The ANR joins the ERA-NET ERASynBio to launch a first joint call for proposals to fund transnational research projects on Synthetic Biology.
Twelve countries are joining this call: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.
This joint call for proposals aims to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations and to establish and strengthen the scientific community in Synthetic Biology.
Proposals may address any of the following subfields, which are equal in relevance for this call:
The projects must show a clear added value in funding the transnational collaboration. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three research groups from three different countries of funding organisations participating in this call (see list above).
Funding will be awarded for a maximum of three years. The ANR will fund only the French partners in the selected projects.
Each consortium must incorporate one strategic element in its project application to be eligible. These strategic elements derive from recommendations in the ERASynBio Strategic Vision serving the overall objective of responsible and effective development. Consortia with French partners should choose between the following strategic elements: responsible research, training and education or data and technologies. However, since not each funding organisation is able to finance every type of elements, applicants should refer to the funding matrix in table 2 from the call text.
The call is centrally coordinated by the Joint Call Secretariat, which is represented by Jülich, Germany.
Submissions of proposals will be in one step. All proposals should be submitted online via the submission website before the deadline, July 3rd, 2014, 17:00 CEST.
Each French partner of the selected projects will sign a grant agreement with the ANR. Therefore, he/she will adhere to the methods stipulated in "Regulations concerning the conditions of allocation of ANR funding ", which may be consulted on the ANR website.
Joint Call Secretariat
Dr. Annette KremserProject Management Jülich
+49 2461 61-3213
Dr. Martine Batoux
Tel: +33 (0)1 73 54 81 40