The present status of calls for proposals within the ongoing Community specific programmes of research and technological development within the Third Framework Programme (1990-1994) is as follows: - Information technology (ESPRIT 3): The second call was published on 12 March 1993, deadline 22.4.1993 (the evaluation procedure for this call is expected to be completed by the end of July 1993). Advanced notice of a call for the ESSI support initiative plus details of a briefing pack were published in OJ C 71 of 13.3.1993 (Brussels ESSI information day, 19.4.1993; national information days may be organized). - Communications technologies (RACE 2): No open procedure calls are envisaged at present. An MS-DOS software disk was made available to aid preparation of 1992 proposals. This provides a useful methodology for replying to calls other RTD programmes, in particular the specific programme of RTD in telematic systems in areas of general interest. - Telematic systems in areas of general interest (comprising DRIVE, DELTA, AIM, ENS, ORA, LIBRARIES, LRE): Calls in the field of learning technologies (DELTA) and AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine) are to be published in the Official Journal during April 1993 , both with a deadline of 15.6.1993. A restricted call concerning rural areas (ORA) may be issued after April 1992. A call under DRIVE is planned for May/June 1993. No calls are as yet envisaged with regards to LIBRARIES or LRE (Linguistic Research and Engineering). Industrial and materials technologies (BRITE/EURAM 2): The deadline for the last call for proposals was February 1993. It has been decided that no further main call will be issued this year. Aeronautics (BRITE/EURAM Area III): A call for tenders is current, closing date 14.5.1993. - CRAFT (BRITE/EURAM): Continuous applications may be made for feasibility awards for SMEs. Applications for training schemes may also be made continuously with selection taking place in June and November. CRAFT Step 1 proposals are evaluated on a continuous basis. Step 2 proposals are to be evaluated in May/June 1993, September 1993 and January 1994. - Measurement and testing: No futher calls are planned. - Environment: A new call for tenders is expected to be published shortly (late April 1993), with a deadline in May/June 1993. - Marine science and technology (MAST 2): No further general calls are envisaged. A call for expressions of interest in the organization of MAST-related advanced study courses during 1994 was published in OJ No C 341, closing date 30.4.1993. - Biotechnology (BIOTECH): First call (OJ No C 127 of 19.5.1992) closed on 23.7.1992. A further call is planned for the third week of April 1993 with a deadline on or about 31.8.1993. A third call is under consideration for later in 1993, to close at the beginning of 1994. - Agriculture and agro-industrial research: A further call for tenders is possible in May/June 1993 with a deadline in late September/October 1993. - Biomedicine and Health Research (BIOMED): No further calls are considered likely in the near future. Applications may be made for junior and senior training grants (6-18 months) and for short training periods (6-12 months) throughout the duration of the programme (1991-1994). Selections are made twice a year. - Life Sciences and Technologies for Developing Countries (STD 3): The possibility of a third call taking place in mid-1993 is envisaged, with a deadline planned for the end of November 1993. - Non Nuclear Energies (JOULE 2): A second call is foreseen for April 1993 with a closing date some three months later. - Human capital and mobility: A main call was published in OJ No 139 of 2.06.1992 the deadlines varying with area. A call published in OJ No C 346 of 30.12.1992 encompassed reception of research fellows and access to large scale facilities. The initial deadline with regards to the reception of research fellows was 20.2.1993 with further deadlines on 15.6.1993 and 1.9.1993. The last deadline for proposals from operators of large scale research facilities was 20.2.1993 (OJ No S 252 of 30.12.1992). It is not proposed to have further calls in the latter area under the current programme. The next selection for the current open call on "Euroconferences" is foreseen in March 1993. - Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion: Deadline for ITER project, 23.3.1993 (OJ No 59 of 2.3.1993). - Nuclear Fission Safety: No calls are foreseen at present either within the area of Reactor Safety or of Radiation Protection.