The European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research (acronym: CONCERT) aims to contribute to the sustainable integration of European and national research programmes in the field of radiation protection.
CONCERT is launching a first transnational Call for Proposals to support innovative research projects in radiation protection. The aims of the call are:
- To support transnational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of radiation protection in line with the research priorities of CONCERT;
- To actively integrate E&T activities and collaboration with universities in multidisciplinary research projects;
- To make optimal use of research infrastructures.
Project proposals will address multidisciplinary and transnational research. The project proposals must cover one of the following areas that are equal in relevance for this call:
- Improvement of health risk assessment associated with low dose/dose rate radiation.
- Reducing uncertainties in human and ecosystem radiological risk assessment and management in nuclear emergencies and existing exposure situations, including NORM.
Proposals must clearly demonstrate the potential impact on radiation protection in Europe as well as the added value of transnational collaboration.
Additionally, each proposal should consider, where appropriate, the following aspects:
- Education and Training.
- Quality assurance, Open Access and Infrastructures.
Only transnational projects will be funded. Each proposal must involve at least three legal entities. Each of the three must be established in a different EU Member State or Euratom Programme associated country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.
Funded projects have to be finished not later than 31 December 2019.
Whilst proposals will be submitted jointly by research groups from several countries/regions, requirements for funding differ between successful CONCERT Beneficiaries and their Linked Third Parties on one hand and Third Parties receiving financial support on the other hand. Specifically, Third Parties will be funded in this transnational call, if they also secured financial support (co-fund) from CONCERT Beneficiaries or Linked Third Parties. Participants that do not belong to any of the above mentioned organisations are strongly advised to contact their respective national organisation participating in CONCERT (CONCERT Beneficiary organisations or their Linked Third Parties) before starting the preparation of their proposal, to explore funding solutions.
The call text, proposal template, the guidelines for applicants and the list of the national contact points are available on this site.
Research project consortia who intend to submit a transnational proposal should register as soon as possible at https://www.pt-it.de/ptoutline/application/CONCERT2016, by clicking on “to register” and following instructions. Electronic proposal submission is mandatory on: https://www.pt-it.de/ptoutline/application/CONCERT2016.
Contact person for the Joint Call Secretariat:
Dr. Monika Frenzel
Electronic proposal submission deadline: 02-August-2016 17:00 CET (Brussels local time).