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Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production

H2020-NMP-CSA-2014Sub call of: H2020-NMP-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 06-05-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €12,500,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Industrial Leadership
OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: The materials 'common house' NMP-33-2014

Specific challenge: The fragmentation of research efforts has long been identified as a major European weakness. A significant part of national R&D budgets is spent without substantial coordination across the Union, a significant waste of resources at a time of shrinking funding possibilities.

A dynamic structure, following materials research and innovation across the European Union, is called for. The goal is to make Europe a more coherent system, and also to help in better coordinating future EU materials activities with those in Member States, Associated Countries, industry and academia, to avoid duplications and gaps.

Scope: Support to a monitoring system and a forum to debate developments and needs, identify gaps and opportunities, establish priorities in order to create a sound, authoritative, consensual, science-based, economy pushed, society-driven Europe-wide knowledge base of materials science and engineering. Synergy with or use of present structures and existing schemes is welcome.

The proposal for the support action should describe the expected level of detail in the study, definitions and limitations, the parameters to be observed, and the targeted application fields. The support action may include assessment, benchmarking, road mapping, foresight, coordination, organisation of events, and communication, and give indications in which application areas research and innovation may have most impact. A study of activities carried out within and outside Horizon 2020, through other EU schemes (European Structural and Investment Funds and national activities etc.) may be included. The proposal should also provide elements for a constant monitoring system, as well as success cases and best practices stemming from FP-supported research. The organisation of major events of relevance for better structuring the ERA in the materials field, with priority to those federating individual events that in the past took place separately, may also be included.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 1 and 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. No more than one proposal will be funded.

Expected impact:

  • Consolidation of scattered research and development efforts for a more cohesive, efficient approach to materials advancement, avoiding duplications and gaps;
  • Coordination of EU and Member States R&D activities, contributing to strengthening the European Research Area.


Type of action: Coordination and Support Action

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: For single-stage and second-stage evaluations, the threshold for the criteria Excellence and Impact will be 4. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 12.
    In case of equal overall scores in the ranked list, the priority order of proposals will be established in accordance with part H of the General Annexes, except that proposals will be ranked on the basis of individual scores for the Impact criterion before the Excellence criterion.

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement

  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.


Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Flash call info en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) en
  • WP H2020 - 5ii. Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en

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