FP7 ERA-NET on Nanosafety
Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Pre-Announcement of Third SIINN Call 2014

Third SIINN Call to be published on 01/10/2014
Submission Deadline on 16/01/2015

Participating countries/regions and involved funding organizations:
- Austria (BMVIT, FFG)
- Belgium (FNRS)
- Germany (BMBF, PtJ)
- Portugal (FCT)
- Region Nord-Pas de Calais (France)
- Romania (UEFISCDI)
- Spain (MINECO)
- USA (NSF, CPSC, NIEHS)

The third joint call for transnational projects of the ERA-NET SIINN will open on October 1, 2014. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 16, 2015, 12:00 CET (07:00 Washington D. C. time).

Funding will be offered to innovative projects focusing on Manufactured NanoMaterials (MNMs) in one of the following thematic fields:

1. Exposure assessment
2. Toxicity mechanisms
3. Effects of manufactured nanomaterials on human health
4. Environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials

Detailed description of the topics will be given in the Call Text.

The following countries/regions will participate in the third SIINN Call (involved funding organizations are indicated as well):
  • Austria

Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, BMVIT)

  • Belgium

Fund for Scientific Research (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, FNRS)

  • Germany

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF)

  • Portugal

Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, FCT)

  • Region Nord-Pas de Calais (France)

Regional Council Nord-Pas de Calais (Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais, RCNPC)

  • Romania

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii, UEFISCDI)

  • Spain

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, MINECO)

  • USA

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


Consortia proposing a collaborative project must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
  • Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three independent organizations from at least two regions/countries participating in the call.
  • At least one partner of the consortium must be based in a European country participating in the ERA-NET SIINN and in the third SIINN call (Austria, Germany, Portugal, Romania, or Spain).
  • Applicants from countries whose funding organizations do not participate in the call may be part of a consortium if they are able to secure their own funding by providing a signed statement of proof of own funding included in the proposal application. Such partners must state the source of funding for their part in the proposal. These participants must have the funds and resources available prior to application.
  • The coordinator of the proposal must be based in a country/region participating in the call (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Region Nord-Pas de Calais (France), Romania, Spain, USA).
  • The majority (2/3) of partners and funding volume in a proposal must belong to countries participating in the call (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Region Nord-Pas de Calais (France), Romania, Spain, USA).
  • The consortia must be balanced in terms of transnational participation. Therefore, it is mandatory that no more than 2/3 of the total funding will be requested by partners from one country.
  • The duration of the projects has to be 36 months.

For further information please check the call documents which will be available on the SIINN webpage on the 1st of October 2014. Each applicant must contact his/her national contact person to check for national/regional funding rules.

Please note that not all funding organizations participating in the call will fund each of the four call topics. For details please address the corresponding contact person of your country/region. A list of contact persons is included in the pre-announcement flyer which can be downloaded below.

The SIINN ERA-NET is funded under the ERA-NET scheme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, Research Directorate- General, Grant Agreement No. 265799
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