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Smart Urban Futures

The call asks researchers, practitioners, innovators, municipalities, urban utilities, businesses and other stakeholders dedicated to the development of European urban areas, to join forces and create transnational projects for research and innovation, which by the very nature and commitment of the relevant partners give an example of implementation and demonstration within the field. ENSUF appreciates and encourages collaboration between multiple partners from across Europe, with broad geographical spread where this is of relevance to the research project and its implementation.

The projects submitted in this call should operationalise:

  • Transdisciplinary co-creation in research and innovation;
  • Smart integrated urban development;
  • Utilisation of the spatial and institutional perspective of urban areas thus bridging gaps between research disciplines, citizens and decision makers, cities and consumers.

The contents of projects resulting from this call should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Concepts and strategies for smart urban transformation, growth and shrinkage;
  • New dynamics of public services;
  • Inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities.

Proposals for collaborative transnational projects should ideally cover strategic and applied research as well as innovation and implementation, but with reference to the topic addressed in the proposal and the available funding for the project partners on the national or regional level. There is no funding available for industrial/commercial scale pilot projects.

The call for pre-proposals is open until 15 March 2016 (12:00 noon CET). In May 2016 applicants will be invited to enter the second stage of the procedure: the call for full proposals will close on 20 September 2016 (12:00 noon CET).

Application date
15 Mar 2016
Up to 3 years
Europe Germany Austria Belgium Cyprus Denmark Finland France Italy Latvia Lithuania Norway Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania United Kingdom Slovenia Sweden European Union
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
€ 23.800.000