Bringing the Ocean to Society
10 Mar 2020
3rd EUMarineRobots TNA Call launched
Deadline is 15 April 2020

Proposals for access to any of the offered infrastructures need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • The Principal Investigator (PI) and the majority of the users must work in an institution established in a member state of the European Union or state associated to H2020 Programme. Other countries can apply but their allocated uses will be limited to a maximum of 20% of all allocated uses.
  • The PI of a project and the majority of the users must work in a country other than the country where the infrastructure is based. They cannot apply for use time on a research infrastructure from their own country.
  • Proposals must involve at least one partner. A larger partnership will be highly appreciated, for the embarked scientific party as for data treatment and exploitation but the funding will be awarded per access, independently of the number of participating institutions.
  • Collaborative applications from teams and institutions with limited or no access to marine infrastructure are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants must be aware that, if granted, they must complete the training associated to the usage of the infrastructure they have applied for.
  • Only user groups that are entitled to and willing to disseminate the knowledge they will generate under the project are eligible to benefit from access free of charge to the infrastructures under the EUMR flag (excluding SMEs).
How to apply?

Proposal submission involves five steps, as outlined below. Proposals have to be submitted online via the project website:

  • Step 1: Download you applicant package. There, you will find: the Proposal Application Template that will need to be completed, the Guidelines for Applicants and the Report template (to be filled out after the completion of the use, if awarded).
  • Step 2: Prepare your proposal offline based on the provided template.
  • Step 3: Complete the online application form and upload the proposal application template.

The document must:

  • be an unprotected pdf file of maximum 8 pages
  • not exceed 4MB in size
  • follow the given format
  • Step 4: The evaluation of proposals will be based upon the information provided in the completed application form, which should be correct, sufficient and adequate for this purpose, taking into consideration the evaluation criteria outlined below.

Submit here

Selection Process

The EUMR User Selection Panel established by the EUMR Consortium consisting of 5 to 10 international experts covering all fields of marine robotics and project representatives, will judge eligible proposals based on the evaluation of each proposal by at least three independent reviewers. All reasonable measures will be taken to ensure Objectivity, Transparency, Equality of Treatment, Impartiality, Quality and Confidentiality.

The evaluation of proposals is managed by the EUMR Coordinator. The process aims to be fair and transparent and will provide constructive feedback to applicants.