Stage 1 of Call 2017 - Fundamental - is CLOSED
OPENING DATE: 10 January 2017
CLOSING DATE: 20 February 2017

EURAMET e.V. and the EMPIR members invite interested parties to submit fundamental topics.

Stage 1 offers the chance for all stakeholders from any country to influence the R&D projects undertaken by the European metrology community by identifying the challenge, problem or opportunity for potential research topics (PRT).

The highest priority research topics received in Stage 1 will provide the basis for Stage 2.

Stage 1 Documentation

To submit a PRT please upload your completed Word document (using the template provided), via the Stage 1 submit tab, by the deadline of 20 February 2017 23:59 CET

Call is now closed

EURAMET has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for European Metrology. The current version can be found here.

There is a European manifesto to launch an ambitious initiative in quantum technologies. The manifesto can be found here.

EURAMET and QUANTERA intend to cooperate to avoid duplication and guide proposers to the appropriate call. More information can be found here.

Stage 2 of Call 2017 - Fundamental - NOW CLOSED
OPENING DATE: 15 June 2017
CLOSING DATE: 02 October 2017

Some countries have declared a strategic priority for inclusion in particular projects. Coordinators are requested to seek the involvement of partners from these countries. The list of priorities is HERE

Selected Research Topics (SRTs)
SRT-f01: Large-scale statistical data analysis and computation for metrology
SRT-f02: Single-photon sources as new quantum standards
SRT-f03: Metrology for topological spin structures
SRT-f04: Light-matter interplay for optical metrology beyond the classical spatial resolution limits
SRT-f05: Volume Photography: a new approach to the three dimensional measurement of light distributions
SRT-f06: Josephson traveling wave parametric amplifier and its application for metrology
SRT-f07: Coulomb Crystals for Clocks
SRT-f08: Measurement of fundamental nuclear decay data using metallic magnetic calorimeters
SRT-f09: Realisation of a Unified pH Scale
SRT-f10: Metrological quantification of physical, chemical and biological radio-sensitising effects of high-Z nanomaterials
SRT-f11: Metrology for broadband ro-vibrational spectroscopic thermometry
SRT-f12: Self-calibrating photodiodes for the radiometric linkage to fundamental constants
SRT-f13: Accurate atomic and molecular interactions for thermophysical standards
SRT-f14: Photonic and Optomechanical Sensors for Nanoscaled and Quantum Thermometry
SRT-f15: The quantum anomalous Hall effect in topological insulators
SRT-f16: Coherent quantum phase slips in superconducting nanowires for metrological applications
SRT-f17: Ultra-stable optical oscillators from quantum coherent and entangled systems
SRT-f18: Single-electron quantum optics for quantum-enhanced measurements
Stage 2 Documentation
Guide 1: Admissibility and Eligibility for EMPIR Calls
List 1a: NMIs and DIs and, where known to EURAMET, the associated legal entities that can participate in EMPIR projects
List 1b: Country information
Guide 4: Writing Joint Research Projects (JRPs)
List 4: Checklist for Template 4
Template 4: JRP protocol
Guide 5: Submitting administrative data for EMPIR Projects
List 5: Checklist for Template 5
Template 5: Project Administrative Data (PAD)
Guide 6: Evaluating EMPIR Projects
Form 6a: Code of Conduct and Declaration
Form 6b: Payment to Referees
Form 6c: JRP Evaluation


Background information
Call Scope Fundamental 2017
Formal Announcement: EMPIR Call 2017
EMPIR Call 2017 Budget and Features
Horizon 2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreements (AGA)
EMPIR Model Grant Agreement Documents
How to submit
The coordinator should submit the following documents electronically via the Stage 2 Submit tab
  • Template 4: JRP protocol (as .docx file)
  • Template 5: Project Administrative Data (as .xls file)
  • Letters of support (collated together as a single unsecured PDF file) Optional
All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated by the referees with proposers attending a Review Conference. For more details see the Review Conference tab.

Call is now closed

For questions asked in relation to Stage 2 of the Call 2017 - Fundamental click here

The EMPIR Call Process Guides are written generically to apply to all EMPIR calls. Where there are particular numbers, dates, or options that apply to a particular call then those details are given in the PDF link below. Readers should start with the Guides for an explanation of the call process and refer to this PDF link when directed for the specific information on an individual TP or call.

Call Budget and Features: EMPIR Call 2017

Partnering meetings serve as a platform to build consortia to address a particular SRT. Partnering meetings are arranged by potential proposers at a host institute. Neither the host institute nor EURAMET are responsible for the agenda of the individual partnering meetings. Specifics of partnering meetings;

  • In principle all interested parties may attend a specific EMPIR partnering meeting but must register either via an online portal or by e-mail (details below).
  • Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections does not mean you are registered for a partnering meeting. To register interest in a SRT via connections and see who else is interested click HERE.
  • Co-authorship of a (specific) PRT is not a precondition for attending a partnering meeting.
  • Attendance at a partnering meeting is not a precondition for joining a consortium nor a guarantee of a place within one.
  • If a partnering meeting is rescheduled the MSU and the original hosting institution must be informed.
  • The host institute has the right to close registration early should venue capacity be reached.
  • EURAMET have been made aware of the following partnering meetings.

    SRT Date Location Contact Information
    SRT f03 20 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    SRT f11 26-27 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    SRT f08 27-28 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    SRTs f02, f12 and f13 28-29 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    SRT f10 29-30 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    SRT f15 4 July Würzburg Information and Register
    SRTs f04, f07 and f16 4-5 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
    SRTs f05, f06, f14, f17 and f18 6-7 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
    SRT f01 11-12 July PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    SRT f09 13 July LNE, Paris Contact for information and registration

    In association with these meetings, training for potential coordinators and their assistants will be provided by EURAMET. Anyone who is considering coordinating a project in this call should register for one of the following six sessions.

    Date Location Contact Information
    22 June BEV, Vienna Information and Register
    26 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    27 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    28 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    29 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    4 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
    6 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
    Review Conference for Fundamental

    All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated at the Review Conference to be held on 15th to 16th November at the Novotel Monte Carlo, Monaco. The proposed schedule is

    • Registration is from 08:00 - 09:00 hrs on the first day
    • JRP representatives are only required on the first day
    • Referees MUST stay at the review conference hotel. Registration/hotel booking forms will be sent to invited referees by the EURAMET MSU. An honorarium will be paid to each referee for attending the review conference. Hotel accommodation costs and major travel expenses can also be reimbursed (please see Form 6b: Payment to Referees for further information).
    • AGENDA

    Hotel and Travel information

    Novotel Monte Carlo

    16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte

    98000 Monaco

    Telephone: +(377) 99998300

    Travel Details



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