Call for proposals 2022

Impulse action call to fostering the development of emerging research infrastructures within federal research institutions

The federal research institutions (including but not limited to the FSIs) hold, together or individually, many building elements, sometimes unique, of research infrastructures. A broad range of federal research infrastructure types exist of different scales and scope and at different levels of development. 

Very often, these infrastructures are in the making. They cover facilities, resources or services that are not provided yet to the users in a sustainable and structural way. They are generally the results of previous research and developments such as models, webservices, collection data...

Due to a lack of resources and of strategic investment, these infrastructure elements are often insufficiently developed or used at optimal capacity. Also, those germs of infrastructures are often loosely connected to European or International infrastructures.

The present call aims to stimulate the development, the upgrading and/or the deployment of such emerging infrastructures with an impactful potential on the (inter)national scientific community and/or on society.

Indicative Calendar (deadlines)

Activity Deadline
Launch of the call 09/09/2022
Info session 19/09/2022
Introduction EoI 11/10/2022
Introduction full proposals 06/12/2022
Evaluation Early March 2023
Communication of selection Mid April 2023
Start of projects End April 2023


  • Budget: 11.704.500 € - Restart and Transition Plan (RTP)
  • Period: 2023-2026
  • Contact:  Aline van der Werf

Info Session


  • Expression of interest (EoI): 11/10/2022 @ 14h00
  • Full proposals: 06/12/2022 @ 14h00


Activity Deadline
Open call Beginning September 2022
Deadline Expression of interest End September 2022
Deadline Full proposals Beginning November 2022
Evaluation Mid-December 2022
Communication of Selection Mid-January 2023