The final NMP workprogramme has a topic NMP.2013.2.2-2 Biomaterials: Imaging and rapid precise prototypingtechnology for custom made scaffolds.
The coordinated call EU-China foresees coordinated projects to be financed by the European Union and by the Chinese funding agency respectively NSFC. Two calls are published - one by the European Commission according to FP7 rules and the other by the NSFC under its own rules.
Participants are required to conclude a consortium agreement. In addition, participants in the EU projects are required to conclude a coordination agreement with the participants in the coordinated project funded by the NSFC. A final draft of these agreements has to be provided
with the proposal.
The proposals should also take into account the exchange of researchers, so that any accommodation (board and lodging) of the Chinese researchers in Europe should be paid by the European host institution, whereas that of the European researchers in China should be
paid by the Chinese host institution.
To help promote this call NMPTeAm organised a virtual brokerage event which had 27 participants that included the the EU Project Officer for the topic and members from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) who are the Chinese call publishers along with participants from 3 Chinese institutes.
Following are some of the points that were presented on the Chinese side.
- The first joint research program between NSFC and DG-RTD.
- Date of publication: July 10, 2012
- Deadline: 23 October at 24:00 (Bejing Time)
- NSFC budget: 3 million RMB for each funded project
- The Chinese applicant must have the experience of undertaking NSFC research programs (i.e. the project with a duration of 3 years or above).
- The Chinese project consortium can have at most 3 partners from different Chinese research institutes or universities.
- A Chinese applicant is allowed to participate in at most 3 NSFC projects in the same year.
- After the deadline, NSFC and DG-RTD will exchange the list of eligible proposals and select equal numbers of experts for evaluation.
- Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the following three criteria: 1. S/T quality; 2. Implementation; 3. Impact.
The Chinese call for proposals is now available HERE.
A zip file of the presentations and the attendants list is available in our Library.