the European Research in Plant Genomics
- integrating new technologies in plant science
- ERA-PG 2nd Call For Proposals (2008)
ERA-NET Plant Genomics funds 12 transnational research projects
Twelve collaborative research projects have been recommended for funding with a total budget of approximately €16.5 million. The selected projects with an expected duration of three years will start in the course of 2009.
Launched on 2 January 2008, the second ERA-PG joint
call entitled ‘Strengthening the European Research Area in
plant genomics – integrating new technologies in plant
science’ targeted research projects using plant genomicsbased
technologies to answer biological questions of
relevance to the development of a strong and competitive
European bio-economy. It was open to plant genomic
researchers in Austria, Flanders (Belgium), Canada, Finland,
Germany, Israel, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United
Grants are awarded using a ‘jointly administrated pot’ model. In this model, a central secretariat manages the administration and communication. The evaluation of the projects (by peer-review) follows commonly agreed procedures; transnational consortium agreements and IPR conditions are developed jointly by the funding organisations. The funding follows national rules and each national funding organisation funds only the research consortium members from its own country.
As outcome of this second call 12 transnational projects will be funded with a total budget of approximately 16.5 Million €. It is a joint initiative of eight of the partners of ERA-PG in collaboration with one more funding organisation from Austria, and funding organisations from Canada. 54 Applications, all eligible, were submitted, so the success rate is 22 %. The overall quality of the proposals was very high and the call highly competitive.
For more information about the second call see:
News item May 2008 "Call closed - more than 50
transnational research projects submitted"
News item 20 February 2009 "ERA-NET Plant Genomics Funds 12 Transnational Research Projects Through Second Joint Call"