Call for proposals — Nuclear Fission, Safety and Radiation Protection FP7-Fission-2013 Closed!


Nuclear Fission, Safety and Radiation Protection
In the priority theme of Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection, the overall objective is to establish a sound scientific and technical basis in order to accelerate practical developments for the safe management of long-lived radioactive waste, to enhance the safety performance, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness of nuclear energy and to ensure a robust and socially acceptable system of protection of man and the environment against the effects of ionising radiation.


Fission-1: Management of Radioactive Waste:

  • Geological disposal: Preparatory Phase (PP) for the implementation of new modes of operation of integrated research programmes at European level for the development of solutions related to the management of ultimate nuclear waste
  • Geological disposal: Support to the IGD-TP SRA and to advances and innovation research in the treatment and/or understanding of key basic and remaining scientific technical issues

Fission-2 Reactor Systems:

  • Safety of existing nuclear installations: Preparatory Phase (PP) in support to an efficient EU integrated research programme on safety of existing nuclear installations
  • Safety of existing nuclear installations: Consequences of combination of extreme external events on the safety of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs)
  • Advanced nuclear systems for increased safety: Preparatory Phase (PP) in support to the development of a federating body to ensure efficient EU coordinated research on Reactor Safety for the next generation of nuclear installations
  • Cross-cutting aspects for nuclear systems: Support to the development of joint research actions between national programmes on advanced nuclear materials
  • Advanced systems for non-electrical uses of nuclear energy: Support to the emergence of a possible European Research Initiative on co-generation

Fission-3: Radiation Protection:

  • Quantification of risks for low and protracted exposures: Preparatory Phase (PP) in support to the Multi-disciplinary European Low Dose Initiative (MELODI) for its development as federating body to ensure cost-efficiency and high-performance of low-dose risk research in Europe
  • Medical uses of radiation
  • Emergency and post-accident management: Trilateral cooperation on Chernobyl studies
  • National research activities in other area: Support to the strengthening of pan-European research initiatives on the impact of radiation on the environment, including the food chain and the protection of non-human species

Fission-4: Infrastructures:

  • Supporting infrastructures: Support to the MYRRHA research infrastructure for its development as a pan-European and world-level facility
  • Supporting infrastructures: Supporto to a pan-European Integrated Research Infrastructure Initiative for increased safety of nueclar systems at EU level

Fission-5: Human Resources, Mobility and Training:

  • Training of research workers: Euratom Fission Training Schemes (EFTS) in 'Nuclear Fission, Safety and Radiation Protection'

Fission-6: Cross-cutting Actions:

  • Widening involvement in the 'Fission, Safety and Radiation Protection' Programme
  • Education / training / information towards the public
  • Towards a socio-economic analysis of FP7 Euratom actions

European community funding

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

  • 55,18 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 13 November 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FP7-Fission-2013 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Guide for applicants FP7-Fission-2013 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call — Nuclear Fission, Safety and Radiation Protection (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 Energy and Transport

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