Joint Calls


ERASynBio 2nd joint call for transnational research projects - Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects

Submissions of proposals will be in a single step procedure. The deadline for submitting proposals will be July, 3rd, 2014, 17:00 CET.

The call documents and the access to the submission tool will be published at the end of April 2014. Further information can be found in the call pre-announcement.

Contact info:
Dr. Annette Kremser
Project Management Jülich
Division Biological Innovation and Economy (BIO)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich
Germany phone: +49 2461 61-3213
fax: +49 2461 61-1790  

ERASynBio 1st joint call: 8 proposals selected for funding:

The first call is closed.
The 1st joint call for proposals of ERASynBio was launched in May 2013 under the ERA-NET Scheme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. The call for proposals resulted in 55 proposals.
After the assessment of an international Expert Evaluation Panel, the ERASynBio Call Group has now selected 8 projects for funding. The total amount of requested public funding is more than 13 M EUR.

In total, the proposals included 307 different partner organizations: research organizations (279), SMEs (12), large companies (3). The projects covered all scientific (sub) fields of the call. Most projects are focusing on research issues related to Metabolic engineering (33), followed by Orthogonal biosystems (14), Bionanoscience (12), Regulatory circuits (10), Minimal genomes (7) and Protocells (4). Most proposals indicated that their research is connected to more than one of the listed (sub) fields.

The proposals selected for funding involve partners from 9 different countries. The coordinators of the projects come from five countries (Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, UK, US). Further analysis revealed that the majority of funded projects asked for a budget between 1 M and 2 M € having an average number of 4 participants in the project. The results have been communicated to the coordinators of the proposals. The projects accepted for funding will be published in detail on this website shortly.

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