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 OPEN
OPENING DATE: 15 June 2017
CLOSING DATE: 02 October 2017

For Fundamental partnering meetings and training for potential coordinators click HERE

To register interest in a SRT and see who else is interested click HERE

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

DOWNLOAD ALL STAGE 2 DOCS and SRTs HERE

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
Evaluation
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.

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SRTs for Fundamental

The coordinator should submit the following documents as a single ZIP package. The ZIP file (and each document inside) must be named as fXX

  • fXX JRP protocol P1.0 (as .docx file)
  • fXX PAD P1.0 (as .xlsx file)
  • fXX Letters of support P1.0 (as a .pdf file)
Upload your file (no larger than 10MB)

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Please make sure you have attached the ZIP file before pressing the Submit button.

If you find it necessary to make any amendments please resubmit.

NOTE: If you don't receive an acknowledgement of your Submission in the next page and by email then please email msu@npl.co.uk

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
    Contact
    SRT f11 26-27 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
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    SRT f08 27-28 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
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    SRTs f02, f12 and f13 28-29 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
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    SRT f10 29-30 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    Contact
    SRT f15 4 July Würzburg Information and Register
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    SRTs f04, f07 and f16 4-5 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
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    SRTs f05, f06, f14, f17 and f18 6-7 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
    Contact
    SRT f01 11-12 July PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    Contact
    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
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    26 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
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    27 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
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    28 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
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    29 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
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    4 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
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    6 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
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    This web facility allows you to:

    • Register an interest in participating in research
    • Advertise the skills and or equipment you have to offer
    • Identify partners for your consortium
    • Receive email alerts when someone new registers an interest in the same area as you

    BUT

    • It isn't compulsory to use this webpage, you can identify/ select your consortium in any way you choose. (Registration is however strongly recommended)
    • Registering your interest on this webpage will not guarantee you a place in any consortium

    Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with conn ections does not mean you are registered for a partnering meeting.

    To register interest as an individual or organisation click on the appropriate Selected Research Topic (SRT) listed below.

    Show SRTs for Fundamental

    Details entered here will be publicly available from these web pages until the close of Stage 2 of the call (02 October 2017). EURAMET is not responsible for facilitating communications between participants beyond providing this meeting area. It is the responsibility of individuals to make contact using the details that are given by potential contributors, made available here.

    It should be noted that it is possible for more than one consortia to be formed from the interested parties, and more than one submission made to deliver a proposal. Projects are envisaged to be of such size and value that not all proposals can be funded.

    Review Conference for Fundamental

    All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated at the Review Conference to be held on 7th to 16th November at the Novotel Monte Carlo, Monaco. The proposed schedule is

    • Research Potential Review Conference: 7th & 8th Nov 2017
    • Normative Review Conference: 9th & 10th Nov 2017
    • Support for Impact Consensus group meeting: 12th Nov 2017
    • Industry Review Conference: 13th & 14th Nov 2017
    • Fundamental Review Conference: 15th & 16th Nov 2017

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