Frequently Asked Questions related to the Joint Transnational Call 2017 under the ERA-MIN2 are included to support all consortia interested in participating in.

Please note that this section can be updated regularly.

Yes. Within the scope of the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2017, these materials are eligible for funding.

If you have any doubt regarding the eligibility of the topic of your proposal, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat and the contact person of your respective Funding Organisation.

The pre-proposals must be submitted through the Electronic Submission System: http://www.submission-era-min.eu/ no later than 5th May 2017, at 17.00.00 CEST by the lead researcher of the consortium coordinator.

If required, national/regional submission forms or documents should be submitted to the respective Funding Organisation within the specified deadline, no later than one week after the proposal submission deadline.

No. The topics and sub-topics supported by each Funding Organisation are provided in Table 2 of the Call Text document.

The total budget available for the ERA-MIN2 JTC 2017 is approximately €15 million corresponding to the sum of national/regional public committed funds of the participating Funding Organisations and the co-funding of the European Commission.

The indicative funding commitments of the Funding Organisations participanting in ERA-MIN2 JTC 2017 are provided in Table 2 of the Guidelines for Applicants document.

The expected size of a proposal in terms of total funding is typically in the range of 0.3 to 1.5 million Euro.

Each beneficiary in a proposal selected for funding under the ERA-MIN2 JTC 2017 will be funded by the Funding Organisation of their own country/region. Applicants must comply with their respective national/regional rules and eligibility criteria of their respective Funding Organisations. Applicants are encouraged to read carefully the National/Regional Funding Regulations document.

Each consortium must be composed of, at least, a minimum of two independent legal entities eligible to request funding from the Funding Organisations of, at least, two different EU Member States or Associated Countries participating in this ERA-MIN2 JTC 2017.

At least half of the partners in a consortium must belong to countries participating in the ERA-MIN2 JTC 2017.

The total efforts of partners from one country in a proposal cannot exceed 70% of the total project efforts (measured in person-months).

Large, medium and small-size companies are particularly encouraged to apply.

In order to find potential partners to build a consortium, a web-based partner search tool has been set up by the NCPs-CaRE. This tool is available on the NCPs-CaRE website (http://partnersearch.ncpscare.eu/ ).

Each applicant requesting funding must comply with the national/regional funding criteria and regulations of their respective Funding Organisation to ensure the eligibility of the consortium proposal.

The coordinator and the lead researcher representing the coordinator of the consortium must be eligible for funding and must be established in a country or region participating in the ERA-MIN2 JTC 2017.

The project duration shall be a minimum of 12 months and shall not exceed 36 months. However, applicants are subject to the eligibility criteria of their respective Funding Organisations. Applicants are recommended to contact their national/regional contact persons.

There is a two-stage submission procedure: pre-proposals and full proposals.

Full proposals will be accepted only from those applicants explicitly invited by the Joint Call Secretariat to submit them.

If required, national/regional submission forms or documents should be submitted to the respective Funding Organisation within the specified deadline, no later than one week after the proposal submission deadline.

Applicants are subjected to the national/regional rules. Thus, applicants are encouraged to contact their national/regional contact persons to comply with their respective national/regional procedures for funding.