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.
To submit a PRT please upload your completed Word document (using the template provided), via the Stage 1 submit tab, by the deadline of 17 February 2020 23:59 CET.
For questions asked in relation to Stage 1 of the Call 2020 - 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 2020 - Budget and Features
The Quantum Flagship has published the first draft of their Strategic Research Agenda. It can be found here.
EURAMET has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for Metrology in Europe. The current version can be found here.
Authors of PRTs in the area of fundamental metorlogy are also reminded that they should be engaging with other fields and stakeholders.
To find a consortium planning to bid click HERE
For partnering meetings and training for potential coordinators 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: Combined photonic and quantum sensors for practical primary thermometry|
|SRT-f02: Two-species composite atomic clocks|
|SRT-f03: Quantum sensing with single electrons|
|SRT-f04: Next generation ultrastable lasers: reducing thermal noise limit and overcoming technical limitations with new materials and technologies|
|SRT-f05: Trustworthy machine learning|
|SRT-f06: Fundamental metrology for proteins|
|SRT-f07: Spin current metrology for spintronic devices and materials|
|SRT-f08: Single- and entangled photon sources for quantum metrology|
|SRT-f09: Towards new primary activity standardisation methods based on low-temperature detectors|
|SRT-f10: Pushing boundaries of nano-dimensional metrology by light|
|SRT-f11: Two dimensional lattices of covalent- and metal-organic frameworks for the Quantum Hall resistance standard|
|SRT-f12: Fundamental physical metrology with cold molecules|
|SRT-f13: Quantum detection for increased sensitivity of chemical and biological measurement|
|SRT-f14: Memristive devices as quantum standard for nanometrology|
|SRT-f15: Non-classical approaches for quantum-enhanced metrology|
|SRT-f16: Microwave metrology for superconducting quantum circuits|
|SRT-f17: Metrology for broadband - ro-vibrational spectroscopic gas thermometry|
|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|
|Call Scope Fundamental 2020|
|Formal Announcement: EMPIR Call 2020|
|EMPIR Call 2020 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
|All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated by the referees with proposers attending a 'virtual' Review Conference. For more details see the Virtual Review Conference tab.|
ALL meetings will be virtual (online).
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 capacity be reached.
EURAMET have been made aware of the following partnering meetings.
|SRT||Date||Host Organisation||Contact Information|
|SRTs f02, f06, f08, f09, f16||30 June - 01 July||PTB||Information and Register
|SRT f17||02 July - 03 July||PTB||Information and Register
|SRTs f01, f07||01 July - 02 July||NPL||Information and Register
|SRTs f03, f11||06 July - 07 July||NPL||Information and Register
|SRT f10||29 June - 30 June||VSL||Information and Register
|SRTs f04, f05, f12, f13, f14, f15||06 July - 07 July||INRIM||Information and Register
To register interest in a SRT and see who else is interested click HERE
Please email email@example.com to display your partnering meeting here (supply us only with a contact person and/or web address).
In association with these meetings, EURAMET will be providing three different sessions to help support consortia. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams. More information on these sessions will be provided when you register for one of the above partnering meetings.
Coordinator training: There will be training for potential coordinators and their assistants. These sessions are open to all potential coordinators and their assistants and it is strongly encouraged they attend.
|29 June||10:00-13:00 CEST||EURAMET|
|30 June||10:00-13:00 CEST||EURAMET|
|01 July||10:00-13:00 CEST||EURAMET|
|06 July||10:00-13:00 CEST||EURAMET|
Partnering briefing: There will be a briefing on the partnering meeting process as well as subsequent processes concerned with the call. These briefing sessions are open to all parties interested in joining a consortium and it is strongly encouraged that they attend.
|29 June||14:00-14:45 CEST||EURAMET|
|30 June||14:00-14:45 CEST||EURAMET|
|01 July||14:00-14:45 CEST||EURAMET|
|06 July||14:00-14:45 CEST||EURAMET|
EURAMET will also be offering two additional virtual drop-in sessions which people can join to ask questions. These drop-in sessions are open to all parties interested in joining a consortium.
|01 July||16:00-17:00 CEST||EURAMET|
|08 July||16:00-17:00 CEST||EURAMET|
For general enquiries about these training sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This web facility allows you to:
Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections 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.
Details entered here will be publicly available from these web pages until the close of Stage 2 of the call (28 September 2020). 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.
In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the EMPIR Committee and the EMPIR Programme Manager have agreed the need for 'virtual' evaluation meetings for the EMPIR Call 2020. This is in order to mitigate the impact of current and potential future restrictions on social movement and travel due to COVID-19, to avoid last minute changes and to ensure continued fairness for all applicants.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been produced to provide information on the 'virtual' evaluation meetings. The FAQ can be found here
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