Call for Proposals – ESF Research Networking Programmes
Deadline 30 October 2006
The European Science Foundation (ESF) Research Networking Programme is a networking activity bringing together nationally funded research activities for four to five years, to address a major scientific issue or a science-driven topic of research infrastructure, at the European level with the aim of advancing the frontiers of science.
Key objectives include:
– creating interdisciplinary fora
– sharing knowledge and expertise
– developing new techniques
– training young scientists.
A successful Programme proposal must show high scientific quality and also demonstrate added value by being carried out at a European level rather than by individual research groups at the national level.
Proposals may be submitted in any or across several of the following broad scientific fields:
Life, Earth and Environmental
Physical and Engineering Sciences
(also Humanities and Social Sciences)
Science driven issues of Research Infrastructures in any of the above fields
Multi-disciplinary proposals across fields are encouraged.
Proposals with an ‘international’ dimension which intend to interface a European scientific network supported by a new ESF à la carte Programme with a network(s) of scientists in other, non-ESF, countries (e.g. USA, Japan, Canada, Russia) supported by their own agencies are also encouraged.