Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Programme funding

EUR 111,6 million
- To award teams already recognised in the international scientific community additional human and material resources in order to put together a sufficient critical mass;
- To encourage interactions between Belgiums Communities and consolidate ties between universities belonging to these Communities in order to form lasting networks;
- To develop or create collaborations between teams from different institutions and promote complementarity and interdisciplinarity between these teams;
- To enable young teams to benefit from the environment of excellence constituted by a network and its international influence in order to ensure continuity in the excellence of basic research in Belgium.


The "Interuniversity Attraction Poles" (IAP) Programme aims to provide support for teams of excellence in basic research that belong to Belgiums various (linguistic) Communities and work as part of a network in order to increase their joint contribution to general scientific advances and, where applicable, to international scientific networks.


The research networks will be classified into different categories: biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, applied sciences, historical sciences, social sciences and humanities.
36 networks will be operational. The network P5/01 is in the field of Nanotechnology: Quantum size effects in nanostructured materials.


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