First transnational ERASysAPP call

ERASysAPP has scheduled the launch of the first joint call, titled ‘Transferring Systems Biology Knowledge into Applications’, on November 1, 2013. The European Network for Applied Systems Biology represents the joint forces of 16 funding agencies from 13 European countries. By funding transnational research projects ERASysAPP intends to encourage scientists and institutions from different European countries to network, collaborate and share resources. Proposals can be submitted until January 31, 2014.

The transnational call will support research that focuses on the development of applications and industry-relevant products. Systems biology research on microorganisms, plants and/or animals within the area of life sciences and biotechnology (Knowledge-Based Bio-economy) will be considered. Furthermore, it is required that each transnational research consortium consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of eight research groups from at least three different participating ERASysAPP countries.

Conditions for Swiss applicants

To support systems biology research in Switzerland, SystemsX.ch has granted a maximum budget of EUR 2 million for this call. Swiss research groups may apply for a maximum of EUR 400,000 per project proposal. Only academic groups may be supported with these funds. Public-private partnerships are welcome, but private partners will need to secure their own funding.

For more information on ERASysAPP calls please visit www.erasysapp.eu/calls

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