Time schedule

 AXIS Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects 2018


The application process involved two stages, with a mandatory submission of pre-registrations at step 1. Only eligible proposals are invited to submit full proposals at step 2. The proposal must be submitted electronically by the coordinator by uploading them on the electronic submission system (see submission website https://secure.pt-dlr.de/ptoutline/app/axis) with the following deadline:

 Full-Proposal:       8 October, 2018, 17:00 CEST.

Applications which are selected for invitation to submit a full (step-two) proposal have been contacted in early July 2018.


The first step was mandatory for entering the second stage. The information requested at this stage was used to complete an eligibility check and help find appropriate reviewers for the evaluation of full proposals in the second step. Only eligible pre-registrations are invited to submit full proposals. The Pre-registration was submitted through the electronic proposal system https://secure.pt-dlr.de/ptoutline/app/axis


Applicants of eligible pre-registrations are invited to submit full proposals through the same submission website https://secure.pt-dlr.de/ptoutline/app/axis, by  8 October, 2018, 17:00 CEST. Further information on how to submit a full proposal is given on the menu “Instructions and Links for the call".   

Evaluation process

Evaluation will be made by an independent international Expert Panel (EP). It consists of experts from the scientific community and representatives of relevant stakeholder groups, if appropriate, covering the full range of topics within the scope of the AXIS Call for Proposals. To complement the expertise in the EP, additional external reviewers may be consulted as appropriate. At least 4 independent experts will evaluate each full proposal.


 Opening of the Call for Proposals:   9 April, 2018 
 Deadline for pre-registrations:     18 June 2018, 17:00 CEST
 Invitation for full-proposals:         Beginning of July, 2018
 Deadline for submission of full proposals:    8th October  2018, 17:00 CEST
 Communication of final results of the selection process:        February 2019
 Earliest Start of Projects:        1st July 2019
 Latest Start of Projects:      Mid September 2019