Funding opportunities

The FP7 ERA-NET Sumforest pre-announces the upcoming call for transnational collaborative research projects. The call will open on the 21st March 2016 with a closing date for proposals on the 17th June 2016.

The title of the call is "Sustainable forests for the society of the future". The present call for proposals focuses on basic and applied research that aims to support policy decisions regarding multifunctional forestry. Proposals are expected to be transnational, and innovative forms of cooperation such as interdisciplinarity are encouraged.

As part of the national strategy for the European Research Area (ERA), Germany is expanding its collaboration with the EU13 member states. Against this background, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched the “ERA Fellowships” programme. The programme aims at building up capacities of key actors in the field of science management from EU13 science organisations. The objective is also to strengthen networking and cooperation between research organisations, research funding organisations and higher education institutions in Germany and the partner countries.

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme supports regional cooperation among central European countries: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as parts of Germany and Italy. The overall objective of the programme is “to cooperate beyond borders to make central European cities and regions better places to live and work” by implementing smart solutions answering to regional challenges in the fields of innovation, low-carbon economy, environment, culture and transport.