The REA manages a large share of Horizon 2020 in five different big areas:
Since December 2013, a number of calls managed by the REA were launched. The agency is also in charge of managing FP7 projects in the areas of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, in space and security research and in FP7 research for the benefit of SMEs.
The projects are selected via calls for proposals announced on the Participants Portal. If you would like to submit a research proposal in one of these areas, check for open
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Currently there are two open calls in this area:
H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND): offers additional funding to new and existing regional, national and international programmes for research training and career development, to encourage the movement of researchers both across borders and across sectors of activity.
The call deadline is 2 October 2014 and the available budget is €80million.
Evaluation of the project proposals is expected to start in November-December 2014, with the results announced in February-March 2015.
H2020-MSCA-IF-2014: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) support individual researchers at postdoctoral level and beyond to work on personal research projects. Mobility between countries and possibly sectors is required in order to acquire new skills and experience, and to advance the career of the supported researcher. The call deadline is 11 September 2014, and the available budget is €240.50 million.
Evaluation of the research proposals is expected to start in October - November 2014, with the results announced in February 2015.
Three calls have recently closed:
H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) promotes research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas between research and market. The call deadline was on 24 April 2014, evaluation of the research proposals will start on 9 May 2014.
The available call budget is €70 million. 203 project proposals were received with a total requested funding of €169 million.
The results should be announced at the beginning of September 2014, and all Grant Agreements are likely to be signed by December 2014.
H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers. The call budget is €405.18 million, the bulk of which will be supporting European Training Networks, while €25.5 million are allocated to European Industrial Doctorates and €30 million to European Joint Doctorates. The call deadline was on 9 April 2014; 1164 proposals were received. The evaluation of proposals will start early May 2014, and grant agreements with successful applicants should be signed by December 2014.
H2020-2014-MSCA-NIGHT: Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Researchers' Night (NIGHT) funds research discovery events across Europe in 2014 and 2015, with the aim to promote scientific careers and acknowledge the work of researchers. The available call budget is € 8 million for 2014 and 2015 together. The call deadline was on 4 March 2014, and its evaluations will start on 23 March 2014 with the results announced in April 2014. 125 proposals from 37 European member states and associated countries have been submitted for the call. This number represents about 25% increase compared to the last NIGH call in 2013.
Four FP7 calls for proposals closed in 2013:
FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF: Intra - European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF) is an individual grant for experienced researchers to move within Europe for work on a research project. The final list of proposals to be funded is available on the Participant Portal .
FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF: Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF) is an individual grant for experienced researchers to follow research training in a third country outside Europe. The final list of proposals to be funded is available on the Participant Portal .
FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IIF: International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) is an individual grant for experienced researchers based in countries outside Europe to follow research training in Europe. The final list of proposals to be funded is available on the Participant Portal .
FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIG: Career Integration Grants (CIG) is a lump sum to encourage experienced researchers to settle or return in Europe. The final list of proposals to be funded is available on the Participant Portal.
The funded actions are expected to add on research activities of the Member States and of the European Space Agency (ESA).
The total budget of the H2020 Space Work Programme amounts ca. €1,7 billion of which the REA will manage ca. €830 million in the domains 'Earth Observation', 'Protection of European assets in and from Space' and 'Competitiveness of European Space Technology'. Other domains of the H2020 Space Work Programme include 'Applications in Satellite Navigation' (Galileo) and 'SME Instrument in space research and development'. The H2020 Galileo Calls will be managed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in Prague.
Currently there are three announced calls in H2020 space research managed by the REA:
The Secure Societies research action aims to protect the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. Its specific objective is to foster secure European societies in a context of unprecedented transformation and growing global interdependencies and threats, while strengthening the European culture of freedom and justice.
There are three calls for research proposals open in this area that are managed by the REA:
H2020-WIDESPREAD-2015: Widespread Twinning aims at building upon the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices between research institutions and leading partners.