New: Emerging Paradigms and Communities; EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
a. FET Proactive: Emerging Paradigms and Communities
Specific Challenge: To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technologyTo foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise.To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.
Scope: Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics: 
a. Human-Centric AI;
b. Implantable autonomous devices and materials;
c. Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonization. 
b. EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
Specific Challenge: Tto turn promising results from FET-funded projects into genuine technological or societal breakthrough and disruptive innovations. Since the typical researchers' mindset is to identify further opportunities for research, promising research results that could be the basis for breakthrough and disruptive innovation risk to remain unexploited. The challenge is to create a fertile ground for those results to mature, to a level where exploitation and investment opportunities can start to be discussed, and ultimately towards future market uptake. While recognising that this may still take further research and development, it is crucial to complement research excellence with a focus on entrepreneurial ambition and commitment at an early stage.
Scope: The EIC Transition Activities pilot aims at bringing promising technologies as they are at the end of a typical FET-Open or FET Proactive project to a level of development, validation and demonstration where they become a credible basis for entrepreneurship, business creation, investment and, ultimately, economic and/or societal returns. The project shall be driven by a partner with the vision, ambition and commitment to bring the technology to actual use (possibly through the creation of a start-up or spin-off).

Deadline: 03 September 2019.


New: Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations (Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion Programme)
General objective: The overarching objective of this call is to improve expertise and knowledge on industrial relations through analysis and research, at EU level as well as in comparative terms (identifying convergences and differences in the industrial relations systems in place in the EU Member States and in Candidate Countries), thereby contributing to developing and reinforcing quality and effectiveness of industrial relations structures and processes in the Member States and in Europe as a whole.
The following categories of actions are targeted:
 Activities to further deepen the analysis on topics/key findings that were examined in the European Commission's Industrial Relations in Europe series and/or the chapters on social dialogue in Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Report;
 Research activities on industrial relations and social dialogue, such as studies, surveys and other forms of data collection, monitoring exercises, action research;
 Measures to enhance the collection and use of (comparative) information on industrial relations systems in EU Member States and Candidate Countries and on developments at European level;
 Initiatives to promote awareness of effective industrial relations practices, at both national and European level, including by bringing together relevant actors such as academia, social partners and policy makers;
 Measures to identify and exchange information in the area of industrial relations, including through the activities of networks between industrial relations parties and/or experts;
 Actions to disseminate such findings in publications, round tables, seminars, conferences, training measures and training tools.
Applicants must fall within one of the following categories: non-profit-making organisations such as universities and research institutes; social partners; public authorities; international organisations.
Deadline: 11 June 2019.
New: Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Demonstration (Work programme: H2020-JTI-BBI-2019)
Among the topics of the call:
- Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level;
- Develop breakthrough technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of pre-treatment steps within biorefining operations;
- Apply microorganisms and/or enzymes to resolve end-of-life issues of plastics;
- Convert plant oils and fats into safe high-added-value products for various applications including food and personal care;
- Produce bio-based functional ingredients and additives for high-end markets
Produce high-performance bio-based alternatives to harmful products or processes to protect and enhance human health and the environment.
Deadline: 04 September 2019.
More information about the call: bit.ly/2Kjn911
New: M-ERA NET Joint Call

M-ERA NET is an EU funded network which has been established in 2012 to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering.

The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. M-ERA NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable.

The call includes the following thematic areas:
- Modeling for materials engineering and processing;
- Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces;
- High performance composites;
- Functional materials;
- New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications;
- Materials for additive manufacturing.

Deadline for mandatory pre-proposals: 18 June 2019.

Detailed information on participating countries and regions including funding rules are provided at: https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2019/participating-countries-regions-call-2019

New: Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information - European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI"

The European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation 2014-20202 is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by providing financial support for the Union's objectives in terms of promoting a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are the following:
a) to promote transnational cooperation among competent public authorities and stakeholders, including the promotion of the use Internal Market Information (IMI) and sharing of information and best practices in this respect.
b) to increase the accessibility, transparency and quality of the information concerning the terms and conditions of employment and/or of the administrative requirements to be respected, and/or of the existing practices in the Member States to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Posting of Workers directives;
c) to promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data, analysis and information specific to the posting process, including through the collaboration between universities across various disciplines, research entres and institutes, and stakeholders.

To be eligible, lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must fall in one of
the following categories:
• Public authorities;
• International organisations;
• Non-profit organisations (private or public);
• Research centres/institutes;
• Higher education establishments;
• Civil society organisations,
• Social partner organisation at European, national or regional level.

Deadline: 13 June 2019.


New: Ageing Well in the Digital World Programme: Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing well
The aim of the call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. Call 2019 is characterised by the following approach:
The AAL Call 2019 is open to developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain. The solutions need to be embedded in the strategies of the participating end-user organisations, service providers and business partners.
The AAL Call 2019 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects (including small collaborative projects).
1. Collaborative Projects
Collaborative Projects aim at developing and bringing to market ICT solutions in the AAL domain. Proposals in AAL Call 2019 are expected to be user-driven through co-creation and address a specified challenge. The call stresses a strong involvement of end users – especially secondary and tertiary – and other relevant stakeholders in the shaping of solutions and in creating respective markets. Furthermore, the route to market needs to be clearly described and aligned with the business strategies of the partners responsible for commercialisation. The proposed solutions need to respond to different requirements, depending on the type of market. Collaborative projects (carried out by consortia composed of at least 3 organizations from 3 different countries including an end user organization and a business partner) will remain the main funding tool for this call. This type of projects has a duration of 18 to 36 months with a maximum funding of €2.500.000.
2. Small Collaborative Projects
This type of instrument will be available in the 2019 call. Small collaborative projects have a duration of minimum 6 months and maximum 9 months, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures. The main objective of the small collaborative projects is the exploration of new ideas, concepts and approaches for ICT-based solutions for older adults. They should reach out to new stakeholders for inclusion in (future) development of AAL solutions, build strong collaborations with end-user organisations, support community building with new customers and create shared agendas. Small collaborative projects have a duration of 6 months, the same central eligibility criteria as the Collaborative projects, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures. Discover more what the two types of projects will fund by reading the Call text.
Deadline: 24 May 2019.
New: Burse Ibsen pentru proiecte de cercetare acordate de Guvernul Norvegiei
Bursele Ibsen, inițiate de Guvernul Norvegiei, sprijină proiectele inovatoare de artă teatrală din întreaga lume care stimulează discursul critic și care se bazează pe piesele lui Henrik Ibsen.
Apelul se adresează artiștilor, companiilor de teatru, organizațiilor și instituțiilor.
Termen limită de înscriere: 30 aprilie 2019.
New: Hercule III Programme - Calls for proposals 2019
The general objective of the Hercule III Programme is to protect the financial interests of the Union, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the Union’s economy and ensuring the protection of taxpayers’ money. 
The operational objectives are:
(a) to improve the prevention and investigation of fraud and other illegal activities beyond current levels by enhancing transnational and multi-disciplinary cooperation;
(b) to increase the protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by facilitating the exchange of information, experiences and best practices, including staff exchanges;
(c) to strengthen the fight against fraud and other illegal activities by providing technical and operational support to national investigation, and in particular customs and law enforcement authorities;
(d) to limit the currently known exposure of the financial interests of the Union to fraud, corruption and other illegal activities with a view to reducing the development of an illegal economy in key risk areas such as organised fraud, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting;
(e) to enhance the degree of development of the specific legal and judicial protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by promoting comparative law analysis.
The projects supported under the 2019 Work Programme take the form of grants and contracts. The Commission (OLAF) launched 3 calls for proposals covering the following sectors:
1. Technical Assistance (Topics: Investigation tools and methods, Detection and Identification toolsAutomated Number Plate Recognition SystemsAnalysis, storage and destruction of seizures);
2. Legal Training and Studies (Topics: Comparative law studies and disseminationCooperation and raising awarenessPeriodical publications);
3. Training, Conference & Staff Exchange (Topics: Specialised targeted trainingsConferences and workshopsExchange of staff).
Deadline: 15 May 2019. 
New: ECSEL JU Calls 2019

1. ECSEL-2019-1-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, largescale product validation and market replication.
Deadline: 07 May 2019.

2. ECSEL-2019-2-RIA
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: 07 May 2019.

3. ECSEL-2019-3-CSA-HealthE
The ECSEL CSA-HealthE is a Coordination and Support Action to support the Lighthouse initiative Advisory Service (LIASE) in establishing the Lighthouse and its coordination with amongst other national activities in the field. Proposals should aim at coordinating the relevant stakeholders, project consortia, as well as policy makers, in full collaboration with the LIASE.
Deadline: 27 March 2019.


Appel 2019: Soutien à l’organisation de manifestations scientifiques

L’action d’appui de l’AUF a pour finalité de promouvoir la science en français et d’apporter un soutien aux réseaux universitaires et scientifiques qui démultiplient la coopération universitaire francophone, contribuent à son rayonnement international et renforcent la solidarité et le partage des savoirs entre les établissements universitaires.
Le soutien de l’AUF se traduit par un appui aux manifestations scientifiques de type: colloque, séminaire, journée scientifique, université d’été.


JUST-AG Justice Action Grant: Capacity building for litigating cases relating to democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights violations

The call sets the following specific objectives:
- to strengthen the knowledge and ability of legal professionals and practitioners, including those working for civil society organisations and independent human rights bodies, to effectively engage in litigation practices at national and European level to improve access to justice and enforcement of rights under EU law, including the Charter, through training, knowledge sharing and exchange of good practices;
- to support leverage activities, e.g. communication and campaigning, which help to raise awareness about rights, existing remedies and redress mechanisms.

Deadline: 28 May 2019.


EEA Grants: Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship

Scope of the Programme: Contributing to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening the bilateral relations between the EEA states and Romania.
General Objective of the Programme: Enhanced human capital and knowledge base.

a. Projects in the Field of School Education (SE), Round 2
Deadline: 03 May 2019.
b. Projects in The Field of Roma Children Inclusion in School (RCIS)
Deadline: 03 May 2019.
c. Projects in the Field Of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Deadline: 03 May 2019.
d. Preparatory Visits
Deadline: 28 January 2020.


Funding opportunities EEA Grants
1. Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security.
The Programme objective is “Less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply”. The Programme seeks to stimulate and develop long-term cooperation between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Romania and is encouraging bilateral project partnerships.
Deadline: 15 March 2019.
2. Local Development and Poverty Reduction
The call aims at increasing the social inclusion of children and youth in Romania and will finance projects that will help to ensure their access to quality, equitable and inclusive education, according to their individual needs. Funded projects will be implemented at regional or national level and will address children and youth at risk of school dropout / early school leaving and those with special educational needs.
Deadline: 04 April 2019.
3. Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Cooperation
RO-CULTURE Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management.
Deadline: 03 May 2019.
Call for proposals - Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences

European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe would particularly like to encourage younger professionals to take part in what is a truly intercultural experience, one where you can benefit from this unique European platform to negotiate, communicate and publish your innovative ideas and make a genuine contribution towards influencing language education in Europe. The Call outlines a range of current priorities in language education, identified by the ECML’s 33 member states.

Deadline: 22 aprilie 2019.


Appel à projets "FORMATHECO" (Formations courtes professionnalisantes)

Le présent appel s’adresse aux universités membres de l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale qui dispensent des formations francophones de niveau licence ou master.


De manière plus spécifique, il s’agit de répondre, par des projets de formation, aux objectifs suivants :

- mettre en place de modules de formation en complément aux modules existants à l’université, une formation de courte durée de qualité, pour renforcer les compétences des étudiants et faciliter l’insertion professionnelle de ceux-ci;

- permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir en quelques jours une technique particulière ou un savoir-faire spécifique, découvrir de nouvelles méthodes et s’approprier de nouveaux outils;

- accompagner l’inclusion dans les cursus de modules sur le savoir-être, les capacités relationnelles, la créativité et la citoyenneté («soft skills»).


Date limite: le 29 mars 2019.



Appel à manifestation d’intérêt "Soutien au dispositif d’enseignement du français à visée professionnelle"

Appel à manifestation d’intérêt "Soutien au dispositif d’enseignement du français à visée professionnelle"


L’appel s’adresse aux universités membres de l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale proposant des formations partiellement ou entièrement francophones et qui souhaitent renforcer les compétences linguistiques et méthodologiques des étudiants et des enseignants francophones.


Date limite: le 29 mars 2019.




Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome
Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome
The overall aim of this topic will be as follows:
establish a framework to assemble an open-access chemogenomics library for the druggable genome – namely a physical library supported by compound meta-data;
further enrich the open access library by inventing new, deeply characterised chemical probes to selected specific protein families;
develop open-access assays from well characterised human disease tissue with a special emphasis on immunology, oncology (including immune-oncology) and neuroscience to profile the chemical tools and chemical probes;
establish sustainable infrastructure, with high priority on accessible platforms and appropriate governance, for prolonged discovery and dissemination of tool compounds, assays, and associated data, beyond the lifetime of this project;
develop a communication plan to facilitate the dissemination of the compound sets and to ensure their appropriate use.
Deadline: 25 April 2019 (2nd stage Deadline: 07 November 2019). 
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.


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

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

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

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.
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.
Calls for proposals for Horizon 2018-2020
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.


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


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


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.


'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

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

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