CHIST-ERA: Call 2016 announcement

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

The CHIST-ERA (Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies ERA-Net) funding scheme supports the following two subject areas in 2016:

  • Lifelong Learning for Intelligent Systems
  • Visual Analytics for Decision-Making under Uncertainty

Researchers from Switzerland who intend collaborating within international consortia in the fields supported this year can submit applications until 17 January 2017; the call for proposals will be published on the CHIST-ERA website in October 2016.

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 (Wallonia), France, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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 via mySNF (under Programmes/ERA-NET) to the SNSF by 17 January 2017 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 "User-Centric Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things" and "Terahertz Band for Next-Generation Mobile Communications Systems". Eight projects were approved, five of which included a Swiss partner.