The FORGE project launches an Open Call as continuous open access to the FORGE tools, meaning that no strict procedures for proposal submission and evaluation will be applied. The FORGE consortium will provide support to the interested users throughout the development of their courses.
The call offers free access to the FORGE tools and processes and guaranteed training and support by the FORGE consortium covering guided training and technical assistance. Moreover, the participants will be acknowledged as associate partners and will receive wide recognition and high visibility through the project’s website.
The call will remain open until June 2016 and proposals may be submitted at any time.
Financial support will be offered to participants for the development of necessary software extensions, providing up to €30k in total. The extensions can be either eBook interactive widgets(1) or wrappers/ FIRE adapters(2) to enable interconnection with FIRE facilities. The software extensions will be used in order to fill in gaps in the development of eLearning tools for supporting external communities of users. It should be noted that financial support does not extend to any proposals focusing on course development alone.
The total amount of €30k will be split between the proposals that will be accepted, providing maximum€5k per project. It should be noted that more than one proposal is allowed to be submitted per participant. The project coordinator will be responsible for the selection of subcontractors, in accordance to FP7 subcontracting rules.
(1) Widget: A widget is a micro-application performing a dedicated task. Widgets expose FIRE facilities to learners and educators and function as standalone learning applications that will be embedded inside interactive courses.
(2) FIRE Adapter: A FIRE Adapter enables a widget to communicate with the FIRE facilities with the functionality that is required for usage in an eLearning context.
Contact for information on the call: email@example.com
Submission of proposals: Participants are able to submit their proposals at any time up until Friday, June 17, 2016.
NEW deadline for submission of proposals that are subject to receiving funding: Friday, April 8, 2016
Implementation of all proposals starts shortly after the submission of proposals.
Type of participants: Educational/research institutions, universities, individuals, small/medium/large enterprises, anyone interested in bringing the worlds of FIRE and eLearning together.
Language in which the proposal must be submitted: English
Address for proposal submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of proposals
Many different types of proposals may be submitted for the FORGE Open Call, an indicative, non-exhaustive list of which is presented hereafter:
Terms and conditions
By submitting a proposal, the participants indicate that they agree with the terms and conditions listed below:
All proposals shall be eligible and may be accepted, provided that they foresee the use of FORGE tools and FIRE facilities within the implementation of the suggested courses. However, some additional criteria will be also taken into account for ranking the proposals into a priority list in terms of implementation and provided support. No scoring will be applied, since the process is not competitive and the open call is not funded. The ranking criteria are described in detail in the announcement document.