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European Commission Calls
category MSCA
Doctoral Network Call Identifier: HORIZON-MSCA-2024-DN-01-01 MSCA Doctoral Networks 2023 (HORIZON-MSCA-2024-DN-01-01)

MSCA Doctoral Networks will implement doctoral programmes, by partnerships of universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. Proposals for doctoral networks can reflect existing or planned research partnerships among the participating organisations.
The selection procedure for doctoral candidates must be open, transparent and merit-based, in line with the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
MSCA Doctoral Networks are encouraged to lead to Industrial or Joint Doctorates.
Industrial Doctorates: Through Industrial Doctorates, doctoral candidates will step outside academia and develop skills in industry and business by being jointly supervised by academic and non-academic organisations, both of which can be established in the same EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.
Joint Doctorates: Joint Doctorates represent a highly integrated type of international, inter-sectoral and multi/interdisciplinary collaboration in doctoral training. They lead to the delivery of joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees[3] recognised in at least two EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.


Budget: EUR 608.000.000 (MSCA-DN) (single stage), 540 PM (in 2022 360 PM)
Deadline: Opening date: 29 May 2024; Deadline: 27 November 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time
Who can apply: 1. Admissibility conditions: described in Annex A and Annex E of the Horizon Europe Work Programme General Annexes

Proposal page limits and layout: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System

2. Eligible countries: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon Europe projects. See the information in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide.

3. Other eligibility conditions: described in the MSCA part of the Work Programme.

4. Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in Annex C of the Work Programme General Annexes.

Call Identifier: HORIZON-MSCA-2024-SE-01-01 MSCA Staff Exchanges 2024 (HORIZON-MSCA-2024-SE-01-01)

MSCA Staff Exchanges involve organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (including SMEs) from across the globe.
• Support is provided for international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility of R&I staff leading to knowledge transfer between participating organisations.
• The organisations constituting the partnership contribute directly to the implementation of a joint R&I project by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members.
• Such a project must explore activities that can be based on previous work but should go beyond and generate or strengthen long-term collaborations. Secondments must involve physical mobility of the eligible staff members and must always take place between legal entities independent from each other.
MSCA Staff Exchanges can address three dimensions of mobility: international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary.


Budget: EUR 81.226.000 (for year 2024)
Deadline: Opening date: 10 October 2024; Deadline: 05 March 2025 17:00:00 Brussels time
Who can apply: 1. Admissibility conditions: described in Annex A and Annex E of the Horizon Europe Work Programme General Annexes
Proposal page limits and layout: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System
2. Eligible countries: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon Europe projects. See the information in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide.
3. Other eligibility conditions: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes
4. Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in Annex C of the Work Programme General Annexes

Call Identifier: HORIZON-MSCA-2024-COFUND-01-01 MSCA COFUND 2024 (HORIZON-MSCA-2024-COFUND-01)

Applicants submit proposals for new or existing doctoral or postdoctoral programmes with an impact on the enhancement of human resources in R&I at regional, national or international level.
• Proposed programmes can cover any research disciplines ("bottom-up"), but exceptionally can also focus on specific disciplines, notably when they are based on national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3 strategies). In this case, the range of covered disciplines should allow reasonable flexibility for the researchers to define their topic.
• A Career Development Plan must be jointly established by the supervisor and each recruited researcher upon recruitment. In addition to research objectives, this Plan comprises the researcher's training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, teaching, planning for publications and participation in conferences and events aimed at opening science and research to citizens. The Plan must be established at the beginning of the recruitment and should be revised (and updated where needed) within 18 months.


Budget: EUR 104.800.000 (for year 2024)
Deadline: Opening date: 23 April 2024; Deadline: 26 September 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time
Who can apply: 1. Admissibility conditions: described in Annex A and Annex E of the Horizon Europe Work Programme General Annexes

Proposal page limits and layout: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System

2. Eligible countries: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon Europe projects. See the information in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide.

3. Other eligibility conditions: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes

4. Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in Annex C of the Work Programme General Annexes

 


category Innovative Europe
European Innovation Council (EIC) Call Identifier: HORIZON-EIC-2024-PATHFINDER CHALLENGES EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2024

The EIC Pathfinder is a funding programme under Horizon Europe that offers support to research teams by:
•funding research to develop the scientific basis to underpin breakthrough technologies
•supporting the earliest stages of scientific, technological or deep-tech R&D
•aiming to build on new, cutting-edge directions in science and technology to disrupt a field and a market or create new opportunities
•realising innovative technological solutions to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations in Europe
The specific objectives of this Challenge are:
•”Solar-to-X” devices Towards cement and concrete as a carbon sink
•Nature inspired alternatives for food packaging and films.
•Nanoelectronics for energy-efficient smart edge devices
•Protecting EU space infrastructure


Budget: Budget/project: up to 4 EUR million; Total indicative budget topic: 120 EUR million
Deadline: Deadline: 16 October 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
Who can apply: Smaller consortia (at least two eligible entities) or and single applicants as well as larger consortia.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Call Identifier: HORIZON-EIC-2024-TRANSITION-01) EIC Transition Open 2024

The EIC Transition is a funding programme under Horizon Europe targeting innovation activities that goes beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. It supports both the maturation and validation of novel technologies from the lab to the relevant application environments.
The EIC Transition offers support to SMEs, start-ups and organisations that:
•have identified EU-funded project result(s) with promising commercial potential that could be the basis for innovation and promising new businesses
•envision novel promising technology that is ready for the next steps towards its maturation and validation, to be further developed and validated for some specific, high potential, commercial applications
•have conducted a preliminary market research to identify potential markets for their innovation and explored potential competitors
•envisage building a motivated and entrepreneurial team with a mix of skills, including researchers, business people, marketers etc. to develop and drive the idea towards commercial success


Budget: Grants of up to EUR 2.5 million to validate and demonstrate technology in application-relevant environment (starting at TRL 3/ 4 aiming at achieving TRL 5/ 6) and develop business and market readiness. Total indicative budget topic: 94 EUR million.
Deadline: Deadline: 18 September 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
Who can apply: Your proposal must build on results (at least experimental proof of concept TRL 3, ideally technology validated in the lab TRL 4) already achieved within an eligible project. You can apply for EIC Transition either as:
- A single legal entity established in a Member State or an Associated Country (‘mono-beneficiary’)
- A small consortium of two independent legal entities from two different Member States or Associated Countries or
- A consortium of minimum three and maximum five independent legal entities (‘multi-beneficiary’) following standard rules i.e. must include at least one legal entity established in a Member State and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.
The legal entities may for example be a start-up, an SME or research performing organisation (university, research or technology organisation, including teams, individual Principal Investigators and inventors in such institutions who intend to form a spinout company).
The standard admissibility and eligibility conditions as well as the eligibility of applicants from third countries are detailed in Annex 2 of the EIC Work Programme 2024.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Call Identifier: HORIZON-EIC-2024-ACCELERATOR-01) EIC Accelerator 2024

The EIC Accelerator is a funding programme under Horizon Europe that offers support to start-ups and SMEs that:
•have a innovative, game changing product, service or business model that could create new markets or disrupt existing ones in Europe and even worldwide,
•have the ambition and commitment to scale up,
•are looking for substantial funding, but the risks involved are too high for private investors alone to invest


Budget: Grant component below EUR 2.5M for innovation activities (starting at TRL 5 or 6 aiming at achieving higher TRLs). Investment component of EUR 0.5 up to 15 million for scaling up and other activities. Grant only and investment only component under certain conditions. Total indicative budget topic: 375 EUR million.
Deadline: Deadline short application: any time; Deadline full application: 3 October 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
Who can apply: To be an eligible applicant to EIC Accelerator, you must apply as one of the following eligible entities: a single company classified as a SME, and established within a Member State or an Associated Country (see Annex 2 of the EIC Work Programme 2024); or a single company classified as a small mid-cap (up to 499 employees) established in a Member State or an Associated Country, but only for exceptional cases for rapid scale up purposes; or one or more natural persons (including individual entrepreneurs) or legal entities, which are either: a. from a Member State or an Associated Country intending to establish an SME or small mid-cap (as defined above) in a Member State or Associated Country by the time of signing the EIC Accelerator grant agreement or, in case the equity only is awarded, at the latest at the date of signature of the agreement on its investment component; b. intending to invest in an SME or small mid-cap established in a Member State or an Associated Country and may submit a proposal on behalf of that SME or small mid-cap, provided that a prior agreement exists with the company. The grant agreement and/or the investment agreement will be signed with the beneficiary/final recipient of funding company only; or c. from a non-associated third country intending to establish an SME (including start-ups) or to relocate an existing SME to a Member State or an Associated Country. Your company must prove its effective establishment in a Member State or an Associated Country at the time of submission of the full proposal. The standard admissibility and eligibility conditions are detailed in Annex 2 of the EIC Work Programme 2024.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Call Identifier: EIC Accelerator Challanges EIC Accelerator Challanges 2024

The EIC Accelerator is a funding programme under Horizon Europe that offers support to start-ups and SMEs that:
•have a innovative, game changing product, service or business model that could create new markets or disrupt existing ones in Europe and even worldwide,
•have the ambition and commitment to scale up,
•are looking for substantial funding, but the risks involved are too high for private investors alone to invest
The specific objectives of this Challenge are:
•Human Centric Generative AI
•Virtual worlds and augmented interaction, including support to Industry 5.0
•Enabling the smart edge & quantum technology components
•Food from precision fermentation and algae
•Monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for emerging viruses
•Renewable energy sources and their whole value chain


Budget: Grant component below EUR 2.5M for innovation activities (starting at TRL 5 or 6 aiming at achieving higher TRLs). Investment component of EUR 0.5 up to 15 million for scaling up and other activities. Grant only and investment only component under certain conditions. Total indicative budget topic: 300 EUR million.
Deadline: Deadline short application: any time; Deadline full application: 3 October 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
Who can apply: Single start-ups and SMEs (including spin-offs), individuals (intending to launch a start-up/ SME) and in exceptional cases small mid-caps (fewer than 499 employees).

 


category Excellent Science
European Research Council (ERC) Call Identifier: ERC-2024-POC ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Have you already received an ERC grant for your frontier research project and now want to explore the commercial or societal potential of your work? The ERC Proof of Concept Grant could be for you.


Budget: Lump sum of EUR 150. 000 for a period of 18 months.
The ERC expects that normally Proof of Concept activities should be completed within 12 months. However, to allow for those projects that require more preparation time, the grant agreements will be signed for 18 months. Extensions of the duration of Proof of Concept projects may be granted only exceptionally.

Deadline: Deadlines: 17 September 2024 17:00 (CEST)
Who can apply: All Principal Investigators in one of the main grants are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant. Principal Investigators in an ongoing main grant, or Principal Investigators in a main grant that has ended after 1 January 2023, are eligible to apply, subject to any restrictions provided in Annex 3 to this Work Programme. Principal Investigators may submit only one proposal under the Work Programme 2024 Proof of Concept call. If further submissions are made at different cut-off dates, only the first admissible and eligible proposal will be considered. All proposals must be complete, readable, accessible, and be submitted before the relevant deadline. Please pay attention to the new feature: As of 2024, applications to the Proof of Concept Grant will be evaluated and selected in TWO instead of three rounds, based on two specific cut-off dates. A maximum of three Proof of Concept Grants may be awarded per main grant project, except for Synergy Grant, in which case a maximum of six Proof of Concept Grants may be awarded per ERC funded project. Proof of Concept Grants may run in parallel provided they comply with the eligibility conditions set out in the Work Programme under which they have been awarded.

European Research Council (ERC) Call Identifier: ERC-2024-Adv ERC Advanced Grant

Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project?
The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you. Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.


Budget: Up to EUR 2 500 000 for a period of 5 years. Additional funding up to EUR 1 000 000.
Deadline: Indicative opening date: 29 May 2024; Call deadline: 29 August 2024
Who can apply: Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements.
The Principal Investigators should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions. No specific eligibility criteria with respect to the academic requirements are foreseen.
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Other Calls
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Thematic Area 1 Water management in Nexus Call Identifier: TOPIC: 1.1.1-2024 (IA) Sustainability of Mediterranean irrigated agriculture through the implementation of WEFE Nexus approach

This call is designed to promote the creation of innovative solutions rooted in the Nexus approach, with a cross-sectoral perspective that enhances the sustainability of irrigated regions within the Mediterranean area. Moreover, projects should focus on mitigating current challenges that obstruct the effective implementation of the WEFE Nexus approach when adopting novel irrigation technologies. These challenges may include gaps in data availability, systemic disconnect between institutions, and uneven power distributions across sectors. Through a multi-actor approach, the proposals should be demonstrated at large sites13 in irrigated areas that are experiencing recurrent or permanent water scarcity conditions and anticipate solutions for current and future challenges. Proposals will support strategies for advancing the WEFE Nexus approach in practice, linking food systems with farming, ecosystem services and healthy diets.


Budget: total indicative budget: 9.2 million EUR
Deadline: Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 02 April, 2024 17:00 (CET) Stage 2 Full proposals – 25 September, 2024 17:00 (CET)
Who can apply: See details in the call text

Thematic Area 2 Farming systems in Nexus Call Identifier: TOPIC: 1.2.1-2024 (IA) Transformative adaptation of Mediterranean dry farming systems using water harvesting technique to address extreme drought in arid and semi-arid environments.

This call for proposals aims to address the challenges of dry-farming in arid Mediterranean areas by integrating traditional and modern hydro-technologies to create sustainable and resilient agricultural systems. The focus is on systems that prioritize the use of saline-resistant and drought-resistant species or underutilized species with minimal water requirements, adapted to seasonal rainfall variations, and tolerant to solar radiation and elevated temperatures, including halophytes, cacti, and similar plants.
A circular economy approach is encouraged, promoting the recycling and re-use of various waste types as soil amendments, bio-fertilizers, or replacements for chemical inputs. Proposals should prioritize evaluating the impact on soil health and the circular economy of water resources, alongside broader environmental assessments. This approach enhances soil organic matter, carbon sequestration, water storage, nutrient use efficiency, and efficient water usage while considering the specific needs and contributions of women and men in the community.


Budget: total indicative budget: 9.6 million EUR
Deadline: Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 02 April, 2024 17:00 (CET) Stage 2 Full proposals – 25 September, 2024 17:00 (CET)
Who can apply: See details in the call text

Thematic Area 3 Food value chain in the Nexus Call Identifier: TOPIC: 1.3.1 (IA) Developing cost-effective and sustainable technologies adapted to Mediterranean Food Systems to decrease food loss and waste.

This call aims to support the deployment and demonstration of sustainable solutions to reduce food losses and waste, save energy, and enhance food safety during postharvest activities, including transportation, storage, and processing. The specific focus is on plant-based food and waste. These solutions should be scalable, sustainable, cost-effective, and tailored to smallholders in rural areas with limited access to electricity.
Proposals should implement processes and technologies adapted to Mediterranean food systems and climate conditions, ensuring a decrease in food losses and waste, prolonging food shelf-life, and enhancing food safety in different regions of the Mediterranean. The emphasis should be on the exploitation and dissemination of results, meaning that projects should not only focus on research and development but also on effectively utilizing and commercializing the outcomes and findings.


Budget: total indicative budget: 9.1 million EUR
Deadline: Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 02 April, 2024 17:00 (CET) Stage 2 Full proposals – 25 September, 2024 17:00 (CET)
Who can apply: See details in the call text

Thematic Area 1-Water management in the Nexus Call Identifier: Topic 2.1.1-2024 (RIA) Effective water accounting approaches under crisis conditions: climate change and external shocks

This call aims to promote innovative water accounting approaches that can enhance the gathering, analysis and communication of information related to water flows, fluxes, stocks, and consumption in selected watersheds/basins, with a view to improving the management of water resources, even in the face of changing climate as well as geopolitical and socio-economic shocks.


Budget: total indicative budget to calls under Topic 2 : 34.7 million EUR
Deadline: Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 04 April, 2024 17:00 (CET) Stage 2 Full proposals – 26 September 2024 17:00 (CET)
Who can apply: See details in the call text

Thematic Area 2-Farming systems in the Nexus Call Identifier: Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) Revitalizing agroforestry practices for sustainable land use and climate resilience in the Mediterranean Region.

This call for proposals aims to support the revitalization of agroforestry systems, including silvo-arable and silvo-pastoral agroforestry, in the Mediterranean region. The objective is to identify innovative strategies and overcome barriers to the adoption and scaling up of agroforestry practices.


Budget: total indicative budget to calls under Topic 2 (Multi-Topics): 34.7 million EUR
Deadline: Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 04 April, 2024 17:00 (CET) Stage 2 Full proposals – 26 September 2024 17:00 (CET)
Who can apply: See details in the call text

Thematic Area 3-Food value chain in the Nexus Call Identifier: Topic 2.3.1 (RIA) Leveraging urban and local food systems for sustainable food systems transformation.

Proposals should aim to strengthen regulatory frameworks for urban and peri-urban agriculture, paying particular attention to the unique challenges faced in the Southern Mediterranean countries. This includes addressing issues related to land use planning, zoning regulations, and the socio-economic aspects of land access. Policies should not only consider but actively incorporate gender-sensitive approaches to issues such as food safety, product labelling, and certification requirements.


Budget: total indicative budget to calls under Topic 2 (Multi-Topics): 34.7 million EUR
Deadline: Stage 1 Pre-proposals – 04 April, 2024 17:00 (CET) Stage 2 Full proposals – 26 September 2024 17:00 (CET)
Who can apply: See details in the call text

 


category Interreg Europe
Co-funded by the Europen Union Call Identifier: Not yet available

Supports interregional cooperation projects.
The projects bring together policy organisations from at least three different countries in the 27 EU member states, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Ukraine. For four years, they learn from each other and work together on a shared policy issue. The lessons they learn lead to better regional policies and a more sustainable economic, social and environmental impact on the ground for the people and the places they serve.
Supports projects in five thematic EU priorities and one non-thematic issue on better governance: Smart, Green, Connected, Social, Citizens and Governance
We aim to improve regional policies through capacity building in all of these topics.


Budget: The average total budget per project is 1-2 MEUR: •EU member state partners receive up to 80% of project activities; •Private non-profit organisations can receive 70% of their cost refunded; •Partners from Norway receive 50% funds; Switzerland manages the funding of its partners directly.
Deadline: Call open from 20 March to 7 June 2024 12:00 (CEST)
Who can apply: See details in the call text
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National Calls
Italia domani - PNRR
Bandi e avvisi dei soggetti attuatori Call Identifier: https://www.italiadomani.gov.it/content/sogei-ng/it/it/opportunita/bandi-soggetti-attuatori.html Bandi e avvisi dei soggetti attuatori

In questa sezione è possibile consultare bandi e avvisi pubblici per cogliere le opportunità del PNRR volte a migliorare la vita pubblica di tutto il Paese.


Budget: Consultare il sito del bando
Deadline: Consultare il sito del bando
Who can apply: Consultare il sito del bando

 


Finanziamento IKIGAI - FMPS
Finanziamento di progetti individuali Call Identifier: https://ikigai.fondazionemps.it/il-bando/ BANDO IKIGAI 2022 – 2024


Budget: Il bando sarà gestito con la collaborazione tecnica di Pluriversum Srl, società identificata dalla Fondazione come partner del progetto in virtù della consolidata conoscenza regionale di promozione e sostegno all’occupazione della società.

Per le modalità di erogazione e di partecipazione alle misure si rimanda agli specifici bandi e call che saranno pubblicati sui canali di comunicazione di IKIGAI (sul sito ikigaihub.it e sulle pagine social di IKIGAI), sui canali di comunicazione di Fondazione MPS (fondazionemps.it e ikigai.fondazionemps.it) e sulle comunicazioni a stampa.

Deadline: Consultare il sito del bando
Who can apply: Consultare il sito del bando

Call Identifier: vEIColo Bando vEIColo - Accompagnamento per la valorizzazione della ricerca

EIC Pathfinder & EIC Transition al centro della Linea2 del Bando.
promosso da Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione Cariplo e FondazioneCDP - per valorizzare la partecipazione a bandi competitivi europei supportati dallo European Innovation Council, Scadenza entro e non oltre le ore 13.00 del 30 maggio 2024 per i progetti che intendono candidarsi per una call EIC Pathfinder Open 2025.


Budget: Consultare il sito del bando
Deadline: entro e non oltre le ore 13.00 del 30 maggio 2024
Who can apply: soggetti che intendono applicare ad una call EIC Pathfinder Open 2025

 

 

 

 

 

   


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