The ERA-CAPS call consortium is pleased to announce that 12 transnational projects involving 50 research teams (including 5 self-funded teams) from 10 different countries have been selected for funding.
Inspired by the call theme: “Europe-USA Call strengthening transnational research in the Molecular Plant Sciences”, more than 600 research teams from 21 European and non-European countries submitted proposals to the Third ERA-CAPS call which closed on 28 September 2016. This Third ERA-CAPS Call was implemented in two steps including a pre-proposal and full proposal stage.
Despite the budget constraints in some of the participating countries, 12 top ranked proposals have been recommended for funding.
The selected projects cover a wide spectrum of molecular plant sciences; the research themes that were most commonly addressed were food security and biotic/abiotic stresses followed by adaptation to a changing climate. The full list of funded projects and investigators is available on the page: http://www.eracaps.org/joint-calls/era-caps-funded-projects