After a very successful first open call for pilot projects, open call no. 2 is now in preparation. It will be opened on 1 October 2020 — one month later than originally planned. The submission period will last for two months until the end of November and the proposal submission deadline is 30 November 2020. The total funding sum available for this call is 585,000 EUR. We expect to select 3 to 5 project proposals that will start their execution phase in February 2021.
The basic parameters for the second open call remain the same: We will look for pilot projects that shall broaden the ELG’s portfolio of language technologies. The projects will develop missing services or solutions that support underrepresented languages. At the same time, the pilot projects should demonstrate the usefulness of the European Language Grid as a technology platform. The amount awarded to each project can be up to 200,000 EUR, and the runtime of the projects is expected to be between 9 and 12 months. SMEs and research organisations are eligible to apply and the projects will be non-consortial, i.e., only one single organisation or institution is allowed per project.