SAF€RA has launched its fifth 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 topic is Safety concerns and opportunities related to advanced materials and new technologies in energy production and storage.
The total available budget for the 2020 call is approx. 1.54 M€. Two forms of funding are available:
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 be encouraged.
The 2020 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 12 2019|
|Deadline for submissions of pre-proposals||January 30 2020|
|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.||February 7 2020|
|Deadline for submission of full proposals||March 30 2020|
|National funding decisions transmitted to applicants||September to October 2020|
|Projects start||October to December 2020|
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 2020 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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