Start-up Funding for Horizon Europe for German coordinators

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports German coordinators in extending their European networks and in preparing of project proposals in Pillar II of "Horizon Europe".

Pillar II "Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness"

Cluster 1: Health

Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

Cluster 3: Civil Security for Society

Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Cluster 5: Climate, Energy and Mobility

Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

General conditions:

  • Deadline: 30. September 2021 (annually multiple cut-offs): 31. January, 31. May, 30. September; last deadline: 30. September 2023)
  • Beneficiaries: Universities, Research Institutions, SMEs
  • Funding: max. 50.000 € for coordinators
  • Eligible costs: Personnel/ Travel costs, Network Meetings, Workshops
  • Project Duration: max. 12 monath (Funding ends with submitted proposal.)
  • Further Informatione here.


Start-up Funding Cluster 3 "Civil Security for Society"

The funding guideline „Wege zur Innovation – Unterstützung zukünftiger Antragsteller in der europäischen Sicherheitsforschung" is intended to help create incentives at an early stage for universities, research and scientific institutions, authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS) and other users in the field of civil security research and SMEs in the commercial sector to participate in calls from Cluster 3 in Horizon Europe to accomplish.

Additional conditions (above mentioned):

  • Cut-off dates for project drafts (max. 10 pages): 15. March 2023 (for an application 2024), 15. March 2024 (for an application 2025)
  • Funding: 100% für Universities (max. 120.000 Euro)
  • Further Information here.



EU-Büro Nord

Dipl. Biol. Niko Isermann

EU Research Administrator

Tel.: +49 (0) 391 6758836


  • Fachhochschule der Polizei
  • Hochschule Harz
  • Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

EU-Büro Süd

Robina Geupel, M.A.

EU Research Administrator

Tel.: +49 (0) 345 55 21389


  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

EU-Büro Süd

Dr. Sabine Pabst

EU Research Administrator

Tel.: +49 (0) 345 55 22104


  • Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
  • Hochschule Anhalt
  • Hochschule Merseburg











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