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» FP7 Calls – 2011 Work Programmes published

The latest FP7 calls which cover a number of thematic and multidisciplinary areas have been announced at the end of July through the publication of the 2011 Work Programmes. There are 51 new calls which cover four FP7 specific programmes (Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities) across areas including Health, Security, Energy, Environment and Transport. Deadlines vary across the four specific programmes.

FP7 Cooperation

The specific programme on ‘Co-operation’ supports fosters collaborative research across Europe and other partner countries through projects by transnational consortia of industry and academia. Research will be carried out in ten key thematic themes:

-Health (3 calls)

-Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) (5 calls)

-Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (8 calls)

-Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (12 calls)

-Energy (8 calls)

-Environment (including Climate Change) (8 calls)

-Transport (including Aeronautics) (9 calls)

-Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (4 calls)

-Space (1 call)

-Security (1 call)

More Information: Cooperation Calls

FP7 Ideas (European Research Council, ERC)

The Ideas programme will support “frontier research” solely on the basis of scientific excellence. Research may be carried out in any area of science or technology, including engineering, socio-economic sciences and the humanities. In contrast with the Cooperation programme, there is no obligation for cross-border partnerships. Projects are implemented by “individual teams” around a “principal investigator”.

ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants

ERC Starting Grants aim to provide critical and adequate support to the independent careers of excellent researchers, whatever their nationality, who are at the stage of establishing or consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

More Information: Ideas Calls

FP7 People (Marie Curie)

The People programme provides support for researcher mobility and career development, both for researchers inside the European Union and internationally. It is implemented via a set of Marie Curie actions, providing fellowships and other measures to help researchers build their skills and competences throughout their careers. Calls which have recently been announced are:

Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

This activity will seek to open and foster dynamic pathways between public research organisations and private commercial enterprises, particularly SMEs. It aims to achieve this predominately by secondments between sectors and networking activities.

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks 2011 (ITN)

This action aims to improve career perspectives of early-stage researchers in both public and private sectors, thereby making research careers more attractive to young people. This will be achieved through a trans-national networking mechanism, aimed at structuring the existing high-quality initial research training capacity throughout Member States and associated countries. Direct or indirect involvement of organisations from different sectors, including (lead-) participation by private enterprises in appropriate fields, is considered essential in the action.

More Information: People Calls

FP7 Capacities

There are a number of interesting schemes under the ‘Capacities’ specific programme that cut across a number of research themes. It can be approached in a more bottom-up way than the ‘Co-operation’ programme. The programme aims to support the coherent development of policies; complement the Co-operation programme; contribute to EU policies and initiatives to improve the coherence and impact of Member States policies; find synergies with regional and cohesion policies, the Structural Funds, education and training programmes and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). Within ‘Capacities’ there are seven main activities which can be seen below:

-Research Infrastructures (3 calls)

-Research for the benefit of SMEs (2 calls)

-Regions of Knowledge (1 call)

-Research Potential (1 call)

-Science in Society (2 calls)

-Activities of International Cooperation (3 calls)

More information: Capacities Calls

Please visit the relevant call links above or contact the European Office for advice on which call is best suited to your needs.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS

April 24, 2009

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» INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE II: ENERGY IN TRANSPORT 2009 CALL

INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE II

ENERGY IN TRANSPORT: 2009 CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND TENDERS

The 2009 Call was launched on 31 March 2009, with a closing date of 25 June 2009. Energy in Transport (STEER) has an indicative budget of around €14.00 million to be made available as grants or through calls for tender to fund projects tackling non-technological barriers to the uptake of renewable and energy efficiency measures in the action lines:

Submission deadline: 25 June 2009

Call for Proposals

Alternative fuels and energy efficient vehicles: €2.0 million

Energy efficient transport: €7.6 million

Capacity building in transport for existing local and regional agencies: €1.2 million

Calls for Tender

Energy efficient transport: €3.1 million

Projects may address any mode(s), except for aviation and long distance maritime transport.

So far, Energy in Transport has received fewer applications than any other area of the IEE Programme – so this represents a significant funding opportunity.

Funding is not for research, technology development or hardware investments – but for activities that support:

· Policy input and capacity building

· Development of market intelligence

· Development and sharing of knowledge, skills and methods

· Awareness raising, information provision, education and training

In areas such as:

· Promoting less car-dependent life-styles

· Increasing the quality and promoting collective transport

· Safe walking and cycling

· Energy efficiency in the freight sector

· Eco-driving

· Transport demand management initiatives

· Joint procurement

Funding available: Funding covers up to 75% of all eligible project costs.

Projects funded in the past range from sustainable planning and innovation for bicycles to policy strategies for alternative automotive concepts and alternative fuels. For further information have a look at the IEE’s database of projects

Further Information

Information on the Call is published on IEE website.

You can also download the presentations from the Information Days held in Brussels and London

For members of staff seeking further information on the IEE programme, or any other sources of European funding, please contact the European Office

January 11, 2008

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» Title: FP7 – Calls for Proposals – Research for benefit of SME’s

Funding Source: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Summary: Strengthening the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets by helping them outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how, bridging the gap between research and innovation.

Call Identifier: FP7-SME-2008-1

This call is open to all research fields for the benefit of particular groups (in particular SME’s).

• At least 3 participants must be independent SMEs established in at least 3 MS or AC.

• At least 2 participants must be RTD performers (having the capacity to carry out research at the request of SMEs), independent from any other participant.

The size of the consortium should typically be between 5 and 10 participants. The overall budget of the project should typically be between EUR 500 000 to EUR 1 500 000 and the duration of the project should normally be between 1 and 2 years.

Sum: EUR 92.72m

Deadline: 11 April 2008

Funder Link: CORDIS

Scheme Link: CORDIS – Find a Call

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

January 9, 2008

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» Title: FP7 – Calls for Proposals – Research Potential

Funding Source: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Call Identifier: FP7-REGPOT-2008-1

This call is for any research topic covered by the EC FP7 and aims to stimulate the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged Union by unlocking and developing existing or emerging research potential in the European Union’s convergence regions and outermost regions1, and helping to strengthen the capacities of their researchers to successfully participate in research activities at EU level.

Restrictions: Only public or private research entity (as a single proposer) in the EU Convergence region and Outermost regions are allowed to participate.

Sum: EUR 29m

Deadline: 14 March 2008


Call Identifier: FP7-REGPOT-2008-2

This call is for any research topic covered by the EC FP7 and aims to provide evaluation facilities through which any research entity in the qualifying regions, whether or not applying for funding under the above call, can obtain an international independent expert evaluation of the level of their overall research quality and capability (including management and research infrastructures) and define an Action Plan to improve their research capacities.

Restrictions: Only public or private research entity (as a single proposer) in the EU Convergence region and Outermost regions are allowed to participate.

Sum: EUR 1m

Deadline: 14 March 2008

For more information, please see the individual call fiche and work programme.

Funder Link: CORDIS

Scheme Link: CORDIS – Find a Call

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.