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KoWi-Newsletter on EU Research & Innovation funding

This newsletter features EU research and innovation funding and policy news items. Updates on the European Research Council (ERC) are covered via the separate ERC National Contact Point (NCP) newsletter which is jointly provided by KoWi and the EU Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

the KoWi team

Clean Hydrogen Partnership: Call for expert evaluators
The Clean Hydrogen JU is looking for experts to evaluate project proposals submitted for its current and future calls for proposals. The required expertise covers different application areas, including technical and management aspects of projects, from basic research to industrial scale demonstrations.

Experts are chosen from the European Commission's central expert database where everyone who is interested in working as an expert for European programmes has to register. The European Commission and its executive agencies also select experts for evaluations in their programmes from this database.
To become an expert for the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, interested parties should also send an email to to express their interest. This step is important because experts can be identified and selected by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership more quickly (if they meet the requirements). For experts willing to support the evaluations of the current call, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership asks for registration and information by 1 March 2023.

As with all review processes, conflicts of interest of the reviewers must be excluded, i.e. an expert can only be selected if he/she and his/her organisation do not submit an application for the call in question.
Contact at KoWi:
Mareike Schmitt

Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking: second call for proposals opens in short
Starting from 9 March 2023 project proposals for the second call of the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (JU) can be submitted in the Funding and Tenders Portal.


The Clean Aviation JU is an institutionalised partnership between the European Commission and the European aeronautics industry, which aims to achieve a sustainable and climate-neutral transformation of aviation. Building on research and innovation activities of the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking, which will run until 2024, the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking has a total budget of around € 4.1 billion, which consists of an EU budget share of € 1.7 billion plus € 2.4 billion from private funding. The Clean Aviation JU currently brings together almost 40 organisations that are involved as founding or as associated members, also including universities as well as other research institutions.

All current topics are single-stage with a submission deadline on 11 May 2023, 5:00 p.m. (CET) and referring to the following key areas:
1. Clean Aviation – Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft (HPA): three topics for Innovation Actions (EU budget share: € 65 million)
2. Clean Aviation – Hybrid-electric powered Regional Aircraft (HER): two topics for Innovation Actions (EU budget share: € 32 million)
3. Clean Aviation – Short/short-medium range Aircraft (SMR): three topics for Innovation Actions (EU budget share: € 40 million)
4. Clean Aviation – Coordination and Support Actions (CSA): one topic for a CSA (EU budget share € 0.75 million)

The EU share of € 137.75 million planned for these focus areas will be increased by private contributions up to an overall budget of around € 350 million for the current call in 2023. In order to explain further content-related, legal and financial details of the abovementioned topics, the Clean Aviation JU is organising an Information Day on 1 March 2023, for which a registration is required at the following e-mail address: Until mid-April 2023 the same e-mail address can also be used for the submission of questions regarding the current call.

Contact at KoWi:
Cristina Condovici
Research policy developments

European Commission: New ERA Industrial Technology Roadmap published
On 24 January 2023, the European Commission has published the 'ERA Industrial Technology Roadmap for circular technologies and business models in the textile, construction and energy-intensive industries'. The report identifies key circular technologies and innovation needs for the three industry sectors. It calls for a comprehensive approach to develop and adopt those technologies at all stages of the materials and products life cycle. In addition, the roadmap highlights investment needs which will help EU industry to further strengthen its position as a global leader.

On 8 March 2023, the European Commission will organise the workshop "Multiplying the Rs in industrial innovation: rethinking, redesigning, reusing, repairing, recycling" to present and discuss the findings of the report. The event will take place on site in Brussel but can also be followed online.

The Industrial Technology Roadmaps are a core action in the new European Research Area strategy. They are a tool brought forward by the Commission to accelerate transfer of research and innovation results into the market for the green and digital transformation of industries across the EU. The roadmaps address the way forward for research and innovation in the industry in key areas at European and national level, with a particular focus on closing the innovation divide between EU countries and better valorising research and innovation results. 
The roadmaps are prepared by the Commission together with Member States as well as industry representatives and research and innovation stakeholders across the EU. The roadmaps are based upon related Horizon Europe Partnerships, and provide guidance on the development and uptake of industrial technologies from basic research to deployment.

The first ERA industrialy technology roadmap for low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive industries was published in April 2022.
Contact at KoWi:
Mareike Schmitt

OpenAire webinar: Horizon Europe Open Science requirements in practice
On 16 March 2023, OpenAire will offer an online seminar on the implementation of Open Science in Horizon Europe. 
The webinar is directed at project coordinators, researchers, research managers, librarians and data stewards and will present the obligations for Open Access and Research Data Management in projects funded under Horizon Europe. OpenAire experts will answer questions and present future tools and services for Horizon Europe project participants.

OpenAire is an participatory non-profit infrastructure, an Open Scholarly Communication service hub, aiming to provide researchers, research organisations, funding agencies, and all R&I actors with a variety of tools and services. Its aim is to shift scholarly communication towards openness and transparency and to facilitate innovative ways to communicate and monitor research.
Contact at KoWi:
Mareike Schmitt

News from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowship Call of 2022 in numbers: 218.5 million EUR are budgeted for 1093 European Postdoctoral Fellowships and an additional 38.5 million EUR for 142 Global Postdoctoral Fellowships. Of the 7,044 applicants 17.5% or 1.235 successful awardees will receive a total of 257 million EUR.

52.4% of the fellowships will be awarded in the Natural sciences, followed by 26.4% in Social Sciences and Humanities and 21.3% in Life Sciences. 43% of the awardees are women.


Among other MSCA projects, rejected COFUND applicants with a score of more than 85% will be awarded the Seal of Excellence (SoE). A Seal of Excellence guarantees the quality of the project and the proposal and is meant to lower the hurdle to apply for different methods of funding within Horizon Europe or beyond.

Of 116 applications for MSCA COFUND, 26 projects (22,4%) will receive funding, while 21 projects (18.1%) are awarded a SoE. A total of 40.5% awardable applications shows a generally high quality of MSCA COFUND applications in 2021.


MSCA Guide for Multipliers: This recent publication offers a detailed overview of all Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, as it is available in the MSCA-section of the KoWi-website. It will also be linked there.

Contact at KoWi:
Katharina Spannhake

Current vacancies in research and administration
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