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.









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.

LIFE+ 2013 call for proposals

Deadline 2013-06-25

LIFE+ 2013 call for proposals

Official documents

The seventh LIFE+ call for proposals was published in the Official Journal (2013/C 47/21) on 19 February 2013. The deadline for applicants to submit proposals to Member State authorities via eProposal is 25/06/2013 16:00 hours local Brussels time.

IMPORTANT: Proposals that were created but NOT SUBMITTED under the previous Call (2012) will only remain available for recycling until 30 April 2013 after which they will be permanently deleted. To the contrary proposals SUBMITTED in 2011 or 2012 will remain available and can be recycled until 15 June 2013.|Call_for_proposal_2013.html

Programme “Criminal Justice” – Calls for proposals

Deadline 2013-05-30

Calls for proposal by policy topic

Check below calls for proposals in specific policy areas.

Listings include calls both currently open – if any – and closed (submission deadline passed).

Funding programmes in the field of Justice

Further information about individual EU funding programmes relevant to Justice.

Information provided includes objects and goals of the programmes, and annual reports.


Deadline 2013-04-30

Call 6 aims at the development of ICT-based solutions which enable older adults to continue managing their occupation – at work in an office, a factory or any working environment; in a first or subsequent career, in paid or voluntary occupation including local social activities – while preserving health and motivation to remain active.

Occupation in the context of this Call 6 is defined as paid and unpaid activity that results in benefit for the community, society and economy. The AAL Joint Programme is looking for ICT solutions to promote, enhance and sustain:

  • paid activity (including but not exclusive to professional, entrepreneurial/small business and self-employment)
  • unpaid activity (e.g. volunteering, knowledge sharing, counselling).

The AAL Joint Programme aims at innovative and ICT-based solutions delivered through applied research and development activities, which are financially sustainable and underpinned by a credible business case at proposal submission stage. Projects are expected to target market needs and demands. Find more information on the topical areas which are in the scope of the present Call 6 in the chapter entitled “Description”.

Closure date for applying: 30 April 2013, 17 h 00 Central European Time (CET)

Documents and tools

  • Download the call text here and the accompanying Guide for Applicants here.
  • A proposal is composed of two parts – part A with financial and organizational information and part B with the proposal text addressing the call topics.
  • The part B template can be downloaded  here..
  • The electronic submission tool to enter the part A information and upload the part B:
Partner search web site:

Additional documentation: IPR template – Consortium Agreement

Call for proposals: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation

Deadline 2013-04-30

Grants > open calls for proposals


Call for proposals: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation

Deadline for submission of applications: 30/04/2013

On September 2007 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision No 1149/2007/EC establishing for the period 2007-2013 theSpecific Grant Program Civil Justice as part of the General Program Fundamental Rights and Justice. One of the actions provided for by the Decision concerns training for national judges in European competition law, including state aid rules and private damages training. Thus, grants may be awarded to support measures taken by bodies which foster judicial cooperation and other measures aimed at promoting training in EU competition law for national judges and cooperation between them:

  • the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EU competition law for national judges;
  • short or long-term training in EU competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
  • the distribution of documentation and information on EU competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
  • cooperation, including the setting-up and/or maintenance of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EU competition law by national judges.

Projects must cover the implementation of Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU and may include the issue of private enforcement and/or state aid rules.

Priority areas

Projects should address at least one of the following areas:

  • Improvement of knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law;Projects should consist of training activities in the form of conferences, seminars, colloquia, meetings and symposia, as well as short or long term training courses on EU competition law for the target audience as defined in point 2.2 of the Call.
  • Support to National Judicial Institutions on Competition Law knowledge;Projects submitted under this category should be organised by one or more national judicial institutions – in particular as part of the initial training period of judges and prosecutors – with regard to the application of EU competition law.
  • Improving and/or creating cooperation/networks;Projects should cover activities promoting the cooperation and/or networking between national judges, in particular between judicial authorities or other public or private organisations or associations active in the field of the application of EU competition law by national judges or those responsible for encouraging or monitoring the correct application of EU competition law by national judges.

For further details see the full text of the call for proposals.

Reference documents:

See previous calls

International Award for Research in Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

International Award for Research in Germany

Academics of all disciplines from abroad, who are internationally recognised as leaders in their field and who are expected to contribute to enhancing Germany’s sustained international competitiveness as a research location in consequence of the award, are eligible to be nominated for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, which is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the International Research Fund for Germany, enables award winners to carry out long-term and ground-breaking research at universities and research institutions in Germany. The award funds, totalling 5 million EUR for academics in experimental disciplines and 3.5 million EUR for researchers in theoretical disciplines, are made available for a period of five years.

Nominations may be made by German universities; non-university research institutions may also submit nominations jointly with a German university.

Other important details

Further information

Hercule II Legal Part Hercule II, Training, Seminars and Conferences – Legal Part

Deadline 2013-04-30

Hercule II Legal Part

Hercule II, Training, Seminars and Conferences – Legal Part

Call for proposals for 2013

This call for proposals relates to the co-financing of trainings, seminars, comparative studies, and conferences that will support, enhance and develop the legal and judicial protection of the EU financial interests against fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities. By co-financing such activities, the Commission hopes to stimulate thought and debate on subjects of particular interest related to its anti-fraud strategy.
This call for proposals relates to Chapter 9 of the Financing Decision 2013 for the implementation of the Hercule II Program, “Training, seminars and Conference – Legal Part”.
The aim is to provide a financial support to the following activities:

  • The organisation of seminars and conferences;
  • Studies in comparative law;
  • Dissemination, including the publication, of scientific knowledge concerning the protection of the EU’s financial interests;
  • Publication and distribution of a scientific periodical on the protection of the European Union’s financial interests;
  • The organisation of the annual meeting of the Presidents of the Associations for European Criminal Law and for the protection of the EU financial interests.

Applicants may submit only one proposal within this call.

Finance available and deadline for applications:

Indicative budgets envisaged for grant awards:  € 700.000

Deadline for submission of proposals: 16.00h (Brussels time) of Tuesday, 30th April 2013.

Documents related to this Call for Proposals:

Requests for information may be sent to:

European Commission
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
Call for Proposals  Training, seminars and conferences – Legal Part
Unit D.5 – Hercule, Pericles & EURO Protection
Office: J30 – 09/41
B-1049 Brussels

By e-mail to:

2013 Call for ESF – Exploratory Workshop proposals

Deadline 2013-04-18

ESF Exploratory Workshops

Each year, ESF supports between 25-40 Exploratory Workshops across all scientific domains.

These small, interactive output oriented meetings are aimed at opening up new directions in research to explore emerging research fields with potential impact on new developments in science. The workshops, which usually last 1-3 days, have a wide participation from across Europe and involve mature scientists as well as young, independent researchers and scholars with leadership potential. The relatively small scale (in terms of people involved) provides an ideal platform for focus on the topic and for all participants to contribute to discussions and plan follow-up collaborative work.

Call for Proposals

*2013 Call for Proposals  [Open]
The text of the call remains available for information purposes
* For workshops to be held in 2014
* Launch date of the Call: 7March 2013
Deadline on 18 April 2013 (16:00 CET)
 Applicants will be informed of the outcome by end of November 2013.

*Outcome of the 2012 Call for Proposals
* For workshops to be held in 2013
* Out of 129 eligible proposals in all scientific fields, 27 were selected for funding°. (This represents an average success rate of 20,9%) – see full list under next section.
(Note: a total of 26 workshops will in fact be organised, as one award was not taken up).
* List of referees used to peer review the workshop proposals under the 2012 Call (available soon)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the preparation of proposals

Information on Awarded Exploratory Workshops

Guidelines for organisers of awarded ESF Exploratory Workshops(PDF 58 KB)

Information on workshops in  2013:

Scientific Reports on workshops held in:

For scientific reports from former years please consult the annual list in each domain (SRG-MED former EMRCSRG-LEE former LESCSRG-PEN former PESCSRG-HUM former SCHSRG-SOC former SCSS).

ESF Contact

Isabelle May, Administrative Coordinator