The ERA-NET scheme was developed under the 6th framework programme of the European Commission in order to improve cooperation and coordination in research activities at the national and regional level. In order to achieve this objective, the scheme promotes networking among national funding agencies in order to enable them to learn from each other and ultimately to develop and manage joint programmes. The FWF regards its participation in this programme as an opportunity to contribute to the development of transnational funding programmes together with other European partner agencies. In this way, the FWF enables Austrian scientists to participate in international research programmes. The FWF currently participates in a total of 14 ERA-NET coordination programmes.

Programme objective(s)
To support closely integrated, subject-specific multilateral research projects (cooperation of international funding organisations in the EU's ERA-Net initiative)

High scientific quality by international standards

Topics and deadlines vary by call; submission to funding organisation responsible for each call in accordance with programme-specific guidelines

Usual duration: 3 years

ERA-Net Calls

ERA-NetSubject areaCalls
BiodivERsABiodiversity researchno call at the time
CHANSEArts, humanities and social sciences

to the HERA call 

to the NORFACE call

CHIST-ERAInformation and communication technologiesno call at the time
ERA4HealthHealth-related researchno call at the time
ERA-CAPSPlant sciencesno call at the time
ERA-CVDCardiovascular Diseasesno call at the time
ERA-CoSysMedSystems Medicineno call at the time
ERA-SynBioBiologyno call at the time
E-RARERare diseasesno call at the time
EJP RDRare diseasesno call at the time
FLAG-ERAFuture and Emerging Technologies (FET)no call at the time
GENDERNETGender dimension in researchno call at the time
HERAHumanitiesto the call
Infect-ERAInfectious diseasesno call at the time
INNO-INDIGO no call at the time
NEURONNeuro sciencesno call at the time
NORFACESocial sciencesto the call
PathoGenoMicsGenomicsno call at the time
PerMedPersonalised Medicineno call at the time
QuantERAQuantum Information and Communication
Sciences & Technologies (Q-ICST)
no call at the time
RUS PlusHumanitiesno call at the time
TRANSCANCancer researchto the call
WATER4ALLWater Security for the Planetno call at the time