Call for Proposals

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This is the announcement about the Call for Proposals for the GN5-1 - GÉANT Project Incubator.

Above-the-net services in support of research and education extend well beyond commodity cloud services (both community and commercial). eduMEET is a great example of a service that began as a concept within our community and now extends bespoke video-conferencing support for education and research activities globally. New functionalities are regularly added to this solution making it a highly competitive, extremely valuable toolset within the NREN portfolio.

Highly topical is the NREN support for open science and data management (access policy, sovereignty, autonomy, and FAIR), as well as for the standardisation of research metadata. How do we act as regional/national nodes within the broader EOSC? How do educators facilitate blended learning models and the concepts behind flipped classrooms? Perhaps the GÉANT community could develop shared, open-source services in support of such challenges. The opportunities for innovation are ENDLESS!

Eligibility and rules of participation
The call will be limited to GN5-1 project partners as the cost of concept development will be covered by project Person Months (PMs), available specifically for this purpose. 8 PMs will be allocated to each successful PoC. In this call 2 PoCs will be selected.

It will be possible to form a consortium of partners within the GN5-1 project in order to harness all the skills necessary to develop and demonstrate your concept. It is anticipated that the development of ideas will occur in 4-month sprints.

If you need ideas on how to go about securing certain development skills and resources, or agile scrum masters, please reach out to us at

Each of the partners in any awarded proposal will simply need to sign a MoU committing that time charged against PMs reallocated to the partner will be focused on PoC development.

In order to submit a proposal:

  • Download the Application Form template and use it to prepare your proposal
  • Click on the "Submit new abstract" button below and fill in all the essential details
  • Attach a signed and (if necessary) stamped PDF (scanned) of the filled-out application form
  • Attach a Microsoft Word or PDF version (not scanned) of the filled-out application form
  • Click on the "Submit" button to submit your proposal

All call materials are available here:

Only GN5-1 Project Partners can participate in the call.

The call for proposals is closed.