RUS Plus: ERA-Net on Social Sciences and Humanities

Duration: 2014


The ERA.NET PLUS with Russia aims at enhancing coordination of research programmes carried out at national or regional level in the EU Member States and Associated Countries to FP7 towards the target country Russia.

With additional EU financial support, the coordination of research programmes will be achieved by implementing a Single Joint Call for transnational and scientifically excellent research projects in the fields of ‚S&T‘ and ‚innovation‘.

A further principal goal of the ERA.Net RUS Plus is to develop the instrumental setting for joint funding activities and thus to provide  a solid basis for a joint programmatic  approach between Russia and the EU MS/AC to be pursued in the near future.

Participating countries/organisations

Coordinator: German Aerospace Center, Project Management Agency

Austria: Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG); Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI); Belgium: The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); Estonia: Estonian Research Council (ETAg); Finland: Academy of Finland (AKA); France: Embassy of France in the Russian Federation (AMBAFRAN); Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR); National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF); Greece: General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT); Israel: The Israel Industry Center for Research & Development (MATIMOP); Latvia: Latvian Academy of Sciences (LZA); Moldova: Center of International Projects of the Academy of Sciences (CIP); Poland: The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR); Romania: The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI); Russia: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (MON); Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR); Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE); National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE); Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (UB RAS); Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS); Russian Foundation for Humanities (RFH); Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS); Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF); Turkey: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)