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International Funding

Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research (2021-2027), is the world's largest funding programme for research and innovation. Its objective is to help develop an EU-wide knowledge- and innovation-based society and a competitive economy and to contribute to sustainable development.

In addition to European cooperative projects, some programme areas allow for individual funding.

Please contact Dr. Ursula Higgins if you are interested in learning more about Horizon Europe, if you need support in networking with cooperation partners, or if you are already planning a project.

EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation Horizon EuropeHide

Horizon Europe has three pillars:
The “Excellent Science” pillar in Horizon Europe hosts the major bottom-up funding lines. These include the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The funding of research infrastructures is also part of this pillar.
The pillar "Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness" provides the majority of the thematic (top-down) calls within Horizon Europe in the structure of six thematic clusters. The focus is on the competitiveness of the EU economy and its leading role in the development of technological and non-technological solutions (incl. key technologies).
With its third pillar "Innovative Europe", Horizon Europe focuses on the promotion of innovation-related activities. This includes the various funding instruments under the umbrella of the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Innovation Ecosystems, and the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). © KoWi, Bonn, 2021
   

Current details about the Horizon Europe programme are available via the European Commission's Research & Innovation Participant Portal, via the German Horizon Europe Portal, and on the homepage of the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi).

Support and advice in submitting proposals is available from the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR), from KoWi, or from BMBF's national contacts organized by subject area.

The University of Bayreuth's Participant Identification Code (PIC) is available here (bt-username required).

When applying, please enter the following Participant Identification Code (PIC) for the University of Bayreuth as the support institution: 999 84 99 08.

The best way to get involved in the framework programme is by contributing as a reviewer. The Participant Portal allows you to register with information on your expertise.

Research Funding provided by the European Research Council (ERC)Hide

The European Research Council (ERC) funds basic research under the banner of Frontier Research. The concept illustrates an underlying notion of groundbreaking, visionary research that eliminates borders between basic and applied research and between research and technology.

These funding measures are geared to scholars of all nationalities interested in carrying out a research project in Europe. ERC Grants fund researchers who set up teams freely to carry out cutting edge research over a period of several years.

  • Starting Investigator Grants for scholars who completed a doctorate 2-7 years ago
  • Consolidator Investigator Grants for scholars who completed a doctorate 7-12 years ago
  • Advanced Investigator Grants for established scholars
  • Proof of Concept for transferring ERC project findings into innovations

The University of Bayreuth's Participant Identification Code (PIC) is available here (bt-username required). Further information and support is available from the ERC's National Contact Point (NKS ERC).

Other European ProgrammesHide

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