Call for PRIZE nominations 2014: Dan David Prize - deadline November 30, 2013

The Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contributions to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business.

For information regarding the Dan David Prize and nominations submission, please consult the website

Euraxess Conference: Raising Researchers' Voices - opinions on jobs, careers and rights

This conference will be held in Brussels on 21 – 22 November 2013; the deadline for submissions is Friday 20th September, 5:00PM CET.

Participate in the "EURAXESS Elevator Pitch" or the "EURAXESS ERA Slam" and get a free trip to Brussels!

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Call for applications: 'European Union Women Innovators Prize 2014' - deadline: October 15, 2013

After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Women Innovators Prize to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.

The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes or the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.

Call for applications: 'The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists' - deadline: August 15, 2013

This prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Genomics/Proteomics/Systems Biology; Developmental Biology (including evolution); Molecular and Cellular Biology; or Environmental Life Science (including biodiversity). Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in either 2011 or 2012, and the subject of their thesis should match one of the above Subject Tracks. The winners from each category will compete for the grand prize.

Call for applications: Conference 'Youth in 2020 – the Future of Youth Policies' - deadline: August 8, 2013

The EU-CoE youth partnership organizes the Conference "Youth in 2020 – the Future of Youth Policies", to be held 1-4 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary. The conference will discuss trends and challenges in the youth field in Europe and their possible implications for European youth policy, youth work and research.

EC survey of Marie Curie Fellows

On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate Education and Culture (DG EAC), the research companies GfK and Economisti Associati are conducting the survey: Marie Curie researchers and their long-term career development.

The survey questionnaire covers topics related to your research career and Marie Curie fellowship, in order to help the European Commission to collect and organise information related to the career development of Marie Curie researchers, and to present a comprehensive picture and a deep analysis of the long-term career paths after their Fellowship. This will facilitate a greater understanding of the role of the Fellowship in today’s European research community, and thus your participation in this survey will help inform future policy. The survey is applicable even if you are no longer a researcher.

If you would like to participate in this survey, but have not yet received an email, please register at

MCFA Workshop and General Assembly 2012

Start Date: 
Fri, 2012-11-30
End Date: 
Sat, 2012-12-01
Event Category: 
<p>Rome, Italy</p>

The MCFA General Assembly and workshop on soft skills will take place in Rome on November the 30th and December the 1st.

The MCFA is delighted to propose this workshop, and you are warmly invited to participate. The need of some training on soft skills has been often pointed out by participants to MCFA activities. Please go the workshop website for further information and register soon!

Furthermore, as the quorum has not been reached at the first General Assembly in Catania, a second General Assembly will be organized in Rome on the second day of the workshop (December the 1st), with the same agenda as the first General Assembly. This event is intended to be a moment for MCFA members to discuss about the life of the association and to make decisions, plans and suggestions for the following year. MCFA full members (2012 and life-time) are invited to participate to this meeting. Registration to the General Assembly can be made through the same form as registration to the workshop (but please note that no registration fees are requested if you participate to the General Assembly only).

The election of the new Administrative Board will take place during the General Assembly. Candidatures to become part of the board are welcome until November the 25th and can be made using this form; the current candidatures can be seen in this table.

Documents (activity and financial reports) for the General Assembly will be posted on a page which is accessible to MCFA members logged in to the website. Please contact if you are a full member and have trouble accessing this page.

MCFA General Assembly 30th October 2012

Start Date: 
Tue, 2012-10-30
End Date: 
Tue, 2012-10-30
Event Category: 
Catania, Italy

The next Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in Catania, Italy, on October the 30th 2012. This event is intended to be a moment for MCFA members to discuss about the life of the association and to make decisions, plans and suggestions for the following year.

MCFA full members (2012 and life-time) are invited to participate to this meeting and to register using this form. If the quorum is not reached, a second General Assembly will be organized, probably on 1st December. The preliminary agenda of the meeting is:

  1. Approbation du rapport moral / Approval of the activity report
  2. Approbation du rapport financier et du budget / Approval of the financial report and budget
  3. Décharge aux administrateurs / Discharge to the current board members
  4. Élection des nouveaux administrateurs / Election of the new board members

The election of the new Administrative Board will take place during the AGA. Candidatures to become part of the Board are now closed; they can be seen in this table.

Online questionnaire for young researchers

October 2012 — MCFA is currently running an online questionnaire for young researchers in order to understand better the needs, expectations and challenges they face. The questionnaire focuses specifically on young researchers (MSc and PhD students as well as postdocs) therefore we would like to have your input about your own experiences. Although the participation is anonymous, you will be informed about the outcome of the survey through our website. We would appreciate if you could dedicate ~10 minutes of your time to fill out the form.  

54th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science IAVS - Lyon, FRANCE - 20 - 24 June 2011

Start Date: 
Mon, 2011-06-20
End Date: 
Fri, 2011-06-24
June 20th, 2011, 12:00 am >> [Domaine de Rockefeller 8 Avenue Rockefeller 69008 Lyon, France] >> contact: []

the 54th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science – IAVS

Lyon 2011

  Domaine de Rockefeller, 20 - 24 June 2011


The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation: its composition and structure, history, classification, distribution, ecology, dynamics, management and uses in the landscape. The main goals of the IAVS are to facilitate personal contacts among vegetation scientists all over the world and to promote research in all aspects of vegetation science and its applications.

The 2011 Edition of the Symposium will be held in Lyon France. All aspects of plant ecology are welcome, and the special encouraged theme will be: vegetation in and around water-patterns, processes and threats.

The Symposium will offer the opportunity for contacts and exchange of knowledge about all aspects of vegetation science through lectures, workshops, poster sessions and excursions.

We invite you to participate through submission of abstracts for oral and poster sessions, and we encourage you to propose new topics and sessions !

The special theme is motivated by the particularly high vulnerability of vegetation communities in wetlands and aquatic ecosystems in the framework of global change. We hope this symposium will promote and reinforce discussions and international collaborations about all aspects of vegetation science, but most particularly about these threatened communities.

This symposium will also offer the opportunity to present to a large international community the exceptional ecological heritage of the Rhône-Alpes Region. Several mid symposium excursions are planed for the area around the city of Lyon, which will present several aspects of this biodiversity: wetlands, peatlands, calcareous grasslands, lakes and mountainous-forested ecosystems. A visit to the City of Lyon and the Botanical garden Parc de la Tête d’Or will also be available for the symposium participants.


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