Call for Research Proposals for Enlighten Your Research (EYR@EaP)


Call for Research Proposals for Enlighten Your Research, the successful international program for researchers, now open until June 30, 2016!

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a regional and multilateral initiative between the EU and its six Eastern partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The partnership aims to provide support and assistance for reforms in the region in the fields of democracy, human rights, market economy, sustainability and governance. In line with this EaPConnect is organizing the internationally renowned program called Enlighten Your Research. You can now submit a draft Research Proposal for EYR@EaP!


To help further promote the benefits of international-scale networking to researchers, EaP now collaborates withleading partners to create an exciting opportunity for the research communities.
The EYR@EaP organizing committee consists of a number of partners from the European NREN community.
This brand new edition of the Enlighten Your Research program invites researchers and their collaborators to submit proposals that highlight how access to advanced networks, technologies and compute would significantly improve their research and discovery process.

Is your research ready for an international challenge?

Join Enlighten Your Research and discover how our services can help you get the most out of your research! We invite researchers from any discipline to submit a proposal with challenging research questions. The program is open to all ranges of research teams – ranging from novice to expert in the use of information technology – to support their research projects to participate in the program.

What are the benefits?

The EYR@EaP partners provide and develop high-quality network services for all higher education and research institutions in their respective countries.

If your final proposal is selected for the EYR@EaP program, you (the main applicant) will get to go to the EaPConnect Annual Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, October 6-7, 2016, for free. You will be able to present your research project at this Conference and you will be able to go to another conference of your choice organized in Europe.

Apart from the above, the selected final projects can also gain access to:

  • Support and advice on end-to-end network connectivity and use of services.
  • Commitment to an agreed level of (network) resource provisioning and support for 1 year.

Who are we looking for?

Researchers that want to collaborate! As NRENs we aim to foster international collaborations to accelerate the research and discovery process. To further promote the benefits of networking to researchers, through this international program we are challenging researchers to stretch the boundaries of their science and collaborate with other countries to perform experiments enabled by the NREN’s network infrastructure, services and support.

How can you submit?

The submission for the first round is very light-weight and will close on June 30, 2016.
The documents you need to complete your draft proposal are available for download here:

We kindly ask you to submit a proposal if you are a researcher that:

  1. Wants to collaborate or already collaborates internationally;
  2. Can benefit from access to advanced networks and compute facilities;
  3. Can benefit from collaboration with engineers and (support) experts to improve your research workflow.

We invite you to read the supporting documents above and to get involved.

Important dates

Date Event
May 12, 2016 1st round Call for Draft Research Proposals opens
June 30, 2016 1st round Call for Draft Research Proposals closes
 The deadline for draft proposal submission is June 30!
July 1 – 14, 2016 Engineering committee reviews and selects Draft Proposals to continue to consultation round
July 15, 2016 Draft Proposals that made it to the next round are announced
July 18, 2016 –
August 31, 2016
Consultation meetings with researchers and experts will be held
September 1, 2016 Final Research Proposals are due
October 6, 2016 Awarded Proposals are announced
November 2016 -November 2017 Awarded Projects are implemented



H2020 NCP Network Coordinator, Information and Communication Technologies NCP

Elena ZAMSA.  Tel. : +373-68135745


Research Infrastructure & Secure Societies NCP H2020

Romeo FAGUREL.  Tel. : +373 79686095



Pavel ROSCA. Phone: +373 60066900, mail:

Petru BOGATENCOV. Phone:  +373-69151334, mail: