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Opportunities for research and training networks

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals under the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (RTD) activities for the period 1998 to 2002.

The call invites proposals for indirect RTD actions under the specific programme for RTD relating to "Improving the Human Research Potential and the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base" in the field of Research Training Networks.

The call texts, together with all the documentation necessary to make a proposal, are accessible from:


The call relates to proposals with a fixed deadline, following which evaluation will take place. Only proposals submitted before this deadline will be considered under the call notice.

The primary objective of the research training networks is to promote training through-research, especially of young researchers at pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level, within the frame of high-quality transnational collaborative research projects, including those in emerging fields of research. Community support will be awarded both to reinforce the research teams of a network through the temporary appointment of young researchers coming from the country other than that of the team concerned and to contribute towards the costs of coordinating the collaborative research project on which the network is based.

The action is open to all fields of scientific research that contribute to the Community's objectives in research, technological development and demonstration, for projects chosen freely by the participants themselves.

The indicative budget for this call is 220 million euro of Community contribution.

Information on the rules for participation in the Programme and how to prepare and submit proposals is given in the European Commission's Guide for Proposers, which can be obtained, along with the work programme and other information relating to the call, from the address below.

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