Call for proposals 2018 Research fund for coal and steel RFCS-2018 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-01-2018: Coal
  • RFCS-02-2018: Steel

European community funding

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

  • 40,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 September 2018 - 2 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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