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Horizon 2020

Please see the Research Operations Office website for the latest UK Government information on Brexit and participation in H2020.

https://www.ukro.ac.uk/authoring/public/Documents/uk_participation_h2020.pdf

The full H2020 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

 

Non-Thematic calls

Click HERE for general information on the ERC schemes.  

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

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 https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/co-funding-programmes_en

 

ERC-2018-AdG Advanced Grants

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.

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 is worth €450 million. Grants are worth up to €2.5m each, over five years. An additional start up grant of €1m may be requested.

Ref: ERC-2018-AdG.

Deadline 30 August 2018

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

 

**Coming soon** ERC-2019-COG Consolidator grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open summer 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

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

Grants are worth up to €2 million each over five years. An additional €750,000 start up grant may be requested.

Deadline: 15 February 2019 (forecast)

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

 

**Coming soon**: Starting Grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open during the summer of 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science 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 and must be able to demonstrate the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, and have produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Principal investigators should have been awarded their first PhD between two and seven years prior to 1 January 2018. They must spend a minimum of 50 per cent of working time in an EU member state or associated country and a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time on the ERC project. 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.

The total budget for starting grants is €581 million to fund an estimated 391 projects. The grants are worth up to €1.5m each and 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.

Ref: ERC-2018-StG, OJ C 251/2017.

Deadline: Currently unknown

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

 

**Coming soon**: Synergy Grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in mid-July and close in November 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC invites proposals for its synergy grants. These enable two to four investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems. Projects in any field of research may receive funding.

Principal investigators hosted by a public or private organisation established in an EU member state or associated country, may apply.

Grants are worth up to €10 million over six years. An additional €4m can be requested to cover eligible start-up costs, major equipment costs and access to large facilities.

Deadline: Currently unknown

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