Selected – 2020

JPI Cultural Heritage – Conservation, Protection and Use

The call for projects "Conservation, Protection and Usages", launched under the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage, JPI-CH, offers a new funding opportunity for international research projects.

The Conservation, Protection and Use call will support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that take a global approach to preserving Europe’s heritage and which result in a better understanding of our history, traditions and culture, of our individual and collective identities, and ultimately of our well-being.

Each project consortium must comprise at least three research teams, each from a different country participating in the JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use call and based in an eligible institution. The maximum number of research teams in a project is five.

Only beneficiaries eligible according to the rules of the National funding agencies participating in the JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use call and eligible for the funding organization specified are eligible to apply, irrespective of their nationality.

The countries participating in this call are : Belarus, Cyprus,  Czech Republic, France , Italy , Latvia , Norway , Poland, Portugal , Spain , The Netherlands, The United Kingdom.

The call will include four main topics:

  • Topic one: Analysing and modelling change
  • Topic two: Sustainable protection and enhancement of values
  • Topic three: Management of cultural heritage at risk
  • Topic four: Layered conservation
Opening : 2019-06-18 at 10:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2019-09-11 at 16:00 CEST

Proposals to the JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use transnational call for proposals must be submitted by the Project Leader.

Partners requesting funding from ANR need to download a PDF containing their administrative and financial information directly from the ANR submission site (forthcoming link). It is advised that they register and provide their information as soon as possible before the deadline.

A JISC Mail list has been set up to help researchers or interested partners to find partners in other countries and organisations for the JPICH Conservation, Protection and USe call. To use this service follow this link:

For technical questions about the submission process, please contact: jpich(at)


Erratum of 11/07/2019: The deadline for submitting proposals on the website of JPI CH has changed. The new deadline is 11 September 2019 at 16:00 (CEST). All the documents to be download have been modified accordingly.

Erratum of 18/07/2019: The link to the French submission site has been included in the appendix for French participants.

Erratum of 13/05/2020: The publication date of the call for project has been corrected. The AAP Conservation, Protection and uses has for publication date 2020.


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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