ERA-CAPS call: funding research in fundamental molecular plant science

Submission deadline


The SNSF is participating in the call “Expanding the European Research Area in Molecular Plant Sciences”. With this call, ERA-CAPS (ERA NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences) aims to finance high quality collaborative transnational research in fundamental molecular plant science.

The ERA-CAPS initiative addresses both current and future challenges in food and non-food crop production by coordinating and funding research. Swiss researchers can apply within the open call that includes (but is not limited to) the following research themes:


  • Food security
  • Non-food crops
  • Adaptation to a changing climate
  • Biotic/abiotic stress.


For further details, please refer to the programme's official website. The submission deadline for pre-proposals is 14 March 2014. 

Biology and Medicine division
Claudia Rutte