Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of € 95.5 billion 2021-2027.
European Research Council (ERC grants)
This programme is divided into 3 categories of grants. In addition, ERC Proof of concept Grants are open for current ERC projects to obtain additional funding for bringing their results
to market. Only the ERC Advanced grant call is open at the moment however the next ERC Starting grant call is expected to be published very soon, with tentative dates below:
ERC Starting Grant: € 1.5 million over 5 years for researchers with 2-7 years post-PhD experience - Tentative publication 12/07/2022, Tentative deadline 25/10/2022
ERC Consolidator Grant: € 2 million over 5 years for researchers with 7-12 years post-PhD experience - Tentative publication 28/09/2022, Tentative deadline 2/2/2023
ERC Advanced Grants: €2.5 million over 5 years for researchers with over 12 years post-PhD experience - Tentative publication 8/12/2022, Tentative deadline 23/5/2023
Please get in touch with RSSD with your proposal ideas today! These calls are extremely competitive therefore it is essential to plan ahead in order to present a proposal of sufficient quality. RSSD provides support with:
• Evaluation of your project idea
• Upgrading your CV with experience and publications
• Advice on choice of evaluation panels
• Proposal reading sessions, whereby a successful proposal will be available for reading and discussion
• Training programmes
• Recommendations for proposal writing consultants
• Proposal reviewing support
Horizon Europe Global challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
Check out these calls for proposals which are currently open under the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022:
Topics available: Cluster 1: HealthCluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive SocietyCluster 3: Civil Security for SocietyCluster 4: Digital, Industry and SpaceCluster 5: Climate, Energy and MobilityCluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area
Hop-on Facility - possibility to join already funded projects as a widening country.
Please refer to the List of current projects looking for partners to join.
Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I system (including Research Infrastructures)
ERA Talents - NEW PROGRAMME expected to be published in Autumn 2022 for the very first time!
The ERA Talents action aims to boost interoperability of careers and employability of research and innovation talents across sectors, with a center of gravity in widening countries. Towards a more balanced circulation of talents, both trans-nationally and across sectors, ERA Talents aims to support training and mobility of research and innovation staff across sectors with a particular focus on widening countries.
More info coming soon.
Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions
Post-doctoral Fellowships - opportunity to host a pre-identified Post-Doctoral Fellow from anywhere in the world for 2 years, all expenses covered! Submit your Expression of Interest for Hosting offers by the 25 March 2022! These will be published on our website and disseminated on Euraxess and Net4Mobility.
Doctoral Networks - opportunity to build a European Joint Doctoral Programme with a consortium, all expenses covered.
The UM is having good success in MSCA therefore we are envisaging more proposals to be funded. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!
Digital Europe Programme
The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations.
INTERREG Europe is a programme aimed at supporting interregional cooperation among regions from all across Europe by sharing and implementing successful policy actions.
It is essential to bring on board Local Authorities as partners or supporting proposals through a letter of support.
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Applicants are advised to consult the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for a complete list of calls, information and rules for participation.
The following calls are open:
KA2 Centres for Vocational Excellence
KA2 Teacher Academies
KA2 Alliances for Innovation
MCST Internationalisation Partnerships Award Scheme+
MCST Commercialisation Voucher Programme
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Check out the UM internal deadlines!
The 2nd edition of the University of Malta Grants week is from 21 to 23 March 2022!