The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs): Water JPI, JPI Oceans and JPI AMR launches a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria present in water resources. The total budget is 24 385 000 Euro, cofounded by the European Commisson.
The following 27 countries participates in the call: Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Formas participates with 1,5 million Euros and the Swedish Research Council participates with 1,9 million Euros during the years 2021-2023.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA, support the participation of researchers from low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and other sub-Saharan African countries where Sweden has bilateral development cooperation, in the following countries:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Research & innovation proposals are invited to respond to at least one of the following themes:
- Measuring - Environmental behavior of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems.
- Evaluating - Risk assessment and management of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment
- Taking Actions Strategies to reduce emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine)
The main applicant and co-applicants must have doctoral degrees. Grants can be given to researchers at Swedish universities, university colleges or research institutes with research assignments.
You can apply for maximum 300 000 Euro per project, or 500 000 Euro if the Swedish project also includes a project coordinator. When you submit the application you have to indicate if you apply to Formas or the Swedish Research Council. A consortium coordinator can only participate in one proposal of a scientific project. As a partner you can apply to Formas for more than one project.
The application process
The application process is two-phased (pre- and full proposal phases). A pre-proposal must be submitted electronically via the call's international website no later than May 18th 2020. Applicants which have qualified for phase two, and thereby are invited to submit a full proposal, both to the calls international website and through Formas website (the application system Prisma) will be notified in the end of July. Thus, it is only if you proceed to step 2 that you submit an application to Formas. Deadline for submission of full proposal will be in August. The date will be announced later. Grant award decision will be announced in the end of 2020.
Read the call announcement carefully. We advise you to submit your proposal well in due time to avoid the challenge of tecknical problems at the last minute before deadline.
12 March 2020, 13 – 14.30
An additional call for proposals on Transfer Projects will also be launched. The call Aquatic Pollutants Transfer Project will address research and development who supports knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and public engagement based on the Aquatic Pollutants 2020 Joint Transnational Call projects. This Transfer Project is a novelty for the JPIs and emphasizes the high transfer orientation of the topic.