Future Networks, Society and Modeling - FuNeSoMo Call March 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 only to 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 in 2011, depending on the applications. For senior applicants, also shorter research visits can be funded (minimum 2 weeks).

The application consists of the following documents:

  1. Invitation letter either a) from ICSI for applicants from Finland or b) from HIIT for applicants from ICSI
  2. CV with publication list
  3. A scheduled and high-quality research plan in the area of FuNeSoMo demonstrating tight connection with the hosting institute (ICSI)
  4. Students only: A recommendation letter from supervisor
  5. Students only: Transcript of study record
  6. 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 31.3.2011. 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/Aalto University salary policy. Applicants from companies should get in touch with the coordinator to enquire 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 May 2011 and September 2011.

The FuNeSoMo steering group will choose the best applications for funding.

The funding decisions will be announced 26.4.2011.

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

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