8th to 12th January, 2015 - Bayreuth, Germany

NEW: Workshop 5  (January 8)   

EU-fundraising in the field of biogeography

Afternoon - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Up to 20 participants

Room: S 34 in building NW I [link to map]

- free of charge -


Aim and Content:

The Topics of the IBS Conference are of high relevance of European funding programmes and the target group of the IBS-conference is similar to multidisciplinary and intersectoral research consortia funded by the European Commission. The proposed 2h-workshop aims to bring together attendees of the IBS-conference, interested in further European proposal preparation. Different IBS-related topics will be presented as well as relevant bottom-up funding schemes (e.g., Innovative Training Networks for an excellent education of early stage researchers or Individual Fellowships so support experienced researchers in undertaking mobility in Europe or abroad). Further topics of the workshop: dos and don’ts, administrative challenges, rules for participation, templates for proposals, budget calculation, project management.

The Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) is a private company for the support of Bavaria as a centre for science and innovation within the European Research Area (ERA). BayFOR was set up in 2006 on the initiative of the Bavarian universities to strengthen their networking at regional, national and international level while helping them to meet the requirements for European research funding. The focus is directed at the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”, but BayFOR comprises also the wide range of other European programmes (e.g. LIFE+, Interreg, COST, EUREKA, ERA-Nets, Calls for tender etc.). BayFOR can provide free support to research consortia if the minimum condition is fulfilled, that at least one partner from Bavaria is part of a consortium.

BayFOR acts in the whole research & innovation-project cycle as a “full service provider” - the service portfolio reaches from the first project idea to project implementation, e.g. information on adequate funding programmes; partner search for further research consortia via the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). Most relevant part of BayFORs support is the project development and proposal elaboration. If a consortium gets after the proposal submission a positive evaluation outcome from the European Commission, BayFOR supports also during the contract preparation with the European Commission or the respective funding agencies. BayFOR can also play the role during the project implementation, responsible mostly for administrative project management and dissemination related activities.