New: WeAre #EuropeForCulture Pilot Project
This project relates to three aims of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage: to encourage people-centered approaches to heritage, make heritage accessible to all, and raise awareness of Europe’s heritage among hard-to-reach groups. The project seeks to engage groups of older and younger Europeans (aged 55+, and 13-30), who are hard to reach and do not already participate in cultural heritage activities – such as those living in isolation or poverty, not engaged in education, learning or employment. It aims to encourage individuals to share their own cultural heritage, raise awareness of links between personal, local and European heritage, and reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.
This pilot project has 3 main goals:
✅Reaching 'hard-to-reach' groups 
✅Putting people at the ❤️ of heritage
✅Heritage 4 all
Deadline: 10 September 2018 
New: Transnational actions for integration of third-country nationals in the EU member states and supporting legal migration

Call summary and aims:

The European Union’s objective to constitute an area of freedom, security and justice should be achieved, inter alia, through common measures framing a policy on asylum and immigration, based on solidarity between Member States, which is fair towards third countries and their nationals.

In order to contribute to the development of the common Union policy on asylum and immigration and to the strengthening of the area of freedom, security and justice in the light of the application of the principles of solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States and cooperation with third countries, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up. It aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration.


5 topics fot this call:

- Engagement of diaspora communities on awareness raising;

- Care for migrant minors, including unaccompanied minors;

- Support to victims of trafficking in human beings;

- Legal migration projects with third countries;

- Local and regional integration networks.


Deadline: 31 January 2019


New: Quantum Key Distribution testbed

Scope: Building an experimental platform to test and validate the concept of end-to-end security, providing quantum key distribution as a service. Proposals should develop an open, robust, reliable and fully monitored metropolitan area testbed network (ring or mesh configuration). The aim is to integrate equipment, components, protocols and network technologies with QKD systems and current digital security and communication networks. Where necessary, R&D activities can be addressed. The testbed should be modular, to test different components, configurations and approaches from multiple suppliers and benchmark the different approaches against overall performance. The proposed solutions should demonstrate resistance against known hacking techniques, including quantum hacking techniques. The testbed should make use as much as possible of existing network infrastructure (fibres and/or satellites), provide a quantum key exchange rate compatible with concrete application requirements over metropolitan distances (i.e. of at least 40km). The proposed testbed should demonstrate different applications and use cases of QKD (including for authentication), optimizing end-to-end security rather than the security of individual elements.

Deadline: 14 November 2018


New: Digital health and care services

Scope: Support the health and care service provider to procure the development, testing and implementation of digital services and communication concepts that can facilitate the transition to integrated care models across health and social services and country-specific cross-institutional set-ups, including decentralised procurement environments and collaboration across institutions. Key challenges that could be addressed are patient empowerment, self-management, patient safety, patient involvement, chronic disease management, diagnosing, home-care logistics, hospital logistics, skills and independent living. These challenges could be addressed by applicable ICT domains e.g., telemedicine, mHealth, IoT, shared open source IT-based platforms, etc. as will be defined in the market consultation process. This should result in early adoption and demonstration of the potential for scaling-up the services and positive impact with evidence of appropriate incentives of various actors.

Deadline: 14 November 2018


New: Community building and roadmapping for high performance and smart electrochemical energy storage

Scope: Proposals should aim at networking and coordinating the efforts of the relevant stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry and preparing a long term research roadmap for radically new electrochemical energy storage technologies, devices and smart systems. Such systems should aim at major performance gains (in terms of e.g. energy and power density, lifetime, energy efficiency, cost, fast charging and safety) and environmental sustainability. The roadmap should take account of relevant national and regional programmes, and complement the short/medium term research activities on battery technologies foreseen at European level and in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. It should show what the major milestones are, position the proposed research in the global landscape and elaborate a clear path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.

Deadline: 06 November 2018


New: Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Articole publicate în anul 2018

Competiţia se adresează cercetătorilor afiliați unor instituții din România, autori de articole științifice publicate în reviste indexate de Clarivate Analytics în Science Citation Index Expanded („Science”), Social Sciences Citation Index („Social Sciences”) sau Arts & Humanities Citation Index („Arts & Humanities”).

Cererile de premiere se depun prin intermediul platformei on-line www.uefiscdi-direct.ro, nefiind necesară depunerea și în format tipărit.

Termen: 29 noiembrie 2018


New: Programul de burse private L’Oréal – UNESCO „Pentru femeile din știință”

Programul sprijină comunitatea științifică locală prin acordarea a patru burse pentru tinere cercetătoare din ariile Științele Vieții și Știintele Fizice. Valoarea unei burse este de 42.000 lei, iar sumele sunt menite să finanțeze activități de cercetare desfășurate pe teritoriul României.

Programul de burse naționale se adresează cercetătoarelor din România cu vârsta de maxim 35 de ani, care fie sunt doctorande, fie au obţinut titlul ştiinţific de doctor şi urmează un program de pregătire postuniversitară în România.
În cadrul programului, se acordă câte două burse pentru fiecare dintre domeniile Științele Vieții și Științe Fizice, pentru a finanța patru proiecte de cercetare derulate timp de câte zece luni, în cadrul unei instituții de cercetare din România.

Termen: 7 septembrie 2018


New: Call for proposals EACEA/28/2017 - European policy experimentations in the fields of Education and Training led by high-level public authorities

The objectives of this call are to:

- Promote trans-national cooperation and mutual learning among public authorities at the highest institutional level of the eligible countries in order to foster systemic improvement and innovation in the education and training fields,

- Enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to ensure the successful implementation of innovative measures,

- Facilitate the transferability and scalability of effective innovative measures.


Proposals submitted under the present call should tackle only one of the following priority themes:

- Promoting social inclusion and shared EU values through formal and nonformal learning;

- Mainstreaming and further developing multilingual pedagogies in school education (e.g. working in multilingual classrooms / with bilingual children) and supporting teachers and their training to deal with diversity in classrooms;

- Digital assessment: identifying best practices across educational sectors and countries and scaling up of best practices and experimentation;

- VET teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeship;

- Implementation of Upskilling Pathways for adults without an upper secondary qualification or equivalent;

- Policies and incentives to support innovative teaching and pedagogical training in higher education, including through open and digital education;

- Creation of a European-wide hub for online learning, blended/ virtual mobility, virtual campuses and collaborative exchange of best practices.


Applicants considered eligible to respond to this call are:

a) Public authorities (Ministry or equivalent) responsible for education and training at the highest level in the relevant national or regional context.

b) Public or private organisations active in the fields of education or training or other relevant fields.

c) Public or private organisations or institutions carrying out cross-sector activities linked to education and training in other socio-economic sectors (e.g. NGOs, information or guidance services, public authorities, agencies or services responsible for: education, training, youth, employment, social affairs, home affairs, justice, quality assurance, recognition and/or validation; career guidance, chambers of commerce, business and social partners, trade organisations, civil society, cultural or sport organisations, evaluation or research entities, media etc.)


Deadline: 25 September 2018 



New: Action grants to support transnational projects on judicial training covering civil law, criminal law or fundamental rights
The objective is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law in the areas of civil law, criminal law and fundamental rights, judicial ethics and the rule of law, by helping to address the training needs of justice professionals in these fields. It also targets the specific training needs of court staff and bailiffs, as well as prison and probation staff.
This call will fund training activities such as:
- organisation of interactive, practice-oriented seminars (including implementation of training modules created by the European Commission on EU legislation in civil law;
- multilateral exchanges between legal practitioners (except for judges and prosecutors whose training bodies are members of the EJTN and may thus take part in the exchanges organised by the EJTN);
- cross-border initial training activities (face-to-face activities or exchanges), covering as many Member States as possible, to create a common European legal culture from the start of entering a legal profession (except for newly appointed judges and prosecutors for whom the equivalent activity is funded via the operating grant of the EJTN),
- joint study visits to EU courts by legal practitioners (other than judges/prosecutors, already covered by the operating grant of the EJTN) from as many different Member States as possible;
- creation of training content, whether for presential learning, blended learning or e‑learning, ready-to-use either by trainers or by practitioners for self-learning;
- translation and updating of existing training material.
Deadline: 25 October 2018 
New: ACT – "Accelerating CCS Technologies"

• Facilitarea cercetării, dezvoltării și inovării în domeniul captării și stocării CO2;

• Stimularea dezvoltării proiectelor care vizează accelerea și maturizarea tehnologiei CCS.

Propunerile de proiecte trebuie să ilustreze modul în care proiectele lor ar putea contribui la accelerarea procesului de comercializare a unor tehnologii CCUS eficiente din punct de vedere al costurilor, al impactului redus asupra mediului și al utilizării eficiente a resurselor.
Accesul la infrastructura de cercetare de vârf este esențială pentru atingerea obiectivelor ACT. Propunerile de proiecte ar trebui, dacă este cazul, să urmărească maximizarea sinergiilor cu infrastructurile existente, cum ar fi, de exemplu, ECCSEL și membrii Rețelei de Centre Internaționale de Testare. Proiectele ar trebui să aibă o influență semnificativă asupra accelerării tehnologiei CCUS fie pentru sectorul energetic, pentru aplicații în industrii intensive energetice, fie pentru utilizare.
Proiectele care exploatează potențialul soluțiilor cu emisii scăzute de carbon cu CCS, precum și captarea de dioxid de carbon în atmosferă, fac obiectul prezentei competiții.

Data limită: 12 septembrie 2018

New: Mobility scheme for artists and/or culture professionals

The main objective of the tender will be to prepare the ground for a mobility scheme in creative and cultural sectors, from 2021 onwards in the next generation of EU programmes.

The specific objectives are:
- to explore and analyse the conditions for setting up a successful and sustainable scheme allowing individuals to engage in a cross border mobility project,
- propose and test a funding scheme for individual mobility of artists and /or culture professionals,
- provide conclusions and recommendations.

Deadline: 31 August 2018

New: Tourism synergies with cultural and creative industries (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises)

This call for proposals intends to co-fund projects which put a particular focus on transnational cooperation between tourism and CCIs-related SMEs to develop and promote innovative yet tangible tourism offers. Such tourism offers need to capitalise on the creative potential of CCIs to develop innovative services and products and/or use cultural and creative content to enhance existing or develop new tourism experiences.

The project proposal shall target the following general expected results:
- Contribution to competitive and sustainable development, growth (increase in international tourism flows) and employment in the tourism and CCI sectors. Benefits and multiplier effects of synergies between tourism and CCIs-related activities on economy and people’s wellbeing;
- Demonstrated contribution to the development of a transnational tourism offer and its diversification. Creation of a "critical mass" of transnational tourism-related products and services, providing ground for varied and attractive tourism offers at European level;
- Better market visibility of varied and attractive European transnational tourism offers; developing comprehensive and practical information on the product for potential tourists and enhancing visitors' experience;
- Facilitation and consolidation of public-private partnerships and involvement of tourism and CCI–related enterprises in the supply chain of transnational thematic tourism products as well as into regional development and tourism promotional strategies.

Deadline: 19 July 2018

New: EIC Horizon Prize for 'European Low-Cost Space Launch'

The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites.

An established service for regular launches dedicated to small satellites will contribute to achieve the following goals:
- internal market growth in the manufacturing sector of small launchers and satellites and the downstream services sector;
- European leading position in export markets globally in the field of light satellites and small launchers;
- space-enabled seamless solutions for European citizens thanks to operational light satellites and small launchers.

The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. The prize relates to the development of European critical space infrastructure, which is of strategic importance and security-critical for the Union and its Member States.

The prize will be ​​awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria:
​- ​Excellence
​- ​Technical implementation;
​- ​Service sustainability.

Deadline:​ ​01 June 2021

New: Restricted call for proposals to support National Roma platforms

The priority of this restricted call for proposals for action grants is to support the setting up or reinforcing of national consultation processes in the Member States, through National Roma Platforms convened and managed by National Roma Contact Points (NRCPs).

The National Roma Platforms are expected to encourage and facilitate dialogue and exchanges, promote mutual learning, cooperation and involvement in implementation and monitoring, reporting and policy review between all national stakeholders. Inclusion of Roma people, in particular Roma women and youth, in the Platform is strongly encouraged.

Activities should support nationally led participatory multi-stakeholder processes of working meetings aimed at strengthening partnership across all levels, including government authorities, regional and local authorities, civil society organisations, including Roma youth and Roma women organisations, private sector, academia, etc.

Deadline:​ ​08 November 2018

Open Research Fund

Career stage: Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Level of funding: Up to £50,000

Duration of funding: Up to one year

Who can apply? You can apply to the Open Research Fund if you want to develop, pilot and evaluate innovative approaches to making health research more open. These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to six members from anywhere in the world.

Examples of activities considered to be included (but not limited to):

- making outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) eg implementing new approaches and standards to help researchers in the same discipline;

- developing open platforms or tools eg. for combining or repurposing datasets and other research outputs from different locations or disciplines, or for mining vast quantities of research data and content;

- improving research reproducibility eg. developing tools to package data with code, assessing the reproducibility of published findings or testing new reporting standards;

- speeding up ways to find and share data eg. using open lab notebooks to share research and collaborate in real-time (or near real-time);

- looking at the role blockchain technology could play in managing and disseminating research outputs and assigning credit;

- testing new metrics that offer transparent and fair ways to evaluate open research;

- embedding incentives that encourage researchers to adopt open research approaches during research and to share their research outputs;

- developing crowdsourcing approaches to increase participation in research eg. annotating complex datasets or enabling co-design and development of research projects.

Deadline: 7 August 2018


JUST-JACC-EJU-AG-2018: Action grants to support national or transnational e-Justice projects

The objective is to contribute to achieving the objectives of the European e-Justice Strategy 2014-2018. It will support the implementation of e-Justice projects within the European e-Justice Portal and at national level, in as far as they have a European dimension.

Project activities under this call would in principle include analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work, IT software development, quality assurance and related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of new IT systems, as well as the expansion and adaptation of existing national and transnational solutions towards addressing the objectives of the call. The requirements of the eIDAS Regulation and the use of CEF Digital Building Blocks should be taken into account.

Deadline: 16 October 2018


Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) ERA-NET Cofund

Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies.

Two activities are mandatory:
- Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
- Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.

Deadline: 18 December 2018


EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good'

The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.

Social application areas in which decentralized solutions based on DLTs have shown clear benefits over conventional centralised platform solutions include, but are not limited to:
- demonstrating the origin of raw materials or products and supporting fair trade and the fair monetization of labour;
- allowing for a greater visibility of public spending and a greater transparency of administrative and production processes;
- participation in democratic decision-making by enabling accountability, rewarding participation and/or anonymity;
- enabling the development of decentralized social networks or clouds, or of decentralized platforms for the collaborative economy;
- managing property, land registry or other public records;
- contributing to financial inclusion.

This challenge is targeted at a wide range of actors: individuals, social entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, research centres from technological and social disciplines, creative industries, students, hackers, start-ups, and SMEs.

Deadline: 03 September 2019


Call for proposals to support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration
This call will aim to co-fund national or transnational projects tackling at least one of the following grounds of discrimination of Art. 19 TFEU (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:12008E019:EN:HTML): racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
This call will fund activities on:
- data collection and survey;
- monitoring the implementation of non-discrimination legislation;
- training of professionals;
- mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
- dissemination and awareness raising activities (including at local level), such as seminars, conferences, campaigns or social media and press activities;
- victims' interest representation, independent monitoring and reporting;
- capacity building and empowerment.
Deadline: 09 October 2018


European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant
Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC Advanced Grant Principal Investigators are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years which must be presented in the application.
Principal Investigators of Advanced Grant proposals will be expected to demonstrate a record of achievements appropriate to the field and at least matching one or more of the following benchmarks:
- 10 publications as main author (or in those fields where alphabetic order of authorship is the norm, joint author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, and/or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed conferences proceedings of their respective field;
- 3 major research monographs, of which at least one is translated into another language. This benchmark is relevant to research fields where publication of monographs is the norm (e.g. humanities and social sciences).
Deadline: 30 August 2018


Call for Proposals: Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways”
Description of the activities to be funded / Type of actions:
(a) Proposals must be centred around one of the two or a combination of the two elements below:
 Tools for assessing the skills (including, literacy and/or numeracy and/or digital skills) of low-skilled / low qualified adults or priority targets groups as defined by the countries, where relevant, and / or
 Arrangements for providing such assessments to low-skilled / low qualified adults or priority targets groups as defined by the countries, where relevant.
(b) Proposals must include one or more of the following activities:
 Enlarging the scale or scope of existing assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled / low-qualified adults that are considered to be effective (e.g. enlarging the scope of an existing assessment arrangement to cover a different target group); or
 Adapting to the needs of low-skilled adults existing assessment tools and arrangements that are considered to be effective (e.g. adapting an assessment so that it assesses basic literacy, numeracy or digital skills); or
 Developing new assessment tools and arrangements for low-skilled adults and/or testing them on a scale that allows conclusions to be drawn about their effectiveness.
Eligibility of the applicants (lead and co-applicants):
To be eligible, the mono-applicant or lead applicant in case of consortium must be a public entity in charge of national or regional policies and actions for upskilling/re-skilling adults.
Any co-applicants must be public or private entities (profit or non-profit making) involved in the organisation and/or financing and/or provision of services to adults such as skills assessment, validation of competences, education and training, orientation and guidance.
Deadline: 6 July 2018.
Proiecte de tip CLOUD și de infrastructuri masive de date
Prin Ordinul MFE nr. 361 din 03.05.2018, a fost aprobat Ghidul Solicitantului (condiţii specifice de accesare a fondurilor), pentru Proiecte de tip CLOUD și de infrastructuri masive de date, aferent Acțiunii 1.1.2 Dezvoltarea unor rețele de centre CD, coordonate la nivel național și racordate la rețele europene și internaționale de profil și asigurarea accesului cercetătorilor la publicații științifice și baze de date europene și internaționale - Axa prioritara 1 din POC.
Termen limită: 12 iulie 2018
ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems: SG+ RegSYS
ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus RegSys pornește de la inițiativa ERA-Net SG+ pe care o continuă și completează, devenind ERA-NET Smart Energy Systems. Noul program se concentrează pe sistemele integrate inteligente regionale pentru energie. Proiectele trebuie sa cuprindă cel puțin doi participanți diferiți din două țări membre ale consorțiului ERA-Net SG+ RegSys.
Proiectele RegSys vor avea printre obiective folosirea sustenabilă a resurselor locale și globale, urmărind:

- Identificarea nevoilor critice și implicarea actorilor importanți în sistemele de energie locale și regionale;

- ​Implicarea furnizorilor de tehnologie și servicii, a inovatorilor și cercetătorilor în procesul de dezvoltare și definire a soluțiilor pentru sistemele de energie locale și regionale, adaptate cererii din piață;


- Atragerea actorilor din mediul public și privat în colaborări care să accelereze inovația și implementarea de noi soluții.

Propunerile de proiecte ideale abordeaza toate cele 3 aspecte:

(1) Tehnologie: soluții de transport multi-funcțional, automatizări, telecomunicații, machine learning, cercetare tehnologică etc.

(2) Piață: design de piață prin produse și servicii noi, modele de business noi, reglementări noi, cercetare economică etc.
(3) Adoptare: procese inovative, de tranziție și transformare, cu implicarea actorilor relevanți din rândurile consumatorilor și ai actorilor din zona de educație și politici publice, distribuției, comunității și societații, cercetare socială etc.
Proiectele RegSys trebuie să dezvolte și să piloteze tehnologii, sisteme și soluții eficiente de distribuție, de stocare și de utilizare a resurselor regenerabile într-o măsură cât mai mare, țintind să acopere până la 100% cererea de furnizare de energie la nivel local și regional până în 2030. În același timp trebuie să contribuie la integrarea acestor sisteme locale și regionale de energie într-un sistem solid la nivel european, încurajând participarea la schimbul de energie, precum și la menținerea și continuitatea întregului sistem.
Proiectele ERA-Net SG+ RegSys transnaționale ideale abordează toate cele trei dimensiuni ale integrării: Smart Energy System Integration, Innovation Ecosystem Integration, Cross Sectoral Integration. Un astfel de proiect conecteaza cele mai noi tehnologii din domeniul energiei cu cele mai noi idei de afaceri din sectoarele din afara celui energetic, cu sprijinul actorilor implicați în dezvoltarea regională, pentru a crește gradul de adoptare a unei soluții noi în cadrul afacerilor locale sau în locuințe.

Lansarea primului apel de proiecte al inițiativei Smart Energy Systems va avea loc în Suedia, în perioada 21-25 mai 2018, în cadrul Nordic Energy Week. 


Termen limită depunere schiță proiect: 11 septembrie 2018.
Call for proposals CLEAN SKY 2
Development and testing of innovative Cr free anodic layers removal solution
The aim of this study is then to develop a Cr free solution to remove anodic oxidation layers obtained with new alternative treatments, without deteriorating the aluminium alloy substrate. Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.
Improved Thermal Properties of Computing Platforms for Next-Generation Avionics [SAT]
The proposed activity shall investigate, develop, and validate emerging thermal-aware SW-based techniques that will reduce operational temperature of electronic circuits. The expected impact of the improved thermal performance will both improve computing performance and will reduce size and weight of electronics due to relaxed dissipation requirements. Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.
Thermo-mechanical design validation of compact heat exchanger by thermal cycling life prediction
The objective of this topic is to gain knowledge on physics involved in heat exchanger deterioration. Hence, models which can deal with multi-scale and multi-disciplinary physics shall be built, communicating between each other, with the objective to accurately simulate real operational conditions.
Development of Measurement Techniques for Visualisation and Evaluation of Reverse Flow Interactions with Fan
Reverse flows generated by the thrust reverser unit (TRU) are of significant complexity. In order to ensure reliable fan performance when the TRU is deployed, the flow topologies up- and down-stream of the fan module need to be investigated and understood. For this purpose, advanced measurement techniques for a novel level of visualisation and evaluation of reverse flow interactions with fan aerodynamics need to be developed.
Adoption of a “Digital Transformation” approach to improve NGCTR design and simulation
The Topic is aimed to develop a new approach in the develop of the NGCTR, using new technologies associated to the Digital Transformation concept (Big Data; IoT; AI; AR/VR;), and designing new methods capable to earn the maximum value from these.
But also to support the optimization of flight campaigns and improving design choices, thanks to new insights coming from the massive data analysis and finding innovative algorithms and correlations.
Sizing for recycled carbon fibres to optimise adhesion in organic/inorganic composite materials
In the present topic, carbon fibres’ sizing shall be manufactured and modified in order to optimise the interlinkage between recycled carbon fibres and a polymeric or a cementitious matrix with the goal to produce improved carbon fibre composite materials with increased mechanical properties.
Composite mould tool based on 3D printing
The objective of the present topic is to develop a composite mould tool based on an innovative large additive manufactured structure. The tool surface shall be able to withstand a high production rate, similar to today's metallic tools. The tool is intended to be used for producing a composite demonstrator with a size of approximately 1.5x3 sqm.
Cognitive Computing potential for cockpit operations
The objective of this research project is to assess how Cognitive Computing could efficiently support by 2035+ pilot decision making in unexpected or very complex situations.
Deadline: 12 July 2018
2 Calls for Proposals for Action Grants under 2018 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme

Call for proposals to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance


The call is aimed at supporting projects focusing on preventing and combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, by:

- improving responses to hate crime and hate speech, including but not limited to means of criminal law;
- supporting victims of hate crime and hate speech;
- preventing hatred by fostering tolerance and social cohesion.
​: ​04 October 2018

Call for proposals to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online
The call for proposals will support the following priorities:
- Projects aimed at development, studies and analyses of the sociological landscape and trends on hate speech online;
- Projects on developing online alternative and counter-narratives and promoting the development of critical thinking by Internet users;
- Projects aimed at countering illegal hate speech online on social platforms/Internet companies (As defined under national laws transposing the Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law) and enhancing transparency on how manifestations of hate speech are addressed in the online world.
Deadline: 11 October 2018
EEA Grants - Competiţii deschise Proiecte colaborative de cercetare + Proiecte de Mobilităţi
Prin acest instrument de finanţare se urmăreşte susţinerea cooperării între cercetătorii din România şi Statele Donatoare (Norvegia, Islanda şi Liechtenstein) şi, deopotrivă, stimularea participării cercetătorilor români în competiţiile europene pentru finanţarea cercetării.
Scopul competiţiei "Proiecte colaborative de cercetare": Finanțarea proiectelor colaborative de cercetare care urmăresc dezvoltarea cunoștințelor bazate pe cercetare în România.
Termen: 1 octombrie 2018. 
Tododată, în vederea facilitării întâlnirii dintre cercetătorii din Statele Donatoare şi România, pentru stabilirea de parteneriate care să se materializeze în propuneri de „Proiecte colaborative de cercetare” este lansată competiţia pentru „Proiecte de Mobilităţi”. 

Scopul competiţiei "Proiecte de Mobilităţi": Stabilirea de parteneriate între cercetătorii din Statele Donatoare și România în vederea dezvoltării de Proiecte colaborative de cercetare.

Termen: până la epuizarea bugetului, dar nu mai târziu de 14 septembrie 2018.
>Calls for proposals for Horizon 2018-2020
Open Call H2020-BBI-JTI-2018 (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry)

BBI.2018.SO1.R1: Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorise residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries

BBI.2018.SO2.D3: Valorise sugars from the cellulosic and/or hemicellulosic fractions of lignocellulosic biomass

BBI.2018.SO2.R2: Develop techniques and systems to improve the performance of biocatalysts

BBI.2018.SO2.R4: Apply advanced biotechnologies to convert biomass that contains inhibitors into high value-added chemicals and materials

BBI.2018.SO2.R7: Electrochemical processes for bio-based monomers and polymers

BBI.2018.SO3.F2: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sourceshttp://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.2018.so3.f2.html

​Termen (toate de mai sus): 06 Septembrie 2018.

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Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Brevete
Scopul competiţiei: Creşterea impactului şi vizibilităţii internaţionale a cercetării – dezvoltării - inovării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative protejate prin brevete de invenție.
Termen: 15 decembrie 2018
Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Articole
Scopul competiei: Creşterea calităţii, a impactului şi a vizibilităţi internaţionale a cercetării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative publicate în reviste de prestigiu din fluxul ştiinţific principal internaţional.
Termen: 29 noiembrie 2018


Proiecte de mobilitate pentru cercetători cu experienţă din diaspora
Scopul competitiei: Capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
Termen: ​20 noiembrie 2018
Proiecte de mobilitate pentru tineri cercetători din diaspora
Scopul competitiei: Crearea mediului propice schimburilor de experienţă şi expertiză ce au la bază transferul de aptitudini, competenţe dobândite de tinerii cercetători români aflaţi în diaspora şi cei din ţară, în vederea consolidării cooperării între aceştia.
Proiecte de mobilitate pentru cercetători
Scopul competitiei: Dezvoltarea resursei umane din sistemul național de cercetare-dezvoltare și creșterea vizibilității cercetării românești prin publicarea şi prezentarea la conferințe internaționale de prestigiu a celor mai semnificative rezultate, prin efectuarea de stagii de pregătire și prin asigurarea accesului la infrastructuri/ biblioteci/arhive/baze de date internaționale.
Termen: 30 septembrie 2018
Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children

Priorities and activities to be co-financed:

- Prevention of gender-based violence (GBV): The focus of this priority is on primary prevention, in particular changing social norms and behaviour, in order to end tolerance of all forms of gender-based violence;

- Protection and support for victims and witnesses of domestic violence, including through tackling under-reporting, promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation, and capacity building for relevant professionals;

- The coordination and/or adaptation of support services for sexual and gender-based violence to include refugees and migrants, in particular to ensure their recovery from such trauma;

- Prevention and responding to cyber sexual- and gender-based violence;

- Promoting the embedding of child safeguarding policies across different settings and sectors, such as sports clubs and organisations, extra-curricular activities and/or leisure/recreation clubs/organisations for children, both as a means to protect and safeguard children as well as to equip staff with the necessary training and guidance.

Deadline: 13 November 2018


Calls H2020 - ECSEL JU (Joint Technology Initiative on ‘Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership’)

Topic: ECSEL-2018-1-IA

An ECSEL Innovation Action (IA) primarily consists of activities aiming at pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing. These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication.

Deadline: 20 September 2018




Topics: H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA, H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA-Special-Topic

An ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (RIA) primarily consists of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, method, tool or solution. For this purpose they may include applied research, technology development and/or method/tool and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

Deadline: 20 September 2018


Granturi SEE și Norvegia pentru Cooperare Regională

Granturile SEE și Norvegia pentru Cooperare Regională vizează proiecte de consolidare a cooperării transfrontaliere și transnaționale între țările donatoare, țările beneficiare și zece state membre care nu sunt membre ale UE.
Proiectele finanţate trebuie să fie transfrontaliere regionale sau transnaționale și să implice mai mulți parteneri și mai multe activități în diferite țări. Entitățile eligibile trebuie să aplice ca un consorțiu format din entități din cel puțin trei țări.
Vor fi alocate fonduri pentru sprijinul dialogului incluziv și consolidarea rețelelor transfrontaliere și transnaționale, consolidarea capacităților, schimbul de cunoștințe și schimbul de politici pentru accelerarea inovării; dezvoltarea structurilor de cooperare durabilă între sectorul de afaceri, sectorul public, sectorul civil și mediul academic; și angajamente care contribuie la îmbunătățirea eficacității și eficienței în elaborarea politicilor și răspunsurile la provocările europene comune.
Prin granturile SEE și Norvegia, țările donatoare ​îşi propun să ​contribuie la reducerea disparităților sociale și economice în Europa și la consolidarea relațiilor bilaterale dintre Islanda, Liechtenstein și Norvegia și 15 țări beneficiare din Europa de Nord, Centrală și de Sud.
Acest fond de granturi reprezintă o valoare adăugată ​faţă de restul finanţării SEE și Norvegia datorită concentrării pe​ transfrontalier și transnațional ​la nivel ​euro​pean​.
​Se pun la dispoziţie ​15 milioane EUR în cadrul primei ​etape de propuneri​ care are termen​ de aplicare 01.07.2018. Se preconizează că proiectele vor începe în 2019.


Termen limită: 1 iulie 2018


EIT KICs Call 2018
EIC Horizon Prize for 'Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis'

For the purpose of this prize, artificial photosynthesis is understood to be a process that aims at mimicking the physical chemistry of natural photosynthesis by absorbing solar energy in the form of photons. The solution is required to use this energy to generate fuel molecules through a synthetic system to be delivered as a single integrated device that utilises either biomimetic, nanotechnology, synthetic biology or a combination of these systems.
Meeting the challenge will stimulate innovation and focus research and development towards energy applications in a new energy technology through increased public and commercial interest. Moreover, it will accelerate the development of new innovative energy conversion systems using solar light and natural elements to produce renewable fuels to be used in industry, housing and transport.
Deadline: 03 February 2021


EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid

The challenge consists of developing innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies.
Expected Impact: More cost-effective, more sustainable and higher-quality innovative solutions, leading to an optimised use of humanitarian funding and an enhanced response to urgent needs in a humanitarian aid settings, notably for those in a most vulnerable situation, in areas such as shelter, water and sanitation, energy, heating or cooling, food, hygiene and medical care.
Deadline: 15 January 2020


Horizon Prize for Social Innovation in Europe

The social innovation Horizon prize will pull together society's resources from different spheres including the public, private and social economy to deliver new solutions to the challenge of Aging Population. The aim is to spur interest and citizen's engagement, incite new collaborations, incentivize behavioural change towards a particular issue, attract new dynamic innovators to the area, mobilise additional private investment for innovation, generate social solutions and encourage a European social innovation "doers" community, while creating jobs and opening markets in new areas and create new social value, relationships and collaborations.
Deadline: 28 February 2019