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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

The final Work Programme 2018-2020 is not yet available, but links to the scoping papers and overarching document for the call can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-work-programme

Eight issues are highlighted in the overarching document  "as deserving serious consideration under this programming cycles as they are expected to impact on society in the coming decades": 

  • Hyper-connectivity and big data driving change and innovation
  • Falling cost of energy fostering innovation (e.g. separation and recycling of raw materials, drinking water from the sea)
  • Migration and demographic dynamics challenging European societies
  • Pressure on health systems and health inequalities
  • Climate change, oceans and space
  • Primary sector innovation being key for sustainability and well-being
  • Biotechnology as the next wave of disrupting technologies
  • Increasing instability as a new reality for societies

 

H2020-FETFLAG-2018 tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges, single stage – topic 2

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science, under the future and emerging technologies programme, invites proposals for its H2020-FETFLAG-2018 tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges call. This supports projects that tackle science and technology challenges that are expected to produce impacts on economy and society, benefiting European citizens and paving the way for global technological and industrial leadership. Proposals may address the following topic:

•FETFLAG-02-2018 ERA-NET Cofund for FET flagships.

Proposals may take the form of ERA-NET Cofund actions, which require participation by at least three legal entities; each established in a different EU member state or Horizon 2020 associated country. Legal entities established in a third country, who secure their own funding, may be included in the consortia.

The total indicative budget for this call is worth €10 million.

Deadline 17 April 2018

For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-fetflag-2018-2020.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc

 

Non-Thematic calls

Click HERE for general information on the ERC schemes.  

COMING SOON: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie co-funding of regional, national and international programmes, single stage

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 12 April 2018 and close on 27 September 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions work programme, invites proposals for its H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie co-funding of regional, national and international programmes call. This aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility and career development. This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national and international programmes to open up to, and provide for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career. Proposals may be submitted for the following topics:

•MSCA-COFUND-2018-FP fellowship programmes;

•MSCA-COFUND-2018-DP doctoral programmes.

Beneficiaries in these programmes must be legal entities established in an EU member state or Horizon 2020 associated country that fund or implement doctoral or fellowship programmes for researchers. Legal entities established in a third country, who secure their own funding, may be included in the consortia.

Funding will support eligible researchers for a period of at least three months. Grants are worth up to €10 million. The remuneration costs provided for researchers recruited under an employment contract are worth at least €2,709 a month for early-stage researchers and €3,836 a month for experienced researchers. The remuneration costs provided for researchers recruited under a status equivalent to a fixed-amount fellowship are at least €1,354.5 a month for early-stage researchers and €1,918 a month for experienced researchers. The total indicative budget for this call is €80 million.

Deadline 27 September 2018

For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-msca-cofund-2018.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2018/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc

 

ERC-2018-CoG consolidator grants

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC invites proposals for its ERC-2018-CoG consolidator grants. These support principal investigators who are at a career stage at which they may be consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

Principal investigators, who have been awarded their first PhD between seven and 12 years prior to 1 January 2018 and who have produced several publications as a main author, may apply. The host institution must engage the Principal Investigator for at least the duration of the project. It must either be established in an EU member state or associated country as a legal entity, be an international European interest organisation, be a Joint Research Centre or any other entity created under EU law. PIs may be of any nationality and may reside in any country in the world at the time of the application but must spend a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time in an EU member state or associated country and a minimum of 40 per cent of their working time on the ERC project.

The total budget for consolidator grants is worth €550 million to fund an estimated 287 grants. Grants are worth up to €2 million each over five years. An additional €750,000 start up grant may be requested.

Deadline 15 February 2018

For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/erc-2018-cog.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/ERC-2018-COG/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc

 

COMING SOON: ERC Advanced grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 17 May 2018 and close on 30 August 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC invites proposals for its ERC-2018-AdG ERC advanced grants. These support principal investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. The aim of this activity is to provide long-term funding to support investigators and their research teams to pursue ground breaking, high-gain and high-risk research in a host institution based in an EU member state or associated country.

Researchers in any field and of any nationality may apply. Investigators based outside the EU who wish to carry out a project with a host institution in the EU or associated countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a significant track record in the last 10 years which may include benchmarks such as 10 publications in major international peer-reviewed journals as a main author, three major research monographs at least one of which is translated into another language, or other equivalent benchmarks. The host institution must engage the principal investigator for at least the duration of the project and must be established as a legal entity in an EU member state or associated country or be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre or any other entity created under EU law.

The total budget for this call is €450 million to fund an estimated 194 projects. Grants are worth up to €2.5 m over five years. An additional start up grant of €1m may be requested.

Deadline 30 August 2018

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

 

ERC-2018-PoC proof of concept grants

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC invites proposals for its ERC-2018-PoC 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.

All principal investigators in an ERC frontier research project, that is either ongoing or has ended less than 12 months before 1 January 2018, may apply. The host institution must engage the PI for at least the duration of the project and must be established in a member state or associated country as a legal entity. Applicants may be of any nationality and be residing in any country at the time of the application.

The total budget is €20 million to fund an estimated 130 projects. Grants are worth up to €150,000 each over up to 18 months, but should normally be completed within 12 months.

Deadline 16 January 2018

For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/erc-2018-poc.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/ERC-2018-PoC/1/1&+OPEN/asc