Open call

02 December - 19 February 2020

Research project grant for international collaboration within Long-term Information and Communication Technologies (CHIST-ERA)

This grant aims to support international collaboration within the European programme CHIST-ERA, which supports research within information and communication technology (ICT). Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council, is one of the 24 countries taking part in the CHIST-ERA call, which rewards research of the highest scientific quality in international competition. The Swedish Research Council participates in the call within Topic 1: Explainable Machine Learning-based Artificial Intelligence.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Natural and engineering sciences

Focus: CHIST-ERA: Research on Long-term Information and Communication Technologies.

Applicant: Individual researcher included as one of no more than 2 Swedish project leaders in a consortium of partners from no less than 3 participating countries. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply.

Call deadline:
Pre-proposal/Project outline: For consortium applications to CHIST-ERA: 14 February 2020 (17.00/5.00 p.m.) For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 19 February 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Full proposal/Full application: For consortium applications to CHIST-ERA: 23 June 2020. For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 30 June 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Grant period: 2-3 years

Grant amount: Maximum 280 000 EUR per project for all Swedish partners together

Publication of grant award: No later than the end of November 2020

Start of grant period: January 2021

Please note:

  • Please read and follow the instructions. In addition to this specific call text, you also need to read our Guide for applicantsopens in new window.
  • All participants who are Swedish applicants/partners in an international consortium shall notify the Swedish Research Council’s contact person in good time before the consortium application is submitted.
  • As from spring 2019, you will need to have a data management plan (DMP)opens in new window for data generated within the research we award funds for. You must not send the plan to us, but according to our general grant terms and conditions, your administrating organisation must confirm that a data management plan will be in place when you start your project or corresponding, and also that the plan will be maintained.

Call text in full

Application procedure

Grant applications within CHIST-ERA are made in a two-stage procedure, where a simplified version of the application, known as a pre-proposal/outline application, is first submitted. Applicants whose outline applications are approved shall then submit a full proposal/full application. Both the pre-proposal/outline application and full proposal/full application are peer reviewed, and ranked in competition with other applications.

The application to the CHIST-ERA consortium call shall be submitted by the research consortium’s international coordinator to CHIST-ERA’s application system.external link, opens in new window

As project leader representing a Swedish partner in the research consortium, you must submit the corresponding applications (outline application and full application respectively) via the Swedish Research Council’s application system Prisma in parallel with the international coordinator submitting the consortium application. Please note that for practical reasons, the parallel call in Prisma for you as the Swedish partner will close a few days later than in CHIST-ERA’s application system. This applies for both the outline application and the full application.

To the application form in Prismaexternal link, opens in new window

More information on what to do in practical terms is available in our “Guide for applicants”.opens in new window

CHIST-ERA will make a decision on the outline applications in April 2020. The decision will be notified to the coordinator of the consortium with a statement in the form of a written comment.

The content of your outline application will be transferred automatically to the full application if your consortium is invited to submit a full application to CHIST-ERA. You will thereafter have to update the content of your application to the Swedish Research Council, so that it corresponds to the full consortium application submitted to CHIST-ERA, and also complete a section on ethical considerations. More information on this is available in the section “What must the application contain?” below.

The consortiums approved are invited to submit a full application in Prisma no later than 30 June 2020.

CHIST-ERA decides which consortiums will be recommended for funding by the respective national research funding body. The decision will be notified to the coordinator of the consortium with a statement in the form of a written comment. The Swedish Research Council makes the grant decisions for Swedish participants. Shortly after the grant decision has been made, a notice of the grant awards will be published on the Swedish Research Council’s website. You will thereafter find a notice of the decision on your application in your personal account in Prisma, under the tab “Applications and grants”.

You are responsible for ensuring the application is complete and corresponds to the application in CHIST-ERA’s application system, that is to say the application form is correctly filled in, the correct appendices are attached and the information requested has been provided according to the instructions. Please only submit material specifically requested. We do not accept any additional information after the deadline, except when specifically requested.