92 pre-proposals selected for the 2nd stage of the Call 2017

QuantERA Consortium selected 92 pre-proposals, requesting funding of almost € 109M, that are invited to prepare and submit a full application to the QuantERA Call 2017.

The deadline for full proposals submission has been extended to July 11th, 2017. The Electronic Submission System will be open in mid-June.

221 pre-proposals were submitted in response to the QuantERA Call 2017. Each pre-proposal was reviewed, evaluated and ranked by the scientific Evaluation Panel, following the criteria recommended by the European Commission: Excellence, Impact and Quality and Efficiency of Implementation. Out of all received pre-proposals, 165 were evaluated above the quality threshold, and among these 92 are invited by the QuantERA Steering Committee to the 2nd stage of the evaluation process. The final decision was based on the ranking list established by the scientific Evaluation Panel, in accordance with the criteria and procedures presented in the Call Announcement.

Additionally, QuantERA Call Steering Committee has identified national/ regional funding organisations with:

a) A risk of budget underspending

In this context, the inclusion of a partner eligible for funding from: FWO (Belgium), BNSF (Bulgaria), IFD (Denmark), GSRT (Greece), SFI (Ireland), MATIMOP (Israel), VIAA (Latvia), RCN (Norway), NCBR (Poland), UEFISCDI ( Romania), SAS (Slovakia), TUBITAK (Turkey) is permitted if such an addition both increases value and strengthens the project and the consortium.

b) A high funding pressure

Due to high interest and limited budget, partners requesting funding from: ANR (France), BMBF (Germany), EPSRC (United Kingdom) are encouraged to consider budget reductions in the full proposal.