Research Infrastructures in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Introduction to FP7. The ‘Capacities’ Programme. The Capacities Programme covers the following 6 broad areas: Research infrastructures Research for the benefit of small–medium enterprises
Research Infrastructures in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Introduction to FP7
The ‘Capacities’ Programme
The ‘Work Programme’ for
Trans-national access and/or service activities
Joint research activities
Design studies seek to support the conceptual design of new research infrastructures of European importance. Major upgrades of existing infrastructures may also be supported if the end result of such upgrading will be equivalent to the creation of a new infrastructure. All disciplines are eligible for support. Design studies also seek to create new organisational models that are designed to consolidate a sustainable approach to e-infrastructures, especially grids and data repositories, and to facilitate new service provisioning schemes.
Construction of new infrastructures (or major upgrades)—preparatory phase
This seeks to provide leveraging support for the preparatory phase of the construction of new infrastructures or major upgrades of existing ones. It seeks to bring collaborative projects to the level of legal and financial maturity required to implement the project. This preparatory phase may also include technical work. Activities may include legal work, governance and logistical work, strategic work, financial work, and technical work.
Support for policy development & programme implementation
The aim is to support, in the context of building up the European Research Area, the coordination of national and/or regional policies and programmes in the field of research infrastructures, as well as the work of ESFRI and e-IRG (e-Infrastructure Reflection Group). This will help providing the necessary conditions for pooling talent, maximising resources, and ensuring the best outcome of rationalised research investments in Europe.
Calls in research infrastructures
Who can apply for funding?
How to apply
What support is available?
European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
Higher Education Authority (HEA)—FP7
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How to get involved in projects
What to do when a call is
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