This section of international funding is  divided into six major categories:

1: Research projects.
2: Junior PI and postdoc.
3: PhD students.
4: Collaboration with industry.
5: Travel, short stays.
6: Networking. 

Within each categoy and if possible we shall try to classify calls accordingly to research areas.  (Exception are the EU research programme H2020 with a very well defined structure)

1 General                                                                            11 Social Sciences
2 Health                                                                              12 Space
3 Biotechnology                                                                  13 Security
4 Nanotechnology                                                               14 Nuclear Energy-Euratom
5 Agri-Food-Water                                                               15 Aeronautics
6 Energy                                                                              16 Key Enabling Technologies:nano-;biotech, adv. mat;phot;
7 Climate, Environment, Resources, Raw materials            17 Electronics
8 Advanced materials                                                          18. Circular Economy
9 Advanced manufacturing and processing                        19. Justice
10 ICT                                                                                  20. Innovation   

 


 1. FUNDING AND CALLS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS 

Three main blocks of  international research programmes follow:

1.1) the EU Resarch Programme H2020;

1.2) Joint Technology Initiatives (Public-Private partnerships)

1.3)  ERA-NET, Joint Programming Initiatives, and other international funding programmes such as  DG Justice, Life, etc

1.4) Other international funding agencies  
 


1.1 PROGRAMME H2020  

The H2020  programme is structured into 3 Pillars and 2 Specific Objectives:  Pillar 1 Excellent Science, Pillar 2 Industrial Leadership, Pillar 3 Societal Challenges, Specific Objective: Spreading  Excellence; Specific Objective: Science for Society. Additionally the budget of H2020 also covers the European Institute of Technology (EIT), Joint Research Centre (JRC) and  Euroatom

Pillar 1: EXCELLENCE


ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. Partnerships take the form of collaborative European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) or European Joint Doctorates (EJD).
Each programme should have a clearly identified supervisory board co-ordinating network-wide training and establishing active and continuous communication and exchange of best practice among the participating organisations to maximise the benefits of the partnership.In order to increase the employability of the researchers, the research training should be complemented by the meaningful exposure of each researcher to the non-academic sector. Secondments of the researcher to other beneficiaries and partner organisations are encouraged, but should be relevant, feasible, beneficial for the researchers and in line with the project objectives.
A Career Development Plan should be established jointly by the supervisor(s) and each early-stage researcher recruited by the selected network. 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.
 

Research Area: General.   Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 0.5M-2M€/project. Deadlines:  24-01-2019; 18-09- 2019; 13-05-2020.


Pillar 2. Industrial Leadership

H2020 NMBP, Call: Transforming European Industry 2020: Biotechnology.
Funding 3-6 M€/project, expected funding for 5 projects. TRL: 3-6. Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019 and 14-05-2020
 
Funding 6-8 M€/project, expected funding for 5 projects. TRL: 4-6. Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019  and 14-05-2020
 
Funding 4-5 M€/project, expected funding for 3 projects.  TRL: 6-8.Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Single stage. Deadline: 15-04-2020
 
Funding 6-8 M€/project, expected funding for 4 projects. TRL: 3-6. Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries.Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019  and 14-05-2020
 
H2020 NMBP, Call: Transforming European Industry 2020: Medical Technology Innovations
 
Funding 4-6 M€/project, expected funding for 5 projects. TRL: 3-4.Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019  and 14-05-2020
 
Funding 4-6 M€/project, expected funding for 5 projects. TRL: 3-5. Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019  and 14-05-2020
 
 
H2020 NMBP, Call: Foundations for Tomorrow´s Industry 2020: Open Innovation Test Beds
Funding 7-15 M€/project, expected funding for 3-4 projects. TRL: 4-7.Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019  and 14-05-2020
 
Funding 7-15 M€/project, expected funding for 3-4 projects. TRL: 4-7. Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Two stage. Deadline: 12-12-2019  and 14-05-2020
 
H2020 NMBP, Call: Foundations for Tomorrow´s Industry 2020: Materials characterisation and computational modelling
Sustainable Nano-Fabrication (CSA) ID: DT-NMBP-12-2019
Coordination and Support Action. Funding 2 M€/project, expected funding for 2 projects.Type of project: Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Single stage. Deadline:03-09-2020

 

H2020 NMBP, Call: Low carbon and circular industries
Funding: 8-12 M€/project, expected funding for 3-4 projects. TRL5-7. Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries s. Single stage. Deadline: 05-02-2020.
Funding: 6  M€/project, expected funding for 4-5 projects TRL 3-6 Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Single stage. Deadline: 05-02-2020.
Funding: 15 M€/project, expected funding for 3 projects. TRL 6-7. Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Single stage. Deadline: 01-09-2020.

 


 

Pillar 3. Societal Challenges.

Societal Challenge 1. Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing 

Funding: 8-15 M€/project, expected funding for 4 projects. Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries Single stage. Deadline: 07-04-2020

Funding: 10-20 M€/project, expected funding for 5-6 projects. Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries.  Single stage. Deadline: 07-04-2020
 
Funding: 4-6 M€/project, expected funding for 5 projects. Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Single stage. Deadline: 07-04-2020
 
Funding: 4-6 M€/project, expected funding for 7 projects. Consortium  with 3  entities from different  EU participating countries. Single stage. Deadline: 07-04-2020
 

 


 


 


1.2 JOINT TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES (PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS)


1.3. OTHER EU PROGRAMMES: ERA-NET, JPI, DG Justice, LIFE, Interreg

EuroNanoMed aims (i) to support translational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of nanomedicine and (ii) to encourage and enable transnational collaboration between public and private research groups from academia, clinical/public health research or research teams from industrial enterprises (all size). The participation of Medical Doctors and SMEs will be strongly encouraged. 

Project proposals will need to cover at least one of the following areas that are equal in relevance for this call:

  1. Regenerative medicine
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Targeted delivery systems

At the end, projects should fall within, but are not limited to, Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3-6, although for being realistic and coherent with the characteristics of the call, projects should propose advancements for a maximum of two TRL levels during their lifetime.

Previously funded projects

Eligible countries:SPAIN FRANCE  ITALY CZECH REPUBLIC,  GREECE, TURKE,Y NORWAY, BELGIUM , BULGARIA CANADA (Québec) . EGYPT ESTONIA ISRAEL LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND ROMANIA SLOVAKIA TAIWAN

Deadlines:pre-proposals: 21th January 2020;  full proposals: 10th June 2020

 

PRE-CLINICAL RESEARCH TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE THERAPIES FOR RARE DISEASES
Research proposals must cover at least one of the following areas:
  1. Development of novel therapies in a preclinical setting (including small molecules, repurposing drugs, cell and gene advanced therapies) focusing on condition(s) with unmet medical needs
  2. Use of disease models suitable for medicinal product’s development according to EMA guidelines
  3. Development of predictive and pharmacodynamics (PD) biomarkers (with appropriate analytical methods e.g. OMICS) in a preclinical setting (e.g. in the validated model or in pre-collected human samples) for monitoring the efficiency of the therapy. The model chosen must mimic the human diseases and be transposable so that the biomarker identified in animals can be valid for humans
  4. Proof of principle studies fostering an early (pre-clinical) stage of drug development (excluding interventional clinical trials of phase 1-4).

Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve four to six eligible principal investigator partners

Deadlines: Pre-proposal: 12th February 2020. Full proposal  deadline: 16th June 2020.

 

 


1.4 Other international funding agencies

 


2.  FUNDING AND CALLS FOR JUNIOR PI AND POSTDOC.

 

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship. Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year 

Las becas de investigación de Humboldt para investigadores postdoctorales, permiten hacer estancias de investigación (6–24 meses) en Alemania, a científicos y académicos cualificados que estén comenzando su carrera académica y que hayan obtenido el doctorado hace menos de cuatro años. Pueden aplicar investigadores de todas las disciplinas y países. La cuantía de la beca es de 2.650 euros mensuales, que incluye una cantidad fija para gastos de movilidad y una contribución para la subscripción de un seguro sanitario y de responsabilidad civil.  Además, se ofrece un curso intensivo de alemán de entre dos y cuatro meses, una ayuda específica para gastos de viaje y otras destinadas a los investigadores que se desplacen con su familia.  Fecha límite: en cualquier momento del año


3.FUNDING AND CALLS FOR PHD FUNDING

  • Network of PhD students are available via the European Training Networks and  European Joint Doctorate of the H2020-MSCA-ITN Call. Up to 15 PhD students fro different nationalities can be hired in this focused programmes. Funding for salaries and training (consumables, travel,etc) is available.  

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different  MS/AS. Funding about 3M€/ project. Deadline: January 2020


 

5.FUNDING AND CALLS FOR TRAVEL, SHORT STAYS

The Company of Biologists’ journals offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses 

 Short-Term Fellowships fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries. Awarded applicants can stay on their research visit for an additional three months (maximum), however, EMBO will not provide funding for this extended period. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory. Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. Short-Term Fellowships are intended for joint research work rather than consultations. The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow only and not of dependents.  Eligibility: The applicant must be an active research scientist at any stage in their career with at least one year of research experience at PhD student leve Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year 

The Fellowships will allow those in research, tenure-track or early academic positions at European institutions to undertake a three-month visit to Warwick (possibly split over two or three visits) in order to develop long-term research collaborations by participating in a specific program of research and scholarship with their host and other collaborators, and engaging with the wider Warwick research community.

The Fernandes Fellowships are open to researchers working in all subject areas, however applicants working in the following research fields are particulary welcomed:

  1. Human disease, particularly reproductive health, antimicrobial resistance, cancer and ageing
  2. Data, artificial intelligence and associated ethics
  3. Economics, management, behavioural science and governance
  4. Energy, sustainability, and circular economy
  5. Analytical technologies for healthcare, life science and the environment

The scheme is open to researchers who have less than 10 years postdoctoral experience and who are currently employed at a university or other research institute in any European country except the UK. Fellows will receive a stipend of £2,000 per month, travel costs of up to £1,000 and research, support and training costs of up to £3,000.  Applications are welcome at any time and must be submitted by the nominating Warwick Academic through the online submission system.