In October 2017, the Horizon 2020 Work Programme was published by the European Commission with calls for the years 2018 to 2020. With a total budget of 30 billion Euro, the new 2018-2020 work programme offers both open and thematic funding lines for all research disciplines. Calls cover a wide range of topics, from basic research to launch activities.
Calls for 2018 to 2020 can be found in the following areas:
Cross-Section - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
LEIT Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP)
SC1 - Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing
SC2 - Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Bioeconomy
SC3 - Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
SC4 - Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
SC5 - Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
SC6 - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies
SC7 - Secure Societies
The Social and Economic sciences and the Humanities are perceived as cross-cutting under Horizon 2020. Participation opportunities for these disciplines are therefore given in all work programmes.
A compilation of calls for all current Horizon 2020 work programmes with opportunities for participation in the social, and economic sciences and the humanities can be found here
The work programmes 2018-2020 are available online.
ERA-NETs are instruments for the coordination of research activities. The aim of ERA-NETs is to improve the co-operation of programme promoters and to coordinate research activities carried out in European Member States and Associated States at national and regional level. Instruments for this include the networking of funding activities, the mutual opening as well as the development and implementation of joint calls and programmes. International ERA-NETS, in turn, implement this in relation to cooperation with a specific partner country or region outside Europe.
The application usually includes the following:
- Cooperations must consist of at least 3 partners from 3 countries that are active in the ERA-NET.
- Joint applications are submitted by the coordinator at central European level.
- If the application is evaluated positively, each individual partner receives support from the respective national funding agency for their own part of the project within the cooperation.
A list of the current calls of ERA-NETs in which Germany participates can be found here. Filter for Germany and active networks.
The ERA-NET portal "ERA-LEARN 2020" can be found here.
In the current research framework programme, the European Commission offers various types of prizes. As "Horizon Prizes", these are intended to stimulate innovation in certain research areas. In addition, other prices are tendered, to be awarded for instance in recognition of special achievements.
The currently advertised prices can be found here.
If you have questions about the specific programs, please contact your local contact person.