Call for Proposals - Research potential 2013 FP7-ERAChairs-Pilot Call-2013 Closed!


The objective of the ERA Chair Initiative is to support universities and other research organisations located in Convergence and Outermost regions with a strong research capacity building profile, to significantly improve their performance in competitive research funding, under the direction of an outstanding researcher, the "ERA Chair holder".

Activities should be focused on achieving concrete and clearly identified objectives that should also be sustainable. Interaction with external stakeholders (regional/national authorities, innovative businesses, civil society organisations, etc) is an essential part of the action. Projects should have a quantifiable impact on the capacity of the institution and contribute to the achievement of the European Research Area.


This call will fund Supporting Actions CSA-SA in the scope of the activity 4.1 aimed at unlocking and developing the Research Potential of research entities in the EU ́s Convergence regions and Outermost regions.

European community funding

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

  • 12,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 May 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Guide for applicants - SCASA (specific part) (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Research Potential (Work programme)
  • Call - Research potential 2013 (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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