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

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

FAPESP announces the 2023 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 ninth 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 batteries and low-carbon energy technologies.

The themes for this call are: “Sustainable advanced materials for energy”, “Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces”, “High performance composites”, “Functional materials”, “Advanced materials and technologies for health applications”, and “Next-generation materials for advanced 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. The project duration must be from 24 to 36 months. Please see the call text for detailed description of the rules specific to this Call.

Each proposal must comprise a consortium with at least three co-PIs from at least three different countries participating in the call. Researchers affiliated to higher education or research institutions in the state of São Paulo are eligible to submit proposals to FAPESP.

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 16 May 2023. PIs of the qualified pre-proposals will then be invited to send complete proposals, which will be due by 21 November 2023.

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