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In the EU’s Framework Programme, applications for funding can only be submitted within the framework of calls for proposals which are published on the Horizon2020 website.

The European Commission also publishes the documents necessary for each call on this website:

  • Topic Description
  • Topic Conditions and Documents
  • Submission Service

Overview of current funding opportunities

Evaluation criteria

  • General criteria
  • Specific criteria
  • Ethical criteria
The selection of projects is made by evaluators who come from the fields of science, research and development on the basis of pre-defined evaluation criteria. These criteria are also listed in the Guide to Submission and Evaluation Process.

Time frame

Conception

1.Process planning and project sketch
2.Build a consortium
3.Assign responsibilities

3 – 4 weeks

Writing

4.Define work packages, tasks and deliverables
5.Administrative aspects (Form A's, budgets, person-months)
6.Writing of scientific concept, objectives and impact
Optional: consortium meeting to discuss the scientific concept

2 – 3 months

Refinement and submission

7.Clarification of last details
8.Finalisation and formatting of the proposal
9.Data entry in EPSS

4 weeks

Ideally, you should start the application process 5-6 months before submission. This period is roughly split in three phases: conception, writing and submission.

After submission, applicants usually receive their evaluation results from the Commission within three months. If the proposal has been successful, the consortium is invited to contract negotiations. It takes a further 3-4 months until the effective project start.

Success factors

  • Composition of the consortium:
  • Proposal content
  • Language aspects:

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Lobbying for the "pole-position"

Applicants can improve their chances themselves by defining their own topics and introducing them to the work programme by means of lobbying. In this way, they are ahead of their competitors even before the publication of the call and therefore also have more time for preparation.