Call 2019 Pre-announcement

The CHIST-ERA Call 2019, to be published in December 2019, will target research in the following topics:


Explainable Machine Learning-based Artificial Intelligence (XAI)

Novel Computational Approaches for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

The details of the research targeted in the call have been defined by the research community during the CHIST-ERA Conference 2019, an event that was open to all interested researchers.

The present Call 2019 Pre-announcement (see attached document below) gives an overview of the research themes that have emerged during the conference (see p. 3 & 4).

Researchers are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners. The call will require that projects are submitted by international consortia with eligible and independent partners in at least three participating countries (including minimum two EU Member States and EU Associated Countries). Additional partners from other countries may be part of a consortium if they can secure their own funding.

Note that a two-step submission and evaluation process will be used.


Anticipated short proposal submission deadline: 14th of February 2020

Besides, we provide a Partner Search Tool to find partners, by consulting the list of the so-called Expressions of Interest (EoI) and/or by submitting their own EoI.

Moreover, to receive call updates, please subscribe to the CHIST-ERA Call 2019 newsletter by clicking HERE.

The list of countries and funding organisations which have shown preliminary interest in participating in the Call 2019 is provided in the table below.

Please note that this Pre-announcement is for information purposes only. It does not create any obligation for the CHIST-ERA consortium nor for any of the participating funding organisations. The official Call Announcement, to be published later, shall prevail. The contact point of your funding organisation remains at your disposal for any further information (see contact list below).

Country Funding organisation Participation per call topic  Contact point 
XAI CES
Austria FFG Yes No
Austria FWF Yes Yes
Belgium F.R.S.-FNRS Yes Yes
Belgium FWO Yes Yes
Bulgaria BNSF Yes Yes
Czech Republic TACR Yes Yes
Estonia ETAg Yes Yes
Finland AKA Yes Yes
France ANR Yes Yes
Greece GSRT Yes Yes
Hungary NKFIH Yes Yes
Ireland IRC Yes Yes
Israel InnovationAuth Yes Yes
Italy INFN Yes No
Italy MIUR Yes Yes
Latvia VIAA Yes Yes
Lithuania LMT Yes Yes
Poland NCN Yes Yes
Portugal FCT Yes Yes
Québec (Canada) FRQNT Yes Yes
Romania UEFISCDI Yes Yes
Slovakia SAS Yes Yes
Spain AEI Yes Yes
Sweden VR Yes No
Switzerland SNSF Yes Yes
Turkey TÜBITAK Yes Yes
United Kingdom UKRI Yes No