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Ongoing Call for Proposals

Shift2Rail Call for Proposals 2021 is open for submissions

Projects resulting from two topics worth €1.6 million and €0.2 million will be funded under the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) 2021 Call for Proposals, within the framework of the S2R Annual Work Plan 2021. The application period is now open, and submissions will be accepted until 18 May 2021.

The two topics of the Call are Digital Automated Coupler innovation for the European Delivery Programme (S2R-IP5-01-2021) and R&I impact and benefits to make rail attractive for stakeholders (S2R-CCA-01-2021). The Call is fully open to S2R Members and non-JU Members.

The indicative H2020 co-funding made available by the S2R JU for this Call is €1.8 million.


Questions regarding the Call for Proposals 2021

Please note that proposals may be edited and re-submitted multiple times until the call deadline/cut-off date, using the same proposal number. The system will only keep the most recent version that is submitted.

After the call deadline, the proposal may normally no longer be changed nor supplemented, unless it is to correct an obvious clerical error.

Candidates therefore take full responsibility for submitting and validating their proposal before the call deadline.

Moreover, participants are encouraged to take into account, in their proposal preparation, the clarifications to call-related issues that can be brought by the S2R JU through the Question & Answer process published on a regular basis in the Participant Register and on the S2R JU website up to 11 days before the call closure deadline.

Any further question can be addressed to Answers will be anonymised and published on this website. Please note that the deadline for questions related to Shift2Rail Call for Proposals is Friday 7 May 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).

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