Gaia GREAT ESF Funding Opportunity - Workshops, Exchange Visits - Deadline 20 Dec 2013



Dear All,

Today our current GREAT ESF call for proposals to support a range of
networking activities has been issued.

In particular you will find calls to support the following:

a) Workshops - see
http://great-esf.eu/participate/esf-meetings/esf-workshops/Workshop-Call-Dec13/

b) Longer Exchange visits - see
http://great-esf.eu/participate/esf-grants/esf-visits/Exch-Call-Dec13/

(Note that for short exchange visits only, proposals can be made at any
time.)

The links above provide full details for each funding opportunity
together with the link to the proposal submission page.

The deadlines for receipt of proposals are *Friday 20th December 2013* (@
18.00 GMT).  All proposals will be evaluated by the GREAT ESF Steering
Committee with replies by email to proposers made by end January 2014.

For this open call, proposals are welcome to support networking in any
area within the science scope of the GREAT programme. Please check the
list of previously supported calls on the wiki page
http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GaiaScienceMeetings  Proposals
covering similar topics to those recently supported are also welcome but
will need to demonstrate a clear additional value.

General information concerning the GREAT programme is available at
http://www.great-esf.eu

Also - please check http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GaiaScienceMeetings
for details of a number of upcoming 2014 GREAT supported workshops
- which may be of interest.

Finally I draw your attention to the launch of Gaia - scheduled for 20 Nov 2013.
Latest news on this can be found on the ESA Gaia blog at http://blogs.esa.int/gaia/
and http://www.esa.int/esatv/Videos/2013/10/Gaia_s_preparation_in_Kourou shows
the somes videos of final pre-launch preparations at Kourou.


Yours, Nicholas Walton

(on behalf of the GREAT ESF RNP Steering Committee)

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Dr Nicholas A. Walton
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University of Cambridge         Fax:   +44 1223 337523
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