M-ERANET is a European network of public funding organizations and funding programs which has been established to coordinate their efforts in supporting and developing a strong European RTD community on Materials Science and Engineering, for the benefit of the European industry and society.
lt comes after two former smallest European programs, MNT-ERA.NET and MERANET, and is now the largest funding instrument, at the European level, for Materials Science. It offers to this scientific community an opportunity to collaborate in a wide international area, at the highest level of knowledge.
Between 2012 and 2016 M-ERANET will support the whole chain ranging from the most fundamental research to applied research and innovation. It gathers 33 public funding agencies and funding programs from 25 countries. It aims to the opening up to countries outside the European space as well, and to the setting up of international cooperative programs.
In 2012, ANR will focus on the research area 'Integrated Computational Materials Engineering' and only projects dealing with this topics will be considered for evaluation. The international consortium must involve three partners at least from two countries at least. The French partner(s) could belong either to the academic world (universities, research organizations ...) or to the industry (large enterprises, SME). The funding rules are identical to those applying for any ANR program.
Submission and selection of the proposals
The selection of the funded proposals will be made according to a two steps procedure. A pre proposal must be deposited onto M-ERANET website before November 27th, 2012 -12:00 (Brussels time). Each pre-proposal will be evaluated at a national level. Only the projects that will be selected after this first step will be invited to deposit a full proposal. This full proposal will be evaluated by a panel of international experts. The results of the second step will be published in June 2013.
Jean-Pierre Chevalier (Program manager): jean-pierre.chevalier(at)agencerecherche.fr
Bernard Bonello (Scientific officer): bernard.bonello(at)agencerecherche.fr