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(Closed) EDF – ACP Caribbean & Pacific Research Programme for Sustainable Development

31 January 2011

The Overall objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to sustainable development of  Caribbean and Pacific countries belonging to the ACP Group of States through research in science and technologies.
The Specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support research projects in the fields of agriculture and post harvest, renewable and sustainable energy, water and sanitation and climate change, that contribute to the fight against poverty in the target countries and improve their resilience.


There are three sets of eligibility criteria, relating to:
– applicant(s) which may request a grant  and their partners
– actions for which a grant may be awarded
– types of cost which may be taken into account in setting the amount of the grant

Eligibility of applicants: who may apply?
(1) In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
– be legal persons  and
– have their headquarters in a country belonging to the ACP Group of States or the European Union and
– be registered locally in (or have a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with) a Caribbean or Pacific country belonging to the ACP Group of States prior to the publication of this call for proposals and
– be able to demonstrate that they have been constituted and registered in accordance with the legislation in force in the country concerned at the time of the submission of an application and
– have at least a three-year record in the formulation and/or implementation of activities in research development, for which they will have to demonstrate their relevant expertise and
– be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their partners, not acting as an intermediary and
– be able to demonstrate their experience and capacity to manage activities corresponding in scale and complexity to those for which a grant has been requested and
– have stable and sufficient sources of finance to ensure the continuity of their organisation throughout the implementation of the proposed action.


The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 4,800,000. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.
Indicative allocation of funds
In order to ensure adequate geographical coverage, preference will be given to at least one proposal for each priority sector (see 2.1.3) in each of the two geographical regions (Caribbean/Pacific).
Size of grants
Any grant awarded under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
– minimum amount: EUR 250,000.
– maximum amount: EUR 500,000.
No grant may exceed 85 % of the total eligible costs of the action (see also section 2.1.4). The balance must be financed from the applicant’s or partners’ own resources, or from sources other than the European Union budget or the European Development Fund.

Info & contact:

Questions may in addition be sent by e-mail or by fax no later than 21 days before the deadline for the submission of applications to the below addresse(s), indicating clearly the reference of the call for proposals:
E-mail address:
Fax:+32-2-735 55 73
Contracting Authority has no obligation to provide further clarifications after this date.
Replies will be given no later than 11 days before the deadline for the submission of applications.
In the interest of equal treatment of applicants, the Contracting Authority cannot give a prior opinion on the eligibility of an applicant, a partner, an action or specific activities.

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