Research & Innovation - Funding & Tenders 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.

Whether you are already familiar with EU research funding or a completely new user, simply go to the "Search funding & tenders" page 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.

Other EU Programmes?

The call pages also includes other EU programmes, such as: 3rd Health Programme, Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, Consumer Programme, Creative Europe, Erasmus+, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, European Statistics, HERCULE III, Internal Security Fund Borders and Visa, Internal Security Fund Police, Justice Programme, Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions, Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises, Promotion of Agricultural Products, Research Fund for Coal & Steel, Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme, Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

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 Funding & Tenders Portal "Search funding & tenders" page
  • Publication of calls & topics
  • Related key documents & guidance
  • News about upcoming calls/topics
  • Page for each topic where you can start submitting your proposal
Document icon Funding & Tenders Portal Funding Opportunities RSS feed Subscribe to notifications about new calls

Call: 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 now also published on the Funding & Tenders Portal; you may find them by using the "Search funding & tenders" page.