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08/03/2021 The Call is closed: 14 proposals submitted in the BCI topic, 39 in the S-ICT one. Detailed statistics are available here
01/02/2021 A FAQ is available as attachment to the webpage
19/01/2021 All funders in the Call 2020 have confirmed their participation

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 2020, two separate topics are addressed, namely:

Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions (BCI)

Towards Sustainable ICT (S-ICT)

The official Call Announcement is available below as attachment.

Call deadline: 1st of March 2021, 17:00 CET

A one-step submission process applies.
The coordinator prepares a joint proposal for the whole consortium, using the template available below as attachment. The form is submitted using the electronic submission system, along with a financial table following the template also available below and administrative project data entered directly in the system.   

Electronic Submission System:

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 your own EoI.

Moreover, to receive call updates, please subscribe to the CHIST-ERA Call 2020 newsletter by clicking here.

Information webinars are planned on January 11, 2021, and February 22, 2021 to present the call to potential applicants (click on the corresponding date to register).

For projects selected for funding, each partner of the consortium will be funded separately by their respective national/regional research funding organisation. Therefore all national/regional regulations apply. Eligibility regulations for each funding organisation (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 funding organisation 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  Contact point 
Belgium F.R.S.-FNRS Yes Yes
Belgium FWO Yes Yes
Bulgaria BNSF Yes Yes
Czech Republic TACR Yes Yes
Finland AKA Yes Yes
France ANR Yes Yes
Hungary NKFIH Yes Yes
Ireland IRC Yes Yes
Israel InnovationAuth Yes Yes
Latvia VIAA Yes Yes
Lithuania LMT Yes Yes
Luxembourg FNR Yes Yes
Poland NCN Yes Yes
Québec (Canada) FRQNT Yes Yes
Romania UEFISCDI Yes Yes
Slovakia SAS Yes Yes
Spain AEI Yes Yes
Switzerland SNSF Yes Yes
Turkey TÜBITAK Yes Yes
United Kingdom UKRI No Yes