JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change has published a call with deadline for pre-proposals April 4, 2018 and deadline for full proposals August 31, 2018.
Call title: Joint Call for Proposals ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production - SusCrop
Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: April 4, 2018, 13:00 h (CEST)
Deadline for submission of full proposals: August 31, 2018, 13:00 h (CEST)
Weblink (URL): http://www.faccejpi.com/
Short call abstract:
The aim of the Call is to support scientifically excellent transnational research, development and innovation projects that contribute to the improvement of sustainability and resilience of crop production.
The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and should address at least one of the following topics:
I. Enhancement of predictive breeding technologies and development of new genotypes leading to new phenotypes and crop varieties for improvement of plant health, protection, production and resilience
II. Development and exploitation of novel integrated pest and crop management methods and practices
III. Improvement of resource-use efficiency of crops and cropping systems
IV. Systemic research on agricultural crops as part of an ecosystem including interactions between plants and other organisms (“the plant as a meta-organism”)
The Call is open for both fundamental and applied research.
Regarding all topics, applying research consortia should clearly state how their project aims will be relevant and/or contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/) including the sustainability and resilience of crops or cropping systems, considering environmental challenges due to climate change, the scarcity/limitation of natural resources etc.
It is encouraged that proposals include bioinformatics along with information and communication technology (ICT) sciences and that they demonstrate how these will be used to promote innovation.
SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):
Economic aspects; Environmental aspects; Social aspects; Ethical Aspects; Legal Aspects
Specific participation requirements (optional):
PLEASE REFER TO THE CALL TEXT FOR FURTHER SPECIFIC PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS!