For Pillar 1, the Policy coordination working group is responsible for selecting the research priorities (themes) to be developed in each call for proposals.
The present call addresses the following priority research theme:
Created to support the scientific potential of Federal Scientific Institutions (FSIs) in their specific areas of expertise and/or missions, the bottom-up projects can only be submitted by FSIs.
The FSI's concerned can submit bottom-up projects up to a maximum amount of € 1,5 M (coordinator's budget in the submitted proposals).
For Pillar 2, the Advisory Committee is responsible for selecting research priorities (themes) to be developed in each call for proposals. All the research projects in this pillar are coordinated by a Federal Scientific Institution (FSI). As a result, the themes are based on challenges and constraints faced by the FSI's to reinforce the coherence between their different research actions and their public service activities.
The present call addresses the following priority research themes :
In Pillar 2, both thematic and bottom-up projects must be introduced and coordinated by an FSI.
In addition, each FSI can submit bottom-up project proposals up to a maximum amount of € 700k (coordinator's budget in the submitted proposals).
In preparation for each call, a short list of strategic priorities is prepared by BELSPO assisted by the Strategic Committee. One or two research priorities from this short list are selected by the Policy coordination working group and developed into a call for proposals.
The present call addresses the following priority research themes:
Pillar 2 "Heritage science"
Pillar 1 "Challenges and knowledge of the living and non-living world" and Pillar 3 "Federal societal challenges"
The EoI and the proposals must be electronically created, elaborated and submitted via the BRAIN-be 2.0 online submission platform.