Call for proposals 2014 Research fund for coal and steel RFCS-2014 Closed!


The Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) supports innovative research in the coal and steel sectors. The RFCS was created in 2002 - on expiry of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) Treaty. Yearly interests on the assets of the ECSC, some € 50 million a year, are used to fund the research. While complementary to the EU's H2020 Framework Programme, RFCS is managed outside of it and is, from a financial point of view, a unique concept. Steel and coal (and their entire production and utilisation cycle) are key areas for the continuous sustainable economic development of Europe.


  • RFCS-01-2014: Coal
  • RFCS-02-2014: Steel

European community funding

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

  • 47,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2014 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Non profit organisations
  • Enterprises
  • Training organisations (not university)
  • 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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