One can apply for funding in two energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme. The total available funding is €40 m.
The projects will be selected for funding in two-stage evaluation.
First, candidates should submit short project proposals by 16 October 2018. They will be then informed within three months after the deadline if they have qualified to the second stage of the selection process.
If so, they will be invited to submit full project proposals by 25 April 2019.
The final decision about which projects will receive EU funding will be known the latest by 25 September 2019.
The focus of the above funding opportunities is to support research and innovation activities in relation with renewable energy. Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in energy research announced on the Participant Portal.
What are the requirements for participation?
The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each topic page. Please also consult the General Annexes (pdf) of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 for rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information.
How to apply?
Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page on the Participant Portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation (pdf). For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.
How will the grants be awarded?
The submitted proposals are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants max. eight months after the deadline.
Become an expert
External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.
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