Pre-Announcement of 1st EJP SOIL internal Call for proposals

EJP SOIL pre-announce the upcoming call for joint research projects. The indicative available budget amounts to 15M€. The call is expected to open on 30.06.2020 with a closing date for proposals on 04.09.2020.*

EJP SOIL pre-announce the upcoming call for joint research projects. The indicative available budget amounts to 15M

(* Application to postpone deadline by one month is under preparation. Final decision will be made available by early June).

The European Joint Programme “EJP SOIL - Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils” comprises 24 countries committed to the overall goal of providing sustainable agricultural soil management solutions that contribute to key societal challenges including climate change and future food supply.

Rationale & Aim of the call

The overall objective of this internal call is to fund research projects open to EJP SOIL partners and linked third parties according to the consortium agreement to fill research and development gaps identified by the EJP SOIL`s “Roadmap for EU Agricultural Soil Management research”.

As one of its first activities, EJP SOIL involves European and national stakeholders in identifying and mapping the current state of knowledge, policies and soil management practices across Europe. This stocktaking will establish the baseline of available knowledge that will help identify knowledge gaps and differences in existing regional and national activities.  Read more on: Research calls & projects.

Scope & expected impacts and outputs of EJP SOIL

EJP SOIL will contribute to long-term alignment of research strategies by developing a shared vision, and by establishing platforms for networks of soil scientist and other soil stakeholders in Europe. The shared vision will be developed among consortium partners and will address desirable soil futures and ways to attain them.

Call document with further information available primo June

The official call document on the 1st EJP SOIL internal call will be available online from the beginning of June.

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Internal calls will foster alignment between the EJP SOIL partners and important players of European research in the areas of agriculture, ecology, soils and climate. To facilitate relevant knowledge development the EJP SOIL will perform synthesis and stock taking activities, research and integrative projects.

Budget & Funding modalities

The EJP SOIL is a 5 year project that runs from February 2020 to January 2025. The EJP SOIL falls into the concept of a co-fund action: it is 50% funded by the EC for 40 M€ and 50% funded by the organizations forming its consortium for another 40 M€. Therefore, the costs for implementing the EJP SOIL reach a total of 80 M€. Only EJP SOIL partners and third linked parties are eligible to apply for the internal calls for proposals. EJP SOIL participants who are involved in call preparation cannot participate in the proposals preparation and subsequent research project implementation.