NCCR Automation: Call for research projects from the Humanities and Social Sciences

NCCR Automation: Call for research projects from the Humanities and Social Sciences

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NCCR Automation: Call for research projects from the Humanities and Social Sciences CBF73AE1-B32A-5DE4-EC2D9A52D1D4340F.gif NCCR Automation explicitly addresses the Humanities and Social Sciences in its first open call for research projects.In short
Topic: Socio-economic, legal, ethical and political impact of dependable automation
Promoting institution: SNSF – National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Automation
Target group: Researchers employed at Swiss research institutions, in particular from the Humanities and Social Sciences
Budget: Salary of a PhD student (for up to 4 years, standard SNSF rate) or salary of a postdoctoral researcher (for up to 2 years, max. CHF 116’000 per year), plus an additional supplement for travel and publications expenses (max. CHF 5’000 per year)
Deadline for proposal submission: 30 June 2021 at 17:00 (CEST).More information: https://nccr-automation.ch/news/2021/first-open-call-research-projectsCall documents: https://polybox.ethz.ch/index.php/s/EjFNAoN4ScrJcmF Inhalt     About NCCR Automation     Research topics     Eligibility     Evaluation process
About NCCR Automation NCCR Automation is a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). NCCR Automation investigates new approaches to the control of complex automated systems and implements them in concrete applications such as energy management, mobility and industrial processes. For more information about the NCCR visit the website:    nccr-automation.ch Research topics NCCR Automation explicitly addresses the Humanities and Social Sciences in its first open call for research projects related to the following two topics:Topic 1 – Investigation of the socio-economic, legal, ethical and political impact of dependable automation: Questions of interest include how improved dependability affects public perceptions of ubiquitous automation, to which extent increased acceptance offers an economic edge that can be exploited for new services and products, legal aspects of ubiquitous automation, impact on the workforce, etc.

Topic 2 – Embedded systems, cyber-security, or data science for automation: Theoretical innovations with respect to embedded systems, cyber security or data science in automation but also as it pertains to one of the following application areas: energy systems, manufacturing, transportation systems.    More about the open call Eligibility The call is open to anyone who is employed at a Swiss research institution at the time the project starts and who fulfils the requirements of the SNSF for project funding.The available budget is for the salary of a PhD student (for up to 4 years, at the standard SNSF rate) or for the salary of a postdoctoral researcher (for up to 2 years, max. CHF 116’000 per year), plus an additional supplement for travel and publications expenses (max. CHF 5’000 per year).  The deadline to submit a research proposal is June 30th 2021 at 17:00 (CEST). More information on terms and conditions are provided in the call documents.    Requirements of the SNSF for project funding Evaluation process Each research project proposal will be peer-reviewed by a committee composed of members from the NCCR Automation Executive Committee, where necessary in consultation with field experts, based on the following criteria: Scientific quality of the research project: scientific relevance to NCCR Automation and the call topics, originality, suitability of the methods, and feasibility;Scientific qualification and ability of the applicant to conduct the proposed research;Adequacy of the requested funding.The following criteria are not compulsory, but will be considered positively by the evaluation committee in case two research projects are comparably evaluated:Envisioned long-term collaboration within the NCCR Network and its Principal Investigators;Collaboration with one of the current NCCR Principal Investigators;Interdisciplinarity. A selection of project proposals will be invited to present their project to the evaluation committee during an online interview.  Please do not hesitate to forward this email to anyone who would be interested and fulfil the eligibility requirements.

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