The IPA is pleased to introduce the call for funded Action Groups in 2014. Action Groups are an element in the IPA structure and are meant to fund targeted groups working towards the production of well-defined products. Action Groups will be funded on a competitive basis at up to 2500 € per year (maximum of 5000 € over the life of an Action Group). Up to 10 000 € per year of the IPA total budget will be devoted to Action Groups. These groups will have limited terms and will need to focus on clearly defined research outputs, such as maps, science plans, or databases that can be supported through the organization of workshops, management support, technical support, etc.

The deadline for the next applications to develop and request funding for Action Groups is April 15th. The application form is attached to this email and available online at:

The application process requires the demonstration of a clear timeline and clear deliverables for the Action Group. It also calls for the involvement of young researchers and a commitment to disseminate results. Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat of the IPA for more information (