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ERA-NET Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF), established by JPI Urban Europe, is an initiative of 25 organisations from 18 European countries, whose aim is to finance international, interdisciplinary research projects that respond to the challenges of modern cities and urban areas.

The network supports research involving researchers, as well as innovators, practitioners, representatives of civil society, NGOs, municipalities, urban utilities and other stakeholders.

NCN joined ENSUF in 2015 and took part in organisation of ERA-NET SMART URBAN FUTURES call for international research projects, co-funded by EU Horizon 2020.

Call for proposals

Sustainable Urbanisation in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas (ongoing evaluation)

NCN together with JPI Urban Europe network and Chinese funding agency NSFC is pleased to announce a new call on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas.

Call topics

  1. Climate change and new urban economies
  2. Transformation of energy systems and strengthen urban circular economies
  3. Urban public administration and services innovation
  4. Urban data management

Funding is available for international research projects that involve at least two research teams from two different European eligible countries and two (and maximum three) Chinese partners.

Countries participating in the call:

Austria, Belgium, China, France, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, UK

Call timetable:

  • 12 April 2018 – deadline for pre-registration
  • 20 June 2018 – deadline for full proposals
  • December 2018 – call results

One joint proposal document (in English, and following the provided template) shall be prepared by the project participants of a joint transnational proposal, and must be submitted to the Call Secretariat by the coordinator.


Call documentation


Info webinars

Applicants are invited to take part in info webinars:

The call will be presented by representatives from the call secretariat and the participating funding agencies. At the end there will be an Q&A session and the opportunity for applicants to present and pitch their idea for a project.


More information: https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/calls/sustainable-urbanisation-china-europe/

Information for Polish applicants:

  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.
  2. 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. 5-12).
  3. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium. Each Host Institution comprising the consortium has a separate budget, but the limit on the remuneration applies to the consortium as a whole (UNISONO, p. 8-9: item 2.1.2 a) and b)).
  4. Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN (1 EUR= 4,2308 PLN).

Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus (closed)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus call for proposals. The call has three topics to address urgent and long-term challenges within the Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

The call aims to develop more resilient and applied urban solutions that bring inter- and transdisciplinary research and innovation together from across the globe, to benefit a much wider range of stakeholders: i.e. researchers, cities, civil society and business.

The call targets research in the following topics:

  • Robust Knowledge, Indicators and Assessments,
  • Multi-level Governance and Management,
  • Managing Strategies and Solutions.

Funding is available for international research projects that involve at least three researchers from three different eligible countries.

Funding: 28,5 M EUR, including support from Horizon 2020

Participating countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA.

Partner search forms facilitate the composition of consortia. To look for a project partner or a project to join please join the LinkedIn group or Future Earth Open network.


Call documentation:

  1. SUGI Call Text
  2. SUGI Application form
  3. SUGI Eligibility requirements
  4. SUGI Call infoflyer
  5. SUGI Contact points
  6. SUGI Presentation

Information for Polish applicants:

  1. Submission deadline for pre-proposals: 15 March 2017 at 19:00 CET. The deadline for full-proposal: September 20th 2017.
  2. 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: http://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/UNISONO_budget_table.xlsx.
  3. Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN (1 EUR= 4,3334 PLN). 
  4. 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).
  5. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium. Each Host Institution comprising the consortium has a separate budget, but the limit on the applies to the consortium as a whole.
  6. We invite all researchers who plan to apply within the SUGI call to contact the NCN.

Contact:

Joanna Komperda, +48 12 341 9138

dr Kinga Sekerdej, +48 12 341 9172

For more information please see: www.sugi-nexus.org

ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (closed)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under ERA-NET Smart Urban Futures call for proposals. The call targets research in the following topics:

  • Concepts and strategies for smart urban transformation, growth and shrinkage;
  • New dynamics of public services;
  • Inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities.

Funding is available for international research projects that involve at least three researchers from three different eligible countries.

Funding: 23,5 M EUR, including support from Horizon 2020

Participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Partner search forms facilitate the composition of consortia. The forms are used to look for a project partner or a project to join. Click here for the ENSUF partner search page. The ERA-NET Smart Urban Futures LinkedIn group is an effective and dynamic channel to find partners for submitting proposals.

Call documentation:

  1. ENSUF Call Text
  2. ENSUF Application form
  3. ENSUF NCN Eligibility requirements
  4. ENSUF call infoflyer
  5. ENSUF FAQ

Detailed information

The timetable for applications is:

  • Outline Proposals to be submitted 15th March 2016, 12:00 Central European Time
  • Shortlisted applicants to submit Full Proposals 20th September 2016.

Polish applicants should also submit a short application via OSF system (UNISONO application) by 20th September 2016.

Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN. The Euro exchange rate should be calculated according to the NCN Council’s Resolutions no  45/2015 (1 EUR= 4,0198 PLN).


Contact:

Joanna Komperda, +48 12 341 9138

dr Kinga Sekerdej, +48 12 341 9172


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693443 and 730254.