Second call for Region Västra Götaland’s researcher mobility program, MoRE2020

Region Västra Götaland announces a forthcoming call directed towards experienced researchers to submit research proposals for the Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme (MoRE2020). The programme, MoRE2020 will offer experienced researchers (in possession of a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience) new and exciting mobility experiences in internationally renowned research and innovation milieus. MoRE2020 has a focus on intersectorality and will require all fellows to collaborate with end-users in the public or private sector. MoRE2020 is for both incoming and outgoing researchers and aims at establishing international collaboration of a high scientific quality between research and innovation milieus in Västra Götaland, Sweden and abroad. The Second Call will be open from December 11, 2017 – 15 March 2018 and is available for research proposals in one or more of the following areas: sustainable transport solutions, life science, green chemistry, marine environment and the maritime sector, urban development, material sciences, sustainable production, information and communication technologies, energy, textile/fashion/design, cultural and creative industry, food production/agriculture and forestry, and tourism. The grant period is 12 months, under which the fellow is to be employed by a research and innovation milieu in Västra Götaland. For each fellow, the MoRE2020 programme contributes 870 000 SEK to salary (including employers’ costs and contributions to social security), mobility allowance and OH costs. More information available at www.vgregion.se/more.   The second call for proposals (including updated application materials) will be published on MoRE2020’s website on December 11. Contact details can be found on the website – don’t hesitate to get in touch!