Horizon 2020: open calls for proposals

M-ERA.NET Transnational Call 2020

M-ERA.NET aims to fund ambitious transnational projects addressing materials research and innovation including advanced material-based technologies in health applications. Joint call between European Union and Innosuisse.
Deadlines: June 16th, 2020 (pre-proposal submission, 12:00h, Swiss time) and July 22nd, 2020 (submission to Innosuisse, 17:00h Swiss time); November 19th, 2020 (full request, 12:00h, Swiss time)

Future and Emerging Technologies

  • FET OPEN Challenging Current Thinking (FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020)
    Deadline: June 3rd, 2020 (17:00h, Swiss time)
  • FET PROACT Neuromorphic computing technologies (FETPROACT-09-2020)
    Deadline: June 17th, 2020 (17:00h, Swiss time)
  • FET HPC International Cooperation on High Performance Computing (FETHPC-04-2020)
    Deadline: June 17th, 2020 (17:00h, Swiss time)
  • FET OPEN Innovation Launchpad (FETOPEN-03-2018-2019-2020)
    Deadline: October 14th, 2020 (17:00h, Swiss time)

Last H2020 Health calls

The first calls have been launched in July, 2019.
The next deadlines are in June, 2020.
For an overview, visit the open calls about Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing.

European Joint Programme Cofund

EJP Cofund under Horizon 2020 is a co-fund action designed to support coordinated national research and innovation programmes.

  • The innovative “Rare Diseases Research (RDR) Challenges” call aims at facilitate and fund collaboration between industry, academia, and patient organizations to solve specific research challenges in rare diseases.
    Deadline: June 30th, 2020 (14:00h, Swiss time)
  • EJP Rare Diseases – Networking Support Scheme (NSS) call encourages to organise transnational European/international events to share and disseminate knowledge on rare diseases or rare cancers.
    Deadline: 6-12 months before the event

European Research Council (ERC)

  • ERC Advanced Grant (ERC-2020-ADG)
    Deadline: August 26th, 2020 (17:00h, Swiss time)
  • ERC Proof of Concept Grant (ERC-2020-PoC)
    Deadline: September 17th, 2020 (17:00h, Swiss time)

PRACE Fast Track Call for Proposals

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies, without being exhaustive, to the following topics: molecular biology, bioinformatics, epidemiology, etc. Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is a partner.
Deadline: open until further notice

Status of Switzerland

Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 (factsheet)
Participants from CH institutions must apply for all Horizon 2020 and Euratom calls as participants from an associated country and request their funding from the European Commission.

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation: SERI - website


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