The 'Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' project's first call for proposals

(Nanowerk News) The SIINN (Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology into industrial applications. National and regional resources will create a transnational programme of research. SIINN will bring together today's fragmented research activities on the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials for environment, human health, and safety.
The first joint call for transnational projects of the SIINN initiative will open on March 20, 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 5, 2012, 12:00 CET.
SIINN 1st Call
Funding will be offered to innovative projects focusing on commercially relevant Manufactured NanoMaterials (MNMs) in one of the following thematic fields:
1. Establishment and development of models and methods for analytical tools, theoretical prediction, and characterization
2. Exposure assessment
3. Studies on Impacts of MNMs on environment
4. Studies on properties and effects of MNMs
Detailed description of the topical fields is given in the Call text.
Project consortia consisting of at least three parties from at least two different participating countries can apply for funding.
Projects must last between two and three years. Each applicant should contact his/her national contact person to check for national funding rules.
Source: SIINN