Answer Question 1: All seven sub-programmes have been open for applications from the turn of the year 2003/2004 onwards. This means that the IVSS programme does not go out with an official call for applications, but is continuously open for project proposals and submittals. The IVSS meetings calendar is found here.
The IVSS programme will run from 2004 to 2010.
An application to the IVSS programme must be made together with one other, or preferably several other partners (”horizontal project”), where one of the partners is given as the formal applicant.