The deadline for proposal submission is March 19th, 5 PM CET.
This call contains only bilateral modules with Brazil (Module 1) and Russia (Module 2).
Projects in the frame of „Bioeconomy International“ shall significantly contribute to implement the Bioeconomy on a global level.
The initiative, “Bioeconomy International” was developed under the National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030, and will now be continued under the Federal Government's new Bioeconomy Strategy.
The research funding by the BMBF under this strategy is divided into six building blocks, of which the first building block "Biological knowledge as the key to the bioeconomy" is particularly relevant to this funding initiative.
A key requirement of this program is that the projects have to be at eye level. This means that partners from abroad are working equally in cooperation with German partners. All partners should bring their expertise to solve a problem in joint efforts which is difficult (or impossible) to be solved alone. Please, respect that this call for proposals does not intend to fund development aid-projects! The aim of this program is to fund German partners (universities, research organisations and industry) in international consortia (this time only with Brazil and Russia as partner countries).
Module 1 (Germany-Brazil) is organized from the German-side together with BMEL/ FNR. The funding of German-Brazilian projects is coordinated between the BMBF and BMEL. As an applicant, the process of submitting proposals is the same in both cases.
Please, follow these links for the submission of the Brazilian partners:
for companies: http://www.finep.gov.br/chamadas-publicas/chamadapublica/653
for scientific organizations: http://www.finep.gov.br/chamadas-publicas/chamadapublica/654
Please, respect an important limitation on the part of FINEP:
On Brazilian side, the funding of projects is limited to one project per institution justified by the FINEP's rules.
Please contact Dr. Marcelo Bortolini if you have any questions in this regard:
Tel: +55 21 2555-1475/ +55 21 97250-9121
Module 2 (Germany-Russia): The corresponding call on Russian side is not yet published. As soon as it is online, we will make the URL available at this place.
Please contact Irina R. Kuklina or Anastasia K. Zadorina if you have any questions regarding the submission in Russia:
Tel. +7-495-660-34-29, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
Since the call will be published with a significant delay in Russia (maybe even shortly before the submission deadline in Germany!) the submission deadline on Russian side will be later than 19th March. Nevertheless, please, respect that the submission in Germany is only possible until the submission deadline of 19th March, 5 p.m. and that a submission of proposals with the same content in both countries is absolutely necessary. If a proposal is only submitted in Germany or in Russia, it will be treated as ineligible.
Proposals for both modules must be submitted exclusively using this online tool. Proposals submitted via E-mail, fax, paper copy will not be considered for evaluation. For detailed information concerning the Bioeconomy International program see the official German Call Announcement under “Call Documents” (left side of the screen, in German and English).
Please, use the electronic proposal template of this submission tool and respect the application procedure described.
If you have questions concerning the application procedure, please contact
Dr. Veronika Jablonowski
Tel.: +49 241-99764840
Dr. Christian Breuer
Tel.: +49 2465-3058847
Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)
Geschäftsbereich Biologische Innovation und Ökonomie (BIO)
EU & International Affairs (BIO 7)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Project Management Jülich