The SAF€RA ERA-NET on industrial safety has launched its first joint call for transnational research projects concerning Human and organizational factors including the value of industrial safety. The call aims to foster collaboration between researchers from different countries in Europe and from different scientific disciplines, in order to improve safety and the management of technological risks.
Funding countries participating in this call are Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia and Spain (Basque country and Andalucía).
The total available budget for the 2013 call was 3.4 M€. Several forms of funding were available:
Most projects funded within this call will be relatively small (2 to 4 partners, duration between 12 and 36 months, funding between 40 and 150 k€ per project partner). The call aims to fund mainly applied research carried out in universities or research institutes, though proposals from industry are also eligible. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Cooperation and joint activities between different consortia funded within the call will be encouraged.
|Publication of the call||September 23 2013|
|Deadline for submissions (single stage call)||29 November 2013|
|Reply on proposal eligibility||10 December 2013|
|Evaluation of eligible proposals||by 15 January 2014|
|Recommendation for funding at a SAF€RA level||by the end of January 2014|
|National funding decisions||January to March 2014|
|Projects start||February to April 2014|
|Project duration||2014 to 2016|
The following documents are available:
A web-based matchmaking facility is available to help researchers wishing to submit projects as a consortium to find partners.
For general queries concerning the 2013 joint call, please email the call secretariat at email@example.com. Make sure you read the call documents above and check the list of frequently asked questions first.
If you have questions concerning the eligibility criteria of specific funding organizations, please check the contact information provided in the Guidelines for proposers document, which can be downloaded above.
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