re-issue

Extended: Call for the provision of an actor for Esplora – Re-issue

Call for the provision of an actor for Esplora

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is inviting applications from artists for the provision of Puppeteer and Storyteller services for Esplora, in order to set up a 3-artist show which will tour in 30 Primary School around Malta and Gozo between March and June 2017. The script and training in performing this puppet show will be provided. Artist will have the opportunity to work with an experienced international puppeteer.  All resources needed and transport cost to tour the different schools will be covered.

Esplora, Malta’s Interactive Science Centre, is an informal educational and recreation facility suited to visitors of all age groups. It is located at Villa Bighi in Kalkara, and its primary aim is for visitors to experience science as being fun, exciting, and enjoyable by engaging with science through hands-on interaction.

Interested artist are required to submit a CV and portfolio of work. Submission, evaluation and selection of candidates for the provision of either puppeteer or storyteller services will be in the form of a one-stage process in which the artist submits all the necessary information, and is subsequently asked in to a workshop style audition in order to enable a decision on acceptance or rejection. Applicants will be required to attend an audition on Thursday, 5th January 2017. 

The fee for each 45-minute show shall be of €35 inclusive of VAT (including preparation time pre-show and clearing up post-show), up to a maximum total of €1,500 inclusive of VAT.

Interested candidates should have experience in acting and relevant work over a period of time. CV and Portfolio of work are to be submitted electronically to laurasue.mallia@gov.mt with “Artist Proposal Submission” as a subject. It is the responsibility of the service provider to ensure the timely and correct delivery of the application to the Council. All received proposals shall be acknowledged by email. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 4th January 2017 at c.o.b. 

Update: Call for the Provision of Artist Services

Update: Call for the Provision of Artist Services

CALL FOR THE PROVISION OF PUPPETEER AND STORYTELLER SERVICES FOR ESPLORA

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is inviting applications for the provision of Puppeteer and Storyteller services for Esplora, in order to set up a 3-artist show which will tour in 30 Primary School around Malta and Gozo between March and June 2017.

Esplora, Malta’s Interactive Science Centre, is an informal educational and recreation facility suited to visitors of all age groups. It is located at Villa Bighi in Kalkara, and its primary aim is for visitors to experience science as being fun, exciting, and enjoyable by engaging with science through hands-on interaction.

Submission, evaluation and selection of proposals for the provision of either puppeteer or storyteller services will be in the form of a one-stage process in which the artist submits all the necessary information, and is subsequently asked in to a workshop style audition in order to enable a decision on acceptance or rejection. These auditions will happen first week of January 2017. 

The fee for each 45-minute show shall be of €35 inclusive of VAT (including preparation time pre-show and clearing up post-show), up to a maximum total of €1,500 inclusive of VAT.

Interested parties should be in possession of a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in Theatre Studies or Performing Arts or equivalent as well as direct exposure to the relevant work over a period of time. CV and Portfolio of work are to be submitted electronically to laurasue.mallia@gov.mt with “Artist Proposal Submission” as a subject. It is the responsibility of the service provider to ensure the timely and correct delivery of the application to the Council. All received proposals shall be acknowledged by email. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 21st December 2016 at noon. 

 

EXTENDED: Call for Expression of Interest to provide Evaluation Services under the FUSION Programme

EXTENDED: Call for Expression of Interest to provide Evaluation Services under the FUSION Programme

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology requires a maximum of two Evaluators for the provision of Evaluation Services under the FUSION Programme, in the following respective areas:

 

  • Maritime;
  • Aquaculture;
  • Health;
  • High Value Added Manufacturing;
  • Resource Efficient Buildings;
  • ICT;
  • Aviation and Aerospace;
  • Tourism Product Development.

 

Interested parties should have a proven track record and will be expected to work under their own initiative and in dialogue with the Council. 

This call closes at noon on the 24th of October 2016. If selected, the agreement shall run until 31st December 2017.

Interested parties may contact Dr. Melchior Cini on melchior.cini@gov.mt for additional information.

Downloads:

Selection Criteria to be used for the Selection of Evaluators for FUSION

Call for Expressions of Interest for Evaluator

INTERREG V-A Italy-Malta Programme – First Call for Proposals

INTERREG V-A Italy-Malta Programme – First Call for Proposals

As the national coordinating authority of the 2014-2020 Territorial Cooperation Programmes, including the INTERREG V-A Italy-Malta programme, the Funds and Programmes Division (FPD) within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, the Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, would like to announce that the first call for project proposals under this Programme has been  launched on the 9th September 2016 and it shall remain open until 1400hrs of the 8th November 2016.

 

The Italy-Malta Programme is a cross-border Programme implemented between Sicily and Malta. It aims to  reinforce smart and sustainable growth at cross border level with particular focus on the specialization in R&I sectors, fostering competitiveness in small and medium-sized enterprises, protecting the environment and enhancing actions to mitigate the effects of climate change together with the natural and anthropic risks of the area.  This programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and has a total ERDF budget of € 43,952,171 million ERDF for the 2014-2020 period and covers the following thematic objectives:

-strengthening research, technological development and innovation

-enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs

-preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

This call for proposals has been issued across all axis of the programme (with the exception of a small number of specific objectives). The call has been issued with a budget of €32,404,019.90.

For more information please consult Public Notice 01/2016. All the necessary documentation and information can be found on the following link:

http://www.italiamalta.eu/index2.php?option=com_content&id=212&lang=en&task=view&Itemid=47&pop=1&page=0

An information session in connection with this call is envisaged to be held in the coming weeks.  Further information in this regard shall be available on this website once the dates are agreed upon with the Managing Authority. 

As the national coordinating authority of this programme the Funds and Programmes Division is available to assist any prospective applicant or interested party. Any queries should be forwarded to Mr. Ian Borg by email ian.a.borg@gov.mt or by phone on 22001144 or to Ms. Maria Falzon by email maria.c.falzon@gov.mt or by phone on 22001273. The FPD encourages any prospective applicants to seek its guidance when in difficulty and once again extends its availability to help in this regard.    

“Birth Day Prize”

“Birth Day Prize”

The European Commission, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation today launched the “Birth Day Prize” press release/website)..

This cash prize will award up to three innovators for identifying and implementing the most effective solutions to prevent death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Proposed solutions can be of a clinical, technological or managerial nature and need to be novel, safe and scalable.

For this prize, the European Commission will commit €1 million under the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. In addition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged another €1 million, while the Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation will donate €500,000. More details and the rules of the contest are available online..

Contestants will be able to apply from 28 April 2016 to 06 September 2017 and the winners (up to three) of the prize will be known at the end of 2017.

Please find additional information on www.ec.europa.eu/horizonprize/birthday and hashtag #HorizonPrize.

Alternatively, should you need any further information regarding the Prize, please do not hesitate to contact Grégoire Thiriar (Gregoire.thiriar@ec.europa.eu)

Call for tenders – Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects

Call for tenders – Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects

The European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) has launched a call for tenders for a “Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects”.

The study shall investigate attitudes and practices among European Research Council (ERC)-funded researchers concerning open access to publications, research data management and sharing, and open science more generally, providing a comprehensive overview of the current situation in these areas. It shall identify not only common challenges encountered by ERC-funded researchers, but also incentives and support available to them, in particular at the level of ERC host institutions. This includes an analysis of costs and associated financial support.

Deadline for submission of tenders: 26 October 2016

For details see the contract notice at http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:299978-2016:TEXT:EN:HTML
The tender specifications etc. are available in the document library on eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1411

Survey on Open Peer Review

Survey on Open Peer Review

Editors, authors, publishers, evaluators and researchers are kindly invited to take part in a survey on attitudes to Open Peer Review launched by OpenAIRE.

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday 7th October.

The responses will be treated with strict confidentiality and will be made available to the research and publishing communities to inform future innovations in peer review.

https://www.soscisurvey.de/OPR/

Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products – Call for expression of interest

Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products – Call for expression of interest

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The European Commission is looking for experts in sensory analysis, chemical analysis and statistics to join a newly established independent advisory panel assisting Member States and the Commission in determining whether tobacco products have a characterising flavour.

Members of the panel will be appointed by the Commission on the basis of their expertise in one or several areas, as described in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/786 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D0786&from=EN) and in the official text for this call for applications(78 KB) (http://ec.europa.eu/health/tobacco/docs/2016_ap_call_en.pdf) .

Members will be appointed for a renewable term of five years.

More information on the determination of characterising flavours in tobacco products and the panel can be found here:

http://ec.europa.eu/health/tobacco/products/implementation/characterising_flavours_en.htm

The application procedure and the application form are available at the following address:

http://ec.europa.eu/health/tobacco/products/implementation/advisory_panel/call_en.htm

Please note that only online applications submitted at the above addresses will be eligible.

Deadline for submitting your application: 12:00 CET on 22 September 2016

Contact information

For any further information on this call, please contact

The Tobacco Control Team

Unit B2 – Health in all policies, global health, tobacco control
Health and Food Safety DG (SANTE) – European Commission
8 SANTE-B2-TOBACCO-CONTROL@ec.europa.eu