Selected – 2018

Call for proposal ERANET co-fund « SusCrop - Sustainable Crop Production

This SusCrop co-funded Call aims to attract proposals focused on Sustainable Crop Production in order to tackle the societal challenges of the 21st century. To achieve this, funding provided by national and regional programmes of Member States and other countries will be combined with co-funding from the European Commission to launch this joint Call for transnational research projects addressing sustainability and resilience of crop production.

SusCrop aims to connect partners with different but complementary scientific and technological expertise to maximise resources and share risks, costs and skills.

The SusCrop co-funded Call will support basic and applied crop research.

The aim of the Call is to support scientifically excellent transnational research, development and innovation projects that contribute to the improvement of sustainability and resilience of crop production.

The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and should address at least one of the following topics:

  • I. Enhancement of predictive breeding technologies and development of new genotypes leading to new phenotypes and crop varieties for improvement of plant health, protection, production and resilience
  • II. Development and exploitation of novel integrated pest and crop management methods and practices
  • III. Improvement of resource-use efficiency of crops and cropping systems
  • IV. Systemic research on agricultural crops as part of an ecosystem including interactions between plants and other organisms (“the plant as a meta-organism”)

The Call is open for both fundamental and applied research. This includes research on basic biological processes relevant for crop improvement.

Please carefully check the national/regional funding regulations (under Call Documents on because some of the topics described and types of research may not be suitable/eligible for all funding organisations.

More information

For additional information on the eligible themes, please see the call text available on and the French guide for submission available  on the ANR website.

The indicative total available budget amounts to 17.2 M € (national public funding including EU top-up funding of 4 million €).

The countries participating to this call are : Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kingdom, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey.

Opening : 2018-01-26 at 16:32 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2018-04-04 at 13:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2018-08-31 at 13:00 CEST

The project must be submitted by the coordinating partner in electronic form on the website accessible through, before the deadline. The project has to be written on the form also available on the website.


Coordination and contact :


Call secretariat
Coordination and technical board for submission

ANR contact points
Laura-Stefana Ganea Kozin : Laura.GANEAKOZIN(at)
Isabelle Hippolyte : isabelle.hippolyte(at)


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