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New FP7 Calls targeting Research Cooperation between EU and U.S.

Jul 22, 2011

The new Work Programmes for 2012 of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) were published on 20 July 2011. With the key objective of strengthening competitiveness, this years calls make available nearly 7 billion Euro for joint research projects covering a vast range of scientific disciplines, public policy areas and commercial sectors. This funding shall contribute to advance scientific boundaries, increase European competitiveness and help solve global societal challenges such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population.

The Seventh EU Framework Programme is open to organisations from outside Europe, this years’ calls for proposals have a particular focus on stimulating cooperation with the U.S. Currently open FP7 calls (filtered by research themes) specifically targeting research cooperation between the EU and the U.S. can be found here.

The United States of America are indirectly adressed in FP7 calls targeting e.g.:

  • The North American Region
  • Industrialized Countries
  • High Income Countries
  • Countries which have signed an agreement with the EU covering Science and Technology
  • Other (geo-)political/economic classifications including the U.S.

U.S. organisations are in addition also eligible for the participation in all other project proposals submitted to the European Commission in response to the general open Calls provided that the minimum conditions laid down in the FP7 Rules for Participation have been met, including any additional conditions laid down by FP7 Specific Programmes (Cooperation, Ideas, People, Capacities) or individual FP7 Work Programmes.

Information about FP7 participation, funding conditions for non-EU Member States or FP7 Associated Countries (such as the U.S.) and presentations of the European Commission on the international dimension of the 2012 Work Programmes are available here:

A summarisation of the FP7 participation conditions for third countries can be found here.

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.