Call for proposals

Following agreement with  ESF Member Organisations and funding agencies in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland,  France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,  the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom, the European Science Foundation launched a Call for Proposals for research projects to be executed under the EUROCORES PROGRAMME on SMART STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES (S3T).   The programme will run for three to five years and includes national research funding and a European networking component.

Participating Countries


The participating agencies are:

AUSTRIA  Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF);  Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

BELGIUM  Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS); Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO)

CZECH REPUBLIC Grantová agentura Ceské republiky   ; Czech Science FoundationAkademie ved Ceske republiky

FINLAND  Academy of Finland

FRANCE  Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

HUNGARY Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)

IRELAND  Enterprise Ireland ; Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)

ITALY  Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

THE NETHERLANDS   Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)

POLAND Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology

PORTUGAL  Fundação para e Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

SLOVAKIA  Slovak Academy of Sciences

SPAIN  Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC);  Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnologia (OCYT)

TURKEY  Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

UNITED KINGDOM   Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Some Funding Agencies have provided information on their national requirements. Please see the file  


The nature of  a  EUROCORES is that individual projects will be composed of groupings of national awards/grants.  The participating funding agencies will take the rank order of proposals recommended by the S3T Review Panel and, subject to their financial circumstances, agree which projects they are able to support. 

The participating agencies is informed of the rank order immediately after the Review Panel has met,  and the Management Committee is arranged to discuss the overall position once the agencies have  considered the implications of the recommendations of the Panel.  ESF expects that it will take between 3 to 6 months after the Review Panel meeting to confirm the formal launch of any given project.

A list of S3T Review Panel members can be found here.

A list of S3T External Referees can be found here