Call summaryScene Setter:
Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement signature:
Information on the outcome of the evaluation: Maximum 5 months from the date for submission;
Indicative date for the signing of grant agreements: Maximum 8 months from the date for submission.Budget Information:
Total budget : EUR 117.5 million 
 The final budgets awarded to actions implemented through the Call for Proposals may vary by up to 20% of the total value of the indicative budget for each action.
 The 2016 Call for Proposals has a total indicative amount of EUR 117.5 M€ of which EUR 103,9 M € from 2016 Commitment Appropriations for operations and EUR 13.6 M€ reactivated unused commitment appropriations from year 2015 resulting mainly from the outcome of the Call 2015 evaluations.
Through their participation in projects funded under this call and in accordance with point (b) of Article 13(3) of the FCH 2 JU Statutes, it is estimated that an additional 8 million EUR in-kind contributions will be provided by the constituent entities of the Members other than the Union or their affiliated entities participating in the indirect actions published in this call.
14 June 2016 11:41
As part of the Panel Review, Hearings will be organised for Innovation Actions (IA) proposals.
For this call, hearings will be conducted by a written procedure.
Invitations to hearings will be sent only to the coordinators of proposals with consensus scores above the individual thresholds.
It is expected the coordinators to receive the hearing questions by 24/06/2016 with a deadline to provide a written reply by 28/06/2016.
Hearings should not be used to modify proposals. The coordinators may only provide explanations and clarifications in response to questions submitted.
Providing written reply for the hearings is not mandatory, but strongly recommended. Original submitted proposal is still the basis for final evaluation.
10 May 2016 12:05
A total of 81 proposals were submitted in response to this call.
• Transport – total 26 proposals
• Energy – total 38 proposals
• Overarching – total 7 proposals
• Cross-cutting – total 6 proposals
Transport pillar: 26
Topic 01-1: 5
Energy pillar: 38
Topic 02-1: 2
Topic 03-1: 7
Topic 04-1: 4
4 proposals were withdrawn by the FCH2 JU services due to abusive or test submission.
The evaluation of the proposals is planned to start by end-May 2016 and will be closed by mid-July 2016. Applicants will be informed on the outcome of the evaluations by the end of August 2016.
17 March 2016 11:26
Following an agreement between the US Department of Energy, DoE and the FCH JU, please note that for the following topics:
FCH-02-1-2016: Establish testing protocols for electrolysers performing electricity grid services
FCH-02-7-2016: Demonstration of large-scale rapid response electrolysis to provide grid balancing services and to supply hydrogen markets
FCH-02-10-2016: Demonstration of fuel cell-based energy storage solutions for isolated micro-grid or off-grid remote areas
FCH-04-1-2016: Novel education and training tools
legal entities established in the United States and participating in a proposal to be funded by the FCH JU programme are encouraged to explore potential future opportunities for funding in similar topics through the US Department of Energy.
More information is available at:
- 22 January 2016 11:53 The submission session is now available for: FCH-03-1-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-04-1-2016(FCH2-CSA), FCH-02-8-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-01-10-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-01-7-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-4-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-01-6-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-01-4-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-7-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-01-8-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-04-2-2016(FCH2-CSA), FCH-02-10-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-02-5-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-2-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-11-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-01-5-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-1-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-01-2-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-01-9-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-02-3-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-01-1-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-6-2016(FCH2-RIA), FCH-02-9-2016(FCH2-IA), FCH-01-3-2016(FCH2-RIA)
Topics and submission service
To access the Submission Service, please select the TOPIC of your interest and then open the Submission Service tab.
To access existing draft proposals, please login to the portal and select My Proposals from the My Area menu.