Call for Proposals - Strengthening European research facilities in third countries - Specific Programme "Capacities" Programme RTD FP7-INCO-2011-7, INCO-LAB Closed!


The objectives of the INCO-LAB activity are to:

  • Open the activities of the joint institutes to researchers from at least 3 different Member States and Associated Countries other than those owning the facilities;
  • Increase the scientific cooperation between researchers from the Member States and Associated Countries and those of the host country through the involvement of additional researchers in ongoing research activities as well as in the preparation of new joint projects via the organisation of joint seminars, summer schools and similar activities,
  • Prepare the way for opening the institutional arrangement of the joint institutes to additional Member States or Associated Countries governments/ministries, research organisations.

The proposals must address all 3 objectives.


In order to achieve these objectives, the activity should cover:

  • The physical participation of researchers from the Member States and/or Associated Countries in the joint institute; covering the costs for their travel, subsistence and salary.
  • The enhancement of the research capacity of the joint institute with a view of further opening it to new participating researchers; this would cover resources, consumables, support staff, supplies as well as depreciation of equipment.
  • The preparation and implementation of future joint activities, typically the organisation of workshops, seminars or any other similar activities.

Coordination and Support Actions (supporting action):

  • INCO.2011-7.1 Brasil
  • INCO.2011-7.2 China
  • INCO.2011-7.3 India
  • INCO.2011-7.4 Japón
  • INCO.2011-7.5 Rusia
  • INCO.2011-7.6 EE.UU.

European community funding

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

  • 12,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 March 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - International Cooperation (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals FP7-INCO-2011-7 (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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