The ESRC is participating in the Urban Europe Joint Programming Initiative’s second pilot joint call. Urban Europe is dedicated to strengthening European research and innovation in the field of urban development. This call combines resources available for research and innovation that has traditionally been allocated nationally, and will enable the funding of transnational projects with the potential to observe, explore, understand, and experiment with aspects of urban life. This goes beyond what can be addressed in a single country, and makes possible cooperation between researchers and inventors in different countries.
Proposals are invited to address at least one of two topics
- governance of urban complexity
- urban vulnerability, adaptability, and resilience
Applicants will be required to submit a pre-proposal by means of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) electronic submission system
A total of approximately €15 million (£12.8 million) is jointly made available by 13 funding organisations in 10 countries. There are no fixed minimum or maximum limits for a project size. Medium-sized projects with total budgets in the range of €1-2 million (£850,000-£1.7 million) are typically expected, which will allow approximately 10 projects to be granted funding. The ESRC has made available €2 million (£1.7million) to fund British aspects of proposals.
- pre-proposal – 18 September 2013
- shortlist published – November 2014
- full proposal – 21 January 2014
- announcement of results to main applicants – April 2014
- start of projects – May-September 2014