FP7 Calls for Proposals 2011 published



On 20 July 2010 the EU published more than 50 calls for proposals under the 7th Framework Programme for RD&D, worth a total of EUR 6.4 billion. Many of these calls address energy issues – please click here (PDF icon 91 KB) for an indicative overview of energy-relevant topic across all calls.


Support for energy research

Calls of the FP7 Energy Theme include some 30 topics on renewable energies (PV, CSP, wind energy, bioenergy, solar heating and cooling), CCS, smart electricity networks as well as on energy efficiency. The whole spectrum from fundamental research to applied research and demonstration activities is covered.

A special focus is on international cooperation where, for the first time, Marie-Curie-type researchers exchange actions with the US and Japan are supported.

The great majority of the FP7 Energy topics are in line with the Implementation Plans of the Industrial Initiatives of the SET-Plan.

Energy research is also supported in other FP7 Themes and Programmes. For an indicative overview of all potential energy-relevant topics please click here (PDF icon 91 KB) .

All energy calls and the participation modalities were explained at the Information Day on 8 July 2010. You can find all the videos and presentations of this event here.


Useful information and help

Call texts, application forms and additional info material is available on

Videos and presentation from the Info Day, explaining the energy calls and the participation modalities are available on the

For advice and individual assistance you are invited to contact your

An indicative list of energy-related topics in all published calls is provided in this

Basic information on the FP7 participation modalities you can find on

Information on the SET-Plan and the Industrial Initiatives is available on the