[ International joint call “Solar-driven chemistry” | Research funding ]

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Date 29.10.2021  
Category Call for proposal

Solar-driven chemistry is a network initiated by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) with an aim to conduct an international call for proposals in chemistry and process engineering. The initiative involves research funding organisations from Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey. This Joint Programme is funded by the participating countries’ funding agencies, including the SNSF for Switzerland.

Subject of this call for proposals is fundamental research in all sub-areas relevant to the photochemical transformation of small, abundant molecules, such as carbon dioxide, water or nitrogen, into more valuable, storable chemicals by means of solar radiation. Focus of the proposals should be on the photochemical processes (reactions) and on solving fundamental

Who can apply:

  • International consortia composed of 2-4 researchers from at least 2 different participating countries (i.e. Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey and Switzerland). As the SNSF already offers the option of bilateral proposals with Germany, France and Poland under the Lead Agency/Weave agreements, these bilateral combinations are not eligible for this call. However, bilateral Finnish-Swiss and Turkish-Swiss proposals as well as any trilateral or quadrilateral proposals with Swiss participation are eligible.
  • Consortia that already received funding in the first call 2019/2020 are not eligible to apply for a second funding period. Proposals that did not receive funding in the first call 2019/2020 can be re-submitted, if revised.
  • Each applicant is only allowed to participate in one application within this call.
  • Swiss-based applicants: must be eligible for SNSF Project Funding (see EPFL Instructions for SNSF Project Funding. Projects must comply with the SNSF Regulations on project funding (Division II). In case of several overlapping SNSF projects, all projects must significantly distinguish themselves from each other.
Funding & Duration: Total funding depends on each country’s limitation (see call text), no upper limit for Swiss applicants. Joint projects will be funded up to three years (either 24 or 36 month) starting not later than beginning of 2023.

Timeline of the call:
  • Deadline for pre-proposals: 29 October 2021 at 23:59 CET.
  • Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): 2 May 2022.
Applications must be submitted by the call deadlines via both the DFG’s “elan” system and mySNF.

For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, call text (incl. evaluation criteria), call guidelines, budget form and submission platform.

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  • Free

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