The 6th Framework Programme has published a number of research calls:
- SARS research (special call)
- Life Sciences
- Information Society
- Energy (Sustainable Development)
- Surface Transport (Sustainable Development)
- Global Change and Ecosystems (Sustainable Development)
- INCO - International Cooperation
Below you find more information on these calls to see if they are suitable for you. Please note:
- ALL calls are open for Chinese participation.
- Funding is available from the European Commission and from MOST.
- Could please more Chinese scientists sign up as expert evaluators. This is needed to help the European Commission to manage the programme.
Overview of FP6 open calls and main deadlines:
Life Science, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health (415 Meuro, expected deadline: 11 November 2003)
Advanced genomics for health, gene expressions, bio-informatics platforms, functional genomics, pharmacogenomics for development of drugs, post-genomics for health applications, application oriented genomic approaches to medical knowledge (expected publication date: 15 July 2003)
SARS call (9 Meuro, deadline 30 September 2003)
networking of research; molecular epidemiology of SARS corona-virus, origin and pathogenicity of SARS, propagation dynamics of SARS; clinical manifestations of SARS, including possible host genetic factors, infectiousness in patients, disease transmission, infection control procedures; diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention (including antivirals, vaccines, immunoglobulin); risk assessment, risk communication, intervention strategies (including cost-benefit analyses of different public health measures such as screening of travellers, rapid contact tracing, etc.)
(publication date: 3 July 2003).
Information Society Technologies (IST) (525 Meuro, deadline: 15 October 2003)
Advanced displays, opto-electronic functional components, open development platforms for software and services, cognitive systems, embedded systems, applications and services for the mobile user and worker, cross-media content for leisure and entertainment, GRID-based systems and solving complex problems, improving risk management, e-inclusion, research networking test beds (publication date: 17 June 2003).
Nanotechnologies, intelligent materials and new production processes (320 Meuro, next call for 2004)
Possible topics: nanopowders catalysis, biomaterials, sustainable processes.
Aeronautics and Space : (20 Meuro, deadline 17 December 2003)
Cooperative ATM, Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS)
Food Quality and Safety (Next call for 2004)
No information yet available on this call.
Sustainable Development : Energy (107 Meuro, deadline 17 December 2003)
Large scale integration of renewable energy sources into energy supply, eco-buildings, polygeneration, alternative motor fuels (call published on 17 June 2003)
Sustainable Development : Surface Transport (48 Meuro, deadline 17 December 2003)
Alternative fuels vehicle fleets and infrastructure, electronic road fee collection, cost of transport infrastructure use, optimal investment and charging, new concepts for Trans-European Rail systems (call published on 17 June 2003).
Call 2B (expected on 17 December 2003, deadline March 2004):
Fuel cell road vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cell platforms for transport, flexible engines for heavy goods vehicles, quieter surface transport, after-treatment systems for clean air, light weight vehicles, risk based ship design, fluid dynamic tools to deliver a virtual basin, underground transport systems, new guided vehicle systems, new ships, intelligent railway systems and components.
Sustainable Development : global change and ecosystems (180 Meuro, deadline 9 October 2003)
Impact and mechanisms of greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollutants on climate, ozone depletion and carbon sinks, water cycle including soil related aspects, biodiversity and ecosystems (in oceans and freshwater systems), mechanisms of desertification and natural disasters (looking for international cooperation), sustainable land management of coastal zones, agricultural land and forests, earth and climate observation, sustainable development tools (call published on 3 July 2003)
Citizens and Governance in knowledge based society (48 Meuro, deadline 10 December 2003)
Understanding knowledge, knowledge dynamics, social cohesion in the knowledge based society, changes of work in the knowledge based society, life long learning, governance of public interest, European contact law, new forms of citizenship and cultural identities.
New and Emerging Science and Technology ("NEST" call, 20 Meuro, deadline 22 Oct 2003)
Research on future scientific developments (call date: 27 February 2003)
International Cooperation (50 Meuro, deadline 11 September 2003)
Developing Countries (including China): reproductive health, managing humid and semi-humid ecosystems, reconciling multiple demands on coastal zones, food security: health of livestock populations.
Other regions: integrated management of limited water resources, protection and conservation of cultural heritage, transborder aspects of health care systems.
Euratom - nuclear energy (Next call expected for 2004)
no information yet available on this call.
Human Resources and Mobility (for China)
individual fellowships of up to two years for top Chinese scientists to perform research at a European research institute - the application must be submitted by the hosting research institution (Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships, deadline 12 February 2004). individual fellowships of up to two years for European scientists to perform research in a Chinese institute - open for all areas of scientific research (Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships, deadlines 12 February 2004).
Chinese institutions can join European training networks for early stage researchers and beginning scientists - including also international PhD programmes (Marie Curie Research Training Networks and Marie Curie Host Fellowships for Early Stage Research Training, deadlines 19 November 2003 and 11 February 2004).
This overview serves only for a first general orientation. For the complete and official information please see at http://www.cordis.lu.
For more information see: http://www.cordis.lu
In Chinese: http://www.ceco.org.cn
for the research calls see: http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/calls
to find partners: http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/partners
for the fellowship programme: http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/calls (see the chapter "human resources and mobility")
for expert evaluators: http://www.cordis.lu/experts/fp6_candidature.htm
overview of FP6 http://www.delchn.cec.eu.int/en/Science_Technology/FP6.htm
Participation so far:
More Chinese scientists have applied to FP6 than ever before and a larger number of projects will be approved. We hope to get an overview within a few weeks.
But we already heard of a number of proposals that have been rejected. If your proposal has been rejected, we suggest to re-evaluate the proposal. If the partners and the project are good, it is often useful to improve the proposal and to re-apply a second time.
Wishing you much success.
Counsellor for Science and Technology
EU Delegation Beijing
Assistant for Science and Technology
EU Delegation Beijinghaihua.email@example.com.