CHIST-ERA 2021: new topics for European projects

Since 2010, the ERA-NET CHIST-ERA has supported research collaboration in Europe in information and communication sciences and technologies.

This year the funding scheme CHIST-ERA (European coordinated research on long-term ICT and ICT-based scientific challenges) is promoting the following two topics:

  • Nano-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems for ICT (NOEMS)
  • Foundations for Misbehaviour Detection and Mitigation Strategies in Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM)

Researchers can submit proposals from 10 November 2021 until 17 January 2022. Successful applicants will be informed in June 2022 and will be able to start their projects on 1 October 2022 at the earliest.

Under CHIST-ERA, international consortiums composed of researchers from at least 3 of the following 16 countries can submit applications: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom. To contribute to the growth and propagation of scientific excellence in the European Union, the consortiums are encouraged to include researchers from enlargement countries (italicised).

As CHIST-ERA is supported by the Horizon 2020 framework programme, to which Switzerland is fully associated, researchers in Switzerland are eligible to coordinate consortia.

An international panel will scientifically evaluate the proposals. Each partner in a consortium is supported by a research promotion agency from his or her country or region. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF's project funding scheme. New applicants who are making their first submission to the SNSF are advised to contact us in advance.

Along with the CHIST-ERA application, you need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF (under Programmes/ERA-NET). The consortia are encouraged to adopt the desired practices regarding open access to publications (Open Access) and information (Open Data) as of project submission. This should be in line with the new Open Science policy of CHIST-ERA.

Last year, CHIST-ERA supported the topics "Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions" and "Towards Sustainable ICT". Of the ten accepted projects, four included a partner in Switzerland.