Fourth European M-ERA.NET call open

25 February 2015

On 3 February 2015 the fourth call for research proposals of the ERA-NET for 'Materials Science and Engineering' (M-ERA.NET) opened. NWO Chemical Sciences made 1,3 million euro available for Dutch research groups. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals is 9 June 2015, 12:00 hours (CET).

The results of the pre-proposal phase are announced in September 2015. For applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal, the deadline is set on 10 November 2015, 12:00 hours (CET). End of January 2016 the results will be made available. Granted project can start in the summer of 2016. 

NWO will fund the Dutch part of any successful transnational collaboration, within the reach of the available budget. All tenure (track) researchers of Dutch universities and selected Dutch institutes under the standard NWO Chemical Sciences rules are eligible to apply. TO2 institutes and universities of applied sciences – HBO-instellingen – may act as (co-) applicant, in addition to the NWO groups. TO2 institutes and universities of applied sciences can also receive (part of) the grant applied for. The maximum total amount applied for by Dutch applicants is kâ‚Ĵ 270 per proposal. 

Call topics

  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
  • New Surfaces and Coatings
  • High performance synthetic and biobased composites
  • Materials for Sustainable and Affordable Low Carbon Energy Technologies
  • Tailoring of bioactive material surfaces for health applications
  • Materials for Additive Manufacturing

Documentation and information

Proposals fitting the following topics are eligible:

The call documents can be accessed as of 3 February 2015 on the M-ERA.NET website

Dutch applicants should comply with the Dutch terms and conditions, as stated in the Dutch National Annex

For more information regarding this M-ERA.NET call, please contact the M-ERA.NET Call Secretariat: 

Mr Dr Roland Brandenburg, E: 
Website M-ERA.NET:

For questions, you can also contact NWO Chemical Sciences:
Mr Dr Ivo Ridder, E:, T: +31 (0)70 – 344 06 83

Check which partner organisations participate in the M-ERA.NET call.

Source: NWO


Science area

Chemical Sciences


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