24.10.2019 - 31.01.2020 | call closed!

Joint Call 2019

Cooperation in innovation, research and development is a key dimension in the relations between the European Union and Russia. In this context ERA.Net RUS Plus in 2014 and in 2017 implemented Joint Calls for transnational and scientifically excellent research projects. The Call 2019 continues the support of S&T Projects in the fields of Nanotechnologies, Health, Social Sciences & Humanities and Robotics.

Call Topics | Call Documents | Application Process | Funding Parties | Partnering Platform

The ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2019 on Science and Technology is closed.
Proposal submission deadline: 31.01.2020 at 15.00 CET / 17.00 Moscow time.

The goal of the call is to create a long-term research collaboration in the field of research and innovation between EU Member States/Associated Countries and Russia. The Joint Call covers Science and Technology projects. Research proposals can be submitted in the following S&T topics:

Call Topics

download all topic descriptions (PDF)

1.1 Advanced nano-sensors for environment and health
1.2 Novel functional nanomaterials based on design and modeling

2.1 Regenerative medicine, biomaterials and organ-on-a-chip systems  
2.2 Drug discovery for cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases  

Social Sciences and Humanities:
3.1 Demography, migration, conflicts and security issues
3.2 Opportunities for and challenges to regional development and social cohesion

No subtopics defined ("bottom-up" approach)

By S&T projects are meant joint Research and Development (R&D) projects undertaken by a partnership of institutions (‘consortium’) designed to produce new knowledge through fundamental, experimental and/or theoretical scientific research, whereby each team of the partnership actively pursues specific objectives with a view to pooling the results to contribute to common, well-defined objectives.

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Call Documents

Call Announcement

Terms of Reference (main call document, includes all 'Specific Funding Rules' listed below) updated 18 December 2019

Specific Funding Rules for:

Belgium: Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
Bulgaria: Bulgaria National Science Fund (BNSF)
Estonia: Estonian Research Council (ETAg)
Finland: Academy of Finland (AKA)
Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Greece: General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT)
Latvia: State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
Moldova: National Agency for Research and Development (NARD)
Russia: Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (MSHE)
Russia: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) updated 18 December 2019
Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Turkey: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)

Guide for Applicants (info on call background and electronic submission tool)

Guideline for Russian Applicants

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Application Process

Proposal submission must take place exclusively in electronic form by using the PT-Outline webtool accessible at:

Teams applying for funding must be eligible for funding by their respective national funding organisation. They can be research and higher education entities, research and innovation performing SMEs, or other entities eligible for funding according to respective national legislation.

Eligible project consortia must comprise project partners from at least three different countries, of which at least one team is from Russia. Applicants who are non-eligible for funding can join any eligible consortium submitting a proposal on their own expenses.

Proposals will be submitted and evaluated in one-stage.

The duration of a project is 24 months or 36 months (depending on the involved Funding Parties).

For detailed information about the respective national eligibility and funding criteria, you are strongly recommended to contact your respective Contact Point before submitting your proposal.

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Funding Parties

The following national Research Funding Organisations are currently participating in the joint ERA.Net RUS Plus 2019 call:

Funding Party Nanotech   
1. Research Foundation – Flanders, FWO (Belgium) x x x x
2. Bulgaria National Science Fund, BNSF (Bulgaria) x x x x
3. Estonian Research Council, ETAg (Estonia) x x x x
4. Academy of Finland, AKA (Finland)

5. Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF (Germany) x x x x
6. General Secretariat for Research and Technology GSRT (Greece) x x
7. State Education Development Agency, VIAA (Latvia) x x x x
8. National Agency for Research and Development, NARD (Moldova) x x x x
9. Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, MSHE (Russia) x x
10. Russian Foundation for Basic Research, RFBR (Russia) x x x x
11. Slovak Academy of Sciences, SAS (Slovakia) x x x x
12. Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF (Switzerland) x x x  x
13. Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TÜBITAK (Turkey) x x

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Partnering Platform

We provide an online matchmaking tool for all interested parties who are looking for cooperation partners to participate in the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2019.

Link to the ERA.Net RUS Plus Partnering Platform 2019