AquaticPollutants Transfer Project

Opening of Transfer project Call
Research and development for supporting knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and public engagement


Update 24.08.2020:

We would like to inform that the Transfer Project Call Steering Committee (CSC) has finalised the general and national eligibility check. All proposals submitted have passed the check and will now enter the external evaluation. Congratulations!It is planned, that the evaluation panel will convene in October. The coordinators of the proposals will be informed about the outcome afterwards.Please note, that any modifications of the timeline will be published here.

Update 14.05.2020: Deadline extension

We like to inform you that we will postpone the deadline of full-proposal submission for the Transfer Project Call.The new deadline for submission of full-proposals for Transfer projects is 4th June 2020 17:00 CEST. Please note that this refers to the Transfer Project call only, the deadline for the Scientific call will still be May 18th, 17:00 CEST.For further questions please contact the Call Secretariat.

Update 17.08.2020 : CORONAVIRUS

We like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemia we will postpone the deadline of full proposal of the Call on Research and Development for supporting knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and public engagement based on AquaticPollutants Joint Transnational Projects.The new full proposal deadline will be the 18th May 2020 17:00 CEST.

Update: French Partner

We like to announce that the French funding partner Agence National de la Recherche (ANR) joint the Call. ANR will fund French partners working on Theme 1 with a total budget of 200.000 €.
Please have in mind that each consortium must be composed of eligible independent entities from at least one partner of the countries and according FPOs involved in this Call. That means a consortium consists of Swedish, French and German partners.If you are looking for partners please use the Partnering Tool on the Submission Platform.

About the Call

The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are pleased to announce an additional call for proposals on Scientific Networking and Transfer Projects addressing research and development for supporting knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and public engagement based on the AquaticPollutants 2020 Joint Transnational Call projects. This Transfer Project is a novelty for the JPIs and emphasizes the high transfer orientation of the topic.

The Transfer Project will be part of the AquaticPollutants projects’ family and accompany its research and innovation projects. The objective is to realize a better and wider dissemination, develop new innovative methods to support the transfer of research and the uptake of results into the public and administrative sector, policy, industry or economy. This will lead to a greater and focused impact and increase the awareness of the research projects’ outcomes.

Moreover, cross-cutting issues that address all transnational projects alike, can be dealt with and lead to a better alignment of the three participating JPIs.

The projected call budget is approximately 0.85 million Euro.

Call themes:

The call is divided into 2 themes with several subthemes. The submitted proposals must be transfer-oriented and should address the following topics:

  1. Research and development of innovative strategies and methods for knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and increased public engagement
  2. Implementation and valorisation of new methods for transfer, communication, and dissemination

Click here to read the Call Announcement (Updated on 17th of March, 2020)

Participating countries and organisations

Germany/BMBF, Sweden/SRC and France/ANR are seeking proposals for the Transfer Project, therefore consortia with partners from Germany, Sweden and France are required.

National Contact points:


Sabine Sorge -


Patriq Fagersted –

Anna Maria Fleetwood -


Tristan Lescure -

Click here for the list of national/regional regulations (Updated on 17th of March, 2020)

Call Timeline

  • Call opening: 17th February 2020
  • Deadline full-proposals: 18th May 2020 (updated)
  • Funding decision announced: mid/end of November 2020 (updated)
  • Start of projects: first quarter of 2021 (updated)
  • Project ends: 2024

Timeline: Research and development for supporting knowledge transfer, scientific networking, and public engagement.

Support for applicants

Information Webinar for Applicants

30 March 2020, 13:00-14.30 (GMT+1), online Register Now!

Partnering Tool on AquaticPollutants Submission Platform

On the Online Submission Platform, a specific section is provided where you can search for partners or enter your partnering profile.

Guidelines for proposal submission - Click here

The guidelines for proposal submission will give you helpful advice for submitting your full proposal. 

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Aquatic Pollutants has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869178-AquaticPollutants.