We would like to inform you, that due to the high numbers of pre-proposals submitted and summer holiday season across Europe, the evaluation phase needs to be prolonged.
The meeting to decide about which pre-proposals will be invited for full-proposal submission will now take place end of September 2020. All coordinators will be informed about the outcome afterwards.
Thus, the start of full-proposal submission is postponed to October 2020.
Update 09. July 202: We are pleased to inform you that the Call Steering Committee (CSC) has finalised the general and national eligibility check of all pre-proposals submitted. All coordinators will be informed about the outcome by the Call Secretariat within the next days. Pre-proposals which have passed the eligibility check will now enter the external evaluation (Step 1 evaluation). Depending on the further course of the COVID-19 pandemia, the decision of the CSC, which pre-proposals are invited to the Step 2 evaluation process and submit a full-proposal, will take place in September. Please consult this homepage regularly for further updates.
Update 18. June 2020: A stunning number of 184 pre-proposals involving 1065 partners were submitted, totalling a sum of 179.5 M€ requested funding. Due to COVID-19, the timeline of the call needs further adjustments. This is still work in progress. We will inform you here about new deadlines, e.g. for full-proposal submission, as soon as the timeline is finalised. We would like you to note, that decisions about which pre-proposals enter the full-proposal phase, will most likely be made in the beginning of September 2020.
Update 18. May 2020: Call is closed
Update: 19. March 2020: Deadline extension due to COVID-19 - We like to inform you that due to the Covid-19 pandemia we will postpone the deadline of pre-proposal submission for the AquaticPollutants Call. The new deadline for submission of pre-proposals for joint transnational projects is 18th May 2020 17:00 CEST. For further questions please contact the Call Secretariat.
Welcome to the Joint Transnational Call 2020 “Risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources (AquaticPollutants)”.
Within the framework of AquaticPollutants the Joint Programm Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are working closely together.
The overall goal of the proposed ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems and to leverage untapped potential in the collaboration between the freshwater, marine and health research areas. The ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants is a network of 32 ministries, authorities and funding organisations responsible for funding research and innovation projects in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems from 26 countries.
A multidisciplinary approach has been set up, which brings together the research needs of the freshwater sector, the marine sector and the health sector to carry out a Joint Transnational Call (JTC) and complementing Additional Activities. This call will make the research communities of those three research fields work together and create synergies for joint approaches.
This call comprises three main themes:
Theme 1 - Environmental behaviour of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (“Measuring”)
Theme 2 - Risk Assessment and Management of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment (“Evaluating”)
Theme 3 - Strategies to reduce emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) (“Taking Actions”)
RULES OF PARTICIPATION
A total amount of approx. € 24 million has been blocked by the 32 Funding Partners. Each participant in a funded consortium will be funded by his or her national partner organisation. In addition, researchers based in other countries are able to participate with their own resources.
Proposals need to involve eligible research partners from at least three participating countries. Projects will be funded for up to 36 months.
Applications for funding within this call can only be submitted through this platform. You can download the relevant call documents from this page in the menu on the left hand side!
If you want to register yourself as a coordinator for a transnational research project, please thoroughly read the Call Announcements, National Regulations and the Guideline for Proposal Submission beforehand! This will help to ensure your planned project fits within the focus of this call. You may find these documents on the left side of this webpage ("CALL DOCUMENTS").
Only coordinators can upload a proposal. The coordinator needs to register all project partners.
Please note that all national funding organisations have specific funding rules. So, we would like strongly encourage you to take a close look at the national regulations. You can download the national regulations from this page (in the menu on the left hand side), or at the funder page (follow "National Funding Regulations" in the upper right corner of this page), or from the website of the funding organisations!
The deadline for submitting proposals is 18.05.2020, 17:00 CEST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
If you have any technical problems with your login or the platform, please don´t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
21. Apr 2020: FAQs have been updated.
20. Apr 2020: national regulations of RIF and FORMAS have been updated. Please also see homepage "National Funding Regulations". Call Announcement has been updated.
19. Mar 2020: new deadline for pre-proposal submission: 18th May 2020 17:00 CEST. Call Announcement has been updated (new deadline, total budget has increased).
11. Mar 2020: national regulations of CONFAP have been updated (total budget has increased). FAQs have been added to Call documents.
06. Mar 2020: national regulations of CONFAP and FCT have been updated. Please also see homepage "National Funding Regulations".
25. Feb 2020: Call Announcement has been updated (total budget has increased).
25. Feb 2020: national regulations of CONFAP have been updated. Please also see homepage "National Funding Regulations".
19. Feb 2020: national regulations of GSRT, SCOTENT, and SIDA have been updated. Please also see homepage "National Funding Regulations".
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869178-AquaticPollutants.