Call High tech for a sustainable future

UPDATE- The 4TU.Federation (TU Delft, TU/e, UT and WU) has issued a Call for proposals for the 4TU research programmes 2018-2021. The overarching theme of the programmes is ‘High tech for a sustainable future’.
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UPDATE - The 4TU.Federation (TU Delft, TU/e, UT and WU) has issued a Call for proposals for the 4TU research programmes 2018-2021. The overarching theme of the programmes is ‘High tech for a sustainable future’.  

Who can apply?
The application is open for consortia of 4TU researchers, representing at least three, and preferably four, TUs. Researchers that are part of an existing 4TU research centre may also submit an application as (part of) a consortium. External, non-4TU researchers are not eligible for funding.

Scope
Consortia can apply for funding of a programme that covers at least one of the following research themes:

  • High tech to feed the world
  • Sensing Science and Technology
  • Robotics
  • Health & Vitality
  • Resilience
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy Conversion & Storage.

The programme must also align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EU’s Societal Challenges and Key Enabling Technologies.

Budget
The programme budget can be between €500k and €1000k per year, including a joint cash contribution from the participating faculties (for Wageningen University: science groups) of at least 25% of the programme budget. This means that programmes can receive a maximum annual contribution of €750k from the 4TU.Federation, over a four-year period.

Assessment
The assessment procedure consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1: CLOSED
    Consortia of researchers can express their interest to participate in a research programme that covers one or more of the selected research themes via the Expression of interest form. Individual researchers that are not (yet) part of a consortium can also express their interest via this form (closing date: Monday 30 October 2017, 11:59h, CET).
  • Phase 2: CLOSED
    All researchers that have expressed their interest in a research theme via the Expression of Interest Form, have been invited PERSONALLY to a matchmaking event. This invitation-only event takes place on Friday 10 November 2017, from 09.00-13.00h at Impulse, on the campus of Wageningen University. Note that participation in the matchmaking event is not obligatory for researchers in order to file an application.
    The aim of the event is to inform interested researchers about the 4TU research programmes, and to bring together (future) partners that can together develop proposals for this call.
  • Phase 3: Following the matchmaking event, consortia are invited to apply for funding of a research programme. Applications can be filed by consortia using the Application form (closing date: Monday 19 February 2018, 11:59h, CET).  

Detailed information can be found in the Call for proposals. For further enquiries, please contact IJsbrand Haagsma, Secretary General of the 4TU.Federation.

Image: Pixabay

Call High tech for a sustainable future

UPDATE - The 4TU.Federation (TU Delft, TU/e, UT and WU) has issued a Call for proposals for the 4TU research programmes 2018-2021. The overarching theme of the programmes is ‘High tech for a sustainable future’.  

Who can apply?
The application is open for consortia of 4TU researchers, representing at least three, and preferably four, TUs. Researchers that are part of an existing 4TU research centre may also submit an application as (part of) a consortium. External, non-4TU researchers are not eligible for funding.

Scope
Consortia can apply for funding of a programme that covers at least one of the following research themes:

  • High tech to feed the world
  • Sensing Science and Technology
  • Robotics
  • Health & Vitality
  • Resilience
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy Conversion & Storage.

The programme must also align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EU’s Societal Challenges and Key Enabling Technologies.

Budget
The programme budget can be between €500k and €1000k per year, including a joint cash contribution from the participating faculties (for Wageningen University: science groups) of at least 25% of the programme budget. This means that programmes can receive a maximum annual contribution of €750k from the 4TU.Federation, over a four-year period.

Assessment
The assessment procedure consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1: CLOSED
    Consortia of researchers can express their interest to participate in a research programme that covers one or more of the selected research themes via the Expression of interest form. Individual researchers that are not (yet) part of a consortium can also express their interest via this form (closing date: Monday 30 October 2017, 11:59h, CET).
  • Phase 2: CLOSED
    All researchers that have expressed their interest in a research theme via the Expression of Interest Form, have been invited PERSONALLY to a matchmaking event. This invitation-only event takes place on Friday 10 November 2017, from 09.00-13.00h at Impulse, on the campus of Wageningen University. Note that participation in the matchmaking event is not obligatory for researchers in order to file an application.
    The aim of the event is to inform interested researchers about the 4TU research programmes, and to bring together (future) partners that can together develop proposals for this call.
  • Phase 3: Following the matchmaking event, consortia are invited to apply for funding of a research programme. Applications can be filed by consortia using the Application form (closing date: Monday 19 February 2018, 11:59h, CET).  

Detailed information can be found in the Call for proposals. For further enquiries, please contact IJsbrand Haagsma, Secretary General of the 4TU.Federation.

Image: Pixabay