Call for proposals 2017 Research fund for coal and steel RFCS-2017 Closed!


Proposals must address at least one of the following RFCS Research Objectives:

  • Coal 1 Improving the Competitive position of European Union Coal.
  • Coal 2 Health and Safety in Mines.
  • Coal 3 Efficient Protection of the Environment and improvement of the use of coal as a clean energy source.
  • Coal 4 Management of External Dependence on Energy Supply.
  • Steel 1 New and improved Steel making and finishing techniques.
  • Steel 2 RTD and the utilisation of steel.
  • Steel 3 Conservation of resources and improvement of working conditions.


Topics covered by this call for proposals are:

  • RFCS-01-2017: Coal
  • RFCS-02-2017: Steel

Applications can be submitted for the following Activities:

  • Research Projects: Research projects are intended to cover investigative or experimental work with the aim of acquiring further knowledge to facilitate the attainment of specific practical objectives such as the creation or development of new products, production processes or service
  • Pilot and Demonstration Projects: Pilot and Demonstration projects are aiming to bridge the gap between Research and Innovation.
  • Accompanying Measures: Accompanying measures shall relate to the promotion of the use of knowledge gained or to the organisation of dedicated workshops or conferences in connection with projects or priorities of the Research Programme.

European community funding

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

  • 27,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

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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