SynBio 1st joint call for transnational research projects: Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects


The call aims at funding research proposals in the field of Synthetic Biology, which can be described as a multidisciplinary approach at the intersection of life sciences, engineering and information technology. The 1st joint call provides a powerful tool to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations and to establish and strengthen the scientific community in Synthetic Biology. The 1st joint call will allow researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in the field of Synthetic Biology. It will provide an evolving line of European transnational projects and facilitate the identification of barriers in Synthetic Biology and needs of the stakeholders.

Funding partners

Under the umbrella of ERASynBio, the following ERASynBio partners and have decided to launch together a first joint call addressing “Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects”:

AKA (Academy of Finland, Finland)
ANR (The French National Research Agency, France)
BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United Kingdom)
BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany)
DASTI (Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark)
FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal)
FWF (The Austrian Science Fund, Austria)
KTI (Commission for Technology and Innovation, Switzerland)
LAS (Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia)
MESS (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia)
NSF (National Science Foundation, United States of America)
NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Netherlands)*
RCN (The Research Council of Norway, Norway)

* Please note that at this date the marked organization cannot yet officially commit to the call and may withdraw their participation.

Role of the FWF

The FWF carries out this 1st joint call for transnational research projects in Austria. The FWF functions as the official contact point in Austria, adds relevant information and takes part in the meetings and decisions of this call.