Project Call 2023

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The annual call for proposals from the Incubator platform Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) has been published on May 9th, 2023 and will be closed August, 1st 2023.

The aim of the call is to initiate and enable activities that address practical challenges in the field of metadata generation and data enrichment. The call aims at funding promising collaborative projects with the potential to add new knowledge and solutions to the wider HMC framework at the end of the project’s lifetime.

The call for applications is open to all employees of the Helmholtz Association. An application must be submitted by partners from at least two different Helmholtz Centres (or two AST programmes respectively); external partners are possible.

A maximum of € 200,000 can be applied for from the Initiative and Networking Fund (INF), counter-financing of at least the same amount must be provided by the participating centres. All together, a total of approx. € 400,000 is possible for a maximum of 2 years.

HMC Project Proposals must be submitted via the Project Proposal Portal.

The most important information in a nutshell

Application opens: 09.05.2023
Application deadline: 01.08.2023 (23:59h CEST) ! please note: tech support on August, 1st is possible until 16:00h CEST !
Submission: via the Project Proposal Portal
Budget: 400k€ (max. 200k€ by the INF + counter-financing by participating centres/partners)
Project duration: max. 2 years


The call can be found here.

All further material (including relevant templates) will can be downloaded here.

Please also check the FAQs for further details about the call.


15.06.2023 - 05.07.2023

HMC Project Call 2023 | Open Consulting Hours

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21.06.2023 | 10:00 - 13:00

HMC Project Call 2023 | Information Event

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