The ForestValue Research Programme is launching a transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector. The indicative total available budget amounts to 25 million € (national public funding including EU top-up funding of 5 million €). The total call volume with industrial co-funding is estimated to be over 30 million €.
The topics of the planned ForestValue joint call will contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”.
In the call a competitive two-stage submission process is used. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals is January 23rd 2018 13:00 CET. On 15.11.2017 a networking webinar will be organised to give researchers the chance to interlink with each other and enlarge consortia. Projects are expected to start late 2018/early 2019.
This ERA-NET Co-fund on innovative forest-based Bioeconomy has been prepared in collaboration with three forest-based ERA-NETs to complement the WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme and the targets of the SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA ERA-NETs with a strategic thematic area of high European relevance.
Applicants who are interested in funding via FNR are obliged to submit the German additional information “Zusatzformular” to s.lulies(at)fnr.de and r.heggemann(at)fnr.de in parallel to submitting the pre-proposal. Pre-proposals without the “Zusatzformular” submitted in time will not be taken into account in order to ensure the fairness towards other applicants
The complete call text as well as information on the pre-proposal content can be found under:
- ForestValue website (incl. link to submission tool): to be opened soon at http://www.forestvalue.org