Brussels, 16 Jun 2004
The European Commission has published a call for proposals relating to an 'EC-NSF coordinated activity in computational materials research' under the Sixth Framework Programme's 'nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices' activity. This is one of the areas covered by the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme.
In the framework of the EU-US S&T Cooperation Agreement, the European Commission (EC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are working together to enhance opportunities for activities in materials research and, in recent years, coordinated and simultaneous calls for proposals for joint research between European and American teams have been launched. The new EC-NSF coordinated call represents a further initiative to foster opportunities for progress in computational materials science.
The objective is to address properties and phenomena that span multiple time and length scales and require multiscale modelling, including the related model validation, to compute the essential science. Areas of computational materials science covered include, but are not limited to, crystal growth, surface adsorption, structural defects such as lattice mismatch and grain boundaries, microstructural evolution, crack formation and propagation, melting and diffusion, spintronics, molecular and nano-electronics, and quantum dots.
The expected STREP, focusing on research at the frontiers of knowledge, must have a clear relevance to computational materials science and involve a balanced participation of partners from Europe and the United States.
In specifying the instruments to be used in these areas, the call requests the use of specific targeted research projects. Proposers are advised to consult the full call text at the address below in order to find out the particular instruments requested for each area.
The total indicative budget for this call is six million euro. To see the call text, please visit: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cf m?CALL_ID=135 Remarks: The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 14.10.2004.
Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.