ERA-CAPS (ERA-Net for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences) is a network of research funding agencies supporting research in Molecular Plant Sciences. The network has outlined the following major challenges:

  • healthy, safe and sufficient food,
  • plant-based products – chemicals and energy,
  • sustainable agriculture, forestry and landscape.

Research projects funded by ERA-CAPS:

ERA-CAPS (closed)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under ERA-CAPS call for proposals in all areas of molecular plant science.

Consortia for funding should consist of a minimum of three partners from three different countries. At least two of these must be ERA-CAPS partner countries contributing funding to the call. There is no upper limit on the number of partners.

ERA-CAPS partner countries:

Austria, Belgium*, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland*, United Kingdom, USA

(*Belgium and Switzerland do not participate in the data sub-call)


  • Due-date pre-proposals: 28 September 2016, 12.00 CET
  • Invitation full proposals: 07 January 2017
  • Due-date full proposals: 31 March 2017, 12.00 CET
  • Results expected: autumn 2017
  • Start selected research projects: spring 2018

Call documentation

Please see also NCN Eligibility Requirements: National Annex Poland -NCN- 3rd ERA-CAPS Call.

Please note:

  1. On the full proposal stage Polish applicants must register their applications in the OSF submission system ( UNISONO application). This application includes the following budget table:
  1. We strongly encourage all applicants to read information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO):  (p. 6-13). EURO exchange rate: 1 EUR = 4.3440 PLN
  1. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium (please see also UNISONO – p. 2: IV, § 8 and p. 9:  footnote 16).

Call results 


Alicja Dyląg, tel. +48 532 086 494

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 291864.