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On 4 April 2005, INTAS, the International Association for the promotion of cooperation with scientists from the New Independent States(NIS) of the former Soviet Union, launched the first stage of its Open Call for Research Projects Proposals 2005-2006.

With an indicative budget of 12 million, the INTAS Open Call 2005-2006 encompasses basic and applied research with no thematic orgeographical restrictions, but excluding market-oriented technology development. Unlike previous open calls, it will not be open for network proposals.

This open call will be implemented in a two-stage submission procedure according to which participants will first submit a short outline of the proposal (called a pre-proposal), and only applications passing the evaluation in the first stage will be invited to submit a full proposal. Whilst the deadline of the first stage is 14 June 2005, 09H00 Brussels time,the launch date of the second stage is 5 September 2005, 9h00 Brussels time,with a deadline on 10 January 2006, 9h00 Brussels time.

This two-stage submission procedure will also be implemented in some ofthe other thematic and collaborative calls 2005 for research project proposals,which will be launched on 03 May 2005:
  1. INTAS Thematic Call 2005 on Genomics and Proteomics applied to Human Health
  2. INTAS Thematic Call 2005 on Hydrogen Technology and Biomass Conversion Technology for Energy Generation
  3. INTAS Collaborative Call 2005 with CERN in the field of LHC Experiments Preparation and Data Analysis Security
  4. INTAS Collaborative Call 2005 with Moldova
At the same date, INTAS will launch a call for applications for Innovation Grants. Early June 2005 a series of calls for applications for Young Scientist Fellowships (YSF) will be launched, including calls in cooperation with Moldova, Georgia, CERN and DESY. Finally, INTAS plans to launch in autumn 2005 one more Thematic Call on Social and Human Sciences, whose exact title will be specified later.

The corresponding call announcements containing the detailed schedule,scope and deadlines will be published at the launching date together with information packages containing the general rules for submission of proposals.

In addition to these calls, information about INTAS Summer School support and Conference Grants will soon be published on INTAS web site.

The Information Packages and a Technical Guide on the electronic submission for each of the actions can be obtained on,Section Funding Opportunities as soon as the calls are open. For further questions on the INTAS calls 2005, please send an e-mail to

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