Call with European Union selects proposals in Materials Science and Engineering Versão em português

FAPESP will support collaborative research projects together with M-ERA.NET, an EU-funded network.

FAPESP announces the 2022 edition of the call for proposals with M-ERA.NET, a European Union network that supports research in Materials Science and Engineering. This is the eighth opportunity for collaborative research launched by FAPESP and M-ERA.NET since they signed a scientific cooperation agreement in 2015.

The M-ERA.NET consortium funds transnational and high-risk research and development projects.

This new call for proposals aims to fund ambitious transnational research projects addressing materials research and innovation, including materials for energy generation and storage. The themes for this call are: “Materials for energy”, “Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces”, “High performance composites”, “Functional materials”, “New strategies for advanced material-based technologies for health applications”, and “Materials for electronics”.

Submissions to FAPESP must follow the rules and guidelines of the Regular Research Grant scheme. FAPESP will support the selected projects with a maximum of R$ 150,000 per proposal per year. Project duration must be from 24 to 36 months. Please see call text for detailed description of rules specific to this Call.

Each proposal submitted to FAPESP must comprise a consortium including a Principal Investigator (PI) affiliated to higher education or research institutions in the state of São Paulo and at least three co-PIs from at least two different countries that are also participating in the call.

This year’s call will not require an eligibility consultation by email. Interested researchers should submit a pre-proposal simultaneously to M-ERA NET (accessing the original notice of the call) and to FAPESP (through the SAGe System – The consortium coordinator (lead PI) must be registered in the SAGe platform.

The deadline for pre-proposals is 15 June, 2022. PIs of the qualified pre-proposals will then be invited to send complete proposals, which will be due by 17 November, 2022.

The call with guidelines for São Paulo researchers is available (in Portuguese) at: