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Call Exchange (in development)

Record your organisation's interest in upcoming calls, to help build consortia involving multiple ALTER-Net partners



Welcome to the ALTER-Net Call Exchange. This is a clearing house mechanism, enabling ALTER-Net partners to indicate their interest in bidding for external funding.


Upcoming calls

If you are interested in a call, please provide the required information in column marked INDICATE INTEREST HERE.

FunderCall titleRef numberShort descriptionOpen dateClose dateWeb link Partners interested
Please supply:
  • Partner acronym
  • Contact name(s) + email(s)
  • Relevant expertise your institute can offer and/or how you could contribute

Mark in bold if your institute is willing to lead a proposal
Elven Research Council
Towards a habitat classification for Middle Earth
  • HERA - Frodo Baggins fbaggins@... . Expertise in earth observation and GIS
  • WRI - Gandalf the Grey GG@... . Vegetation surveys; data management; project coordination


Comment from Andy

This is a very simple way to implement a clearing house mechanism. For it to work, requires the following:

  • Each ALTER-Net partner nominated one or two contacts regarding upcoming calls. These people are given user accounts on the website
  • Mart and/or another adds details of upcoming funding calls to the table, one row per call. The info could be copied and pasted from other websites, so is not difficult
  • When a new call is added to the table, the partner reps receive an email (either sent by Mart or, possibly, sent automatically)
  • The reps could then log in to the website, view the table and get details of the call
  • If their institution wants to be involved in a consortium, the rep can add details (name & email) of a contact person. If they put this information in bold, it would indicate they are willing to lead on consortium building and proposal writing


Enhancements  that are easy to do by me:

  • Divide calls into thematic areas and have one table per theme. It should be possible to have different mailing lists per theme, so that partners can indicate the themes they are interested in and only receive relevant emails
  • Rather than a single table, create a separate page for each call with a standard layout. Plone can then automatically display a table of all these call pages. As separate pages, it becomes easier to manage them, e.g. to move old ones to an archive folder


With more technical input we should be able to create a more sophisticated system if that is what we want/need.