CHIST-ERA call 2022: New topics for European projects

Researchers from Switzerland can participate in this year’s CHIST-ERA call, including coordinating consortia.

Since 2010, the European funding instrument CHIST-ERA (European coordinated research on long-term ICT and ICT-based scientific challenges), has supported research collaboration in information and communication sciences and technologies. This year, it has launched a call for projects in the following two areas:

  • Security and Privacy and Decentralised and Distributed Systems (SPiDDS)
  • Machine Learning-based Communication Systems, towards Wireless AI (WAI)

Researchers can submit project proposals from 1 November 2022 until 2 February 2023. Successful applicants will be informed by June 2023 and will be able to start the project on 1 September 2023 at the earliest.

Under CHIST-ERA, international consortiums composed of researchers from at least three of the following countries can submit applications: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom. To contribute to better diffusion of scientific excellence within the European Union, consortia are encouraged to include researchers from the "widening countries" (mentioned in italics above).

As CHIST-ERA is supported by the Horizon 2020 framework programme, to which Switzerland is fully associated, researchers in Switzerland are eligible to coordinate consortia.

An international panel will scientifically evaluate the proposals. Each partner in a consortium is supported by a research funding agency from his or her country or region. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF's project funding scheme and are urged to contact us if this is their first submission to the SNSF.

Along with the CHIST-ERA application, you need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF (under Programmes/ERA-NET). The consortia are encouraged to adopt the good practice rules regarding open access to publications (Open Access) and information (Open Data) as of project submission, in line with the new Open Science policy of CHIST-ERA.

Last year, CHIST-ERA supported the topics "Nano-Opto_Electro-Mechanical Systems for ICT" and "Foundations for Misbehaviour Detection and Mitigation Strategies in Online Social Networks and Media". A research partner in Switzerland is involved in four of the nine approved projects.