Implementation of Joint Bottom-up European Programmes in Chemistry

Basic Information


ERA-CHEMISTRY aims at establishing a European Research Area in basic and applied chemistry (including transdisciplinary research) without national, formal and research subject boundaries by
- Setting up a common information system on reviewing and funding of chemical research (including neighbouring disciplines) in all European countries
- Providing jointly agreed processing and evaluation schemes for transnational proposals
- Setting up electronic infrastructure facilities for transnational communication and for submitting and reviewing transnational proposals
- Ascertaining innovative research fields particularly suitable for transnational research efforts Encouraging chemists across Europe to combine their complementary expertises in joint transnational projects
- Incorporating research councils from new EU countries into the network by elaborating application and funding concepts with variable velocities of integration
- Adjusting suitable ERA-Chemistry activities with those of neighbouring ERA-NETs
- Developing and implementing sustainable joint European research programmes in chemistry in all degrees of complexity, including joint management
- Increasing the competitiveness of chemical researchers in Europe by developing and implementing a truly integrated European research conference scheme
- Launching transnational thematic calls with fixed budgets and deadlines
- Launching transnational open calls in all fields of chemical research
- Providing a framework for jointly agreed earmarked/common financing of chemistry-based transnational research projects.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Materials

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
Open Initiative one-stage 15/04/2008 30/05/2008

Submitted: 97


Submitted: 41


Funded: 10

Chemical Activation of CO2 and CH two-stages 20/03/2007 01/06/2007

Submitted: 36


Submitted: 22


Funded: 13

Hierarchically Organised Chemical Structures: From Molecules to Hybrid Materials two-stages 01/06/2005  

Submitted: 82


Submitted: 35


Funded: 9