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					On 4 April 2005, INTAS, the International Association for the promotion of cooperation with
scienti sts from the New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union, launched the first stage
of its Open Call for Re search Projects Proposal s 2005-2006.

With an indicative budget of ˆ12 million, the INTAS Open Call 2005 -2006 enc ompasses basic and applied
research with no thematic or geographical restrictions, but excluding market -oriented technology
development. Unlike previous open calls, it will not be open for network proposals.
This open c all will be implemented in a two-stage submission procedure according to which participants will
first submit a short outline of the proposal (c alled “a pre -proposal”), and only applications passing the
evaluation in the first stage will be invited to submit a full proposal. Whilst the deadline of the first stage is 14
June 2005, 09H00 Brussels time, t he launch date of the second stage is 5 September 2005, 9h00 B russels
time, with a deadline on 10 January 2006, 9h00 Br ussels time.
This two-stage submission procedure will als o be implemented in some of the ot her thematic and
collaborative calls 2005 for researc h project proposals, which will be launched on 03 May 2005:
    1.     INTAS Thematic Call 2005 on Genomics and Pr oteomics applied to Human Health
    2.   INTAS Thematic Call 2005 on Hydrogen Technology and Biomass Conversion Technology for
         Energy Generation
    3.   INTAS Collaborative Call 2005 with CE RN in the field of LHC Experiments Preparation and Data
         Analysis Security
    4.   INTAS Collaborative Call 2005 with Moldova

At the same date, INTAS will launch a call for applications for Innovation Grants. Early June 2005 a series of
calls for applications for Young Scientist Fellowships (YSF) will be launched, including calls in cooper ation
with Moldova, Georgia, CERN and DESY. Finally, INTAS plans to launch in autumn 2005 one more Thematic
Call on Social and Human Sciences, whose exact title will be specified later.
The corresponding call announcements containing the detailed schedule, scope and deadlines will be
published at the launching date toget her with information packages containing the general rules for
submission of proposals.
In addition to thes e calls, information about INTAS Summer School support and Conference Grants will s oon
be published on INTAS web site.

The Information Packages and a Technical Guide on the electronic submi ssion for each of the
actions can be obtained on http://www.intas.be, Section “Funding Opportuni ties” as soon a s the calls
are open. For further questions on the INTAS call s 2005, please send an e -mail to infopack@intas.be
For general information about INTAS, please co ntact the Public Relations Team at info@inta s.be or by
fax: +32-2-549 01 56, or check our web site at http://www.intas.be