Research


The Centre invites (evaluation criteria are listed at the end):

• Nominations for a distinguished Chair
With the full support of the Centre (both salary and administrative support), the Chair is expected to lead a thematic program, jointly agreed upon by the Chair and the Steering Board of the Centre, to gather scientists, from Chalmers and/or the University of Gothenburg and/or external universities and partners, for a period of one to three months. The aim is to run these thematic programs with an average of 10-15 scientists per week, where we encourage people to stay for at least one week. The thematic programs are envisioned to attract a broad range of scientists, from different fields, and to be arranged such that there is a focus on the interactions of the involved scientists.

We are looking for nominees with an outstanding scientific track record. There is no particular age bracket to be considered. Due to the obligations of the Chair, the nominee is also expected to have organizational experience. It should furthermore be clear that the topical choice is suitable for a thematic programme. Please provide a brief example of how such a thematic programme, lead by the nominee, could create interactions between otherwise different fields of research. It is also expected that outreach to the general public of some kind is arranged during the period that the Chair is appointed for (preferably rather early in the appointment period).

The nomination should contain a cover letter outlining the above criteria, a two-page CV of the nominee, a list of publications, and preferably a researcher ID (such as ORCID). The nomination should also include a letter of intent from the nominee stating the time period the he/she will be present in Gothenburg. Please submit the nomination to gocas@chalmers.se by November 15, subject line Chair. The candidate will be selected by the Steering Committee, the Director and Deputy Director from the nominees. Informal enquiries can be sent to mattias.marklund@chalmers.se or nyman@chem.gu.se .

• Suggestions for workshops/conferences
The Centre will support workshops on specialized research topics as well as broader conferences. These can be organized by local researchers and partly or fully hosted by the Centre, but may be organized and hosted by others if local researchers are actively involved in the workshop. The Centre also encourages local researchers to attract established international conferences to Gothenburg by providing administrative support.

Up to 200 000 SEK are available for workshops/conferences beginning by the end of 2017. The funding from the Centre is only intended for travel and accomodation for invited speakers. Send your application for support to gocas@chalmers.se by November 15, subject line Workshop. The application should include a brief outline of the workshop/conference and explanation for how it fits into the interests of the Centre. The workshops/conferences to be supported will be selected by the Steering Committee, the Director and Deputy Director of the Centre. Informal enquiries can be sent to mattias.marklund@chalmers.se or nyman@chem.gu.se .

• Suggestions for visiting scientists
The Centre supports distinguished scientists to visit researchers at Chalmers and/or the University of Gothenburg. During their visits, these scientists should give at least one seminar directed to a wider audience. 

Up to 200 000 SEK are available for visits beginning by the end of 2017. Send your nomination for support to gocas@chalmers.se by November 15, subject line Visitor. The nomination should contain a cover letter, a two-page CV of the nominee, a list of publications, and preferably a researcher ID (such as ORCID). The candidate will be selected by the Steering Committee, the Director and Deputy Director from the nominees. Informal enquiries can be sent to mattias.marklund@chalmers.se or nyman@chem.gu.se .

Evaluation criteria:

There will be two overall criteria that we wish to spread the GoCAS activities over scientific disciplines and obtain a gender balance.

For workshops the criteria of the Swedish Research Council apply:

http://www.vr.se/forskningsfinansiering/beredning/beredningsprocessen/bedomningskriterierochbetygsskala.4.48d441ad1363c4c099a8d5.html

For the chair position the criteria are:

•   Novelty and originality
•   Scientific quality of the proposed research
•   Merits of the nominee
•   Feasibility - prior experience of coordinating larger projects or networks is thus an advantage
•  Cross-disciplinary approach of the project.
 

For visiting scientist the criteria are:

•   Novelty and originality
•   Scientific quality of the proposed research
•   Merits of the nominee
•   Feasibility

 

Published: Tue 30 Sep 2014. Modified: Fri 30 Sep 2016