News archive - EUROCORES: 4 open calls

The European Science Foundation (ESF) EUROCORES (European Collaborative Research) scheme aims at promoting collaborative research, networking and dissemination while targeting broad and complex topics of research across all scientific domains. The scheme provides a flexible framework, which allows national basic research funding organisations to support top class European research in and across all scientific areas. It stimulates research that is of the highest quality, innovative, investigator-driven, collaborative and multidisciplinary.

From the Western Balkan countries, only Croatia is eligible to participate in EUROCORES.

Four New Calls for Outline Proposals are currently open.

From the Open Call for themes 2008, Six EUROCORES themes were selected to be further developed into EUROCORES Programmes. Upon recommendation by the Science Advisory Board, the ESF has decided to publish the calls for the following four programmes:

For further information about the calls visit

The decision for the two other programmes: European collaborative research on Cooling in Acute Ischemic Stroke (EuroCOOLS) and Origin of the Elements and Nuclear History of the Universe (EuroGENESIS) is postponed until further information is available.

The EUROCORES Scheme enshrines ESF’s goals of enhancing synergy at a pan-European level by providing a framework to bring together national research funding organisations and supporting interdisciplinary research in non-traditional areas, thereby opening new horizons in science.

ESF oversees the process of selecting EUROCORES programmes from start-to-finish, including an international peer review panel, a ranking process and research dissemination activities.

EUROCORES programmes are broad and complex in nature, with topics selected through an open call for themes. Uniquely, EUROCORES networking activities bring together researchers who will eventually conduct their research at the bench together.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the EUROCORES scheme and the latest developments, you can subscribe to the EUROCORES mailing list. To subscribe, send a message as follows:

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Please contact your national funding organisation about the participation in different calls.

National eligibility requirements are available from the website, in the version as of December 19, 2008, the eligibility requirements for Croatia are the following:

Croatia (National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia)

Eligible costs are: equipment, consumables, travel cost, publication and dissemination costs, conference fees. Personnel costs are not eligible.

Further information can be found at:



Entry created by Elke Dall on December 22, 2008
Modified on December 27, 2008