Now open: Call ‘Enabling analytical tools for new chemical (and other) innovations’

Deadline 8 July for PTA-COAST3

27 May 2014

Until 8 July scientists from Dutch knowledge institutes can submit an application on behalf of at least two private partners and two knowledge institutes for the PTA-COAST3 programme. This public-private partnership programme aims for fundamental breakthroughs in analytical methodology. The breakthroughs should deliver new analytical separation, detection and measurement that improve cross-fertilization of analytical methodologies among multiple Top sectors of which chemistry is one.

The PTA-COAST3 programme calls for full proposals within one or more of the following programme themes: i) Orthogonal analysis systems, ii) Analysing intact systems and surfaces, and/or iii) Brining the lab to the sample. The projects should aim for new or massively improved analytical separation, detection and measurement concepts for synthetic- or biomacromolecules and/or micro/nanoparticles. Improvements should be revolutionary rather than evolutionary (incremental): at least an order of magnitude in one or more of the above dimensions.

Public-private partnership

The application is submitted by a scientist employed at a Dutch knowledge institute on behalf of a consortium which consists of at least two private partners and two knowledge institutes. For the private partners it is required to have R&D activities in the Netherlands. Also employees at universities of applied sciences ('HBO') can act as co-applicants, however they cannot receive funding directly from NWO.

Researcher at company

The available budget for this programme is 3 million euros, of which 900,000 euros is contributed (cash plus in-kind) by private project partners. The amount that NWO contributes to a project is maximal 700,000 euros.

Per project at least two researchers (PhD student or postdoc) should be employed for at least two years. These researchers will have to have secondments at one or more of the participating private partners.

Practical information

The closing date for submitting proposals is 8 July 2014, 11.59 hrs (noon). In December 2014, the Board of NWO/Chemical Sciences will take a decision on the allocation of funds. 


Source: NWO