Conservation, Protection and Use Call is open - deadline 11 September 2019

19 June 2019

NWO makes 1 million euros of the total of 6.7 million euros available for the Joint Programming Initiative of Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH). The ‘Conservation, Protection and Use' call supports research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that take a global approach to preserving Europe's heritage and which result in a better understanding of our history, traditions and culture, of our individual and collective identities, and ultimately of our well-being.

The call for proposals is open and the deadline for submission of proposals is 11 September 2019, 16:00 CEST. The total budget for the call for transnational projects is approximately 6.7 million Euros. The participating countries in this call are Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom.

Drawing 'Boerderij in de Provence', Vincent van Gogh, ca. 1888. Image: RijksmuseumDrawing 'Boerderij in de Provence', Vincent van Gogh, ca. 1888. Image: Rijksmuseum


The main eligibility criteria are:

  • Duration of projects: up to 36 months.
  • Each project proposal must comprise of at least three research teams, each based in an eligible institution in a different country participating in this call. The maximum number of research teams in a project proposal is five.
  • Applications must be in accordance with the eligibility requirements relevant for the national research teams in the transnational research consortia and may not exceed the maximum budgets to be requested therein.

More information

A JISC Mail list has been set up to help researchers or interested partners to find partners in other countries and organisations for the JPICH Conservation and Protection Call. To use this service, you need to subscribe at the following link:

Full details of the call are available through the JPICH website.
For questions about the national eligibility requirements, please contact


Source: NWO