Research & Innovation - Participant Portal H2020 Online Manual

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Find a call

Horizon 2020 offers a large variety of funding opportunities for research and innovation activities through calls for proposals that are set out in the Horizon 2020 work programme. On the Participant Portal (PP) you can find call information under Funding opportunities.

Already familiar with EU research funding?

You can go directly to the H2020 calls and filter calls that interest you in the relevant programme part, like ICT or Health.

New to EU research funding?

Go to Search topics to find topics that belong to open or forthcoming calls. You can search in the text of the call and topic titles, call and topic identifiers, topic description and keywords and tags related to this topic.
You can also filter using the quick finder for topics related to H2020 cross-cutting priorities, like international cooperation, SME instrument, social sciences and humanities, etc.
You can also search for previous (closed) topics, as a guide.
In Horizon 2020 there are more opportunities for cooperation with and participation by researchers from non-EU countries.
For more extensive search in various fields of the call and topic pages, you find on the same page a link to the Europa search that functions and presents the results in a similar way as Google search.

Other EU Programmes?

The PP calls page also includes other EU programmes, such as Research Fund for Coal & Steel, 3rd Health Programme, Promotion of Agricultural Products, Consumer Programme, COSME - Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Justice Programme. You can find these calls by going to the dedicated pages of each programme in the Funding opportunities page and their topics are also displayed on the Search topics page.

Where to find calls information?

Call Information sources and their content:

Document icon H2020 biannual work programmes Contain content and timing of calls

Call conditions (even before publication on this site)
Document icon EU Official Journal Publishes notifications of calls for proposals
Document icon Participant Portal Funding Opportunities page
  • Publication of calls
  • Related key documents & guidance
  • News about upcoming calls
  • Page for each call where you can start submitting your proposal under the selected topic
Document icon Participant Portal Call page – Call RSS feed Subscribe to e-mail notifications about new calls

Call page: provides a summary of the common research field or innovation or societal challenge that the topics of this call deal with. It also gives access to all the topics that belong to this call.

Topics: Calls are further sub-divided into Topics – your proposal must be relevant for one of these. The scope and expected impact of each topic and thus related proposals is described on the topic page.

Topic page: You find the key documents and information that you need to prepare your proposal here. Each topic page specifies the submission deadline and contains a link to the electronic submission system, which is how you submit your proposal.

H2020 Calls for Tenders

The Horizon 2020 calls for tenders are published on the TED - Tenders Electronic Daily web site which is dedicated to European public procurement and publishes calls for tenders.