In the frame of the ERA-NET PathoGenoMics Announcement research proposals may be submitted by higher education institutions, non-university public research establishments and commercial companies, in particular small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), or by scientists according to relevant national regulations. The research projects to be funded must have research groups from a minimum of two countries participating in the call (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain).
1. Partnering Workshop
A Partnering Workshop will be organized in close connection to the call in order to bring together interested research groups from the participating countries and enable them to establish contact. The Partnering Workshop takes place on February 1, 2006 in Germany. More information about the Partnering Workshop.
Participation in the Partnering Workshop is recommended but is not a prerequisite for submitting a project proposal or for receiving funding from the call.
2. Proposal management
The contact for information and application is given for each country. The whole application and evaluation procedure is handled by the PathoGenoMics secretariat. However, all financial issues are handled by the respective national programme managers, which are listed under “contact” for each country.
It is recommended to contact the responsible national funding institution before submitting the project proposals.
3. Submission of project proposals
Two forms and a financial plan form are to be used for drafting project proposals. All forms are to be completed in English.
Form 1 “Basic project data”
Form 2 “Detailed project information”
Form 3 “Financial plan” (Please mind that the file contains two sheets)
Project proposals are to be submitted in writing and with electronic copy, preferably by email (alternative on a CD-ROM or DVD) to the PathoGenoMics Secretariat to the following address:
PathoGenoMics Secretariat, Project Management Juelich (PtJ)
Division of Biotechnology
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
D - 52425 Juelich
The project proposal is submitted by the coordinator of the project.
The cut-off deadline for submitting the proposals is 31st March 2006.
4. Selection and decision-making procedure
The selection and decision-making procedure on the submitted project proposals will take place in three steps which are described in detail in the announcement.
For further information on the evaluation process please see the Evaluation Form
5. Requirements for granting
Before funding is awarded a cooperation agreement appropriate to the aims of the PathoGenoMics initiative and of the specific project has to be concluded between all project partners. More detailed information is given in the announcement.