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COST Actions: Next collection date postponed

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 COST Open Call (OC-2020-1) will be postponed by 6 months and will now close on 29 October.


Information day on the current calls for proposals in the European Innovation Council (EIC)

The last calls in the European Innovation Council (EIC) and FET work programme will open on Thursday 26 March. For this purpose, the network of National Contact Points to the EIC (Access2EIC) will hold an information day on this day from 9:30 - 15:30. From 9:40 - 11:15 the EIC Pathfinder Team will present news about the FET Open and FET Proactive Calls to the European Commission. Afterwards, news on the SME instrument will be presented.


Open calls in EU and national funding initiatives for research on COVID-19

To fight against the spread of COVID-19, the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have recently launched calls for proposals for research projects on the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.


Extended deadlines for Horizon 2020 calls

The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals. For this reason, for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April, extensions will be applied.


Next collection date in COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is open to all themes in all fields of sciences and all types of institutions and researchers of all career stages can participate.


Coronavirus: EU mobilises €10 million for research

The European Commission is boosting urgently needed research into coronavirus with €10 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020!

Our office will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020. For very urgent matters you can contact us from December 27 to 30, and from January 2 to 3, via email ( or phone (+49 (0)89 9901-888-0) from 9am to 1pm.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Your Bavarian Research Alliance


EU approves €3.2 billion in funding to promote battery research and innovation

State aid: EU Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain.


Wallonia meets Energy Campus Nürnberg

Louvain-La-Neuve. From 9 - 10 December 2019 the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) will participate in a workshop in Brussels with Bavarian actors from Nuremberg and Belgian stakeholders from the region of Wallonia. The aim of the event is to find joint research topics and cooperations in the fields of environmental and energy research that fit in future calls within the Horizon 2020 priorities "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy" (SC3) and "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" (SC5).


UAS4EUROPE, the European network of Universities of Applied Sciences in the field of applied research and innovation, welcomes two new partners in the network

Denmark and the Netherlands are new members.

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