Eco-Ready Open Call on establishing Living Labs within the Agri-Food sector.
Date of submission 31 August
Under the auspices of AnaEE-ERIC and the off-shoot AgroServ (Research Infrastructures) project, Eco-Ready is an ‘observatory of the food system’ and a newly opened call aims to set up 10 living labs networks that will feed data into the observatory, viz:
● Provide short- and long-term local case studies for resilience building strategies across a broad geographical distribution;
● Connect different types of LLs (geographical, climatic, thematic) to share knowledge and tackle interdisciplinary problems related to food security and resilience;
● Form a lasting partnership between the network of Living Labs and the observatory for easier data collection and exchange.
The total grant amount is EUR 4 million and each network will receive EUR 400.000, with partners in the network receiving between EUR 60.000- 200.000. Networks – or projects last up to 24 months and should consist of 2-5 living labs, of which at least one is scientific and another one represents a ‘user community’.
Two living labs will be allocated to the Nordic-Baltic region, and should ‘investigate’ 3 out of five general (animals, feed, vegetables, cereals, honey) and two of 3 regionally specific (fish, sugar beets, rapeseed) product types.
Exactly what the project means by ‘investigation’ is a bit fuzzy but does appear to imply the creation of model-based scenarios, testing these in relation to climate-related challenges (climate shocks, management of water and land resources) and contributing to plans and policy for selected food products for ensuring food supply & security.
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Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Work programme 2023-2024
Please find the final draft on Horizon Europe Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment work programme 2023-24. Although this draft still has to be accepted by the commission this is to be considered practically final.
Find below the announced (tentative) deadlines for the various cluster 6 destination.
Tentative closing date
Single Stage topics
Destinations 1, 3 and 4
Destination 3 (first stage)
Destinations 2, 5 and 6
Destination 2 (first stage)
Destination 3 (2 stage)
Destination 2 (2 stage)
Soil Mission Work Programme 2023-2024:
Find the latest draft on the work programme here
Relevant themes ‘Adaption to Climate Change’ deadline 27 April 2023 and ‘A Soil deal for Europe’ deadline 27 September 2023
The First call of the Green Era-Hub is now open. Handled by the GUDP
Deadlines: Pre-registration July 20, 12:00h CEST. Full proposal submission is September 7, 12:00h CEST.
The Green Era Hib is seeking research proposals that focus on enhancing the sustainability and resilience of the agri-food system. From climate-smart agriculture and precision farming to circular economies and sustainable supply chains, we welcome contributions across various areas. If your research can unlock new solutions, technologies, or practices that benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment, they want to hear from you! There are 4 topics:
Project duration is up to 48 months, and Danish research institutions can apply for EUR 325.000 out of a total Danish pot of EUR 750.000. Se the national rules and regulations and other submission documents here
Note there will be a webinar for applicants on 20th of June 2023, 11:00 CEST (max. 60 min). To register, please follow this link: https://ptj-fzj.webex.com/weblink/register/r5b2bbddc98487692b7b3ff01d02a5c2f. Upon registration, you will receive an email containing the connection details for the webinar. Slides will be available in the download area after the webinar. Please be aware that the webinar might be recorded.
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Fonden for Økologisk Landbrug – Plantebaserede Fødevarer (dl 26 Sept)
Fellowships at MIT
Independent Research Fund Denmark
Independent Research Fund Denmark Autum round programme is now published - Deadlines for Sapere Aude: 10 October, DFF2: 11 October, and International Postdoctoral Grant: 31 October.
Innovation Fund Denmark calls for Industrial Postdoc's or PhD's in the private and public sector (Among themes supported is 'Climate-friendly agriculture and food production' and 'Nature and biodiversity') - Deadline 12 September
AUFF NOVA - Call for applications - Deadline 15 September
The AUFF NOVA initiative aims to stimulate courageous and innovative research projects of high quality – projects that may have difficulties obtaining funding elsewhere. The project must be pioneering in its field and show clear potential for scientific breakthroughs. The hypothesis or problem behind the project may require development of new methods and it may challenge existing paradigms. In the evaluation of applications for AUFF NOVA, the scientific potential and the originality of the project will be given higher weight than the CV of the applicant.
If relevant, multi-disciplinary elements and synergies within the proposed research team should be clearly identified.
In 2022 two types of grants are available in the AUFF NOVA scheme for a total of DKK 50,000,000:
1) Small projects (grants up to DKK 500,000)
2) Big projects (grants up to DKK 2,500,000)
The intention is that the frame for AUFF NOVA will be divided equally between the two types of grant. Project duration is 1-2 years for the small projects and 3-4 years for the big projects.
AUFF NOVA is available for researchers with a permanent position at Aarhus University. Applicants must be employed at Aarhus University during the whole project period, and the research must be carried out at Aarhus University.
Find more information on AUFF NOVA here
Research Council for Nature and Universe (FNU)
Research Council for Technology and Production (FTP)
Read more about the autumn 2021 and spring 2022 calls here.
Ass. Européenne des Expositions Scientifiques
EU - Regionalfonden
European Food Safety Autority
European Regional Development Fund
Horizon 2020 Part I Excellent Science Øvrige
Horizon 2020 Part I Excellent Science ERC
Horizon 2020 Part I Excellent Science MSCA
Horizon 2020 Part II Industrial Leadership
Horizon 2020 Part III Societal Challenges
Horizon 2020 Øvrige
Interreg Interreg IV A
The European Enviroment Agency
EU counseling and financing help | Two websites provide easy and understandable explanation of Horizon 2020 and an overview of the seven steps from project idea to completion in the H2020 process. Read more about the two websites here.
See the Research Support Office's website for information on possible sources of funding. Here is also guidance on using the researchprofessional.com site. AGRO's partner in the research support unit is Rikke Rochat.
AGRO advice and guidance (especially international applications): Torsten Rødel Berg
Here you will find the forms you need to calculate budgets for applications (DK). Remember that all budgets for applications must be reviewed by the institute's controller (Carsten Sødrup) before sending.