FP7 calls for proposals
€ 126 million to support European research in the sixth FP7 Space call for proposals
The sixth call for proposals under the Space theme of FP7 was published on 10 July 2012.
The deadline is set on 21st November 2012 (at 17:00:00 - Brussels local time). Evaluation is foreseen in December-February 2012/2013, proposal negotiation in 2013.
In the sixth Space call, the focus is on research topics in climate change, critical technologies, Earth analogue R&D preparing for space exploration missions, space weather, and space debris and collision threats. Proposals with international cooperation are solicited in particular with China and Ukraine. SME specific research is funded to enhance technology transfer.
For further information, visit the Research & Innovation Participant Portal
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New agreement on cooperation between the European Commission and NASA
The European Commission and NASA have agreed a document entitled "Principles of cooperation of NASA personnel with projects funded by the EU's Framework Programs in the area of Space Research"
This document identifies a simple working solution, within existing rules, that would allow for NASA personnel to collaborate with European colleagues in space research projects funded under the EU Framework Programme. This would be done via bilateral agreements that NASA would enter into with one of the members of the research consortium. Under this formulation, NASA would sign neither the Grant Agreement, nor the Consortium Agreement, and would review proposed bilateral agreements using its established rules. When NASA participates, it would be under the principle of "no-exchange of funds", i.e. NASA would not charge any expenditure to the project.
In all instances, participation by NASA personnel in projects funded by the EU Framework Programmes would be reviewed by both sides on a case by case basis, following established review procedures.
The document of the "Principles of cooperation of NASA personnel with projects funded by the EU's Framework Programs in the area of Space Research" can be found here [14 KB] .