MATERA Call for proposals 2011_

The ERA-NET scheme is an initiative of the European Commission aimed at providing support for the coordination and mutual opening up of national and regional R&D programmes.

The goal is to launch in the MATERA 2011 Call transnational, interdisciplinary innovative projects and to narrow the gap between basic materials research and industrial applications in the following areas:

1. Value-added materials
(including engineering structural materials, multi-functional materials and materials with tailored properties).

2. Bio-based materials (including biomaterials for human health improvement and biodegradable materials)
Funding is via national/regional funding programmes. Therefore applicants must verify their eligibility with their relevant national/regional programme agency.

The National Research Fund (FNR) will provide the funding for Luxembourg public research institutions and has earmarked a budget of 1.000.000 EUR for this call through the INTER programme (International Cooperation).

Please note that the salaries of PhD students who are involved full-time and from the beginning on the project are eligible for MATERA 2011 project funding (AFR or institutional funding are also an option).

Further details on the call, the evaluation criteria, the submission deadlines and the call guidelines are available on the ERA-NET MATERA homepage.

To find partners for your project a tool for partner search is available.

Luxembourg Applicants

Luxembourg applicants should inform Ms Christiane Kaell at the FNR (email: about their participation prior to the application deadline. The Luxembourg applicants need to submit their national budgets to the FNR directly by using the FNR Excel sheet which is available on the FNR website.

Call Deadlines:

1 February 2011: Submission deadline (one step application); For the Proposal deadline, the Project Coordinator has to submit a MATERA Proposal via the the on-line submission system (ESS) which will be available soon.
Summer 2011: Funding decisions

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Call for proposals 2011 (.PDF)

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