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Current and upcoming calls for RTD-related proposals and tenders, April 1994

A number of current calls for proposals and tenders, issued in the period up to 19 April 1994, concern Community RTD within the Third Framework Programme and other related programmes:

Third Framework Programme:

- ESPRIT: No further calls for proposals will be published until the adoption of the Fourth Framework Programme. Lists of projects selected following the last ESPRIT call (Official Journal No 67 of 10.3.1993) and the results of the European System and Software Initiative (ESSI) supporting call (OJ No C 114 of 24.4.1993) are available on RTD-News.

- RACE (RTD in the field of communications technologies): The most recent call for proposals closed on 3 September 1993. The results of this call plus a listing of the selected projects is available on RTD-News.

- Telematic systems in areas of general interest (comprising DRIVE, DELTA, AIM, ENS, ORA, LIBRARIES, LRE). In general, no further calls are expected under this programme until the Fourth Framework Programme is adopted:

. AIM (advanced informatics in medicine): Participation is invited in the COPERNICUS call for RTD cooperation projects with Central and Eastern European countries and the newly independent states of the former USSR (OJ No C 30 of 1.2.1994), closing on 2.5.1994;

. DELTA (flexible and distance learning): A call for proposals for telematics applications in this field was launched by DG XIII, DG XII and TFHR (Task Force Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth) on 15 March 1994, closing date 15 June 1994. Work will be undertaken in the framework of a one-year programme with a budget of ECU 3 million;

. DRIVE/ATT (Advanced Transport Telematics): A call for accompanying and supporting actions (APAS, Actions de Preparation, d'Accompagnement et de Suivi) in the field of air transport was published on 15 March 1994 in cooperation with DG VII and DG XII (OJ No C 378 of 15.3.1994), closing on 15 June 1994;

. LRE (linguistic research and engineering): A call for proposals was published on 15 March 1994 (OJ No C 78 of 15.3.1994), closing date 25 May 1994.

- CRAFT (BRITE/EURAM): The call for Step 1 proposals is now closed (this call was open on a continuous basis until December 1993). The proposers of accepted Step 1 projects may continue to submit Step 2 proposals until the final evaluation in mid-1994. Applications for CRAFT feasibility awards for SMEs can be made at any time.

- AERONAUTICS: A call for proposals for exploratory actions in RTD in air transport was issued in conjunction with DG VII and DG XIII on 15 March 1994 (OJ C 78 of 15.3.1994), closing on 15 June 1994.

- ENVIRONMENT: The results of the last call (under which some 50 projects were accepted) are available on RTD-News.

- BIOMED (biomedicine and health research): Applications may be made at any time for junior and senior training grants (6-18 months) and for short training periods (6-12 months). Selections for these grants are made twice a year.

- BIOTECH: A call concerning the sociological impacts of biotechnology was launched on 15 March 1994 (OJ No C 78 of 15.3.1994).

- VALUE: Projects for "Utilization of RTD Results" under Interface I are currently being evaluated, a process which will be completed at the end of the summer. The evaluation of projects for the Interfaces II and III call will be completed at the end of April.

- JOULE (RTD in the field of non-nuclear energy):
Call for various studies in the area of renewable energies (OJ No S 51 of 15.3.1994), closes on 17.6.1994.

- Human Capital and Mobility:
All calls are closed under this programme; projects in the final selection round are currently being evaluated.

Other RTD-Related Programmes and actions

- DG 1: Call for tender for assistance with implementing the following programmes: MED-URBS; MED-CAMPUS; MED-MEDIA; MED-INVEST and AVICENNE (OJ No S 62 of 30.3.1994) with a closing date of 20.5.1994.

- DG V: A call for expressions of interest in providing consultancy services in social policy is current (OJ No C 31 of 2.2.1994).

- DG V: Safety in the ECSC industries:
A call for proposals for studies relating to the results of EU research carried out under the first Joint Research programme on safety in the ECSC steel and mining industries (OJ No S 62 of 30.3.1994). The closing date is 1.6.1994.

. Call for proposals in the context of the "Europe against AIDS" programme (OJ No S 74 of 16.4.1994; OJ No C 108 of 16.4.1994), closing date on 12.8.1994.

An invitation to tender for transport studies was published in OJ C 78 of 15.3.1994, closing on 4.5.1994;

. An invitation to tender for a study of seaborne trade was published in OJ No C 64 of 2.3.1994, closing on 5.5.1994.

- DG VII also issued a call for proposals in the field of air transport (mentioned above) in conjunction with DG XII and DG XIII.

- DG XI:
Measures to promote environmental education were the subject of a call for proposals appearing in OJ No C 68 of 5.3.1994, closing on 30.6.1994;

. A proposal for research into techniques for improved fuel quality (OJ No S 74 of 16.4.1994), with a closing date of 6.6.1994;

. A call for tenders by open procedure on civil liability in Member States (OJ No C 106 of 14.4.1994), closing date 29.5.1994;

. Applications for financial support from environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) were invited in OJ No C 68 of 5.3.1994;

. A call for tenders for cost-effective plastic waste management was published in OJ No C 73 of 11.3.1994, closing on 25.4.1994;

. A call for tenders for a study contract on the environmental impacts caused by the movement of passengers and goods in urban areas was published in OJ No S 56 of 22.3.1994, closing 23.5.1994.

- DG XII: Call for proposals for scientific and technical cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (OJ No S 21 of 1.2.1994), closing date of 2.5.1995.

. A call for proposals on cooperation projects in the field of RTD with PECO and the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union was published in OJ No C 30 of 1.2.1994, closing on 2.5.1994. A corrigendum appears in OJ No S 35 of 19.2.1994, by which "measurements and testing" is included among the areas covered by the call.

- DG XIII: A call for proposals for exploratory actions in multimedia publishing was published in OJ No C 78 of 15.3.1994, closing on 15.6.1994.

- DG XVI: Expressions of interest in undertaking studies and technical assistance in the regional field may be submitted during 1994-1996 (OJ No C 31 of 2.2.1994). The call closes on 31.12.1996.

- DG XVII: A call for proposals for research into the use of solid fuels for large-scale electricity generation (ECSC coal research) was published in OJ No C 67 of 4.3.1994.

- DG XXIII: A call for tenders for the coordination of Euromanagement was published in OJ No S 53 of 17.3.1994, closing on 9.5.1994.

- STOA: The European Parliament's Directorate-General for Research has called for tenders, applications, and expressions of interest (various closing dates, 1993-1994) under the Scientific and Technical Options Assessment (STOA) programme (OJ No C 179 of 1.7.1993).

- JRC:
Remote sensing:
Call for expressions of interest in the VEGETATION programme (OJ No S 71 of 13.4.1994),closing date of 6.5.1994.

. A tender for the supply of an automatic spectrometer for surface and depth profile analysis by means of glow discharge optical spectrometry (OJ No S 71 of 13.4.1994), closing date of 6.6.1994.

- SAVE (elimination of CO2 emissions and increased energy efficiency) and ALTENER (promotion of renewable energy resources): Parties interested in participating in these two programmes should contact the national administrations (Ministry of Industry or Energy). Selection of projects is carried out by the Member States.

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