The SAF€RA ERA-NET on industrial safety launched its second joint call for transnational, collaborative research projects concerning Innovating in safety and safe innovations. The call aimed 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. The call topics were:
Funding countries participating in this call are the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia and Spain (Basque country).
The total available budget for the 2014 call is approx. 2 M€. Two forms of funding are available:
Most projects funded within this call will be relatively small (2 to 4 partners, duration between 12 and 36 months, funding between 20 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.
The 2014 joint call will use a two-stage application process with a pre-proposal mechanisms for the first stage. The calendar of the various stages is shown below.
|Publication of the call||May 15 2014|
|Deadline for submissions of pre-proposals||10 July 2014|
|Information sent to applicants on results of the first stage. Requests for full proposals are sent to selected applicants, and collaborations proposed to single-nation applicants.||15 September 2014|
|Deadline for submission of full proposals||30 October 2014|
|National funding decisions transmitted to applicants||February to March 2015|
|Projects start||February to April 2015|
|Project duration||2015 to 2017|
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 2014 joint call, please email the call secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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