second open call

DEADLINE: 11 March 2021

Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT ( is an initiative funded by the European Commission focused on supporting the participation and contribution of EU specialists to activities covering the five essential building blocks of the digital Single Market: 5G, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).

Context 2023 – ‘ICT Standardisation Observatory and Support Facility in Europe’ – will build on the success and momentum of the precursor 2018–20 initiative to advance and create a truly consolidated European Standardisation Ecosystem. 

At the heart of this objective is the Fellowship Programme, which – through a series of 10 open calls – will provide €3 million through a cascade grant process to support and incentivise participation of European standardisation specialists in key international and global Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) and consortia. 

Applying to the second open call

The second open call supports individuals with up to €10K for a project. You can submit your online application by 11 March 17:00 CET.

Who can request funding?

Potential applicants are standardisation specialists, defined as professionals with proven expertise and experience in standardisation activities e.g. previous contributions to standards developments, participation in various SDO groups working, previous or current chairs etc. in the respective priority area.

The 2023 Calls are open to individuals residing in the European Member States Associate Countries from both public and private sectors, industry and service companies including SMEs and start-ups, academia and research, and national and European associations, including NGOs representing consumers interests.

Type of contributions and contract durations

There are 3 types of funding:

  • Long-term:  the contract lasts up to 6 months & attributed funding is €5,000 - € 10,000
  • Short-term: the contract lasts up to 3 months & attributed funding is €3,000 - €7,000
  • One-shot: participation in a workshop or an event & funding up to €3,000

Moreover, in the coming months, StandICT will announce 8 new cascading open calls and the same applicants can apply for funding.

More information and applications:

Twitter: @Stand_ICT 


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