Funding programmes, competitions and awards
Funding ofjoint international research projects under theEuropean-Latin American/Caribbean initiative ERANet-LAC
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has announced guidelines for the funding of joint international research projects carried out as part of the European/Latin American/Caribbean initiative ERANet-LAC.
Funding is available for joint multilateral research projects with the goal of creating long-term collaboration between the respective project partners. Projects that address the following thematic fields in the areas of biodiversity/climate change, bioeconomy, energy, health, and information and communication technologies (ICT) are eligible for funding.
- Ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience.
- Waste management, recycling and urban mining
- Biorefinery – fractionation and valorisation of residual biomass to intermediate and/or final high added value bioproducts
- Biorefinery – lignocellulosic biorefinery platform: production of high-value bio-based products
- Wind energy – advancement of small/medium-scale wind turbines in EULAC countries
- Solar thermal energy – energy storage technologies
- Cancer – Improving the quality of care and quality of life of dying cancer patients
- Infectious diseases – research in prevention of infectious diseases and promotion of well-being
- Improving wellbeing and inclusiveness through e-health, m-health, and active and assisted living (AAL) solutions
- Smarter, inclusive and sustainable cities
German project partners will receive the grant funding from the BMBF or from the AiF Projekt GmbH through the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Eligible applicants include universities, non-university research institutions and other institutions contributing to research as well as commercial enterprises headquartered in Germany – particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
More information can be found at: www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/bekanntmachung.php?B=1121
“CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation” funding measureunder the Research for Sustainable Development (FONA³) framework programme
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has announced guidelines for the “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation” funding measure under the Research for Sustainable Development (FONA³) framework programme.
The central aim of the CLIENT II funding measure is to carry out needs-driven research projects for the development and implementation of technologies, products, services and system solutions that are specifically adapted to the partner countries and contribute to overcoming relevant challenges in these countries. Funding is available for the development of prototypes or pilot applications. Research and development activities for the integration of new technical equipment in existing facilities can also receive funding, but this does not apply to large-scale investments connected to these efforts, or to the construction of new production sites. The study of so-called “end-of-pipe” technologies is not ruled out, as long as they offer effective solutions. Projects that focus on the developmentof accompanying services for technologies are also eligible for funding.
Eligible applicants include commercial enterprises, universities, non-university research institutions and public bodies of the municipalities and Länder as well as relevant associations headquartered in Germany. Restrictions apply to enterprises that have foreign majority ownership. Application submission and, if appropriate, project coordination by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expressly welcomed.
More information can be found at: www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/bekanntmachung.php?B=1123
Funding of transnational research projects on antimicrobial resistance (JPI-EC-AMR) under the ERA-NET COFUND scheme
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has announced guidelines for the funding of transnational research projects on antimicrobial resistance (JPI-EC-AMR) under the ERA-NET COFUND scheme.
The aim of the funding measure is to unravel the dynamics of transmission and selection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at genetic, bacterial, animal, human, societal and environmental levels, in order to design and evaluate preventive and intervening measures for controlling resistance. This should includecombining the resources, infrastructures and research strengths of participating countries in order to address transmission of antibiotic resistance following a “One-Health” approach.
More information can be found at: www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/bekanntmachung.php?B=1133