Brussels, 16 Dec 2003
The European Commission has published a call for proposals in the area of 'Nanotechnologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices' (NMP) under the Sixth Framework Programme's activity of the same name. This is one of the areas covered by the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme.
The areas covered by this call are:
- self organisation and self assembling (area 22.214.171.124-1 of the work programme);
- molecular motors (area 126.96.36.199-2 of the work programme);
- expanding knowledge in size dependent phenomena (area 188.8.131.52-3 of the work programme);
- new knowledge on interfaces for new applications (area 184.108.40.206-1 of the work programme);
- characterisation and/or manipulation devices and techniques (area 220.127.116.11-1 of the work programme);
- impact on human health and environment (area 18.104.22.168-1 of the work programme);
- ethical, legal, social aspects of research in nanotechnology (area 22.214.171.124-2 of the work programme);
- understanding materials phenomena (area 126.96.36.199-1 of the work programme);
- modelling and design of multi functional materials (area 188.8.131.52-1 of the work programme);
- materials processing by radically innovative technologies (area 184.108.40.206-1 of the work programme);
- 'intelligent' bio materials for tissue repair and regeneration (area 220.127.116.11-3 of the work programme);
- materials by design: bio inspired materials and organic/inorganic hybrid materials (area 18.104.22.168-1 of the work programme);
- measurement and testing of new multi functional materials (area 22.214.171.124-3 of the work programme);
- mapping and foresight activities on multifunctional materials (area 126.96.36.199-4 of the work programme);
- new and user friendly production technologies, and their incorporation into the factory of the future (area 188.8.131.52-1 of the work programme);
- new life cycle optimised, safety and environmental technologies for industrial production (area 184.108.40.206-2 of the work programme);
- increasing the 'user awareness' for sustainable consumption (area 220.127.116.11-3 of the work programme).
In specifying the instruments to be used in these areas, the call requests the use of specific targeted research projects (STREP), specific support actions (SSA), and coordination actions (CA). 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 105 million euro. Considering the indicative budget available for this call, around 50 proposals are expected to be supported. To see the call text, please visit: http://fp6.cordis.lu/nmp/call_details.cf m?CALL_ID=111 Remarks: The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 12 May 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.