Convocatorias internacionales

 

This section of international funding is  divided into six major categories:

1: Research projects;                4: Collaboration with industry;

2: Junior PI and postdoc;         5: Travel, short stays.

3: PhD students;                       6: Networking. 

Within each categoy and if possible we shall try to classify calls accordingly to research areas.  (Exception are the EU research programme H2020 with a very well defined structure)

1 General                                                                            11 Social Sciences
2 Health                                                                              12 Space
3 Biotechnology                                                                  13 Security
4 Nanotechnology                                                               14 Nuclear Energy-Euratom
5 Agri-Food-Water                                                               15 Aeronautics
6 Energy                                                                              16 Key Enabling Technologies:nano-;biotech, adv. mat;phot;
7 Climate, Environment, Resources, Raw materials            17 Electronics
8 Advanced materials                                                          18. Circular Economy
9 Advanced manufacturing and processing                        19. Justice
10 ICT                                                                                  20. Innovation   

 


 1. FUNDING AND CALLS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS 

Three main blocks of  international research programmes follow:

1.1) the EU Resarch Programme H2020;

1.2) Joint Technology Initiatives (Public-Private partnerships)

1.3)  ERA-NET, Joint Programming Initiatives, and other international funding programmes such as  DG Justice, Life, etc


1.1 PROGRAMME H2020  

The H2020  programme is structured into 3 Pillars and 2 Specific Objectives:  Pillar 1 Excellent Science, Pillar 2 Industrial Leadership, Pillar 3 Societal Challenges, Specific Objective: Spreading  Excellence; Specific Objective: Science for Society. Additionally the budget of H2020 also covers the European Institute of Technology (EIT), Joint Research Centre (JRC) and  Euroatom

Pillar 1: EXCELLENCE

Area: General. Deadline: 02-04-2019. Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS .Funding: 0.5M-2M€/project.  Deadline: 02-04-2019


Research Area: General.   Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 0.5M-2M€/project. Deadlines:  24-01-2019; 18-09- 2019; 13-05-2020.


Pillar 2. Industrial Leadership

 

LEIT. Foundation for tomorrow´s industry. 1.2 Materials characterisation and computational modelling. 

Research Area: Nanotechnology. Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 1M-2M€/project. Deadline: 03-09-2019


 

Pillar 3. Societal Challenges.

Societal Challenge 1. SC1: Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems. 1.2 Innovative care and health industry

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 7M €/project. Deadline: 16-04-2019


Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems. 1.5 Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health and wellbeing

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 10 M €/project. Deadline: 16-04-2019


Societal Challenge 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy.

Building a low carbon,  climate resilient future: Secure, clean and efficient energy. Enabling near-zero CO2 emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 10 M €/project. Deadline:27-08-2019


Cross-cutting issues. 

 Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 2 M €/project. Deadline:27-08-2019


Societal Challenge 5. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

Greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals. Connecting economic and environmental gains - the circular economy

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 12 M €/project.  Deadline: 19-02-2019 (1st stage) & 04-09-2019 (2nd stage)    

Focus area: Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (LC)

 Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 5-7M €/project.  Deadline: 19-02-2019 (1st stage) & 04-09-2019 (2nd stage)


 

Transversal Specific Objective: Science  with and for Society 

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 1 M €/project.  Deadline: 02-04-2019 (1st stage) & 07-11-2019 (2nd stage)


Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 1 M €/project.  Deadline: 02-04-2019 (1st stage) & 07-11-2019 (2nd stage)


1.2 JOINT TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES (PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS)

Innovative Medicine Initiative IMI2 

  1. Optimising future obesity treatment
  2. Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome
  3. Intelligent prediction and identification of environmental risks posed by human medicinal products 

 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 10 M €/project.  Deadline: 05-04-2019 (1st stage) & 07-11-2019 (2nd stage)


1.3. OTHER PROGRAMMES: ERA-NET, JPI, DG Justice, LIFE, Interreg

ERA-NET & JPI (videos)

Area: Materials

The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. M-ERA.NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable.
The Call 2019 includes 6  thematic areas and the following 2 are funded by the Agencia Estaal de Invetigacion (Spain):

  • Topic 2: Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces    

  The proposals shall address at least one of the following items:
  -Development of innovative coatings and surfaces. 
  -Development of optimised interfaces and interphases.
  -Development or improvement of process technologies considering circular economy to enable deposition of new coatings and/or surface modification. 

  • Topic 4 : Functional materials

  The proposals shall address at least one of the following items:

-Materials for sensing and actuation, and ICT: smart materials/metamaterials with controlled electrical, magnetic, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties, photonic materials, where possible enabling low power or autonomous device/systems.
-Smart energy efficient buildings: thermal insulation materials and efficient heat radiation solutions, smart windows, etc. 
-Electrochemical energy conversion and storage: new materials for the next generation of batteries e.g. solid-state batteries, supercapacitors, ionic and electronic conductors. New material components and catalysts for fuel cells, electrolysers and photo catalysis. 
-Waste energy harvesting materials and solutions: new energy harvesting materials based on advanced thermoelectric, caloric, piezoelectric, phase change and others. New designs and architectures for increased energy efficiency. 
-Photovoltaics: new concepts and architectures for efficient silicon-based thin film solar cells, novel solar cell materials (nano-based concepts, others)
 

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different  participating countries. Funding: 1-2 M €/project, 180 k€  for Spanish partner funded by AEI (Coordinator of the proposal). Deadline: 18-06-2019
 

Area: Health 

The ERA-CVD Joint Transnational Call 2019 for cardiovascular research projects driven by Early Career Scientists is open. 16 countries participate in the JTC2019 with an approximate budget of 10 Mio Euro. 
The ERA-CVD funding organizations wish to promote multi-disciplinary work for Early Career Researchers  in different countries to build effective collaborations and interchange on common research projects.  Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different  participating countries. Funding: 1-2 M €/project, 100-175k€ for Spanish partner (Spanish Universities require participation of either a Spanish Hospital or Ciberned). IP: Early Career Researchers. Deadline: 29-04-2019. 

El objetivo fundamental de la Convocatoria de “Proyectos en temas estratégicos” es la puesta en marcha de nuevos proyectos de cooperación científico/tecnológica entre investigadores de los países CYTED. Los proyectos deberán ser relevantes desde los puntos de vista de Investigación e Innovación, deberán tener carácter trans-nacional, y su duración será de un máximo de 3 (tres) años.
emas Estratégicos en los que se centrará la Convocatoria PTE2019 sean de países que han manifestado su disponibilidad a aportar financiación: 
 
1) Enfermedades cardiovasculares.
 2) Técnicas avanzadas para el tratamiento del agua: vida y sostenibilidad
Cada propuesta debe incluir grupos de al menos TRES países diferentes de los participen con apoyo económico en la temática a la que se presente la propuesta (denominados “GRUPOS INTEGRANTES”) , y no debe incluir más de DOS grupos del mismo país de los integrantes.Colombia, Chile, España, México, Paraguay, Perú y República Dominicana. 

La Agencia Estatal de Investigación y el ISCIII seran las entidades financiadoras, dotando con 125.000 € (Coordinador) y 100.000 € (participantes) a las entidades españolas elegibles.  La fecha límite de presentación es 16 de mayo 2019. 

INTERREG EUROPE (European Regional Development Fund, ERDF, FEDER)

The Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020) cooperation program aims to promote and co-finance cooperation projects carried out by French, Spanish and Andorran socio-economic agents located in the eligible cross-border area.This Program is organized in five strategic axis:

Research and Innovation: in order to strengthen the innovative capacity of the cross-border region as well as to increase cross-border cooperation between SMEs and the research and development sector.
Climate change: to promote adaptation to climate change as well as prevention and risk management.
Environment and resource efficiency: to enhance the protection, valorization and sustainable use of local resources.
Sustainable transport: to improve the mobility of people and goods
Employment and mobility: to reinforce the local professional potential in order to promote employability in the territories.

Deadline: 15-04-2019

Mas información: Seminario de lanzamiento; indicadores del programa

 


2.  FUNDING AND CALLS FOR JUNIOR PI AND POSTDOC.

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process.  Deadline: Feb 2019 and August 2019.  

TECNIOspring Industry is an international mobility fellowship programme that gives experienced researchers the possibility to develop their research career in an R&D entity around the world.
Participants: entities and researchers: TECNIOspring Industry proposals are submitted by a Catalan host entity, together with an experienced researcher. Experienced researchers are researchers of any nationality that have a PhD or four to eight years of full-time equivalent research experience (mobility conditions below)
Fellowships:The programme offers experienced researchers two types of fellowships: 

  1. Incoming: 2-year contract in a Catalan company or a TECNIO entity. Mobility conditionst: he researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications.
  2. Outgoing + return: 1-year contract in a research/technology centre or R&D department of a company located outside Spain, and 1-year contract in Catalonia or a TECNIO entity afterwards. Mobility conditions: the researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in the country of the host organisation abroad for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications

Programme benefits.: Experienced researchers will benefit from 2-year employment contracts including: Salary costs (with full social security coverage): Incoming: 58,500 € per year. Outgoing + return: 46,200 € per year x correction factor during the stay abroad. Research costs: 17,280 €.  Mobility costs: 1,920 €. 
The programme offers a selection of activities aimed to complete the researchers' career development: Top-notch tech transfer training, including entrepreneurship training. Secondments and short visits. Participation in public engagement activities. Networking activities within the fellows’ community.  Next Call: June 2019

 


3.FUNDING AND CALLS FOR PHD FUNDING

  • Network of PhD students are available via the European Training Networks and  European Joint Doctorate of the H2020-MSCA-ITN Call. Up to 15 PhD students fro different nationalities can be hired in this focused programmes. Funding for salaries and training (consumables, travel,etc) is available.  

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different  MS/AS. Funding about 3M€/ project. Deadline: January 2020

 


 

5.FUNDING AND CALLS FOR TRAVEL, SHORT STAYS

The Company of Biologists’ journals offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses


6. FUNDING AND CALLS FOR NETWORKING

Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Deadine: 05-09-2019   

Las Redes Temáticas son asociaciones de grupos de investigación y desarrollo (I+D) de entidades públicas o privadas y empresas de los países miembros del Programa CYTED, cuyas actividades científicas o tecnológicas están relacionadas dentro de un ámbito común de interés y enmarcadas en una de las Áreas del Programa. Tienen como objetivo principal el intercambio de conocimientos entre grupos de I+D y la potenciación de la cooperación como método de trabajo.
Las Redes Temáticas pretenden propiciar entre los grupos:

  • Interacciones científicas estables y continuadas
  • Intercambios de conocimiento científico y técnico de mutuo interés
  • Potenciación sinérgica y coordinación de sus líneas de I+D
  • Intercambios y movilidad del personal de investigación
  • Formación de recursos humanos
  • Capacitación técnica y metodológica
  • Elaboración de propuestas de posibles Proyectos de Investigación o Proyectos de Innovación IBEROEKA
  • Acciones de difusión y transferencia tecnológica entre grupos o entidades distintas, siempre que sean técnicamente, económicamente y comercialmente viables

CRITERIOS GENERALES DE ELIGIBILIDAD
Proponentes deben ser centros públicos o privados de I+D y/o empresas públicas o privadas con actividad demostrada en acciones I+D+i
Duración máxima de cuatro años para las áreas 1-7 y de dos años para el área 8
Mínimo de 6 grupos de al menos 6 países iberoamericanos diferentes signatarios del Programa CYTED con capacidad y actividad demostrada en acciones de I+D+i
FINANCIAMIENTO
 El financiamiento del Programa CYTED tiene como destino las actividades de coordinación de las redes temáticas, que tiene un límite máximo de 30.000 euros anuales. Se financia la movilidad de los grupos integrantes, la organización de talleres y cursos y publicaciones
EVALUACIÓN
Cada propuesta es evaluada por evaluadores externos e independientes. Los criterios en los que se fundamenta la evaluación científico-tecnológica de las Redes Temáticas son:

  • Calidadad científico-técnica de la propuesta.
  • Calidad y productividad científico-técnica del coordinador y de los grupos de trabajo.
  • Viabilidad y sostenibilidad de la propuesta.
  • Adecuación del presupuesto.

ÁREAS

  • Agroalimentación
  • Salud
  • Desarrollo Industrial
  • Desarrollo Sostenible
  • TICs
  • Ciencia y Sociedad
  • Energía
  • Incubadora de empresas