Horizon 2020 Second Call
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
for work packages to be included
in a HadronPhysicsHorizon proposal
The second Horizon 2020 Work Programme invites the Advanced Communities to participate to a call for Integrating Activities
INFRAIA-01-2016/2017 - Integrating Activity for Advanced Communities
having in the domain "Physical Sciences" the targeted area:
"Research Infrastructure for hadron physics"
The call will be published on October 15th, 2015 with dead line March 30th, 2016.
- As far as the overall requested EC contribution, the Work Programme 2016-2017 specifies:
"The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 10 million would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts."
It is as well underlined:
"A significant share of this amount should be used to support access provision. The overall requested EU contribution should be in line with the size of the contribution towards access provision."
- As far as the duration of the project, it will be of four years.
Ulrich Wiedner and Carlo Guaraldo will serve as Steering Committee (SC) to prepare a new HadronPhysicsHorizon (HPH) proposal (overall project title: "A horizon for hadron physics: mastering challenge in a globalized world"), Eugenio Nappi and Mauro Anselmino will advice the SC according to their expertise.
The HadronPhysicsHorizon Steering Committee is hereby launching an internal call for work packages to be included in the proposal.
- As far as the Networking Activities are concerned, the Work Programme writes:
"The strongest impact for advanced communities is expected typically to arise from focusing on innovation aspects and widening trans-national and virtual access provision."
The Steering Committee intends to build the new HPH proposal along the lines indicated by the Commission and taking all the previous HPH work packages as excellent existing basis.
Consequently, according to the above statement of the Work Programme, we have to substantially reduce the number of Networks.
Moreover, the SC, following the balance between the three blocs of activities indicated by the Commission, will significantly reduce the budget assignments to the Networks.
As far as the Joint Research Activities are concerned, some of the Networks of the previous HPH proposal can be considered as innovation of a proper common goal.
E.g., the Networks which deal with:
"Description of nature by computer simulations tested by existing and future experiments",
"Description of quark-gluon behavior in the early Universe through heavy ion collisions",
"Reliable description of strong coupling effects in physics tested by non-perturbative QCD",
"Description of the three-dimensional structure of the nucleon"
do certainly contain "innovation aspects".
The HadronPhysicsHorizon Steering Committee will assess the proposed work packages on the basis of a set of evaluation criteria in order to define the final Proposal.
► TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SENDING THE PROPOSAL
Interested participants are invited to send a proposal using the appropriate template (MS Word format) which can be downloaded using this website.
Completed documents must be uploaded on this website in MS-Word format (.doc or .docx) no later than
October 31st, 2015 at 17:00 CET.
Proposals sent via e-mail will NOT be considered as validly received.