First Transnational Joint Call for Research Projects: Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET

Announcing the first transnational joint call for research projects within the framework of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MarineBiotech), which aims to coordinate European funding for marine biotechnology research, development and innovation. The main purpose of the call is to stimulate joint European research and development activities in marine biotechnology.

The topic of the first transnational call is “The development of biorefinery processes for marine bioresources”.

Collaborative projects should include researchers from the academic and the industrial sector. Funding will be granted for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.

Submissions of proposals will be in two steps: a pre-proposal step with submission deadline by December 10, 2014, and a full proposal step for invited consortia with submission deadline by April 30, 2015. Projects are expected to start at the end of 2015 / beginning of 2016.

The call text and accompanying documents will be published by 18 October, 2014.

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