ERC Consolidator Grant 2017 Call

ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PIs) at the career stage at which they are starting or consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC grants are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country.

EASME/EMFF/2016/031 International oceans governance — scientific support

This Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) /European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) call for tender is to enter into a service contract for a study to assist the European Commission to play a role in international ocean governance in support of development policy. The study will define capacity development projects which the EU can implement in selected partner countries under the sustainable fisheries partnership agreements (SFPA) in the Central Eastern Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

EASME/EMFF/2016/032 Framework contract for the provision of scientific advice for the Mediterranean and the Black Seas

This Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) /European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) call for tender is to enter into a multiple framework contract in cascade for the provision of scientific advice for fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

Open calls to support the implementation of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

The delegation agreement between the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and Mercator Ocean for setting-up the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, led Mercator Ocean to issue a range of calls for tender to create the necessary strong network of partners. Open calls:

AQUAEXCEL2020 third funding call for access to research infrastructures now open

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project will invite proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems; environments; scales; fish species; and fields of expertise. Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or in some cases two people to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months.Information on the facilities offering Transnational access and how to apply

EKLIPSE call for nomination/members

The following calls are currently open:

  • First EKLIPSE Call for Requests to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services requiring in-depth analysis and a consolidated view from science and other knowledge holders (CfR.1/2016). Decision-makers and other societal actors are asked to put forward their requests for knowledge synthesis in EKLIPSE. The closing date for this call is 30 September, 2016.


SYNTHESYS 4th call for scientific visits in one of 18 institutions in Europe is open

SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European Member and Associated States to undertake short visits to utilize the infrastructure (namely the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 18 partner institutions for the purposes of their research. The funding is free of charge and open to any scientists (students included) based in Europe willing to visit one SYNTHESYS sites for a 1-6 weeks long visit.