Call for SME proposals for projects accessing VI-SEEM resources and services, opened on 15.11.2017

VI-SEEM is opening a specific continuous Call for Proposals for preparatory/development projects accessing the VI-SEEM services and associated infrastructure specifically.  The call is addressed to consortia of scientists and researchers and SMEs that work in academic/research institutions and SMEs located in the region of South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean.

Eligible applicants (as Principal Investigatorsare scientists affiliated with academic or research institutions in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia.Collaborators in proposals might reside in any country provided that no specific geographical restrictions apply for access by the corresponding centres that offer resources in the various resource-providing countries.

Industrial partners (SMEs) – preferably from the eligible countries – are required to be participants in the proposals. They must be participating as collaborators, in proposals with academic or research institutions in the eligible countries

The project proposals should address non-proprietary/open research topics in the specific fields of Life Sciences, Climate research, and Digital Cultural Heritage.

The criteria for the evaluation of projects for accessing the available resources will be:

  • The need for usage of the selected services and resources.
  • The results of the project should be of no direct commercial value and should be publishable.
  • Feasibility of the project based on a technical evaluation and the availability of resources.

A limited number of applications will be selected based on the project proposal demand and the availability of resources.

Access to underlying computational and storage resources will be awarded for a maximum period of 3 months. Access to the VI-SEEM data repository service might be granted for up to 12 months (see the relevant section).

All proposals should be submitted electronically via the following linkThe application form is also available in PDF format in order for applicants to have the full list of questions available.

The application process was opened on 15th November 2017.

You can submit proposals at any time. The evaluation team should provide a final evaluation of the proposals within a months from application submission.
The application process  will be stopped 4 months before the end of the VI-SEM project which is the end of September 2018.

More information about this call, including available services and resources, eligibility and criteria can be found on here.