Horizon 2020

What is Horizon 2020?Open to the worldExcellent Science - ERC Work Programme 2018ERC Work Programme 2017 | Focus on Africa

 

What is Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly EUR 80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Two year work programmes announce the specific areas that will be funded by Horizon 2020. Look out for them on the online Participant Portal as they can be used as a calendar for the calls for proposals (‘calls’), to be published during the year. The Participant Portal is your entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects, and hosts the services for managing your proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.

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Open to the world

Horizon 2020 is open to the world, allowing European researchers to cooperate with their counterparts around the world in H2020 projects on any topic. A dedicated sub-page of the Participant Portal lists H2020 calls with topics especially suited for International Cooperation.

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Excellent Science - ERC Work Programme 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) supports research from any fields of science with almost EUR 2 billion. It´s grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

Download the ERC Work Programme 2018 (PDF) with information about all ERC grants listed below. Check also the official ERC-Website for more information.

Type of grant

ERC grant reference

Budget million EUR
(estimated number of grants)
Call opens Deadline             Planned dates to inform applicants
(after each step or cut-off date)
Indicative date for signature of grant agreements
(by cut-off date for PoC)

Starting Grant

ERC-2018-StG

581 (391) 3 Aug 2017 17 Oct 2017 14 May 2018;
14 Aug 2018
14 Dec 2018

Consolidator Grant

ERC-2018-CoG

550 (287) 24 Oct 2017 15 Feb 2018 6 Jul 2018;
30 Nov 2018
30 Mar 2019

Advanced Grant

ERC-2018-AdG 450 (194) 17 May 2018 30 Aug 2018 29 Jan 2019;
8 Apr 2019
8 Aug 2019

Synergy Grant

ERC-2018-SyG 250 (30) 3 Aug 2017 14 Nov 2017

23 Apr 2018;
29 Aug 2018;
19 Oct 2018

19 Feb 2019
Proof of Concept Grant ERC-2018-PoC 20 (130) 6 Sep 2017 16 Jan 2018;
18 Apr 2018;
11 Sep 2018
30 Mar 2018;
21 Jul 2018;
10 Dec 2018
30 Jul 2018;
21 Oct 2018;
10 Apr 2019

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ERC Work Programme 2017

Download the ERC Work Programme 2017 (PDF) with information about all ERC grants listed below.

ERC grant reference / Link Type of grant Budget million EUR
(estimated number of grants)
Call opens                   Deadline             Planned dates to inform applicants
(after step 1&2 for frontier research grants, by deadline for PoC)
Indicative date for signature of grant agreements
(by deadline for PoC)
ERC-2017-StG Starting Grant 605 (415) 26 Jul 2016 18 Oct 2016 31 May 2017;
6 Sep 2017
6 Jan 2018
ERC-2017-CoG Consolidator Grant 575 (320) 9 Feb 2017 20 Oct 2016 13 Jul 2017;
6 Dec 2017
6 Apr 2018
ERC-2017-AdG Advanced Grant 567 (245) 16 May 2017 31 Aug 2017 13 Jan 2018;
9 Apr2018
9 Aug 2018
ERC-2017-PoC Proof of Concept Grant 20 (130) 2 Aug 2016 19 Jan 2017;
25 Apr 2017;
5 Sep 2017
1 Mar 2017;
28 Jun 2017;
8 Nov 2017
1 Jul 2017;
28 Oct 2017;
8 Mar 2018
ERC-2017-CoG Consolidator Grant 575 (320) 9 Feb 2017 20 Oct 2016 13 Jul 2017;
6 Dec 2017
6 Apr 2018

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Focus on Africa

RINEA continuously screens the Horizon 2020 work programmes and up‐coming calls for focus areas particularly suited for EU‐African cooperation and strengthening the EU‐Africa STI partnership.

Download current list (comprehensive version of table below) as PDF (238KB).

 

Topic/Link Titel  Year  Project type   M€ per project
(budget available)
Call type Deadline         
Societal Challenge 1 – 'Health, demographic change and well-being'
SC1-BHC-15-2018 New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID)  2017 RIA  5-10 (52) two stage

1st stage:
06 Feb 2018
2nd stage:
4 Sep 2018

Societal Challenge 2 –  'Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy'

Support to the implementation of the EU-Africa Partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA)
SFS-33-2018 Support to the implementation of the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security & Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)

2018

CSA

5 (5)

single stage

13 Feb 2018
LC-SFS-34-2019 Food Systems Africa

2018

RIA

7 (21)

two stage

1st stage:
23 Jan 2019
2nd stage:
04 Sep 2019

SFS-35-2019-2020 Sustainable Intensification in Africa:  
A: African Farming Systems, sustainable intensification pathways

2019

RIA

7.5 (23)

two stage

1st stage:
23 Jan 2019
2nd stage:
04 Sep 2019

B: Soil system for Africa

2019

RIA

(23)

two stage

1st stage:
23 Jan 2019
2nd stage:
04 Sep 2019

Contribute to the implementation of the EU-Brazil-South Africa Belém Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation cooperation
BG-08-2018-2019 All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Flagship:
A: 2018 - Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation activities in the Atlantic Ocean

2018

CSA

(4)

single stage

13 Feb 2018

B: 2018-2019- Assessing the status of Atlantic marine ecosystems

2018

RIA

(33)

two stage

1st stage:
13 Feb 2018
2nd stage:
11 Sep 2019

C: 2018-2019- New value chains for aquaculture production

2019

RIA

(27)

two stage

1st stage:
23 Jan 2019
2nd stage:
04 Sep 2019

Societal Challenge 3 – 'Secure, clean and efficient energy'
EU commitments under the Paris Agreement, the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the Cotonou Agreement. This initiative contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on energy by ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. It will also contribute to the priorities set up by the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation

LC-SC3-JA-4-2018

Support action in preparation of a Joint Programming activity

 2018

CSA

1

single stage

31 Jan 2018
LC-SC3-JA-5-2019 Joint Programming with EU and African partners for a R&I actions in the area of renewable energy

 2019

COFUND
(European Joint Programme)

15

single stage

27 Aug 2019
Societal Challenge 4  'Smart, green and integrated transport'
Proposals shall include at least two participants/cities from Asia (e.g. China, India, etc), at least two participants/cities from CELAC countries and two participants/cities from African countries
LC-GV-05-2019 InCo flagship on “Urban mobility and sustainable electrification in large urban areas in developing and emerging economies”

2019

IA

15-18

single stage

14 Apr 2019
Societal Challenge 5 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials'
For both of the sub-topics, in line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged
LC-CLA-05-2019 Human dynamics of climate change in addition to the minimum number of participants set out in the General Annexes, proposals addressing sub-topic a) shall include at least three participants from at least two different African countries  
A: Climate services for Africa

2019

RIA

5-7

two stage

1st stage:
19 Feb 2019
2nd stage:
04 Sep 2019

B: Climate and human migration

2019

RIA

 Societal Challenge 6 – 'Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies'
MIGRATION-07-2019 International protection of refugees in a comparative perspective

2019

RIA

3 (9)

single stage

14 Mar 2019
SU-GOVERNANCE-10-2019 Drivers and contexts of violent extremism in the broader MENA region and the Balkans

2019

RIA

3 (9)

single stage

14 Mar 2019

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