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Pre-announcement EIG CONCERT-Japan 3rd Joint Call: Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies

Funding opportunities

The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is pleased to inform that its 3rd Joint Call on Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies will be launched Wednesday 10th February until Thursday 28th April 2016.

The EIG CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation cooperation between European countries and Japan. CONCERT-Japan began as an ERA-NET project funded by the 7th EU Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7) from 2011 to 2014. It is now in its second phase, as an independent activity of the European Interest Group (EIG) for Japan.

The overall aim of this call is to support scientific research to further our understanding of the various phenotypes of useful crops and biomass (including also algae biomass) plant species under a variety of environmental conditions towards improved yield and quality/functionality of those species.

Research projects with an innovative dimension will be funded for a period of 3 years. Each project consortium applying for this Joint Call should consist of at least 3 partners: one from Japan and two from two different countries participating in the call. The call will be funded by the budget allocated by each participating national/regional funding organisation. Therefore, they reserve the right to apply their own funding regulations.

Funding Organisations participating in the Joint Call:

  •  Japan: JST
  •  France: CNRS
  • Germany: BMBF
  • Spain: MINECO
  • Turkey: TUBITAK

Researchers/research teams from European countries that do not participate in the EIG CONCERT-Japan Joint Call may participate as additional partners in a project if they can prove that they have secured funding from other sources that allows them to fulfil their obligations within the consortium.

Concert Japan Call information website: http://concert-japan.eu/spip.php?article1