265 proposals submitted to the 1st OSCARS Open Call

OSCARS 1st Open Call - Statistics

The 1st OSCARS Open Call for Open Science projects* and services closed on Wednesday, May 15th, with 265 submitted proposals from 33 countries, of which 30% from outside the European Union. The total funding available in this first call amounts to over 13 million EUR.

Principal investigators come from 226 organisations spanning universities (37%), research technology organisations (27%), Research Infrastructures (14%), SMEs and startups (7%), non-profit or NGOs (6%), international organisations (3%) and others (6%). 

Over the next 60 days, an Independent Evaluation Committee (IEC) composed of top scientists, FAIR data science experts, and representatives of the European research communities will evaluate the submitted proposals. The Committee will produce a ranking list and funding recommendations.

Both the ranking list and funding recommendations will be forwarded to the Project Management Board (PMB), which will verify and confirm that the evaluation process was carried out transparently and in accordance with EC rules. The final selection of projects to be funded will be confirmed by the Science Clusters Board and is expected by the end of July 2024. Funding will be provided to selected projects upon successful conclusion of a Third-Party Project Agreement.

*Open Science projects are scientific research projects, citizen science projects, or proposals to develop services or networks in the scientific disciplines covered by and beyond the Science Clusters. These projects aim to make (meta)data, software, tools and/or workflows FAIR and available to fellow researchers and the general public, to facilitate accessibility and reuse by the scientific community at large.