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A.G. Leventis Research Innovation Programme για την Κύπρο στο Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο του LSE

Το Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο δημιούργησε μια νέα πρωτοβουλία το 2019 αφιερωμένο στην καινοτόμο έρευνα για την Κύπρο σχετικά με ζητήματα σύγχρονης ακαδημαϊκής και σχετικής πολιτικής σημασίας.

Το  Πρόγραμμα χρηματοδοτείται από το Ίδρυμα AG Leventis και βασίζεται σε ερευνητικές προσκλήσεις της HO, για έργα που θα διεξάγονται από εξωτερικούς ερευνητές.

Σκοπός του προγράμματος είναι να αναπτύξει και να υποστηρίξει υψηλής ποιότητας ακαδημαϊκή και σχετική με την πολιτική έρευνα και δημοσιεύσεις στις κοινωνικές επιστήμες στην Κύπρο.

Για πέμπτη χρονιά, το Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο του LSE  προσκαλεί ερευνητές για τη διεξαγωγή έρευνας για τη σύγχρονη Κύπρο.

Προθεσμία υποβολής αιτήσεων: 15 Οκτωβρίου 2023.

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A.G. Leventis Research Innovation Programme on Cyprus

Call for Research Project Proposals 2023

The Hellenic Observatory (HO) invites applications for research project funding in the context of the Research Innovation Programme on Cyprus funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
Under this Call, the Programme will fund three (3) projects with research grants of up to £8,000 for a term of 12 months. The HO reserves the right to adjust the length and level of any award. The projects are expected to start from January 2024 and no later than 1 March 2024.

Unless otherwise indicated, projects are eligible for consideration from across the social sciences; have either a domestic or external focus; and/or place Cyprus in comparative perspective. Projects should normally have a clear relevance to public policy in Cyprus.

Applications are invited for projects on the following Research Theme:

The trilemma of environmental sustainability, energy security (geopolitics), and cost-competitiveness

Climate change poses a significant threat to mankind. Despite its favourable weather conditions, Cyprus still heavily relies on fossil fuels for its energy supply. To address this issue, one of the fundamental pillars of the EU Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) is to expedite the transition to a green economy, with the aim of bolstering economic resilience and promoting environmental and social sustainability. A noteworthy initiative within the RRP is the ‘Ending the energy isolation’ Project of Common Interest, which seeks to ensure recovery and resilience by establishing a cross-border ‘EuroAsia’ electricity interconnector between Cyprus, Greece, and Israel. It could be argued that similar energy policy initiatives serve as a cover for wider geopolitical strategies, aiming to enhance regional stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean region. We invite research projects that will explore one or more of the following issues:

  • Evaluate and assess the plans for energy diversification and green transition projects under the RRF. How do the 2030 net-zero targets impact the Cypriot economy and its production structure?
  • Is there a trade-off between long-term environmental sustainability and energy security? How can the case of Cyprus inform policymakers regarding optimal mitigation and/or adaptation strategies at a global level?
  • To what extent have green transition and energy security debates become intertwined with national and/or regional security imperatives in the Eastern Mediterranean? Can we draw on comparable evidence from similar global cases to better understand the dynamics at play?

Useful Information

Eligibility and Procedure

The projects should result in international research and policy-relevant outputs.

The Call is open to all researchers with a university affiliation, who hold a doctorate (PhD degree) and normally have at least two (2) years of post-doctoral research experience. This criterion does not apply to the research assistants appointed to the project.

Applications from groups of researchers are also eligible. The Principal Investigator (PI) and lead members must fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Applicants who have previously been awarded funding from the Hellenic Observatory’s research calls cannot reapply in the same academic year that the previous project finished.

Applications are limited to one application per person/group each year.

Eligible costs include salaries, travel, research assistance, impact and knowledge exchange, and publications.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted electronically by 15 October 2023 (23.59 GMT) in Word format to Hellenicobservatory.Research@lse.ac.uk and the subject line of the email should read “HO Cyprus Call 2023”.

Please submit proposals of no more than 2,500 words (Calibri font, size 11, justified alignment, 2cm margins, single spaced). Proposals should address the five evaluation criteria laid out in the Selection Process below and should be structured under the following sub-headings:

  • Summary: project title, name of the PI (and other lead researchers together with a structure of the team and the allocation of tasks across its members), start and end dates, total budget figure
  • Research objectives and project outline (including literature review)
  • Methodology
  • Timeline
  • Planned Publications (other than the Policy Brief and the Research Note- see Deliverables below): format, content, publisher, date of submission
  • Impact
  • Annex 1: Personnel (including short biographies). Full CV’s should be attached as separate documents together with a listing of cited references.  The time commitment of each applicant should be clearly shown and justified.
  • Annex 2: Detailed Budget – see Budget below. Please complete the Excel budget template provided.

The budget should justify the costs identified for the project. Eligible costs include salaries, travel, research assistance, impact and knowledge exchange, and publications, in so far as they can be accepted as essential parts of the proposed research. Overhead costs of up to 15% of the total budget are allowed, but these should be included in the budget. The selection committee has the right to request additional information regarding budget costs and to award a smaller amount than the one requested or advertised. Awards must be used solely for the purposes set out in the application. An amount of up to 20% of the total budget can be transferred between budget headings without reference to the Hellenic Observatory. Requests for budget transfers in excess of this amount should be addressed to the Hellenic Observatory.

Selection Process 

Proposals will be assessed by the Hellenic Observatory and members of its Research Advisory Group according to the following criteria:

  • Originality, significance, rigour and impact of the research
  • Evidence that the individuals involved have the capacity to execute the proposed project and deliver on stated outcomes
  • Contribution towards policy-relevant challenges facing Greece and/or Cyprus
  • Value for money
  • Compatibility of the research with the broader work of the Hellenic Observatory

The Hellenic Observatory and the Research Advisory Group are solely responsible for approving the eligibility of applications and reserve the right to request additional information from the applicants. In all cases, the decisions of the Hellenic Observatory and the Research Advisory Group are final. Correspondence concerning the reasons behind the decisions cannot be entered into.


The successful researcher / research team will be required to provide:

  • Policy Brief: A Progress Report of up to 2,000 words on month 6 of the Project.
  • Final Research Note: A Final Research Note of up to 10,000 words at the end of the project together with a detailed breakdown of all the expenses.
  • Other: Scholarly publications and publications in other outlets, stemming from the research project will be a significant criterion for the evaluation of the applications submitted.

The researcher / or research team will be obliged to give full acknowledgement to the Hellenic Observatory in all publicity and outputs related to the project, copies of which should be sent to the Hellenic Observatory. The Hellenic Observatory also retains the right to publicise a summary of the results, with full acknowledgement to the authors of the research, on its website and in its other publicity outlets.

Award of funds

The funds shall be paid upon signature of a Research Grant Agreement between LSE and the institution(s) of the PI(s) of the successful research projects which will incorporate the programme of work proposed at the application stage. The Agreement will be drawn up upon notification of the successful candidates and will be signed before the commencement of the research project. Projects are expected to start from January 2024 and no later than 1 March 2024. The payment of the funds will be made into an institutional research account of the Principal Investigator’s host institution.

Funds will be transferred in two equal instalments – the first on commencement of the project and the second on completion of the defined outputs to the satisfaction of the Hellenic Observatory.


Application Deadline: 15 October 2023 (23.59 GMT)
Successful Projects advised: (early) December 2023
Contracts drawn up: December 2023
Project Commencement: January – March 2024

Applications and Enquiries

Proposals should be submitted electronically in Word format to Hellenicobservatory.research@lse.ac.uk by 15 October 2023 (23.59 GMT) and the subject line of the email should read “HO Cyprus Call 2023”. All applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their proposal.

All enquiries should be directed by email to Hellenicobservatory.research@lse.ac.uk.

For further information please click here.

Πηγή: https://www.eduguide.gr/nea2020/g-leventis-research-innovation-programme-gia-thn-kypro-sto-ellhn/

Κατηγορία: Διαγωνισμοί-Προκηρύξεις,Νέα

Ημερομηνία Λήξης Προβολής: 16 Οκτωβρίου 2023