The project, in which LIBER is a partner, aims to accelerate knowledge and practice of open access and open science, especially among young researchers, across all fields. In addition, it will mobilize other stakeholders, such as project managers, administrators, and librarians, in support of this aim. We are now looking for institutions to bid for funding to host open access training events. This is a great opportunity to spread open access expertise across LIBER libraries and institutions.
The FOSTER project (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research, http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/) aims to support different stakeholders, especially young researchers, in practicing open access, open data sharing and open science. FOSTER will support community training actions via two annual open calls for events. The first call is issued in February 2014 for events in June – December 2014, and the second call will be issued in October 2014 for events in 2015.
Do you feel you can effectively train on open science topics? Can you make a difference? We are now inviting proposals to host FOSTER training events on open access, open data and open science to be held from June to December 2014. FOSTER will provide limited co-funding for events. With your help we want to organize both engaging and instructive events that reach out to diverse disciplinary communities and countries in the European Research Area.
We are looking to support different types of training events and strategies, ranging from short (one or two-hour) workshops, through to summer schools. Some examples of the training formats and content that we would like to support:
- Training targeting graduate schools in European universities, e.g. summer schools, seminars, etc.
- Courses for trainers/multipliers who can carry on further training and dissemination activities within their institutions, countries and/or disciplinary communities.
- Workshops for researchers participating in community/disciplinary conferences.
- Training in compliance with the open access policies and rules of participation set out for Horizon 2020.
- Training in integrating open access and open data principles and practices in the current research work-flow by targeting young researchers.
- Training targeting one of the stakeholders – academic staff (researchers and students), institutions (research administrators, librarians), research project managers, policy-makers and staff working in funding bodies.
FOSTER will provide assistance in shaping the training programme, selecting training materials and speakers/trainers, etc. Co-funding for the events will also be provided (such as cost of the venue, materials, travel of speakers, etc.).
How to apply and a deadline
1. Describe the training goals, target audiences, budget needed and any co-funding offered. Please fill in the application form which can be downloaded here: http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/form/training/FOSTER_Training_proposal_form.doc
2. Please submit your training application no later than Monday, 17 March 2014 here: http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/form/training/.
3. If you have any have technical problems, you can email your training application to iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net
Who can apply?
Organisations from the European Research Area are eligible to participate.
Funding will be granted on a competitive basis. Proposals will be selected by FOSTER based on the following criteria:
- Aims and topics of the event targeting open access and open science practices, in particular in relation to publicly funded research in Horizon 2020 and national funding schemes;
- Outreach potential (number of relevant stakeholders directly involved on the training event);
- Potential for “multiplication” (institutional or disciplinary) of train the trainers programmes;
- Level of engagement with Graduate Schools and embedding in standard curriculum;
- National/regional diversity;
- Disciplinary diversity;
Support will be provided to at least ten training programmes for academic staff and students, research administrators and librarians, research project managers and staff working in funding bodies.
Selected proposals will be notified no later than 30 April 2014.
FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research), an FP7-funded project, aims to accelerate knowledge and practice of open access and open science, especially among young researchers, across all fields. In addition, it will mobilize other stakeholders, such as project managers, administrators, and librarians, in support of this aim.
If you have any questions or need clarifications, please contact Iryna Kuchma (iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net).
FOSTER is an FP7 funded project.