INTAS Launches New Call For Research Proposals
INTAS – the International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union – has launched its Open Call for research proposals to be funded under its 2005-2006 programme. The announcement was made earlier this month on the Association’s brand new website.
A bridge to partnership in research.
INTAS was set up in 1993 to promote scientific co-operation between the 12 Newly Independent States (NIS) and EU Member States, as well as countries associated with the Union’s Sixth Framework Programme for research. The Association – now numbering 44 countries and the European Community – aims to strengthen research potential in the NIS and to boost long-term integration of its scientific communities into the wider European research framework.
With a budget of some €12 million, INTAS’ Open Call covers both basic and applied research, with no thematic or geographical restrictions. However, market-oriented technology development and ‘network proposals’ (which were accepted in previous calls) are not included in the current one.
For the first time, the call will take place following a two-stage submission procedure. Would-be participants are asked first to submit a short outline of the proposal, called a ‘pre-proposal’, and only those applications passing the first-stage evaluation will be invited to submit a full proposal.
The deadline for the pre-proposals is 14 June 2005, while the launch date of the second stage is 5 September, with the deadline for submissions set for 10 January 2006.
News Source: INTAS