PRIMA - Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean
PRIMA operates under two main lines of funding - Section 1 and Section 2.
Section 1 Calls are funded directly by the European Commission
Section 2 Calls are funded directly by the countries participating in PRIMA.
The following topics under Section 2 will be eligible for funding:
Thematic Area 1: Water Management
- Topic 2.1.1 Low cost, lean solutions for enhancing irrigation efficiency of small-scale farms
Thematic Area 2: Farming Systems
- Topic 2.2.1 Re-design the agro-livelihood systems to ensure resilience
Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain
- Topic 2.3.1 New optimization models of the agro food supply chain system to fair price for consumers and reasonable profit share for farmers
Apart from the pre-proposal submission by the project coordinator on the PRIMA submission platform, each National entity shall be required to submit a National Application Form + Annexes.
The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 15 April 2020 at 17:00 Barcelona time.
Applications should reach RSSD office until 1 April 2020 to allow adequate time for processing.
Transnational Call for Research and Innovation Projects in Marine and Maritime Technologies
MarTERA launched a joint call for transnational research and innovation projects in the following areas:
- Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
- Priority Area 2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures
- Priority Area 3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations
- Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
- Priority Area 5: Safety and security
Apart from the pre-proposal submission by the project coordinator on the MarTERA submission platform, each National entity shall be required to submit a National Administrative Form + Annexes.
The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 24 April 2020.
Applications should reach RSSD office until 9 April 2020 to allow adequate time for processing.
Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Funds short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organisations throughout the world.
This action is bottom up and open to all research areas. Research staff of any nationality and at any career level - from PhD preparation to experiences researchers - can undertake a secondment. Staff members working in managerial, technical or administrative roles can also take part.
Proposals must include at least three partners, which can be academic or non-academic organisations from three different countries. At least two of these should be from the EU or associated countries. The list of eligible countries is available online.
For more information and assistance, please contact Ms Lili Vasileva on firstname.lastname@example.org, MSCA National Contact Point.
The deadline of the call is 28 April 2020 at 17:00 Brussels time.
Applications should reach RSSD until 14 April 2020, to allow adequate time for processing.
The Malta Social Impact Awards (MSIA)
The Malta Social Impact Awards (MSIA) offers opportunities to changemakers. It enables participants to submit proposals for an initiative with a positive social impact that will benefit Malta. Finalists will be chosen to pitch their initiatives in front of philanthropists, individuals, companies and a panel of judges for the chance of being awarded financial and non-financial support to develop and materialise an initiative which will have positive social impact on Malta.
MSIA is intended to support initiatives of a philanthropic, educational, social or civic nature or in support of other deserving causes in Malta.
MSIA aims to create more opportunities, build a platform and network of people wanting to make a change and encourage changemakers to solve wicked problems and social issues, create system-change models and effective endeavours that can really solve problems in Malta and have a positive impact on the country and everyone.
Parameters of Funding
Requested funding must not exceed €50,000. MSIA will only support up to 70% of the full budget and the applicants need to prove that they will secure any extra funding required, in-kind support might also be considered for the remaining 30%. For more information applicants should contact RSSD at email@example.com or PSO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should reach RSSD office until 21 April 2020 to allow adequate time for processing.
COST creates spaces where scientists are in the driving seat (bottom-up) and ideas can grow through a flexible and open approach. By enabling researchers from academia, industry and the public and private sector to work together in open networks that transcend borders, COST helps to advance science, stimulates knowledge sharing and pools resources.
COST Actions is a network dedicated to scientific collaboration, complementing national research funds. COST Actions are:
- open to researchers and innovators;
- collaborating in a field of science and technology of common interest to at least seven COST Members/Cooperating Members;
- based on a joint work programme lasting four years;
- answering to the COST Open Call for proposals.
Applications should reach RSSD office until 15 October 2020, to allow adequate time for processing.
Next collection date: 29 October 2020
The Erasmus+ 2020 call proposals has now been published! Erasmus+ is the main funding programme for the Education of the EU. The programme is split into 3 Key Actions:
Key Action 1 - Closed
Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth
These support innovation in the sector as well as joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer learning and the sharing of experience.
Deadline for ‘Partnerships in the fields of Higher Education, VET, School and Adult education’: 23 April 2020 at 12:00 (Brussels time)
Deadline for ‘Partnerships in the youth field’: 30 April, 1 October 2020 at 12:00 (Brussels time) - These deadlines indicate different project starting dates.
Applications should reach RSSD office until 30 March, 1 September 2020, respectively, to allow adequate time for processing.
Key Action 3 - Support for policy reform
This aims to increase the participation of young people in democratic life, especially in discussions with policy makers, as well as developing knowledge in the fields of education, training, and youth.
Deadline: 30 April, 1 October 2020 at 12:00 (Brussels time) - These deadlines indicate different project starting dates.
Applications should reach RSSD office until: 30 March, 1 September 2020, respectively, to allow adequate time for processing.
Find out more
Are you a researcher with an excellent scientific profile and with visionary research projects in mind that you want to realise in Europe? The European Research Council (ERC) has a funding scheme that will meet your needs.
Attention to all applicants: A new work programme is published with some minor changes to the programme.
Find out more
Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy GrantsStarting Grants - Call closed.
Synergy Grants - Call closed
Consolidator Grants - Call closed
Advanced Grants - Call should open on 14 May 2020. Deadline 26 August 2020
The Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS Nato)
The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner nations based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme offers funding, expert advice and support to tailor-made, security-relevant activities that respond to NATO’s strategic objectives. Funding is available for the following initiatives:
- Research and Development projects: Multi-Year Project (MYP)
- Research Workshops: Advanced Research Workshop (ARW)
- Training Courses: Advanced Study Institute (ASI) and Advanced Training Course (ATC)
Deadline: always open, with various cut-off dates
Next deadline - 1 June 2020 at 23:59 (CET)
Applications should reach the RSSD office until 18 May 2020 to allow adequate time for processing.
Horizon 2020 call for independent experts
This is a general call for expression of interest to act as independent experts, towards experts with ethics in medical & life sciences/bioethics expertise. Call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of prospective independent experts to assist Commission services with tasks in connection with Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation!
UM is a member of the Crowdhelix Network and leads the Marine & Maritime Helix! It is now possible to join winning consortia under Horizon 2020 through the Crowdhelix platform. We are pleased to announce that YOU as a University of Malta Academic / Researcher can now use this platform in order to:
- find partners to join you in a consortium for a proposal you wish to lead
- join a consortium applying under a particular call as a partner.