date: Thu Jun 27 11:36:16 2002 from: Keith Briffa subject: Re: 6th framework : some additional information
Dear Jerome thanks for taking the trouble to share this information and your thoughts with us. I agree that we should all cross post any new information and specific feedback we receive from our national representatives or contacts. It has always been clear that the competition for such NoE and IPs was destined to be very fierce. The points you make about social relevance (which translates into political pressure) of the proposals is crucial and I agree that we may need to reconsider this aspect of how we present our project(s) very carefully. best wishes Keith
At 12:28 PM 6/27/02 +0100, Chappellaz Jerome wrote:
Dear Colleagues and friends, Yesterday I attended a meeting in Nancy organized by the french ministry of research about the 6th framework and the thematic 1.6.3 "Global change and ecosystems". Mr Pierre Valette, deputy director of the theme "environment" at the Research Division of the European Commission, was invited and gave some interesting thoughts that I forward here. Most probably other european nations have or will organize similar sessions and it will be important that we cross these information in order to build the most competitive projects next fall. The budget for the action 1.6 is 2.12 [billion] Euros, and 700 MEuros are dedicated to 1.6.3. The sub-topic got wider than was the case for the 5th framework, and for instance the development of tools for sustainable agriculture and forestry management is now part of 1.6.3. Which means that we are more fighting for less...
Framework Programme projects are generally funded through instruments, the most important of which are listed below.
- Integrated Project (IP)
- Medium- to large-sized collaborative research projects funded in FP6 and FP7...
- Network of Excellence (NoE)
- Medium-sized research projects co-funded by the European Commission in FP6 and FP7.