Call for Proposals - Infraestructures 2011-1 Specific Programme "Capacities" Programme RTD FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1 Closed!


The European Commission has given notice of the launch of calls for proposals under the 2011 People work programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2007 to 2013).

The overall objective of the Research Infrastructures part of the 'Capacities' specific programme is to optimise the use and development of the best research infrastructures existing in Europe, and to help to create in all fields of science and technology new research infrastructures of pan-European interest needed by the European scientific community to remain at the forefront of the advancement of research, and able to help industry to strengthen its base of knowledge and its technological know how.


The speficic topics to be developed, according to the workprogramme are:

1.1 Support to existing research infrastructures

1.1.1 Integrating Activities

Social Sciences and Humanities.

  • INFRA-2011-1.1.1. Language Resources and Tools for cross-disciplinary research in social sciences and humanities.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.2. European Data Infrastructure for multidisciplinary research in the socio-economic behaviour of individuals and households, related to sustainability policy, climate change policy and environmental risk.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.3. Integrating Digital Archives and Resources for Research on Medieval and Modern European History.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.4. Integrating Archives for research on Contemporary European Social History.

Life Sciences.

  • INFRA-2011-1.1.5. Facilities and resources for multinational clinical trials.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.6. Facilities and resources for protein structure determination at synchrotron radiation sources
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.7. Life sciences bio-molecular data resources and services.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.8. Facilities and resources for plant phenotyping.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.9. Facilities and services for livestock physiology and phenomics.

Environmental Sciences and Earth Sciences.

  • INFRA-2011-1.1.10. Research Infrastructures for Carbon Cycle Observations.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.11. Integrated non-CO2 greenhouse gas Observing Systems.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.12. Integrated observatories and centres for marine and freshwater biodiversity and for long-term ecosystems research.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.13. Research infrastructures for forestry research.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.14. Multidisciplinary Marine Data Centres.


  • INFRA-2011-1.1.15. Research Infrastructures for thermo-chemical biomass conversion.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.16. Research Infrastructures for Hydrogen & Fuel Cells facilities.

Materials and Analytical Facilities

  • INFRA-2011-1.1.17. Infrastructures for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.18. Synchrotron radiation sources and Free Electron Lasers.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.19. Laser sources.

Physics and Astronomy.

  • INFRA-2011-1.1.20. Research Infrastructures for hadron physics: Studying the properties of nuclear matter at extreme conditions.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.21. Research Infrastructures for advanced radio astronomy.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.22. Research Infrastructures for optical/IR astronomy.
  • INFRA-2011-1.1.23. Research Infrastructures for astroparticle physics: High energy cosmic rays, multimessenger approach.

1.2.1 Design Studies.

  • INFRA-2011-2.1.1: Design studies for research infrastructures in all S&T fields.

1.2.3 Construction of new infrastructures (or major upgrades) - implementation phase

  • INFRA-2011-2.3.1: Implementation of common solutions for a cluster of ESFRI infrastructures in the field of "Social Sciences and Humanities".
  • INFRA-2011-2.3.2: Implementation of common solutions for a cluster of ESFRI infrastructures in the field of "Life sciences".
  • INFRA-2011-2.3.3: Implementation of common solutions for a cluster of ESFRI infrastructures in the field of "Environmental Sciences".
  • INFRA-2011-2.3.4: Implementation of common solutions for a cluster of ESFRI infrastructures in the field of "Physics, Astronomy and Analytical Facilities".

1.3 Support to policy development and programme implementation

  • INFRA-2011-3.1: ERA-NET supporting cooperation for research infrastructures in all S&T fields.
  • INFRA-2011-3.2: Coordination actions, conferences and studies supporting policy development, including international cooperation, for research infrastructures in all fields of S&T.
  • INFRA-2011-3.3: Study for the development of a possible future EU action on scientific instrumentation.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 163,45 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 November 2010 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Research Infrastructures (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Infraestructures 2011-1 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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