Future Networks, Society and Modeling - FuNeSoMo Call May 2011


Future Networks, Society and Modeling (FuNeSoMo) project is announcing an open call for applications for funding for research visits between Finland and US. This first call is specifically directed to only cover research exchange between Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (www.hiit.fi) and the International Computer Science Institute ICSI Berkeley (www.icsi.berkeley.edu).

Go to project website at http://www.hiit.fi/funesomo to read more of project contents and thematic areas.

The call is intended to support research visits of 3-11 months starting primarily before February 2012, depending on the applications. For senior applicants, also shorter research visits can be funded (minimum 2 weeks) and visit duration should not exceed 6 months. Although this call targets visits starting in 2011 and early 2012, we also welcome applications or expressions of interest for visits later in 2012 or 2013. These applications will be processed at the appropriate future call.

The application consists of the following documents:

- Invitation letter either a) from ICSI for applicants from Finland or b) from HIIT for applicants from ICSI
- CV with publication list
- A scheduled and high-quality research plan in the area of FuNeSoMo demonstrating tight connection with the hosting institute (ICSI)
- Students only: A recommendation letter from supervisor
- Students only: Transcript of study record
- Students only: Master's degree certificate

To apply, send your application to the coordinator at kristiina.karvonen (at) hiit.fi containing all required documents as separate pdf files by 31.5.2011. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

A successful candidate will have a good track record of high-quality research in the area of FuNeSoMo (depending on the career phase). The main target group of the call is senior candidates, but applications from graduate students are also more than welcome. The junior applicants must have at least a master's level degree and be enrolled as a graduate student in either Aalto University or University of Helsinki to be eligible to apply for funding from FuNeSoMo.

FuNeSoMo funding will cover the salary, daily allowance and travel expenses and a fixed sum for housing expenses during the research visits for the successful candidates. The salary is based on HIIT salary policy. Applicants from companies should get in touch with the coordinator to inquire how to apply for funding from FuNeSoMo for a research exchange to ICSI.

FuNeSoMo will announce 2-3 calls annually. The next deadlines will be in September 2011 and January 2012.

The FuNeSoMo steering group will choose the best applications for funding. The funding decisions will be announced 30.6.2011.

For all inquiries, please contact
Kristiina Karvonen Coordinator, FuNeSoMo
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT www.hiit.fi
Aalto University www.aalto.fi and University of Helsinki www.helsinki.fi/university
Email: kristiina.karvonen at hiit.fi
Tel. +358 50 3841 624


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