EC calls for FP7 proposals

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 in News| Share this article

fpycoopThe European Commission has published several calls for proposals in various thematic areas of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

Thematic areas under the Cooperation Specific Programme include:

  • Health’ (three calls);
  • ‘Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology’ (one call);
  • ‘Information and communication technologies’ (two calls);
  • ‘Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies’ (six calls);
  • ‘Energy’ (four calls);
  • ‘Environment (including climate change)’ (one call);
  • ‘Transport’ (six calls);
  • ‘Socio-economic sciences and humanities’ (four calls);
  • ‘Space’ (one call);
  • ‘Security’ (one call).

Calls under the Capacities Specific Programme are dedicated to the following Themes:

  • ‘Research infrastructures’ (two calls);
  • ‘Research for the benefit of SMEs’ (one call);
  • ‘Regions of knowledge’ (one call);
  • ‘Research potential’ (two calls);
  • ‘Science in society’ (four calls);
  • ‘Activities of international cooperation’ (four calls).

An additional seven cross-thematic calls combine up to five different Themes. Finally, the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Researcher Grants (three sub-calls) are intended to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe.

cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls/

Many of these calls overlap with the interests of Polymer Centre members. Potential project partners are invited to contact Joe Gaunt at the Polymer Centre for more information.