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Scientific Research Awards for Urban Challenges in the City of Barcelona 2020

Science to face the challenges of covid-19

The Barcelona City Council is promoting new research awards to find solutions to the urban challenges of the pandemic.

Barcelona City Council has opened the call for the new Scientific Research Awards for Urban Challenges in the City of Barcelona 2020 to progress in the search for solutions to the urban challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards, with an endowment of 1.2 million euros from the fund of 90 million approved by the municipal plenary to address the current health emergency, are aimed at people from any field of study in the scientific community with a maximum age of 40 years old. The deadline for submitting proposals is 9 November 2020.

In addition to offering new solutions and methodologies when facing the challenges of the city, these new awards want to help the careers of young researchers in the city. This is why applicants must have been born after 1980, have completed a doctorate and not have a permanent full-time paid link to any research center or university.

The projects to which the call is addressed must be framed in one of the multiple themes that the bases raise, such as population density, sustainable mobility, quality aging, climate emergency or technology for the improvement of public services, among others.

The call is open to any type of project, without restriction of format or field of scientific research, understood as an orderly and systematic process of investigation through the rigorous application of methodologies and criteria. In this way, research in fields such as social sciences or humanistics, as well as natural and experimental sciences, exact and formal sciences or engineering and applied sciences are also eligible to participate.

More information on the website of the Barcelona Science Plan.

Publication date: Wednesday, 07 October 2020
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