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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

September 12, 2008

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» FP7 Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities 2009

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

Under the SSH theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, three calls for proposals were issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-A

Collaborative research projects and Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups – Civil Society Organisations

There are seven main activities/areas for this call:

1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society

Topics include: Growth and Service industries and public economic policy

2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective – paths towards sustainable development

Topics include: Impacts of corporate social responsibility and social inequalities

3. Major trends in society and their implications

Topics include: Changes in consumer markets, tolerance and cultural diversity and religion

4. Europe and the world

Topics include: Competition and collaboration in access to oil, gas and mineral resources and Perspectives from outside the EU on human rights, democracy and peace

5. The Citizen in the European Union

Topics include: Independent media and democracy in Europe and Culture in the creation of a European space of communication

6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators

Topics include: European service sectors and data management for statistics

7. Foresight activities

Topics include: The world and Europe in 2025 and Foresight on the long term challenges for the Mediterranean area

Budget: EUR 55m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-B

Collaborative Projects (Small or Medium-Scale Focused Research Projects) for Specific Cooperation Actions Dedicated to International Cooperation

There are two main activities/areas for this call:

1. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective: paths towards sustainable development

Topic: Cities and sustainable Development

2. Europe and the world

Topic: Climate induced changes in water resources in southern Europe and neighbouring countries as a threat to security (Topic coordinated with the Environment work programme topic ENV.2009.1.1.5.2)

Budget: EUR 6m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-C

Co-ordination and Support Actions

There are four main activities/areas for this call:

1. Major trends in society and their implications

Topic: Social platform on research for families and family policies

2. Europe in the world

Topic: Geopolitics and the role of Europe in a changing world

3. Foresight Activities

Topic: Consolidating the information system for foresight

4. Horizontal Actions

Topic: Measures to support the dissemination of research results

Budget: EUR 6.22m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

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.

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

September 8, 2008

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» FP7 2009 Calls Open

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

The European Commission launched 22 calls for proposals in the Capacities and Co-operation Specific Programmes on 3rd September 2008. Please find a summary list below of each individual call by their call identifier code. The EuRO Office will be issuing more detailed information about each theme/call shortly.

CO-OPERATION SPECIFIC PROGRAMME

Health

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-two-stage

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology

- FP7-KBBE-2009-3

Energy

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-1

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-2

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-3

Environment (including Climate Change)

- FP7-ENV-2009-1

Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities

- FP7-SSH-2009-A

- FP7-SSH-2009-B

- FP7-SSH-2009-C

Space

- FP7-SPACE-2009-1

Security

- FP7-SEC-2009-1

JOINT CALL:FABF, NNM, Energy and Environment (including Climate Change)

- FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY-CSA

- FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY-CP

CAPACITIES SPECIFIC PROGRAMME:

Research for the Benefit of SMEs

- FP7-SME-2008-2

- FP7-SME-2008-3

- FP7-SME-2009-1

Regions of Knowledge

- FP7-REGIONS-2009-1

Science in Society

- FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1

Activities of International Cooperation

- FP7-INCO-2009-1

- FP7-INCO-2009-2

- FP7-INCO-2009-4

- FP7-INCO-2009-5

More Information: CORDIS – Find a Call (Use the call identifier code listed above)

If you have any queries or need clarification regarding any of the themes mentioned please do not hesitate to contact the European Office for further assistance.