Financial framework

The call is funded through a distributed pot provided by its funding partners. Within each selected consortium, funding of the participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations according to their normal terms and conditions for project funding. The amount of public funding available for transnational collaborative research projects through this call is approximately EUR 11,5 million. The table below shows which funding organisations are participating in the call and the estimated available funding per country:

Call Topic 1 Call Topic 2
Provisional Budget (M€) Provisional Budget (M€)
Country / Funding Org   Direct Funds In Kind Country / Funding Org  Direct Funds In Kind 
Austria (BMWF) 0.4                                      Belgium (BELSPO) 0.3*                                     
Belgium (BELSPO) 0.3* [1] Belgium (FWO) 0.4 0.1 [2]
Belgium (FWO) 0.4 0.1 [3] Denmark (DCSR)  0.25*
Denmark (DCSR) 0.25*   Finland (AKA) 0.25*  
Finland (AKA) 0.25*   France (ANR) [4]  
France (ANR) 1   Norway (RCN) 0.5 1.5 [5]
Germany (BMBF) 1   Sweden (VR) 0.46  
Ireland (EPA) 0.26   UK (NERC) 0.53  
Netherlands 0.5
Norway (RCN) 1 17 [6]      
Slovenia (MIZS) 0.2        
Sweden (Formas) 2        
UK (ESRC) 1.17        
BUDGET TOTAL 8.73     2.69

*) Budget distribution across the 2 topics is tentative. Final distribution will depend on the number and quality of proposals received and the results of the assessment process.

1) BELSPO will fund within the framework of BRAIN-be one consortium that could be integrated with a European JPI consortium. If successful, BELSPO could provide a topping up of 50 000 to facilitate the international integration.
2) FWO intends to integrate existing FWO projects into the consortia of the JPI Climate call through this top-up funding.
3) FWO intends to integrate existing FWO projects into the consortia of the JPI Climate call through this top-up funding.
4) Please note that the French participation is pending. Applicants should take this into consideration when creating your consortia. If you plan to include French participants in your consortium, kindly contact the National Contact Point at ANR for further information. Please note that on 15.10.2013 ANR (France) decided not to participate in the Call Topic Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems.
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What will funding be available for?

Under this call, funding will be granted to transnational collaborative research projects that consist of partners from at least three participating countries; preferably bring together different scientific disciplines in addressing the issues within the scope of the described call topic; and demonstrate clear links to users of climate knowledge. This collaborative research project funding scheme is intended to promote inter-institutional collaboration between researchers in different European countries. The project should be genuinely collaborative and demonstrate that more will be achieved by working together than by individual partners working on their own. Funding will be granted for transnational research collaboration as specified and described in the grant proposal. Applications must contain a description and budget of the activities for which funding is sought for each partner of the consortium. Further information is available in the call topic descriptions (Annex 1A and 1B) and the National Annexes (Annex 3).

In keeping with JPI Climate’s sustainability principle, considerations relating to climate change challenges must be integrated into all the activities under JPI Climate; applicants are therefore requested to consider their own carbon footprint as well as use of energy and other resources when planning the project. In particular, proposals should clarify how the project incorporates considerations relating to, and seeks to minimise, its own climate footprint, and how it will contribute to a climate-friendly research system, e.g. in terms of (virtual) meetings, travel and energy use. Please consult the relevant check-list for further advice.

In light of the recommendations made by the European Commission to reinforce the European Research Area partnership for excellence and growth (COM (2012) 392 final), projects should strive to use open recruitment of positions within projects, to publish their scientific work in open access journals or the like, and to make joint use of available research infrastructures.