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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

The full programme can be found here:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/index.html

Thematic calls

 

Non-Thematic calls

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COMING SOON: Synergy grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 19 July with a deadline of 14 November 2017. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: ERC invites proposals for its ERC synergy grants. These aim to address ambitious research questions that can only be answered by the coordinated work of a group of investigators and their teams, bringing together their complementary skills, knowledge and resources. The ultimate goal is to give support to a close collaborative interaction that will enable transformative research at the forefront of science, capable of yielding ground-breaking or even unpredictable scientific results and cross-fertilising disciplines.

The call is open for researchers from anywhere in the world, based in Europe or in an associated country. Each principal investigator must be hosted by and spend 50 per cent of their total working time in an institution established in an EU member state or associated country. They shall spend a minimum of 30 per cent of their total working time on the ERC project. Groups must be formed of two to four researchers.

It is expected that 25 to 30 projects will be funded with grants of up to €10 million for up to six years.

For more information see https://erc.europa.eu/

 

COMING SOON: Starting grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in summer 2017. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: ERC invites proposals for its starting grants. These support principal investigators in starting their own independent research team or programme.

Applicants may be researchers of any nationality who intend to carry out research in an EU member state or associated country. They must be able to demonstrate the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, and show a promising track record including significant publications in major international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Principal investigators should have been awarded their first PhD between two and seven years ago. They must be engaged at the host institution for the duration of the project. Host institutions must be established in members states or associated countries as a legal entity under national law, or may be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission's joint research centre, or any other entity under EU law, including public and private entities, universities, research organisation and undertakings.

Grants are worth up to €1.5 million each over five years. An additional €500,000 may be requested for eligible start up costs of moving to the EU or an associated country, the purchase of major equipment and access to large facilities.

Deadline Unknown

For more information see https://.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants

 

COMING SOON: Consolidator grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in autumn 2017. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: ERC invites proposals for its consolidator grants. These support principal investigators who are at a career stage at which they may consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

Principal investigators of any nationality, who have been awarded their first PhD between seven and 12 years, may apply. Applications must be submitted by a single principal investigator in conjunction with or on behalf of a host institution, which must be based in an EU member state or associated country. The PI does not necessarily need to be working at the host institution at the time of proposal submission.

Grants are worth up to €2 million over five years, plus an additional €750,000 start up grant.

Deadline Unknown

For more information see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/consolidator-grants

 

COMING SOON: Proof of concept grants 2018

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in late summer 2017. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: ERC invites proposals for its 2018 call for proof of concept grants. These aim to maximise the value of ERC-funded research by funding further work to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects, and bring them to a pre-demonstration stage where potential commercialisation or societal opportunities have been identified. Innovations may be commercialised through licences to a new or existing company, or through a venture-funded start-up, and may also feed into ventures aimed at addressing social and environmental goals, including by social entrepreneurs and the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors. Applications can be made in any field of research, with an emphasis on the frontiers of science, scholarship and engineering.

Principal investigators who have already received an ERC frontier research grant may apply. Applicants may be of any nationality who intend to carry out the funded activities in any EU member state or associated country, where they are engaged with a host institution for the duration of the project. Host institutions may be any type of legal entity, including international European interest organisations.

Grants are worth up to €150,000 each over up to 18 months, but should normally be completed within 12 months.

Deadline Unknown

For more information see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/proof-concept