CHIST-ERA: call 2014 pre-announcement


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CHIST-ERA finances EU research collaborations in information and communication sciences and technologies. Researchers from Switzerland working for international consortia in the fields supported this year can submit applications as of 13 October 2014.

The CHIST-ERA (Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies) funding scheme supports the following two subject areas in 2014:

  • Resilient Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

The submission deadline for applications is 13 January 2015; the call for proposals will be published on the CHIST-ERA website on 13 October 2014.

Within the scope of CHIST-ERA, applications can be submitted by international consortia consisting of researchers from at least three of the following countries: Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), France, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Canada (Quebec), Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The proposals will be assessed by an international panel of scientists. All partners in a consortium are supported by the research funding organisations of their respective countries. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the funding category "project funding" of the SNSF.

Applicants from Switzerland need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF by 13 January 2015 in addition to the full application to CHIST-ERA. Researchers who have never been supported as grantees in the funding category "project funding" are requested to contact the SNSF before submission.

The supported topics last year were "Adaptive Machines in Complex Environments" and "Heterogeneous Distributed Computing". Six projects were approved, three of which included a Swiss partner.

Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences division
Georges Klein