Call for Proposals FP7-NMP-2011-EU-Japan - Cooperation Programme FP7-NMP-2011-EU-Japan Closed!


This call for proposal is focused in the area of "Innovative materials for advanced applications" NMP.2011.2.2-6

Research is needed to improve our fundamental understanding of the basic mechanisms responsible for superconductivity, which are still under debate for many materials. Moreover, the recent discoveries of novel superconducting materials, including MgB2 and several families of iron-based superconductors make it more urgent to explore their potential for applications with significant socio-economic benefits, such as the likely gain in energy efficiency.

Projects are called for to investigate the fundamental properties of novel superconducting materials, with focus on their synthesis, structural and/or physical characterisation, mechanisms and theoretical modelling in combination with experimental validation. Successful projects should foresee the recruitment of researchers in the early stages of their career. This call targets a balanced participation from European and Japanese organisations. In order to assure genuine EU-Japanese cooperation, it is important that the proposed research plan properly includes integrated and coordinated research activities between the EU and Japan. The establishment of a close collaboration between European and Japanese partners is mandatory to a level that proposals not including such collaboration will be considered ineligible.

The Japanese Authorities have announced that 5 meuros of funding will come from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

All project funded in this call use the funding scheme of "Small or medium scale focused research projects"


Innovative materials for advanced applications

  • NMP.2011.2.2-6 Fundamental properties of novel superconducting materials – coordinated call with Japan

European community funding

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

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2011)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 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 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP) (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals FP7-NMP-2011-EU-Japan (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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