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Funding opportunities on Open Web Search

Funding opportunities on Open Web Search

Published on: 06/04/2023 News

NGI Open Call

Opening date: 1st March 2023

Closing date: 28th April 2023

Short description: (GA 101070014) aims at building and piloting a legally compliant Open Web Index as a European infrastructure. The first call asks for contributions in legally compliant data gathering and in identifying legal or economic aspects that enable or block the development and maintenance of an Open Web Index.

Third-party activities of are driving forces of the Community Programme. project calls for proposals to help building an open and independent Web-Index.

The first call consists of two tracks: Track 1: Conceptual studies on legal or economic aspects of Open Search.

Track 2: Technical approaches to legally compliant data acquisition considering societal constraints.

Candidate third-parties should address those topics which are closely related to the project. They should aim at widening and enriching the existing R&D activities as well as suggesting new ones, complementary to the project goals and aims.  The applicants can receive funding between 25,000 and 120,000 EUR for a funding period of up to 12 months.

Target participants: The call especially targets smaller companies (i.e., SMEs, start-ups), individual innovators, individual researchers or research teams (e.g., doctoral or post-doctoral researchers).
Eligible applicants are:

  • Individuals who are citizens or residents of any EU Member State or any of the countries associated with Horizon Europe; or
  • Organizations that are registered in any EU Member State or any of the countries associated with Horizon Europe.

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