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The 1st call for proposals within the ERA-Net CHIST-ERA (European Coordinated Research on Long term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies) is open. Within CHIST-ERA, ten European funding agencies/ministries identify emergent scientific fields allowing European researchers to engage in high risk, high impact projects by launching each year one or two transnational calls for proposals.

Call deadline: 5th of November 2010, 17:00 GMT

CHIST-ERA is looking for highly innovative and multidisciplinary projects in ICST; and is open to new ideas and original solutions, involving interdisciplinary skills in order to strengthen a broader community in the merging of their understanding and their questioning. In addition, the transformative research done in CHIST-ERA will explore new topics with potential for significant scientific and technical impacts. In the first call, two completely different topics are addressed:

1. Quantum Information Foundations and Technologies (QIFT)
Participating countries: Fr, UK, It, Es, De, At, Pl, Ch, Be
2. Beyond Autonomic Systems - the Challenge of Consciousness (BASCC)
Participating countries: Fr, UK, Es, At, Pl, Ch


Research project consortia are invited to submit transnational proposals via the Electronic Submission System . Moreover, the CHIST-ERA website provides a tool for submitting Expression(s) of Interest (EoI), and to search and find collaborative partners for common projects. At the same time, every partner in the project has to bear in mind the specific local application rules/requirements of each national funding organisation. Therefore it is strongly recommended to contact your National Contact Point.

The Call Announcement and the official templates for the fulfilment of proposals are available here and at the Electronic Submission System page.

Call Information
Mathieu GIRERD
Chargé de mission CHIST-ERA
Tel: +33 1 7354 8213