CHIST-ERA: Call 2017 announcement

The ERA-NET CHIST-ERA supports EU research collaborations in information and communication sciences and technologies.

​The CHIST-ERA (European coordinated research on long-term ICT and ICT-based scientific challenges) funding scheme is supporting the following two subject areas in 2017:

  • Object recognition and manipulation by robots: Data sharing and experiment reproducibility
  • Big data and process modelling for smart industry

Researchers from Switzerland who intend to collaborate within the scope of international consortia in the fields supported this year can submit pre-proposals until 11 January 2018. Applicants whose pre-proposals have been accepted will be notified at the end of March 2018 and invited to submit a full proposal. The call for proposals will be published on the CHIST-ERA website in October 2017.

In 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 (Wallonia-Brussels), Bulgaria, Canada (Québec), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

The pre-proposals and full 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 or regions. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the funding scheme "project funding" of the SNSF.

Applicants from Switzerland need to submit an administrative application via mySNF (under Programmes/ERA-NET: Pre-proposal resp. Programmes/ERA-NET) to the SNSF in addition to the pre-proposal and full application to CHIST-ERA. Researchers who have never been supported as grantees of the funding scheme "project funding" are requested to contact the SNSF before submission.

The supported topics last year were "Lifelong learning for intelligent systems" and "Visual analytics for decision-making under uncertainty". Five projects were approved, three of which included a Swiss partner.