Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

€267 million available to support transport projects

Creation date: October 31, 2017

The application period starts today and candidates will be able to submit their proposals until 30 January 2018 (two-stage call) or 4 April 2018 (single-stage call).


From today, you can apply for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme through three calls that are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €267 million.


These calls are part of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge.

The specific focus of these three calls is to support research and innovation activities in relation with low-carbon and sustainable transport; automated road transport; electrified vehicles; safe and resilient transport systems; European industrial leadership as well as behavioural issues and user needs for mobility solutions.


Please find the details of the calls below:






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(first stage)


30 January 2018







4 April 2018







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4 April 2018







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4 April 2018





Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in transport research announced on the Participant Portal.


What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each topic page.

Please also consult the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information.


How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page on the Participant Portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation. For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.


How will the grants be awarded?

The proposals submitted are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Applicants will receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline in case of single stage calls and three months in case of first stage call. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline.


Become an expert!

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.