Brussels, 24 October 2006
FP6 NEST-PROMISE project is conducting an international study on research grants that stimulate creativity and result in highly innovative research outputs.
The survey focuses on multidisciplinary programmes that promote novel, ambitious, unconventional and high risk research and which have considerable potential to benefit society and/or unforeseen implications for society..
As part of the study a questionnaire seeks to explore funding programmes that promote such research.
If you have experience or expertise in this area or know of others who do, please contact email@example.com for a copy of the questionnaire.
Return date is Friday 3rd November 2006.
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What is NEST-PROMISE?
NEST-PROMISE (NEST-Promoting Research on Optimal Methodology and Impacts) is a Specific Support Action project funded under the FP6 NEST programme (New and Emerging Science and Technology www.cordis.lu/nest/). The main objective of the project is to exemplify Europe's future needs in tackling unsolved questions and developing innovative concepts in science and technology backed up by visionary, high risk and multi and interdisciplinary research. NEST-PROMISE assembles a wide variety of complementary experiences and skills to help inform and strengthen HINGE - High Innovation/Gain/Expectation - programmes (including NEST), supporting existing and emerging research programmes and projects, which deal with these concepts or have the potential to do so, by analysing their specific methodologies and social impact. NEST-PROMISE is financed for the period from November 15, 2005 to November 14, 2007