EU's 2013 Work Programme of the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) announced

20 July 2012

The EU's 2013 Work Programme of the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) announced.

The calls for proposals under FP7 will provide €8.1 billion for projects and ideas that willaddress key issues such as human health, environmental protection and challenges resulting from growing urbanisation and waste management.

All areas of the 2013 Work Programme are generally open to Australian research institutions as collaborators. In most cases Australian institutionsneed to bring their own funding unless their participation is deemed essential for the project.

In this Work Programme, however, there are targeted cooperation opportunities explicitly encouraging Australian participation, or referring to Australia, in the following areas (call reference in bold):

  • Health: Diabetes/Obesity and Chronic Diseases -HEALTH.2013.4.1-5 and Coordination and Support Actionon Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (no call code)
  • Knowledge-based Bioeconomy: Fisheries and Food & Health - KBBE.2013.1.2-08 and KBBE.2013.2.2-02
  • Energy: two topics on Carbon Capture and Storage - ENERGY.2013.5.1-2 and ENERGY.2013.6.1.1
  • Information and Communication Technology: Trustworthy ICT and International Partnership Building - ICT-2013.1.5 Trustworthy ICT and ICT-2013.10.3
  • Transport: High-Speed Civil Air Transport - AAT.2013.8-2
  • Social Science and Humanities: Multilingual Policies - SSH.2013.5.2-1
  • International Cooperation: Bi-regional coordination of S&T cooperation in the Pacific region - FP7-INCO-2013-1 (INCO-NET)

Launched in 2007, FP7 has a total budget of €55 billion and to date has financed more than 19,000 projects involving more than 79,000 participants. It will be followed, in early 2014, by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme which combines a number of EU programmes under one banner. The Commission proposes to invest €80 billion in Horizon 2020.

If you wish to apply, or collaborate with another institution, for funding offered by European Commission contact Kathy Homan.

For more information visit the EU Seventh Framework Programme website.

For information on the respective thematic Work Programmes and specific opportunities for cooperation:

All Work Programmes can be directly accessed via below links. They are in PDF format and can be searched by entering 'Australia' in the 'Find' function.

2013 Cooperation Work Programme - General Introduction
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Health
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP)
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Energy
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Environment (including Climate Change)
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Transport (including Aeronautics)
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Space
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Security
2013 Cooperation Work Programme - Annexes

2013 Ideas Work Programme

2013 People Work Progamme

2013 Capacities Work Programme - General Introduction
2013 Capacities Work Programme - Research Infrastructures
2013 Capacities Work Programme - Research for the Benefit of SMEs
2013 Capacities Work Programme - Regions of Knowledge
2013 Capacities Work Programme - Research Potential
2013 Capacities Work Programme - Support for the Coherent Development of Research Policies
2013 Capacities Work Programme - International Cooperation
2013 Capacities Work Programme - Annexes

2013 Euratom Work Programme

Contact: Kathy Homan

Phone: 8627 8138

Email: 5259020c1c7b01193b0c1d35053437051f181e5354131f0918