Transnational call for proposals on “Radiation Protection Research in Europe” through the EJP CONCERT

The European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research (acronym: CONCERT) aims to contribute to the sustainable integration of European and national research programmes in the field of radiation protection.

CONCERT is launching his second transnational Call for Proposals to support innovative research projects in radioprotection. The aims of the call are:

  • To support transnational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of radiation protection in line with the research priorities of CONCERT;
  • To actively integrate E&T activities and collaboration with universities in multidisciplinary research projects;
  • To make optimal use of research infrastructures.

Promoting international multidisciplinary research
Project proposals will address multidisciplinary and transnational research. This call will address 2 main topics (each one having three sub-topics). The project proposals must fall within one of the call topics. They may answer one or more sub-topics within one of the topics when appropriate:

Topic 1 – Understanding human health effects from ionising radiation and improving dosimetry

Topic 2 – Radioecology, emergency and social sciences and humanities

Deadline: 02 May 2017 17:00 CET (Brussels local time).

For more info, please visit: http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Calls/Transnational_Call_2017

Boosting cooperation in nuclear safety and security research

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) of Poland signed today a collaboration agreement focusing on nuclear material research, security, and medical applications.

The Collaboration Agreement will be of mutual benefit for both organisations and allows developing synergies in different areas of nuclear research. It will support fostering JRC scientific excellence by pursuing common research and implementing the JRC Education and Training strategy. In addition, the agreement opens JRC’s research infrastructure to external scientific use.

The National Centre for Nuclear Research is the largest nuclear research institute in Poland and the key reference nuclear research entity in the country. NCBJ research profile combines nuclear power-related studies with various fields of sub-atomic physics. Major market products manufactured in NCBJ include radiopharmaceuticals and a range of particle accelerators for scientific work, medicine and the industry.

The scope of the cooperation includes a broad range of fields related to nuclear research and use such as material research, accelerator and detector developments, security, cogeneration from nuclear reactors, reactor safety analysis as well as medical applications. First joint projects are expected to start in 2018.

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Creation of the EUROPEAN ALLIANCE for MEDICAL RADIATION PROTECTION RESEARCH – EURAMED

ImmagineThe European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) represents a consortium of associations involved in the application of ionising radiation in medicine, namely the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) with the goal of jointly improving medical care and its radiation protection issues through sustainable research efforts.

  • Vision

To lead the European research activities in medical RP and to assume an umbrella function for the harmonisation of practice to advance the European RP safety culture in medicine

  • Mission

– To jointly improve medical care through sustainable research efforts in medical radiation protection.
Identification of common research areas defined in a common strategic research agenda.
– To serve as a platform for medical radiation protection research, linking researchers and clinicians, adopting a harmonised approach to lobbying at European level to impact the European research funding landscape.
– To develop an aligned approach and response to European research calls.

EJP CONCERT launches Transnational call for proposals on “Radiation Protection Research in Europe”

The European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research (CONCERT) aims to contribute to the sustainable integration of European and national research programmes in the field of radiation protection.

CONCERT is launching a first transnational Call for Proposals to support innovative research projects in radiation protection. The aims of the call are:

  • To support transnational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of radiation protection in line with the research priorities of CONCERT;
  • To actively integrate E&T activities and collaboration with universities in multidisciplinary research projects;
  • To make optimal use of research infrastructures.

Project proposals will address multidisciplinary and transnational research. The project proposals must cover one of the following areas that are equal in relevance for this call:

  • Improvement of health risk assessment associated with low dose/dose rate radiation.
  • Reducing uncertainties in human and ecosystem radiological risk assessment and management in nuclear emergencies and existing exposure situations, including NORM.

More info: http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Calls/Transnational_Call_2016

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (2016) FOR “RADIATION PROTECTION RESEARCH IN EUROPE”

Concert_logo_web_600pxThe European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research (acronym: CONCERT) aims to contribute to the sustainable integration of European and national research programmes in the field of radiation protection. CONCERT expects to launch the first transnational Call for Proposals to support innovative research projects in radioprotection.

Deadline: April 2016

AIMS OF THE CALL

The aims of the call are:
To support transnational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of radiation protection in line with the research priorities of CONCERT;
To actively integrate E&T activities and collaboration with universities in multidisciplinary research projects;
To make optimal use of research infrastructures.

TOPICS OF THE CALL

Project proposals will address multidisciplinary and transnational research. The project proposals must cover one of the following areas that are equal in relevance for this call:
Topic 1: Improvement of health risk assessment associated with low dose/dose rate radiation;
Topic 2: Reducing uncertainties in human and ecosystem radiological risk assessment and management in nuclear emergencies and existing exposure situations, including NORM.

More info at: http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Calls/Transnational_Call_2016

NEW! EURATOM Work Programme 2016-2017

The Euratom Research and Training Programme complements Horizon 2020 in the field of nuclear research and training. It aims to support nuclear research and training activities with an emphasis on continually improving nuclear safety and radiation protection.

The Euratom Work Programme 2016-2017 deals with Euratom indirect research actions in both fission and fusion. It foresees a call for proposals:

Call – Euratom fission 2016-2017

A – Support Safe Operation of Nuclear Systems

NFRP 1: Continually improving safety and reliability of Generation II and III reactors
NFRP 2: Research on safety of fast neutron Generation-IV reactors
NFRP 3: Investigating the safety of closed nuclear fuel cycle options and fuel developments
NFRP 4: Research on the safety of small modular reactors
NFRP 5: Materials research for Generation-IV reactors

B – Contribute to the Development of Solutions for the Management of Radioactive Waste

NFRP 6: Addressing key priority R&I issues for the first-of-the-kind geological repositories
NFRP 7: Research and innovation on the overall management of radioactive waste other than geological disposal
NFRP 8: Pan-European knowledge sharing and development of competence in radioactive waste management

C – Foster radiation protection

NFRP 9: Impacts of low dose radiation exposure

D – Management of research reactor availability in Europe

NFRP 10: Support for the optimised use of European research reactors
NFRP 11: Support for the EU security of supply of nuclear fuel for research reactors

E – Support the development of nuclear competences at EU level

NFRP 12: Support for careers in the nuclear field

F – Fission/fusion cross-cutting actions

NFRP 13: Fission/fusion cross-cutting research in the area of multi-scale materials modelling
NFRP 14: Cross-cutting support to improved knowledge on tritium management in fission and fusion facilities

There are also other actions, such as:

1. Support for fission research & innovation (R&I) investment projects of pan-European relevance through the InnovFin instrument
2. SOFT Innovation Prize
3. External expertise
4. Expert group for interim evaluation of the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014-2018
5. External expertise for international cooperation in nuclear research with targeted countries
6. Studies for the interim evaluation of fission and fusion indirect actions under the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014-2018
7. Contribution to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Nuclear Energy Agency) / Secretariat for the Generation-IV International Forum

The budget of the work programme 2016-2017 is 126,7 million of euros (59,3 million of euros for 2016 and 67,4 million of euros for 2017).