EPSO highlights three funding programmes supporting research and policy implementation : 1) Weave , a bottom-up, cross-European initiative by national funders to support excellent collaborative research; 2) COST, providing networking for researchers, for which you are invited to the EPSO-COST webinar on 29.4.2022 at 10 am (CET); and 3) LIFE supporting policy implementation in the fields of environment and climate . The respective briefings are updated on the Members’ Only section.
Weave is a bottom-up, cross-European initiative by national funders to support excellent collaborative research
It aims to simplify the submission and selection procedures of collaborative research proposals that involve researchers from up to three European countries or regions. Proposals go through a single evaluation procedure followed by coordinated but autonomous decision processes of the involved funding organisations.
Weave currently comprises 12 national and regional research funders from 11 European countries: FWF / AT; FNRS & FWO / BE; HRZZ / Croatia; GACR / CZ; DFG / DE; FNR / LUX; RCN / NO; NCN / PL; ARRS / SV; FORMAS / SE; SNSF / CH.
WEAVE is presented in the spring EPSO newsletter on the members only website.
COST, providing networking for researchers, for which you are invited to the EPSO-COST webinar on 29.4.2022 at 10 -11:45 am (CET)
COST is part of Horizon Europe under the Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area. The COST open call aims to fund pan-European research networks in all science fields through bottom-up networking activities. Collection dates are once a year, this year on the 20.10.2022.
To develop your proposal, check the EPSO COST briefing (1.03.2022) and register to the EPSO-COST webinar with EC colleagues on 29 April 10-11.45 AM with presentations and Q&A.
Up to 70 new COST Actions are expected to be approved under the 2022 call, subject to available budget. COST does not fund research itself but only COST Actions (networking) for a period of four years
LIFE support policy implementation in the fields of Climate en environment
LIFE is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It is not part of the Horizon Europe programme, but under the same EU multi-annual financial framework. LIFE projects support policy implementation. Research is not the main focus but should be part of a LIFE project. LIFE projects only provide co-financing. Thus, you always need another financial source for the remaining amount.
Access the EPSO updated briefing on the LIFE Work Programme 2021 at the EPSO Members-Only Website. As LIFE Calls 2022 are expected to be published on the EC’s Funding & tender opportunities portal on 17.5.2022, EPSO will update its briefing shortly afterwards.
EPSO Members, except external Personal Members, can contact Sofia Ciravegna [email protected] for access to the EPSO Members’ Only website.