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ERA-CAPS - first joint call

Expanding the European Research Area in molecular plant sciences. This call is administered by DFG in Germany.


16 funding organisations from 15 countries:

  • Austria (FWF)
  • Belgium (F.R.S.-FNRS)
  • Denmark (DASTI)
  • France (INRA)
  • Germany (DFG)
  • Ireland (DAFM/Teagasc)
  • Israel (MOARD)
  • Latvia (LZA)
  • The Netherlands (NWO)
  • New Zealand (MBIE)
  • Norway (RCN)
  • Poland (NCBiR)
  • Portugal (FCT)
  • Serbia (MPNTR)

BBSRC funding total

£6.1M (or €7.3M).

Number of projects funded

12 projects funded featuring a UK partner (14 funded overall).

15 BBSRC grants awarded (3 projects with 2 UK partners each). See Awarded grants (PDF 202KB)

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To embed molecular plant sciences more firmly in national policies whilst continuing to fund excellent research in this area by means of two joint calls.

Key aims

To allow maximum engagement of the plant science community, this first call was broad in scope covering all areas of molecular plant science, but especially those applications within any of the following themes:

  • Food security
  • Non-food crops
  • Adaptation to a changing climate
  • Biotic/abiotic stress