SAF€RA’s 2022 call for proposals

Date: 2022-05-19

SAF€RA launched its seventh joint call for transnational, collaborative research projects on May 19th 2022. The call title is Industrial safety implications of platform work, the Green Deal, and advanced materials for energy storage, with three topics:

  • Topic 1: Industrial safety in the context of the sustainability imperative
  • Topic 2: Safety of advanced materials in energy conversion and storage applications
  • Topic 3: Evolving workplaces and safety in the platform economy

Funding available

The total available budget for the 2022 call is approx. 1.8 M€. Two forms of funding are available:

  • “in cash”: research grants for researchers from universities, institutes, research organizations and public firms;
  • “in kind”: 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 be encouraged.

Call timeline

The 2022 joint call will use a two-stage application process with a pre-proposal mechanism for the first stage. The calendar of the various stages is shown below.

Publication of the call19 May 2022
Deadline for submissions of pre-proposals
(please note the deadline extension, initial deadline was September 5th)
22 September 2022 at 16:00 CEST
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. 29 September 2022 (initially 20th September)
Deadline for submission of full proposals
(initially 1 December)
8 December 2022
National funding decisions transmitted to applicants28 February 2023
Projects startMarch to April 2023


  • The Guidelines for proposers contains a description of the topics covered by the 2022 joint call, information on the participating funding organizations and the budgets available, and other important information for researchers wishing to submit a proposal.
  • The pre-proposal form to use to prepare pre-proposals in the first stage of the call.
  • 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.)

A web-based matchmaking facility is available to help researchers wishing to submit projects as a consortium to find partners.

Contact information

For general queries concerning the 2022 joint call, please email the call secretariat at

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.

Image credit: oneeighteen, Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

Deadline for pre-proposals June 12nd 2024