May 29th - 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room
May 30th - 10:00 am to noon, FL2 Large Seminar Room (1022)
Dr. Astrid-Christina Koch, Science Counsellor for the Delegation of the European Union to the USA, will be speaking at UCAR on May 29th and 30th on the following opportunities for possible joint collaborations with UCAR/NCAR/UCP.
The Seventh European Research Framework Programme (FP7) provides funding of more than €54 billion over seven years to increase Europe's growth and competitiveness, recognizing that knowledge is Europe's greatest resource. The European Commission has allocated these funds for the implementation of the FP7 over the period 2007-2013. FP7 consists of four specific programmes: cooperation - to fund collaborative projects between research teams; ideas - to fund excellent individual investigators in cutting edge frontier research through European-level competition; people - to fund training, mobility and career development of researchers; and capacities - to enhance research and innovation capacity throughout Europe (http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/).
The Cooperation Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme provides financial support to researchers in Europe to work together on international collaborative research projects to advance knowledge, propose solutions to some of the major issues facing us today, and develop new technologies for the future. It will promote cooperation between universities, industry, and research centers across the European Union as well as with the rest of the world.
Please join Dr. Koch on either the 29th or the 30th to find out about these unique and exciting opportunities.