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The CHIST-ERA Call 2020, to be published in December 2020 or beginning of January 2021, will target research in the following topics:

Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions (BCI)

Towards Sustainable ICT (S-ICT)

The details of the research targeted in the call have been defined by the research community during the CHIST-ERA Conference 2020, an event that was open to all interested researchers.

The present Call 2020 Pre-announcement (see attached document below) gives an overview of the research themes that have emerged during the conference.

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 one-step submission and evaluation process will be used.

Anticipated call deadline

1st of March 2021

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).

The call aims to foster good Open Science practices and approaches. An insight into the Open Science framework proposed by CHIST-ERA is provided in the course proposed by the OpenAIRE project and available here.

The list of countries and funding organisations which have shown preliminary interest in participating in the Call 2020 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 
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