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ERC Advanced Grant 2009: New Call for Proposals published

Advanced Grant for Life Sciences; Deadline: 06/05/2009

WHO 60th anniversary: our health, our future

This year marks the 60th anniversary of WHO.

Foreign scientists face security-check delays in Britain

After its first year, UK vetting scheme claims anti-terrorist success despite backlog.

Are you a Postdoc? It's your chance to be heard.

The Scientist has opened the 2009 SURVEY FOR BEST PLACES TO WORK POSTDOCS.

Meet tomorrow's top researchers at EU Contest for Young Scientists!

"The EU Contest for Young Scientists is about supporting the rising stars of tomorrow's European science.” says European Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik.

Core competences in genetics for health professionals in Europe

The final version of the documents on “Core Competences in Genetics for Health Professionals in Europe” are now ready.

OECD report urges countries to promote science and innovation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a review of science, technology and innovation policies in its member countries and six others (including China, Israel and the Russian Federation) that advises governments to promote science and innovation in order to drive long-term growth.

Propose a Special Interest Group (SIG) session

If you wish to organize a gathering at the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting to discuss a specific scientific interest, please consider proposing a Special Interest Group (SIG) session.

New international research strategy for EC

The EC has just published its new international research strategy.

US President-Elect Barack Obama’s science positions

Plan for Science and Innovation of Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Interview with the European Vision Awardee 2008

Read the full interview with Dr. Hendrik Scholl.

Roundtable on the Seventh Framework Programme, Brussels, Belgium

A roundtable meeting entitled 'Does the Framework work?' will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 20 November.

£1/4 Million Lottery Grant for Inherited Blindness Research

Patient-led charity RP Fighting Blindness has been awarded a lottery grant to work in collaboration with London's UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to investigate potential treatments for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a blinding genetic disease of the eye.

EC guide to combining research funding

The EC has recently published the final version of a new guide on how to support research and innovation activities by combining funds through FP7, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and the Structural Funds.

European co-operation on healthcare

The EC has adopted a proposal for a directive aimed at improving healthcare co-operation across Europe.