ERA-CAPS (ERA-Net for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences) is a network of research funding agencies supporting research in Molecular Plant Sciences. The network has outlined the following major challenges:

  • healthy, safe and sufficient food,
  • plant-based products – chemicals and energy,
  • sustainable agriculture, forestry and landscape.

Research projects funded by ERA-CAPS:

ERA-CAPS (closed)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under ERA-CAPS call for proposals in all areas of molecular plant science.

Consortia for funding should consist of a minimum of three partners from three different countries. At least two of these must be ERA-CAPS partner countries contributing funding to the call. There is no upper limit on the number of partners.

ERA-CAPS partner countries:

Austria, Belgium*, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland*, United Kingdom, USA

(*Belgium and Switzerland do not participate in the data sub-call)


  • Due-date pre-proposals: 28 September 2016, 12.00 CET
  • Invitation full proposals: 07 January 2017
  • Due-date full proposals: 31 March 2017, 12.00 CET
  • Results expected: autumn 2017
  • Start selected research projects: spring 2018

Call documentation

Please see also NCN Eligibility Requirements: National Annex Poland -NCN- 3rd ERA-CAPS Call.

Please note:

  1. On the full proposal stage Polish applicants must register their applications in the OSF submission system ( UNISONO application). This application includes the following budget table:
  1. We strongly encourage all applicants to read information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO):  (p. 6-13). EURO exchange rate: 1 EUR = 4.3440 PLN
  1. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium (please see also UNISONO – p. 2: IV, § 8 and p. 9:  footnote 16).

Call results 


Marlena Wosiak, tel. 12 341 9093

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 291864.