Second Meeting of the IFAECI (UMI 3351)
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2ND MEETING OF IFAECI (UMI 3351): " Grant Proposal Start-Up
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd meeting of IFAECI will be held
in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between April 25th and 27th, 2011.
The meeting is intended to progress in the scientific collaboration
between Argentinean and French scientists in the frame of the IFAECI
agenda. IFAECI (Instituto Franco-Argentino sobre Estudios de Clima y sus
Impactos) is an international mixed unit (UMI 3351), jointly sponsored
by CNRS, CONICET and University of Buenos Aires. In that sense, we would
like to contact all the persons that are already involved in active
French-Argentina collaborations on IFAECI related scientific subjects,
or that would be interested on building up new collaborations. IFAECI
will directly fund travel and local accommodation expenses for 6 to 10
researchers in France who want to actively participate in this Workshop.
Also, arrangements are currently being done in order to provide support
by local sources to those Argentinean colleagues traveling to Buenos
The main objective of the meeting is to startup a series of grant
proposals to be submitted during 2011-2012. The research projects would
aim typically at ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) calls, but also
potentially at other funding opportunities available in France (LEFE,
CNRS Doc and Post-Doc fundings, etc), Argentina (MINCyT, etc) and French/Argentinean
bilateral programs. A more detailed note summarizing the main funding
opportunities identified as relevant as well as their respective timing
and scope, will be sent out shortly.
The conclusions of the previous IFAECI meeting show that there are good
possibilities to plan projects on several issues, like Climate change in
South America; Numerical modeling of regional climate; Southern
Hemisphere stratosphere; Orography and Climate: the case of the Andes;
Cloud radiations and Feedbacks; South Atlantic and coastal oceanography,
etc. Therefore, this second meeting will be very important to
consolidate the list of topics as well as to progress in the planning to
build-up ambitious and innovative funding projects.
The tentative Agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Scientific presentations on subjects belonging to IFAECI scientific
prospective (Participants are invited to suggest presentations; talks
that are based on current or possible future Argentinean-French
collaboration are encouraged.). Additional presentations on main funding
opportunities identified as relevant, their respective timing and
Series of talks concentrated on the state of the art and prospective of
the specific scientific areas in which proposals would be embedded (TBD
soon). Knowledge sharing on best practices for grant proposal
elaboration. Targeting of grant proposals and constitution of
corresponding working groups.
Working group sessions to initiate up grant proposals (to sketch their
scope, extent and structure; to plan ahead next steps for timely
We look forward to see all of you in Buenos Aires
Meeting Organizing Committee: Carolina Vera,
Francoise Lott, Claudia Simionato, Alexis Hannart.