Eligibility criteria

  • The application must be written in English, with all required elements completed and all mandatory attachments attached. The application must be completed using the designated application instructions, and must be in conformance with the national eligibility criteria.
     
  • Each project proposal must combine significant contributions by eligible partners from at least three countries participating in the call. It is possible to have more than one participant from a country in each consortium. However, consortia should aim for balanced national contributions to the research project.
     
    • Proposals to the call topic on Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change must include eligible partners from at least three of the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, the UK. Involvement of partners from civil society, politics, administration or industry for co-designing research questions and co-production of knowledge is encouraged. Each partner in the consortium must fulfil the respective national eligibility criteria for research grant application presented in the National Annexes (Annex 3).
       
    • Proposals to the call topic on Russian Arctic & Boreal System must include at least one  partner from the Russian Federation, based at a research institution that funds its own participation in the project 1), and partners from at least two of the following European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the UK (please note that on 15.10.2013 ANR (France) decided not to participate in the Call Topic Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems). Each partner in the consortium must fulfil the respective national eligibility criteria for research grant application presented in the National Annexes (Annex 3).
       
  • Each applying consortium should identify a Leading Principal Investigator for the proposal, who is officially responsible for all communications with the Topic Programme Office2), including submission of the proposal.
     
  • Researchers from countries others than those participating in the funding of the call may participate in the research project at their own expense, and should document their contributions (direct funds or in kind) in the application budget. 
     
  • Funding will be provided for collaborative research activities for a time frame of 2–4 years, as described in the proposal, in the call topic descriptions (Annex 1A and 1B) and in line with national eligibility criteria as presented in the National Annexes (Annex 3). A budget showing the anticipated total costs of the project, including a specification of the requested funding from each JPI Climate participating financier must be submitted, using the template in the application portal. 
     
  • Full proposals (in the second stage) will have to include a Scientific Impact and Knowledge Dissemination Strategy, including financial provision for dissemination of research outputs, allowing for open access to research results and produced data (primary and meta data) among the scientific community as well as making use of other suitable means of dissemination of results.

1) In the Full Proposal stage, Russian partners will be required to document their contribution to the collaborative project, confirmed by a Letter of Intent
2) The French National Research Agency ANR (Call Topic 1) and NordForsk (Call Topic 2)