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HORIZON2020

  • What are the main kinds of European Union funding relevant for my research?
  • How do they work: amounts, eligibility and evaluation criteria, restrictions, deadlines? 
  • Where can I go to get more information and to submit my proposals?

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"Horizon2020" is the name the European Commission (EC) has given the €77 billion in funding it will provide between 2014 and 2020 to support (inter alia) "excellent science," industrial leadership, and to address important "societal challenges". All of these are intended to contribute to creating an "Innovation Union" - a more competitive Europe.  

Bottom Up Approach: European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Curie

The EC uses a "bottom up" funding approach to support "excellent science." Individual researchers (and their teams) can choose topics they want to obtain funding for.  ERC  and Marie Curie are best known "bottom up" funded EU Programmes. For more Information, see the Bottom Up Funding page.

 

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 Top Down Approach: "Collaborative Research"

The EC uses a "top down" funding approach to support collaborative research on societal challenges. As such, top down funding is more "political" than bottom up, as it ultimately also has to address policy questions.  International consortia respond to funding calls on a specific aspect of one of these seven societal challenges the EC has identified as being of special importance until 2020:       

  • health and wellbeing
  • food security
  • transport
  • energy
  • climate
  • society
  • security

For more information, see the Top Down Funding page

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 11.09.2014 · michelj

 
 
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