The deadline for proposal submission is August 17th, 11AM CEST.
Projects in the frame of „Bioeconomy International 2020“ 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.
Mainly the four priority themes within building block one shall be addressed by this program:
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 (the international partners have to demonstrate their own financing) from every country beyond Europe.
The seventh call of Bioeconomy International only consists of one module: Bioeconomy International-Basis (BI-Basis).
In this call no bilateral module has been established. However, a co-funding opportunity of Colombian partners exist by Minciencias. There is no need to submit the proposal in addition in Colombia. The BMBF will forward the submitted proposals with Colombian participation to Minciencias. The contact address for Colombian partners at MNCIENCIAS is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals must be submitted in Germany 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 at “Call Documents” (bottom left side of the screen, in German and English).
If you have questions concerning the application procedure, please have a look at our FAQ-document (also at "Call Documents") or contact
Dr. Veronika Jablonowski
Tel.: +49 2461 61- 5083
Dr. Christian Breuer
Tel.: +49 2461 61- 96929
Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)
Geschäftsbereich Biologische Innovation und Ökonomie (BIO)
EU & International Affairs (BIO 7)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH