CE – Settimo Programma Quadro – Call for project proposals – Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies- FEEDTRIALS

Deadline 2013-10-01

Call identifier: FP7-KBBE-2013-FEEDTRIALS
• Date of publication: 29 June 2013
• Deadline1: 1st October 2013 at 17.00.00, Brussels local time
• Indicative budget2: EUR 3 million
The budget for this call is indicative. The final budget awarded to actions implemented
through calls for proposals may vary:
• The final budget of the call may vary by up to 10% of the total value of the indicated budget for each call.

Eligibility criteria:
– The general eligibility criteria are set out in Annex 2 of this work programme. Please
note that the completeness criterion also includes that part B of the proposal shall be
readable, accessible and printable.
– The budget limits and other eligibility criteria indicated in the above table are strict
eligibility criteria.
– Table of standard minimum number of participating legal entities for all funding
schemes used in the call, in line with the Rules for Participation and in the below
format apply to all topics, unless indicated otherwise in the table above.

Evaluation procedure:
– The evaluation criteria and scoring scheme are set out in annex 2 of the work
– Proposal page limits: Applicants must ensure that proposals conform to the page limits
and layout given in the Guide for Applicants, and in the proposal part B template
available through the electronic Submission Services of the Commission.
The Commission will instruct the experts to disregard any pages exceeding these
The minimum font size allowed is 11 points. The page size is A4, and all margins
(top, bottom, left, right) should be at least 15 mm (not including any footers or
– During the consensus stage of evaluation, if a proposal fails to achieve the threshold
score for the first criterion (Scientific and/or Technological excellence) or the second
criterion (Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the management), the
evaluation of this proposal will be stopped.
– Proposals will be prioritised according to their scores in a single ranking list per
budget line. The procedure for prioritising proposals with equal scores is described in
Annex 2 to the work programme.
– A reserve list may be produced of proposals that pass the evaluation in case of higherranked proposals not being funded.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Second Call for Proposals on Scientific and Technological Cooperation 2013 ITALIA – ALGERIA

Deadline 2013-07-02

As part of the procedures for the renewal of the Executive Program of Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italy and Algeria 2014-2016, was published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the calli for the collection of joint research projects.

Applications must be made within 2 July 2013 as specified in the call annexed to this Communication.

For more information see also the website MAE:


Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Second Call for Proposals on Scientific and Technological Cooperation 2013

Deadline 2013-07-04

Within the framework of the Agreement on Industrial, Scientific and Technological Research and Development Cooperation between Italy and Israel (hereinafter called the “Agreement”)
and in particular under the Sub-Committee for Scientific Cooperation, the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology and Space (referred to hereafter as “MOST”) and the Directorate General for Political and Security Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Italian side are providing financial support for joint Italian-Israeli research projects carried out by scientists from both countries. Italian-Israeli research teams are hereby invited to submit joint research proposals in the following areas:
1. Novel approaches to fight treatment-resistant pathogens;
2. Multifunctional advanced materials;
3. Water and food security (including related hazards).

Cooperation may take the form of:
• joint research activities where interdependent subprojects of a single project are conducted in the Italian and the Israeli laboratories;
• complementary methodological approaches to a common problem;
• joint use of research facilities, materials, equipment and/or services by cooperating
• joint planning of research;
• submission of joint research projects by researchers of both countries is requested with the aim of encouraging scientific and technological co-operation between Italy and
Israel. Each researcher may submit one project only. Financing will be granted exclusively for projects of researchers holding Italian (or EU nationality and legally resident in Italy) and Israel nationality.

The total maximum funding for each individual project is around € 40,000 for each side for the entire two-year project period. It is the intention of the two ministries to support up to a number of 10 joint projects. However, the final number of projects to be funded as well as the final budget approved for each project will be determined based both on budgetary and scientific considerations. Research projects can span on a maximum of two year basis.
Contracts will be signed accordingly.
In Italy, each project that is selected can be financed up to 50% of the documented and
eligible costs of research. When the project is successful, repayment of royalties may apply according to applicable rules and procedures. No repayment is due if the project does not reach the stage of the commercialization.
In Israel, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space will cover 100% of the documented and eligible costs of the research, in accordance with the project proposal.
The two Governments will grant the approved projects with financial contribution, within the limits of the their available financial resources and subject to the approval of the state budgets.

1. Projects must be conducted by collaborating Israeli and Italian scientific research
2. Each research team must be led by a Principal Investigator from each country;
3. The Principal Investigator of each side must be member of an Academic or Research
• In Israel it must be an accredited institution of higher learning, according to the
Council for Higher Education Law, 1958, or with a public research institute with
experience in the relevant fields.
• In Italy it must be a public or private University, a public or private Research
For the purposes of this Call a “Research Institute” means a Research Institute/University, whose main activity is the advancement of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, which possesses appropriate infrastructure and equipment and which employs researchers who, inter alia, publish articles related to their research in leading
scientific journals and who present their research at international symposia.
Industrial partners are encouraged to participate in research teams headed by Principal
Investigators from an Academic or Research Institution.
In relation to the additional requirements which Italian partners must fulfill, and to the
rules applicable to their dealings with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the proponents are asked to refer to the “norme integrative per la partecipazione italiana al
bando per la raccolta di progetti congiunti di ricerca per l’anno 2013 e per la rendicontazione dei progetti – legge 154/2002”, which are to be taken as part and parcel
of the present call.

4. Each Principal Investigator and affiliated Institution is responsible to MOST or to the
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, respectively, for the execution of the project.

5. Proposals for which funding is approved, which include experiments with animals, must submit the approval of the relevant Committee for Experimentations on Animals in
Israel before the project starts. In Italy they will refer to the relevant Italian and EU laws.

6. Proposals for which funding is approved, which involve human beings, must submit the approval of the relevant Helsinki Committee in Israel before the project can commence.

In Italy they will refer to the relevant Italian and EU law.

The Israeli and Italian research teams and their Institutions shall enter in specifics
agreements regarding Intellectual Property rights upon signature of the respective
In Italy this will be done before signing the contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The project proposal must be submitted by the Italian and the Israeli Principal Investigator using the application form in English in Annex A, to the addresses of the Italian and Israeli Party reported below. Projects submitted will be evaluated by both Parties.
The projects must be drafted in English and signed by the Italian and the Israeli project
Principal Investigators.
To this end, the Italian Principal Investigator will send the application form of the project to the Israeli Principal Investigator who will sign and return it to the Italian Principal Investigator either by email or fax.








Fulbright Senior Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services.

Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development.

U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a 5 year term.  Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

Eligible institutions wanting to host a Fulbright Specialist submit project applications through the Fulbright Commissions or U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Sections in their home countries.  Projects must be reviewed and approved by the Fulbright office in their home country and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Program Description

Qualified U.S. scholars and professionals apply throughout the calendar year for candidacy on the Fulbright Specialists Roster. Peer review is conducted eight times each year. CIES builds lists of qualified Specialist candidates for each eligible discipline and facilitates matching Specialist candidates with project requests.

Eligible institutions submit Specialist project requests through the appropriate Fulbright agency in their country. Once approved by the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy, the Specialist project request is forwarded to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for final approval.


The goals of the Fulbright Specialist Program are: 


  • To increase the participation of leading U.S. scholars and professionals in Fulbright academic exchanges
  • To encourage new activities that go beyond the core Fulbright activities of lecturing and research
  • To promote increased connections between U.S. and non-U.S. institutions 


Fulbright Specialist projects are designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts at non-U.S. institutions on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities. For example, grantees may:

  • Conduct needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research at non-U.S. post-secondary, degree granting academic institutions
  • Take part in specialized academic programs and conferences in conjunction with other scheduled activities
  • Consult with administrators and instructors of non-U.S. post-secondary, degree granting institutions on faculty development
  • Present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Participate in or lead seminars or workshops at non-U.S. post-secondary, degree granting academic institutions
  • Develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials at non-U.S. post-secondary, degree granting academic institutions
  • Conduct teacher-training programs at the degree granting level


The Fulbright Specialist Program is active in all world regions. Countries eligible to participate in the program include those where there is a U.S. embassy or a Fulbright Commission. If a country has not participated in the Fulbright Specialist Program and wishes to inquire about their eligibility, they should contact CIES. Lists of these countries can be found at Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy and Fulbright Commission.


The Fulbright Specialist Program is open to qualified U.S. scholars and professionals in the disciplines list. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and /or physical impairment.

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements. In matching candidates with grant opportunities, preference will be given to candidates with the most relevant professional experience.

After State Department approval of the project, CIES contacts the preferred candidate indicated by the requesting institution or, for open requests, contacts appropriate Specialist candidates to ascertain their interest and availability for the project. CIES processes the grant and administers the grant payment for the candidate ultimately selected for the Specialist project.


The program will award grants ranging from two to six weeks and will make use of serial grants if deemed necessary. The grant period for a project is determined by the host institution and includes travel days to and from the host institution as well as weekends.


Grant benefits include international economy fare travel and approved related expenses plus a $200 per day honorarium. The honorarium is payable upon completion of the grant and submission of an online final report and travel expense report. Host institutions normally cover in-country per diem costs for lodging, meals and transportation.


Deadline 2013-09-16

CHARISMA is an integrating activity project carried out in the FP7 Capacities Specific Programme Research Infrastructures.
The project offers an access free of costs to most advanced EU scientific instrumentations and knowledge, allowing scientists, conservators-restorers and curators to enhance their research.


Deadline: 16th September 2013

A free access to installations and processes from leading EU Cultural Heritage advanced research facilities supplying researchers’ short-term projects. The access is offered to:

Archives in European museums or conservation institutes (ARCHLAB);
Advanced mobile instrumentation for in-situ non invasive multitechnique measurements (MOLAB);
Integrated platforms where large scalefacilities are coupled with medium scaleinstallations (FIXLAB).



Marco Polo II -CALL 2013

Deadline 2013-08-23

Marco Polo programme – Call for proposals 2013

The European Commission adopted on 14 May 2013 a Communication on the Marco Polo programme (2003 – 2013) which helps companies introduce transport services that shift freight off the road and on to more environmentally friendly modes such as short-sea shipping, rail and inland waterways.

The available budget for the 2013 Call is €66.7 million. Special environmentally-friendly maritime projects, inland waterway projects and rail projects with single-wagon loads are priorities in 2013.

Deadline for applications: 23 August 2013

Opening session: September 2013

– Estimated date for Report on Evaluation by Evaluation Committee: November 2013
– Estimated date of notification of applications & start of contract negotiations: December 2013
– Signature of contracts: First half of 2014

Call documents 2013

The European Commission simplifies Marco Polo applications by providing a one-stop-shop for obtaining all the necessary documents and guidance to help potential applicants.