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TOPIC : FET ERANET Cofund

Topic identifier: FETPROACT-02-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: ERA-NET-Cofund ERA-NET Cofund
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
20 September 2016
Deadline: 24 January 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Excellent Science
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Work Programme Part: Future and Emerging Technologies
Topic Updates
  • 24 January 2017 17:41

    In response to this topic, one proposal was submitted by the call deadline on 24 January 2017.

Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

To support the maturation of novel research topics and structuration of the corresponding communities in the FET domain, in complementarity and synergy with the FET actions directly funded by the Commission, and while fostering cross-fertilisation and synergies between the supported topics and communities. This reflects that the participating funding organisations share the objectives of the FET programme and would amplify its funding and activities through this ERA-NET. The overarching goal is to enhance the construction of the European Research Area in the FET domain, by sharing a common vision of the various efforts in Europe in this domain and fostering cooperation towards the coordinated development of these technologies.

Scope:

Proposals should coordinate national and regional programmes for research in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals (resulting in grants to third parties) with EU cofunding. Proposers are encouraged to implement other joint activities related to the coordination of public research and innovation programmes, such as transnational networking, meetings and technology transfer activities, as well as additional joint calls without EU cofunding. These activities should in particular cover the following areas:

  • Share information on existing research programmes, strategic research agendas and technological roadmaps, among research funding organisations and with the relevant other stakeholders;
  • Jointly identify emerging topics where transnational cooperation and support to community structuration is most needed, in complementarity with the FET programme;
  • Develop strategic agendas for these topics and accompany the structuration of the related communities through workshops and support to transversal activities.
Expected Impact:
  • Amplification of the support to FET topics at the national level;
  • Faster emergence of technologies through enhanced coordination;
  • Identification and emergence of candidate FET Proactive and FET Flagship topics and communities;
  • Enhanced complementarities and synergies in Europe in the FET domain.
Cross-cutting Priorities:

ERA-NET

Topic conditions and documents

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.
    Please also note that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  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:

    Given the specific nature and strategic objective of the ERANET Cofund instrument, at most one ERANET Cofund will be funded under this topic.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of the evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

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

    ERANET Cofund:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA ERANET Cofund - Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

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

     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.

    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.

    Open access to research data
    The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

    Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

    Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

    - Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs.

    - Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration. 

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

  8. Additional documents:

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Future and Emerging Technologies (FETs)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
     

 

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