ESFRI ROADMAP 2021 - new deadline for proposals

The deadline for proposals for ESFRI Roadmap 2021 has been extended to 9 September 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The original call is updated without any other modifications.

In the face of the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and the resulting impact on the daily lives of all of us and on the ability of research organisations to effectively collaborate across countries, ESFRI has decided to extend the deadline for the presentation of new Proposals for Research Infrastructure Projects for the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 update to allow more time for the preparation of high quality applications. The new deadline will be 9 September 2020.

“We need to assure fair treatment of all research infrastructures in proposal submission to the ESFRI Roadmap update 2021 even under pandemic outbreak of Covid-19 influencing our daily lives and working conditions”, said ESFRI Chair Jan Hrušák from the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

This extension will not influence the plan to present the new ESFRI Roadmap in Autumn 2021.

An updated detailed timeline of the Roadmap 2021 milestones, as well as adjusted information regarding the relevant national procedures, are currently being prepared and will be published as soon as possible.

At the same time, ESFRI is gathering information on the special actions, services and resources that Research Infrastructures are developing to facilitate the research and innovation needed to address the COVID-19 outbreak and its long-term consequences. This information will be soon made available on the ESFRI website.

More information on ESFRI Roadmap 2021 can be obtained at and via the ESFRI National Delegates.

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ESFRI acts as the European knowledge hub on #ResearchInfrastructures providing advice to governments on national, European and international investments in scientific facilities. To date, the ESFRI Roadmap has enabled the design and development of 55 strategic RIs, mobilising almost € 20 billion of investments across the EU. To this end, Europe now has one of the most advanced and integrated Research Infrastructure systems in the world, a cornerstone in the development of the European Research Area.