New: Proiect ERA-NET on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (MANUNET III)

Apelul pentru propuneri de proiecte MANUNET III 2019 este direcționat către proiecte transnaționale de cercetare și dezvoltare orientate spre procese de fabricație cu aplicații și risc ridicat.

Domeniile din procesele de fabricație structurate în următoarele topici:

- Tehnologii de inginerie bazată pe cunoaștere, tehnologiile informației și comunicațiilor pentru fabricație, inclusiv tehnologii pentru industrie 4.0 (ex. robotică industrială, inginerie asistată de calculator și proiectare, fabricația automatizată, managementul duratei de viață a produsului, sistemele cibernetice, IoT, controlul, big data, conectivitatea și mobilitatea, realitatea augmentată, securitatea cibernetică pentru procese etc);
- Tehnologii de fabricație pentru aplicații energetice și de mediu, inclusiv utilizarea eficientă a resurselor și reciclarea (reutilizarea, refabricarea etc) și economia circulară în procesele de fabricație;
- Tehnologii de fabricație adaptive, inclusiv procese de îndepărtare, aderare, adăugare, formare, consolidare, asamblare și mașinile industriale avansate aferente;
- Materiale noi pentru industria prelucrătoare (aliaje, lubrifianți, acoperiri, fibre textile, construcții, compozite, izolare, multi-materiale multi-funcționale etc.);
- Noi metode, componente și sisteme de fabricație (dezvoltarea de demonstratoare, dispozitive și echipamente, sisteme logistice, etc.);
- Alte tehnologii / produse și servicii legate de domeniul industriei prelucrătoare (logistică, lanț de aprovizionare etc.).

Propunerile de proiecte trebuie să demonstreze:
- Orientarea către piață;
- Participarea activă a întreprinderilor;
- Aplicarea și utilizarea practică a tehnolgiilor de fabricație;
- Expertiza partenerilor din propuneri în domeniile de competență declarate;
- Valoarea adaugată prin cooperare transnațională;
- Scara de impact și poziționare în piață a solicitanților;
- Gradul ridicat de inovare și risc științific și tehnic.

Termen limită: 21 martie 2019.


New: Calls for proposals JUST-AG-2019

1. Call for proposals for action grants to support national or transnational e-Justice projects
This call for proposals aims to support the development of pan-European electronic solutions and services in the area of justice which have the potential to produce outputs of tangible added value.

Project activities under this call would in principle include:
- analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work,
- IT software development,
- quality assurance including related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of new IT systems,
- expansion and adaptation of existing national and transnational solutions towards addressing the objectives of the call.
Deadline: 13 June 2019.

2. Call for proposals for action grants to support transnational projects on judicial training covering civil law, criminal law or fundamental rights
This call supports training of members of the judiciary and judicial staff, i.e. judges, prosecutors, court officers, other legal practitioners associated with the judiciary, such as lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, insolvency practitioners and mediators, as well as court interpreters and translators, prison and probation staff.
Deadline: 27 June 2019.

3. Call for proposals for action grants to support national and transnational projects to promote judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters
This call will support three priorities:
1. Judicial cooperation in civil matters;
2. Judicial cooperation in criminal matters;
3. Support to the members of the European Judicial Network (EJN) in civil and commercial matters and to the national authorities, courts and professional associations they represent.
Deadline: 16 April 2019.

4. Call for proposals for action grants to support transnational projects to enhance the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime and the rights of victims of crime
The aims of this call are:
- to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime (procedural rights priority);
- to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of victims of crime (victims' rights priority).
Deadline: 15 May 2019.

Information about all the topics above: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/just/calls/just-ag-2019.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/JUST-AG-2019/1/1&+OPEN/asc

New: Calls for proposal for Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2019:

1. Call for proposals to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance and to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online
These three priorities will be financed:
- preventing and combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance;
- monitoring, preventing and counteracting hate speech online;
- improving national authorities’ capacity to respond to racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance.
Deadline: 24 April 2019.

2. Call for proposals to promote the effective implementation of the principle of non-discrimination
The call will fund projects focused on one or more among the following activities:
- data collection, survey, monitoring and reporting implementation of non-discrimination legislation, support to victims of discrimination;
- capacity building, training of professionals and empowerment;
- mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
- dissemination and awareness raising actions (including at local level), such as through conferences, campaigns or social media and press;
- actions to set-up and reinforce National Roma Platforms, involving all relevant stakeholders, with a focus on implementing and monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies;
- meetings, working groups, seminars, events at national, regional or local levels; with topical discussion as education, employment, health, housing, representation, etc.;
- evaluation and review of National Roma Integration Strategies and Roma integration measures, exchange and transfer of practices that proved effective at the local level;
- transnational exchange between different National Roma Platforms to promote policy learning and transfer of good practices.
Deadline: 20 June 2019.

3. Call for proposals to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women
This call aims to fund targeted, practical projects ensuring maximum tangible and demonstrable benefits and impacts on the lives of beneficiaries. Research activities are not excluded, but the accent is put on the practical side and projects should include a combination of elements to form a coherent whole. While the projects should build on evidence of what works (e.g., from previous available research), they should have an applied nature and lead to practical applications. Projects should not only develop a sound methodology using available evidence and recognised existing good practice or tried and tested intervention models but also include a large proportion of practical implementation measures and outcomes. Applicants are invited to consider the weighting of the work streams, with a view to ensuring maximum practical benefits, positive outcomes and impacts for the target groups and the final beneficiaries, and to check that the management and coordination work streams (including travel) are not over-resourced.
Deadline: 13 June 2019.

4. Call for proposals on capacity-building in the area of rights of the child and child-friendly justice
This call aims to fund targeted, practical projects ensuring maximum tangible and demonstrable benefits and impacts on the experiences of beneficiaries (i.e. children involved in judicial proceedings). Activities should focus on the target group and aim at making the system work better for children: the development of materials, the mapping of existing materials or research should be, at most, minor components of project proposals. If included, their need should be solidly justified and they should lead to practical applications and interventions.
Deadline: 14 May 2019.

Information about all the topics above and other topics under this call: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/calls/rec-ag-2019.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/REC-AG-2019/1/1&+OPEN/asc

New: European Metrology Programme for Innovation & Research (EMPIR) 2019

European Metrology Programme for Innovation & Research (EMPIR) 2019

EURAMET has launched a new call in the European Metrology Programme for Innovation & Research (EMPIR) in the following areas:
Research Potential
Support for Networks

The European Union's participation in the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) is to support the provision of appropriate, integrated and fit-for-purpose metrology solutions and the creation of an integrated European Metrology Research system with critical mass and active engagement at regional, national, European and international level that would not be sufficiently achieved by the Member States alone. The scale and complexity of metrology requirements calls for investments that go beyond the core research budgets of the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and their Designated Institutes (DIs). The excellence required for research and the development of cutting-edge metrology solutions is spread across national borders and requires coordination by integrating national efforts into a consistent European approach, by bringing together compartmentalised national research programmes, by helping design common research and funding strategies across national borders, and by achieving the critical mass of actors and investments required.

Deadline for the Stage 1 call: 18 February 2019.


New: Calls for proposals for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU) 2019:

1. Cyber-physical platform for hybrid Fuel Cell systems
The overall objective of the topic is to develop a validated fuel cell system model and its hybridization, and use it to assess design-point, part-load, dynamic performance and customized energy management strategies for automotive applications (also using results and data of previous research activities in this area). The proposal should address both numerical development (design and validation of an open-access modelling tool) and technological development (design, achievement and validation of the physical platform).
Deadline: 23 April 2019.

2. Multi megawatt high-temperature electrolyser for valorisation as energy vector in energy intensive industry
This topic calls for a large-scale multi-megawatt high-temperature electrolyser to be demonstrated in EII under realistic market conditions by using renewable electricity. Steam should be provided, at least partially, from an external source (e.g. from waste heat) in order to illustrate the superior efficiencies of HTE compared to low-temperature electrolyser systems. The demonstration should prove an economical business case for HTE by generating hydrogen at competitive prices. Prospects for the business case should be solid and well justified. The valorization of any side product (e.g. oxygen or power management) within the industrial environment should be considered too.
Deadline: 23 April 2019.

3. H2 Valley
The main principles to be covered in the project are:
- Coverage of entire value chain: establish a complete local H2 ecosystem covering production, storage, distribution, refuelling and final use of H2;
- Demonstration of sector coupling: show how the use of H2 can enable sector coupling and in turn help large penetration of variable renewable power;
- Different FCH use cases: demonstrate different FCH use cases together in one coherent project;
- Integrated approach: link individual sub-projects to each other, show their systemic interaction in a distinct regional or local setup.
Deadline: 23 April 2019.

Information about the topics above and other topics under this call: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-jti-fch-2019-1.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc

New: Burse în Republica Populară Chineză - anul universitar 2019/2020

Condiţii de eligiblitate (trebuie îndeplinite cumulativ):
1. candidații sunt cetățeni români, cu domiciliul stabil în România;
2. provin din instituții de învățământ de stat sau particulare acreditate din România/ instituții organizatoare de studii universitare de doctorat din România/ institute de cercetare aflate în subordinea M.E.N. 
3. fac dovada acceptării la studii/ stagii de cercetare/ specializare de instituții de învățământ superior sau institute de cercetare afiliate universităților sau structurilor academice din statul respectiv, dacă este condiție de înscriere la concurs solicitată de partea externă; pentru aceasta, candidații fac demersuri personale, direct la instituții din străinătate;
4. cunosc cel puțin o limbă străină, acceptată pentru stagiu în țara respectivă.

Candidaţii au obligaţia ca, la momentul plecării pentru efectuarea stagiului de bursă în străinătate, să facă dovada că au, după caz, una din următoarele calități:
a) studenți la învățământul de zi, la studii universitare de licență /masterat;
b) doctoranzi;
c) cadre didactice titulare;
d) medici rezidenți (pe perioada finanțării din bugetul M.E.N.);
e) cercetători.


Termen limită: 25 februarie 2019.  


New: Competiția pentru Schema Mică de Grant (SGS-ERC), finanţată din Mecanismul Financiar Norvegian 2014-2021
Scop: susținerea cercetătorilor români în vederea îmbunătățirii propunerilor de proiecte pentru redepunerea acestora în viitoarele competiții lansate de European Research Council (ERC).
Bugetul competiţiei este în valoare de 1.500.000 euro.
Termen limită: 01 august 2019.
New: Apel de proiecte de cercetare transnaţionale FACCE-JPI şi FACCE SURPLUS 2019
Scopul apelului este de a sprijini inovarea, crearea de valoare și intensificarea durabilă a producției de biomasă, ținând cont de condițiile economice, de mediu și sociale precum și nevoia de adaptare la schimbările climatice. În cadrul apelului, vor fi explorate opțiunile de utilizare a biomasei din terenurile agricole, terenurile necultivate și silvicultura, cu o viziune holistică în ceea ce privește sistemele alimentare și nealimentare. În conformitate cu apelurile anterioare, este de așteptat ca proiectele să se bazeze pe cercetarea deja efectuată în FACCE SURPLUS și sub umbrela mai largă a FACCE-JPI.
Termen limită: 19 martie 2019.
New: Calls for proposals for Horizon 2018-2020
New: Proiecte bilaterale România-Franța - Programul de Acțiuni Integrate Brâncuși

Obiectivul apelului este de a întări schimbul ştiinţific şi tehnologic de excelenţă între laboratoarele de cercetare din cele două ţări, cu scopul de a dezvolta noi forme de cooperare în domenii inovatoare.

Termen limită: 7 februarie 2019.


New: Apel lansat în cadrul proiectului ERA-NET Cofund on Blue Bioeconomy - Unlocking the potential of aquatic bioresources (BlueBio)

Proiectul Blue Bioeconomy (BlueBio) își propune să obțină o bio-economie durabilă și competitivă în Europa. Scopul este acela de a genera cunoștințe pentru lanțurile valorice în domeniul bio-economiei și de a îmbunătăți transferul produselor și al serviciilor bazate pe biologie, de la cercetare, inovare și demonstrații, până la producție.

Termen limită: 15 martie 2019.


New: Funding opportunities and application procedures within the Erasmus+ Programme

ERASMUS+: SPORT 2019 Erasmus+, Sport, Collaborative partnerships, Not-For-Profit European Sport Events 04/04/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Key Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees-Partnership with Japan 2019 - Call EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 01/04/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Knowledge Alliances 2019 Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Knowledge alliances 28/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/03/2018
European Universities 2019-EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, European Universities 28/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Sector Skills Alliances 2019-Call EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, Sector Skills Alliances 28/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Social Inclusion and Common Values: The Contribution in the Field of Education and Training Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Support for policy reforms, Initiatives for policy innovation 26/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EACEA/21/2018
Jean Monnet - Activities 2019 Erasmus+, Jean Monnet, Jean Monnet Chairs, Jean Monnet Centres of excellence, Jean Monnet support to associations, Jean Monnet Modules, Jean Monnet Networks, Jean Monnet Projects 22/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Key Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 2019 Erasmus+, Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 14/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018
Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education 2019 Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity-building in higher education 07/02/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EACEA/A03/2018
Networks and partnerships of Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers-Call EACEA/37/2018 Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Support for policy reforms 31/01/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EACEA/37/2018
Capacity Building in the field of Youth 2019 - Call EAC/A03/2018 Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity Building in the field of youth 24/01/2019 - 12:00(CET/CEST) EAC/A03/2018


New: Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future - The Volkswagen Foundation

The initiative focuses on joint, integrative research approaches in the social sciences and the engineering sciences. Against the background of the current and emerging developments in the field of “Artificial Intelligence” the Foundation wishes to support projects dealing with the development of new perspectives and insights with a view to shaping the future of society as well as technology.
The aim is to enable novel project constellations and interdisciplinary cooperation in a scientific and socially highly topical area through a shift in thinking towards new perspectives and solutions.

Is it possible for someone based at a university or research institute abroad to apply for funding. There are two options: collaborating with an academic partner in Germany or continuing one’s research career in Germany (after PhD).

Deadline: July 04, 2019


Calls for proposals on organized crime (Firearms trafficking and Environmental crime)
Firearms trafficking
The objective is to fund projects on the fight against trafficking in firearms, to facilitate joint initiatives and operational actions of EU countries associated with third partners, such as South East Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries; improve expertise in the area of firearms trafficking, in particular by enhancing knowledge, detection, investigation and prosecution at EU level and with key third countries; promote best practices inter alia concerning the defragmentation of the relevant information and intelligence along the firearms trafficking routes to and from the EU; safeguard the EU licit market in the field of firearms trafficking; reduce diversion of firearms into criminal hands in the EU.
Environmental crime
The objective is to boost the operational activities of the law enforcement via training of the competent authorities with regard to: fight against wildlife trafficking, forest crime and other forms of wildlife crime; fight against trafficking in illicit waste; and any other types of environmental crime.
Deadline: 14 February 2019. 
Apel QuantERA 2019 - Proiect ERA-NET Cofund Quantum Technologies (2016-2021)
stimularea și intensificarea cercetării în domeniul tehnologiilor cuantice (QT) la nivel european prin crearea unui cadru pentru finanțarea proiectelor de colaborare transnaționale și, mai general, coordonarea programelor naționale și regionale pentru cercetare în acest domeniu;
sprijinirea luării măsurilor suplimentare pe drumul spre deblocarea potențialului industrial larg recunoscut al QT, răspunzând la nevoile societății actuale și de care beneficiază publicul larg.
Termen limită pentru trimiterea pre-propunerilor18 februarie 2019, ora 17:00.
Apel FLAG-ERA (JTC) 2019 - Proiectul Flagship ERA-NET (FLAG-ERA III)
Apelul internațional de proiecte FLAG-ERA (JTC) 2019 sprijină proiectele de cercetare în sinergie cu cele două inițiative emblematice (FET Flagships), “Graphene” și „Human Brain Project”. Scopul acestui apel este de a extinde aria acestor inițiative cu noi cercetări, care să contribuie la îndeplinirea obiectivelor acestora în domeniile selectate. 

Lista specifică de domenii de cercetare pentru "Graphene":
1. Synthesis and characterization of layered materials beyond graphene
2. Graphene and related materials (GRMs) for Quantum Technologies
3. Optimized GRM-based tunnel barriers for efficient spin injection and detection into graphene under operational conditions
4. Spin torque and layered-materials-based memory building block
5. Synthesis of monolayers of non-layered compounds
6. Bacterial degradation of GRMs
7. Osteoinductivity and immunisation capacity of GRMs
8. Soft graphene-based materials for tissue engineering
9. GRM-based large-area light emitters and arrays
10. Low temperature growth of layered semiconductors for flexible applications
11. Nanofluidics based on GRMs
12. CVD growth of graphene on insulators
13. Sensors based on GRMs and their heterostructures
14. Electronic radio-frequency devices and systems based on GRMs
15. Infrared photodetectors based on GRMs and their heterostructures
16. LIDAR based on GRMs for autonomous vehicles
17. Moore’s law continued through GRMs
18. GRM-based solar modules
19. Graphene-based cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

20. Re-usable templates for graphene production

Lista specifică de domenii de cercetare pentru "Human Brain Project":

1. Development and maturation of cognitive processes and multisensory integration at micro- and macro-scales
2. The role of neurotransmitter systems in human cognition
3. Subcortical structures: from cognition to action
4. The neuroscience of decision-making
5. Studies on biological deep learning and combined declarative and working memory
6. Disease modelling and simulation
7. Single cell RNA sequencing of human and mouse brain
8. Predictive neuroinformatics: A trans-species approach
9. Testing neuronal models at multiple scales
10. Automated construction and analysis of models of neurons and networks
11. Reconstruction of neuronal morphology from microscopic image data
12. Neuron data format standardization

Termen limită pentru trimiterea pre-propunerilor: 19 februarie 2019, ora 17:00.

Appel à projets: Montage de Formations Ouvertes et à Distance (FOAD) 2018-2019

L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) vise l’amélioration qualitative (en s’alignant aux standards internationaux) et quantitative des formations dans l’enseignement supérieur et l’employabilité des étudiants diplômés en favorisant l’innovation et le développement des usages des technologies dans le domaine de l’éducation à distance afin de mettre en place une offre francophone de qualité partout dans le monde, en établissant une plus grande synergie et une plus forte solidarité active avec les établissements d’enseignement supérieur partenaires.

Le dossier de candidature déposé doit comporter:
• une lettre d’engagement de l'établissement d'origine du projet;
• une lettre de l’enseignant porteur du projet expliquant sa motivation et ses
• le descriptif du(es) partenaire(s) éventuel(s) du projet;
• les accords de partenariat lorsqu’il existe plusieurs intervenants;
• le descriptif du projet avec ses finalités notamment professionnelles;
• une justification de l’employabilité́du diplôme proposé;
• les modalités pédagogiques et d’organisation du cursus relatifs à la formation (la
maquette pédagogique);
• les curriculum vitae de l'enseignant principal et de l'équipe pédagogique;
• une fiche précisant l’existence en présentiel du diplôme proposé;
• une charte de tutorat pour accompagner les étudiants;
• les modalités de rémunération des tuteurs des différentes formations;
• les modalités de délivrance des diplômes.

Date limite: le 31 Mars 2019.


Oferta de burse DAAD pentru anul universitar 2019-2020

Serviciul German de Schimb Academic (DAAD) scoate și în acest an la concurs burse în Germania pentru studenți, absolvenți, doctoranzi și cadre didactice din cadrul instituțiilor de învățământ superior și cercetare din România.
Sunt finanțate cursuri de limbă, cursuri de limbaj de specialitate și civilizație germană, programe de masterat și stagii de cercetare.DAAD finanțează și programe desfășurate în limba germană sau în limba engleză.

Un tabel sinoptic al celor mai importante programe de burse DAAD poate fi consultat la următoarea adresă: https://www.daad.de/imperia/md/content/informationszentren/ic-bukarest/stipendien/rumaenisch/daad_stipendien_kurz_19-20-ro.pdf. Termenele de aplicare pentru stagiile finanțate în anul universitar 2019-2020 sunt trecute în tabel în ultima coloană.

Oferta completă a programelor de burse DAAD România este accesibilă: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=&origin=10&subjectGrps=&daad=1&q=&page=1&back=1

Calls for proposals on Counter-Terrorism - Internal Security Fund Police

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-PROTECT: Protection (Open)
The objective is to support projects aiming at:
- Improving the protection of public spaces and other soft targets in line with the EU Action Plan to improve the protection of public spaces;
- Improving protection against CBRN attacks in line with the Action Plan to enhance preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security risks;
- Enhancing the capacity of Member States' authorities and other stakeholders to implement the Regulation 98/2013, incl;
- Addressing CBRN-E as well as emerging threats to critical infrastructure and public spaces.
Deadline: 16 January 2019

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-CSEP: Civil Society Empowerment Programme (Open)
The objective is to address the sharp rise in extremists and terrorists use of the internet. To support the production of alternative/counter-narratives, in particular online, their dissemination and monitoring by civil society organisations, and the evaluation of their impact. Expected results: increased number and impact of alternative and counter narratives.
Deadline: 12 February 2019

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-TERFIN: Counter-Terrorism financing (Forthcoming)
The objectives are:
- To make sure that the efforts of private entities and competent authorities are adapted to the new modus operandi of terrorist groups, as for example addressing financial mouvements related to “low cost” terrorism phenomena which are hard to detect.
- To reinforce the action of private entities and public authorities to prevent and pursue terrorism financing by increasing the understanding of the phenomenon and by use of best practice and/or new tools. For example: development of typologies, joint work to address new trends in terrorism financing, enable law enforcement to provide feedback on information provided by the private sector to improve quality of reporting, sharing police information with private sector entities to assist ongoing investigations.
Deadline: 19 February 2019


Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-RAD: Radicalisation (Forthcoming)
The objective is to develop effective responses and tools to prevent and counter all forms of radicalisation in priority areas such as children and youth, community engagement, local dimension and multi-agency approach and prisons with a focus on mapping, analysis, exchanges and evaluation of existing approaches as well as developing methodologies and approaches with a high degree of transferability. Expected results: improved capability of relevant stakeholders to identify and address radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism.
Deadline: 19 March 2019

'Mixed Methods' in the Humanities? (The Volkswagen Foundation)

The aim of this funding scheme is to explore how such new procedures of digital humanities can be combined with "qualitative-hermeneutical" approaches, and to evaluate potential for "added value". The call addresses projects that reach beyond mere collaboration on a specific research question and explore the interface between the two procedures on a theoretical-methodological level.

The call comprises two funding lines: The first one addresses collaborative "hybrid projects" (closed call). The second offers support for workshops and small-scale summer schools. Funding line 2 is open to all researchers in the historical hermeneutical humanities. Funding may also be made available to fill the gender gap and support the training of female researchers in digital technology. Applications for the funding of workshops and summer schools may be submitted at any time. The review process is carried out in written form. The budget may include travel and accommodation expenses, as well as (reasonable) costs of personnel required for the preparation and implementation of workshops.

Research institutions outside Germany may also be eligible for funding. Such applications must include specific details of a substantial cooperation with academics in Germany.

Deadline (2nd funding line): July 04, 2019


Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future (The Volkswagen Foundation)

The funding initiative addresses postdoctoral researchers and professors of all career levels in the social and engineering sciences prepared to devote themselves to interdisciplinary, integrative research networks and, by way of an innovative approach, to the challenges arising from the impact of artificial intelligence on society. The integration of different disciplines of the humanities is possible. In addition to substantial, longer-term project funding, it is also possible to fund upfront an optional one-year planning grant.


The application consortium must have expertise in engineering, social sciences and / or humanities. The full proposal must be submitted by an institution in Germany, the participation of researchers from abroad is welcome. The Foundation covers all project-related costs; however, general overheads cannot be granted. The Foundation can only grant funding to academic institutions.


Deadline: July 04, 2019


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

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


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