Within Weave, researchers from two up to three European countries or regions are able to submit a collaborative research proposal to any of the participating funders. To submit a proposal, all applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of their respective Weave signatory organisation.
Weave is based on the Lead Agency Procedure principle. The team of applicants selects a coordinating applicant, who submits the joint proposal to the respective Weave funding organisation in his/her country. This organisation acts as the Lead Agency for the proposal and conducts the evaluation process. Following the assessment, it communicates its funding recommendation to the other funding organisations involved (the Partner Agencies) for approval and budgetary purposes.
Proposals with DFG as the Lead Agency and F.R.S.-FNRS or FWO as Partner Agency can be submitted starting from 1 January 2022. To ensure a decision can be reached in 2022, these proposals have to be submitted before 1 April 2022.
To submit a Weave Lead Agency Proposal with either F.R.S.-FNRS or FWO as the Lead Agency, the websites of these two funding organisations have to be consulted for information on eligibility requirements, deadlines, etc. A copy of the proposal as well as all other required documents have to be submitted to the DFG within seven days upon submission to the Lead Agency.