Call 2017 Announcement

CHIST-ERA is looking for transformative and highly multidisciplinary research projects. They should explore new ideas with potential for significant scientific and technical impacts in the long term. Each year, CHIST-ERA launches a call for research proposals in two new topics of emergent scientific importance (the list of past call topics is available here). In the Call 2017, two separate topics are addressed, namely:

Object recognition and manipulation by robots: Data sharing and experiment reproducibility (ORMR)
Big data and process modelling for smart industry (BDSI)

The official Call Announcement is available below as attachment.

Pre-proposal submission deadline: 11th of January 2018 (17:00 CET)

A two-step submission process applies. Applicants are invited to submit a pre-proposal and, if selected in the first step, to submit a full proposal. The submission deadline for the full proposal will be communicated together with the outcome of the first step. At both stages of the application, the coordinator prepares a joint proposal (pre-proposal or full proposal) for the whole consortium, using the template available below as attachment. The form is submitted using the Electronic Submission System (ESS), along with a financial table following the template also available below and administrative project data entered directly in the ESS. 

Electronic Submission System: Guidelines and URL will be available soon on this page.

A Partner Search Tool is provided for submitting Expressions of Interest (EoI) by filling in a webform. All the EoI can be viewed here.

For projects selected for funding, each partner of the consortium will be funded separately by their respective national or regional Research Funding Organisation (RFO). Therefore all national or regional regulations apply. Eligibility regulations for each RFO (or links to them) are given in the annex of the Call Announcement. Additionally, each principaI investigator, not just the coordinator, can contact the respective RFO contact point sufficiently prior to submission regarding eligibility issues.

A summary table of the countries and funding organisations participating in each topic is provided below.

 Country  Funding organisation Participation per Call topic 
ORMR BDSI
AT FWF Yes No
BE FNRS Yes Yes
BG BNSF Yes Yes
CA FRQNT Yes Yes
CH SNSF Yes Yes
CZ TACR Yes Yes
EE ETAg Yes Yes
ES MINECO Yes Yes
ES IDEA Yes Yes
FI AKA Yes Yes
FR ANR Yes Yes
GR GSRT No
Yes
IE IRC Yes Yes
IT MIUR Yes Yes
LT LMT Yes Yes
PL NCN Yes Yes
RO UEFISCDI Yes Yes
SK SAV Yes Yes
TR TÜBITAK Yes Yes
UK EPSRC Yes No

Call Information: Béatrice Arnulphy (ANR), Tel: +33 (0) 1 78 09 80 55 - beatrice.arnulphy@anr.fr

Update (on November 13): The available funding figure for FNRS (Belgium) has been corrected from 0.20 to 0.30 M€ in the overview table on page 8 of the Call Announcement.