Calls Call 2023

Call 2023

PIANOFORTE Open Call 2023 is now closed!
Updated 02. jan 2024

The European Partnership for Radiation Protection Research (acronym: PIANOFORTE) aims to improve knowledge and promote innovation in the field of radiation protection for the benefit of better protection of the public, patients, workers and the environment in all scenarios of exposure to ionizing radiation.

PIANOFORTE is launching the first transnational Open Call 2023 for Proposals to support innovative research projects in radioprotection. The aims of the call are:

Promoting international multidisciplinary research
Project proposals will address multidisciplinary and transnational research. This call will address 3 main topics and the project proposals must fall within one of them.

Topic 1:

Developing a knowledge base for a better understanding of disease pathogenesis of ionising radiation-induced cancer to improve risk assessment.

Topic 2:

Individualised diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures with regard to optimisation of the benefit/risk ratio.

Topic 3:

Development of risk assessment and risk management approaches and technological capabilities to cope with scenarios arising from threats due to war or armed conflicts situations or natural disasters taking into consideration social, ethical and legal issues.
Proposals must clearly demonstrate the potential impact on radiation protection in Europe as well as the added value of transnational collaboration.

Additionally, each proposal should consider, where appropriate, the following aspects:

Only transnational projects will be funded. Each proposal must involve at least three legal entities. Each of the three must be established in a different EU Member State or Euratom Programme associated country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other. There shall be at least one external entity non-PIANOFORTE Beneficiary or non-Affiliated Entity) to the current PIANOFORTE consortium, participating in a proposal.
Funded projects are expected not to exceed 48 months of realisation or the duration of PIANOFORTE.
The project coordinator will represent the consortium externally and towards the Call Secretariat of PIANOFORTE and PIANOFORTE coordination and will be responsible for its internal scientific management (such as controlling, reporting, intellectual property rights (IPR) issues and contact with the Call Secretariat or the PIANOFORTE coordination).
One joint proposal (in English) shall be prepared by all partners of a joint transnational proposal, entered and submitted via the online submission system (link) by the transnational project coordinator.

Research project consortia who intend to submit a transnational proposal should register on the system by clicking on the “sign up” tab and by following the further instructions. Electronic proposal submission is mandatory.

All required sections in the system (presented in the proposal template) must be completed in order to submit the application.

Potential project consortium coordinators are recommended to read the Financial Call Conditions in the Call Text when they are looking for potential project consortium partners.
Project partners are strongly advised to read the Financial Call Conditions in the Call Text and to consult the list of PIANOFORTE Beneficiaries and their Affiliated Entities.

General information
Call documents:
Infoday webinar information:
PIANOFORTE organized an online meeting about the call on 10 May 2023.
Call documents:
Frequently Asked Questions:

Submission deadline
Electronic proposal submission deadline: 26 July 2023 15:00 CEST (Brussels local time). Original deadline (12 July 2023) has been extended due to a delay of the system's opening.


Funding agencies/institutions requirements

The funding agencies or other funding institutions interested in funding their project-partners within the PIANOFORTE Open Call 2023 are encouraged to fill in the form below with the information on national requirements and eligibility criteria and send it to the Call Secretariat at:
National requirements template_PIANOFORTE_2023 for download.
The list of the funding agencies with their national or regional requirements will be available on the PIANOFORTE homepage. (none so far)