5 tips for a successful application!

TrustChain project started in January 2023 to address the inherent challenges within the current centralised Internet architecture that is not transparent to the user, does not protect the privacy-by -default and does not scale well through 5 Open Calls and an overall budget of €8,775M.

Trustworthy digital identities and data are the focus of this TrustChain Open Call 1 (OC1) on “Decentralised Digital Identity”.

Until April 10th (17:00 CEST) TrustChain Open Call 1 welcomes applications from Internet technologists, researchers, developers and innovators with a multidisciplinary background including technical, social science and humanities (SSH) among others.

This call is for those that actively involved in research, development and application activities in the fields of digital identity management, self- sovereign identity, blockchain, semantic web, ontology engineering, software engineering, Cloud engineering, digital twins, edge and fog computing, ecosystem economics, smart applications, cryptography, standardisation and security engineering.


  • Grants up to €117K (equity-free)
  • Free access to top infrastructure
  • Free training & coaching
  • The opportunity to establish the TrustChain framework which is human centric, decentralised & trustworthy, based on the available technologies.
Here are 5 tips for successful application!

TIP #1 : Read the Guide for applicants!

Guidelines may not be the funniest thing to read, we know. But trust us: in the TrustChain guide for applicants, you’ll find very useful information to help you apply to our Open Call 1. What will you get?
Application process nitty gritties, eligibility criteria; about the evaluation process and the financial support provided; more info on the preparation/submission of the proposals, technical support and infrastructures… these are all covered in the guide for applicants!


TIP #2: Use the official templates
All the projects must be based on the TrustChain proposal template. So, make sure you submit your application in the correct form! Don’t forget to check the administrative form and the additional applicant’s template too.

Check out our apply page for all the templates. 



TIP #3: Check the eligible countries list

TrustChain Open Call 1 is open to several countries. You can confirm if your country is included in the “eligible countries” list, simply by checking section 5.2 of the Guide for Applicants.



TIP #4: Take a look at the FAQs
Having questions and doubts whether you are the right fit to apply is normal. That’s why we prepared a “frequently asked questions” section on TrustChain website. So, whenever you have a doubt, search for your answer there!
Find the answers to FAQ here.



TIP #5: Watch our webinars

With all the tips above, we have something more for you for additional insights! TrustChain has held 3 webinars and Q&A sessions to tackle all the questions potential applicants had.

Here you can hear the replay of this information!



Now you have everything for submitting a great application! Good luck!

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