E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards Programme
(Deadline for Proposals: 12 August, 2011)
The E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards programme (named after the County Waterford-born recipient of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics) enables international academic and industrial researchers to visit and collaborate with Irish research groups.
The programme involves bringing high-calibre international individuals to Ireland to work with researchers in Ireland to carry out research for a fixed period of time. E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards are offered on a worldwide competitive basis. Prominent international researchers from academia and industry may be nominated by a public research body in the Republic of Ireland. Applications may be submitted for research stays of between three and twelve continuous months. Prior to submission of applications, nominees and proposed hosts must agree upon the details of research projects and schedules.
Objectives of the E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards Programme
The key objective of the E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards programme is to deliver on SFI’s International Strategy by bringing high-profile international researchers from academia and industry to Ireland. The programme will facilitate collaborations with world-class centres of research excellence and raise international awareness and recognition of Irish science and high-quality research.
In addition to maintaining links with outstanding institutions in our more traditional partner countries (e.g. within Europe and the United States) SFI will strategically develop and enhance research links with other countries aligned to the international strategic plan. For the E.T.S Walton Visitor programme priority will be given to competitive applications received involving the following countries:
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore and South Korea
As strategic alliances are formed, the list of countries and institutes may be extended and applicants are therefore encouraged to check the website for updates (http://www.sfi.ie/international/sfi-programmes/).
The E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards programme also aims to:
- support the transfer of skills and knowledge to Irish research groups
- develop international networks
- facilitate links with industry
Call open for submission of proposals 27 May 2011
Pre-approval deadline for non-SFI funded award holders 15 July 2011, 17:00
Deadline for submission of proposals 12 August 2011, 13:00
E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards Programme Webinar
An information webinar (web-based seminar) on the E.T.S. Walton programme took place at 2pm on Friday, June 17th, 2011. The power point presentation of the webinar can be downloaded here and a recording of the webinar may be found at the following link:https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=UnlBeUNOOW5Qb0pFQlE9PQ
To view this Webinar recording, you may need to download the GoToMeeting Codec: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com
An updated list of FAQs will also be made available shortly.
How to apply
As detailed in the SFI E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards Programme call, potential applicants must first contact the Research Office of the intended host institution, who will coordinate the application process. Proposals will only be accepted as a single submission. Applicants should follow the instructions detailed in the Call document to complete the various sections of the application.
For further information on the E.T.S. Walton Visitor Awards Programme, please contact WALTON-at-sfi.ie
SFI reserves the right to make amendments to the documents if required. Please ensure that you are referring to the most recent version of the Call document and FAQs. Research Offices will be contacted in the event of any updates to the call document.
See below the 2011 ETS Walton Fellows
|Host RB||Irish Hoast||Home Country|
|Prof. Kwang-Hyun Cho||UCD||Dr. Boris Kholodenko||Korea|
|Prof. Dr. Jianzhang Zhao||TCD||Prof. Sylvia Draper||China|
|Dr. Manash Chatterjee||NUIG||Dr. Charles Spillane||India
|Dr. David Menard||TCD||Prof. Michael Coey||Canada|
|Prof. Alexander O. Govorov||TCD||Prof. Yurii Gun'ko||USA|
|Dr. Nancy L. Kedersha||UCC||Prof. Rosemary O'Connor||USA
|Prof. Luciano Colombo||UCD||Prof. Giovani Ciccotti||Italy|
|Prof. Sandeep Kumar||TCD||
Prof. Jagdish Vij
|Dr. Andrei G. Vladimirov||CIT||Dr. Guillaume Huyet||Germany|
|Prof. Adrian Raftery||UCD||Prof. Nial Friel||USA|
|Dr. Zheng John Shen||TNI||Dr Cian O Mathuna||USA
|Prof. David A. Reis||TNI||Prof. Stephen Fahy||USA|
|Prof. Gary Joseph Pielak||NUIG||Dr. Peter Crowley||USA
|Dr. Allen Brantley MacKenzie||TCD||Prof. Linda Doyle|| USA
|Prof. Annie Powell||UCD||Prof. Martin Albrecht||Germany|
|Prof. Bryan John Dalton||UCC||Dr. Thomas Busch||Australia|
|Prof. Sajal K. Das||CIT||Dr. Dirk Pesch||USA|
|Prof. Robert McKenna Straubinger||DCU||Prof. Martin Clynes||USA|
|Dr. Gary Gimmestad||NUIG||Prof. Chris Dainty||USA|
|Dr. Marc Hodes||UL||Dr. Jeff Punch||USA|
|Dr. Stephen Gerard Hickey||TCD||Prof. John Donegan||Germany|
|Prof. Paul Calvert||DCU||Dr. Aoife Morrin||USA|