SAF€RA has launched its fourth joint call for transnational,
collaborative research projects. 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. The call topics are:
T1: New technologies and the effects of major changes in industry
T2: Measuring and monitoring safety performance
The total available budget for the 2018 call is approx. 1.6 M€. Two forms of funding are
research grants for researchers from universities, institutes, research organizations and
person-months for personnel from certain participating institutes and research organizations.
Most projects funded within this call will include 2 to 4 partners, for a duration between
12 and 36 months and 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
contributions from industry are also eligible. Interdisciplinary research is
encouraged. Cooperation and joint activities between different consortia funded within the call will
The 2018 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
November 20 2017
Deadline for submissions of pre-proposals
January 25 2018
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.
January 31 2018
Deadline for submission of full proposals
March 22 2018
National funding decisions transmitted to applicants
September to October 2018
October to December 2018
The following documents are available:
The Guidelines for proposers
contains a description of the topics covered by the 2018 joint call, information
on the participating funding organizations and the budgets available, and other
important information for researchers wishing to submit a proposal.
The Guidelines for evaluators are
written for the experts who will evaluate the projects, but will be useful to researchers who wish
to understand the evaluation criteria.
Templates for the SAF€RA progress reports, which must be sent to the SAF€RA Call Secretariat
by the project coordinator on behalf of the project consortium. The mid-term reporting template should be submitted
halfway through your project, assuming the project has a duration greater than 18 months. A final administrative report should be sent by all projects,
within three months of the end of the project. (This report is distinct from the final scientific
report which most projects will be producing as one of their deliverables.)
For general queries concerning the 2018 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.