Open calls for OSCARS project

Publication Date: 2024-03-27

Fostering the uptake of Open Science in Europe

OSCARS (short for Open Science Clusters’ Action for Research and Society) is an EU project that aims to ensure the uptake of EOSC (short for European Open Science Cloud) by research communities from all 5 science clusters, which are Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Photon and Neutron Science, Astronomy, Nuclear and Particle Physics.

The OSCARS project (2024-2028) now opens two rounds of cascading-grants to fund smaller and more targeted projects, which will contribute to reaching out the expected results of OSCARS.

The aim of the Open Call is to support researchers in uptaking FAIR data services, and provide a series of valuable scientific demonstrators of the role of the Science Clusters as thematic Nodes for ‘Open Research’ in Europe, and of the scientific impact of the EOSC.

Practical information about the open calls:

  • Who can apply: Individual researchers, group of researchers, universities, research infrastructures, institutes, consortia.
  • There are two calls: one in spring (open 15 March, submissions within 60 days) and one in fall 2024 (opens in November, submission within 60 days).
  • 10 pages max. for the proposal (read more in the attached slides)
  • Budget: 100'000-250'000 euros per project
  • Duration: 1-2 years

Evaluation criteria:

  • Project description (clear objectives, towards FAIR and open)
  • Scientific impacts (multiple RIs / cross-cluster)
  • Digital resources (use of EOSC services / new EOSC services)
  • Implementation (realistic within the budget)

In case of success, Swiss projects or Swiss partners of bigger consortia will receive funds directly from OSCARS (EU-funds).

More info about OSCARS and cascading-grants can be found here.

Anyone interested in preparing a project is invited to reach out to the CLARIN-CH Coordination Office as soon as possible for a submission for first call and by October 15, 2024 for the second call.

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