Convocatorias internacionales


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

1: Research projects;                4: Collaboration with industry;

2: Junior PI and postdoc;         5: Travel, short stays.

3: PhD students;                       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   



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


Area: General. Deadline: 02-04-2019. Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS .Funding: 0.5M-2M€/project.  Deadline: 02-04-2019

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


LEIT. Foundation for tomorrow´s industry. 1.2 Materials characterisation and computational modelling. 

Research Area: Nanotechnology. Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 1M-2M€/project. Deadline: 03-09-2019


Pillar 3. Societal Challenges.

Societal Challenge 1. SC1: Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems. 1.2 Innovative care and health industry

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 7M €/project. Deadline: 16-04-2019

Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems. 1.5 Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health and wellbeing

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 10 M €/project. Deadline: 16-04-2019

Societal Challenge 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy.

Building a low carbon,  climate resilient future: Secure, clean and efficient energy. Enabling near-zero CO2 emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 10 M €/project. Deadline:27-08-2019

Cross-cutting issues. 

 Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 2 M €/project. Deadline:27-08-2019

Societal Challenge 5. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

Greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals. Connecting economic and environmental gains - the circular economy

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 12 M €/project.  Deadline: 19-02-2019 (1st stage) & 04-09-2019 (2nd stage)    

Focus area: Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (LC)

 Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 5-7M €/project.  Deadline: 19-02-2019 (1st stage) & 04-09-2019 (2nd stage)


Transversal Specific Objective: Science  with and for Society 

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 1 M €/project.  Deadline: 02-04-2019 (1st stage) & 07-11-2019 (2nd stage)

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 1 M €/project.  Deadline: 02-04-2019 (1st stage) & 07-11-2019 (2nd stage)


Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is responsible for the implementation of open Call for proposals for Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), Innovation Actions (IAs - DEMOs and FLAGs) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), in line with the Horizon 2020 rules for participation. The Annual Work Plan 2019  contains the full topic texts

Research and innovation actions  (52 M€ budget)
BBI2019.SO1.R1 – Use tree species and/or varieties to create new biobased value chains 
BBI2019.SO2.R2 – Develop breakthrough technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of pre-treatment steps within biorefining operations 
BBI2019.SO2.R3 – Apply microorganisms and/or enzymes to resolve end-of-life issues of plastics 
BBI2019.SO2.R4 – Develop surface or bulk treatments for improved wood-based materials  
BBI2019.SO2.R5 – Convert plant oils and fats into safe high-added-value products for various applications including food and personal care 
BBI2019.SO2.R6 – Improve biorefinery operations through process intensification and new end products  
BBI2019.SO2.R7 – Model the composition of bio-based residual streams and its evolution to optimise its management and processing  
BBI2019.SO3.R8 – Develop sustainable bio-based materials for highvolume consumer products  
BBI2019.SO3.R9 – Develop bio-based fibres and/or functional molecules to improve the performance of textile products  
BBI2019.SO3.R10 – Develop bio-based high-performance materials for various and demanding applications 

Innovations actions – demonstration actions  (31 M€ budget)
BBI2019.SO1.D1 – Scale up conversion of lignin into valuable compounds for application in specific market sectors  
BBI2019.SO1.D2 – Produce components for various materials, including for food and feed, from microalgae  
BBI2019.SO3.D3 – Produce bio-based functional ingredients and additives for high-end markets  
BBI2019.SO3.D4 – Demonstrate bio-based pesticides and/or biostimulant agents for sustainable increase in agricultural productivity 

Innovation actions – flagship actions 

BBI2019.SO1.F1 – Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level (15 M€ budget)
BBI2019.SO2.F2 – Apply technological combinations to valorise all components of biomass feedstock  (20  M€ budget)
BBI2019.SO3.F3 – Produce high-performance bio-based alternatives to harmful products and processes to protect and enhance human health and the environment  (12  M€ budget)

Coordination and support actions  (5M€ budget)
BBI2019.SO4.S1 – Assist brand owners to ‘switch to bio-based’  
BBI2019.SO4.S2 – Establish methods and communication for applying mass balance principles to attribute biomass co-feedstock to products  
BBI2019.SO4.S3 – Shaping the bio-based economy through a participatory approach  
BBI2019.SO4.S4 – Empower SME clusters to bring SMEs ‘across the valley of death’

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS.  SME biotech  are welcomed.

Deadline for submission of proposals to the Call 2019 is 4 September 2019, 17:00 CET

Innovative Medicine Initiative IMI2 

  1. Optimising future obesity treatment
  2. Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome
  3. Intelligent prediction and identification of environmental risks posed by human medicinal products 

 3  entities from different EU countries MS/AS. Funding: 10 M €/project.  Deadline: 05-04-2019 (1st stage) & 07-11-2019 (2nd stage)


LIFE: EU Environment and Climate Action Programme

The call for proposal pages is divided in two sub-programmes (environment or climate action).

Environment sub-programme

Environment and resource efficiency traditional projects. Call opens (4 April 2019) Deadline for submitting a concept note: 17 June 2019, 16:00

Thematic priorities and project topics for LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency :

  • Thematic priorities for Water, including the marine environment
  • Thematic priorities for Waste
  • Thematic priorities for Resource Efficiency, including soil and forests, and green and circular economy
  • Thematic priorities for Environment and Health, including chemicals and noise
  • Thematic priorities for Air quality and emissions, including urban environment


Climate action sub-programme.

Climate change mitigation traditional projects?????. Call opens (4 April 2019). Deadline for submitting the full proposal: 12 September 2019

Work areas for the 2019 call

  • Member States' and regional/ local authorities' efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sectors not covered in the EU Emissions Trading System but covered by the Effort Sharing Decision (EU) 406/2009 and subsequent legislation20: transport and fuels, agriculture, construction (e.g. energy efficiency in buildings), land use, land-use change and forestry;
  • The development and implementation of greenhouse gas accounting and climate change mitigation in the land use sector;
  • The development of land management practices which have an impact on emissions and removals of emissions;
  • Actions which enhance the functioning of the emissions trading system and which have an impact on energy and greenhouse gas intensive industrial production;
  • Fluorinated gases and ozone – depleting substances;
  • Greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting by authorities

Type of project:  Singel projects or Consortia of regional, national or international entities.  

ERA-NET & JPI (videos)

Area: Materials

The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. M-ERA.NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable.
The Call 2019 includes 6  thematic areas and the following 2 are funded by the Agencia Estaal de Invetigacion (Spain):

  • Topic 2: Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces    

  The proposals shall address at least one of the following items:
  -Development of innovative coatings and surfaces. 
  -Development of optimised interfaces and interphases.
  -Development or improvement of process technologies considering circular economy to enable deposition of new coatings and/or surface modification. 

  • Topic 4 : Functional materials

  The proposals shall address at least one of the following items:

-Materials for sensing and actuation, and ICT: smart materials/metamaterials with controlled electrical, magnetic, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties, photonic materials, where possible enabling low power or autonomous device/systems.
-Smart energy efficient buildings: thermal insulation materials and efficient heat radiation solutions, smart windows, etc. 
-Electrochemical energy conversion and storage: new materials for the next generation of batteries e.g. solid-state batteries, supercapacitors, ionic and electronic conductors. New material components and catalysts for fuel cells, electrolysers and photo catalysis. 
-Waste energy harvesting materials and solutions: new energy harvesting materials based on advanced thermoelectric, caloric, piezoelectric, phase change and others. New designs and architectures for increased energy efficiency. 
-Photovoltaics: new concepts and architectures for efficient silicon-based thin film solar cells, novel solar cell materials (nano-based concepts, others)

Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different  participating countries. Funding: 1-2 M €/project, 180 k€  for Spanish partner funded by AEI (Coordinator of the proposal). Deadline: 18-06-2019

Area: Health 

The ERA-CVD Joint Transnational Call 2019 for cardiovascular research projects driven by Early Career Scientists is open. 16 countries participate in the JTC2019 with an approximate budget of 10 Mio Euro. 
The ERA-CVD funding organizations wish to promote multi-disciplinary work for Early Career Researchers  in different countries to build effective collaborations and interchange on common research projects.  Type of project: Consortium. 3  entities from different  participating countries. Funding: 1-2 M €/project, 100-175k€ for Spanish partner (Spanish Universities require participation of either a Spanish Hospital or Ciberned). IP: Early Career Researchers. Deadline: 29-04-2019. 

El objetivo fundamental de la Convocatoria de “Proyectos en temas estratégicos” es la puesta en marcha de nuevos proyectos de cooperación científico/tecnológica entre investigadores de los países CYTED. Los proyectos deberán ser relevantes desde los puntos de vista de Investigación e Innovación, deberán tener carácter trans-nacional, y su duración será de un máximo de 3 (tres) años.
emas Estratégicos en los que se centrará la Convocatoria PTE2019 sean de países que han manifestado su disponibilidad a aportar financiación: 
1) Enfermedades cardiovasculares.
 2) Técnicas avanzadas para el tratamiento del agua: vida y sostenibilidad
Cada propuesta debe incluir grupos de al menos TRES países diferentes de los participen con apoyo económico en la temática a la que se presente la propuesta (denominados “GRUPOS INTEGRANTES”) , y no debe incluir más de DOS grupos del mismo país de los integrantes.Colombia, Chile, España, México, Paraguay, Perú y República Dominicana. 

La Agencia Estatal de Investigación y el ISCIII seran las entidades financiadoras, dotando con 125.000 € (Coordinador) y 100.000 € (participantes) a las entidades españolas elegibles.  La fecha límite de presentación es 16 de mayo 2019. 

INTERREG EUROPE (European Regional Development Fund, ERDF, FEDER)

The Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020) cooperation program aims to promote and co-finance cooperation projects carried out by French, Spanish and Andorran socio-economic agents located in the eligible cross-border area.This Program is organized in five strategic axis:

Research and Innovation: in order to strengthen the innovative capacity of the cross-border region as well as to increase cross-border cooperation between SMEs and the research and development sector.
Climate change: to promote adaptation to climate change as well as prevention and risk management.
Environment and resource efficiency: to enhance the protection, valorization and sustainable use of local resources.
Sustainable transport: to improve the mobility of people and goods
Employment and mobility: to reinforce the local professional potential in order to promote employability in the territories.

Deadline: 15-04-2019

Mas información: Seminario de lanzamiento; indicadores del programa


Core Programs: Behavioral Economics = BE | Future of Work = FOW | Race, Ethnicity and Immigration = REI | Social, Political and Economic Inequality = SPEI. 

Special Initiatives:Computational Social Science = CSS | Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context = DM | Immigration & Immigrant Integration = III | Non-Standard Employment = NSE | Social, Economic and Political Effects of the ACA = AC

Accepting: SPEI / BE / REI / DM / III / ACA . Deadline LoI: May 23, 2019
Accepting: FOW / BE / DM / CSS / III. Deadline LoI: August 19, 2019

Small Grants on Behavioral Economics: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis  

The Knowledge Programme of the European Investment Bank Institute channels its research grants through different schemes, one of which is: EIBURS, the EIB University Research Sponsorship Programme
EIBURS provides grants to university departments or research centres associated with universities in the EU, candidate or potential candidate countries working on research topics of major interest to the Bank. EIBURS sponsorships – of up to EUR 100 000 per year for a period of three years – are awarded through a competitive process to interested university departments or research centres with recognised expertise in the selected area. Successful proposals entail the delivery of a variety of outputs that will be the subject of a contractual agreement with the European Investment Bank.
For the academic year 2019/2020, the EIBURS programme is seeking proposals on a new research theme: Building the future of inclusive finance: the role of Fintechs and digitalisation.

Deadline: 15-04-2019


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.  Deadline: Feb 2019 and August 2019.  

TECNIOspring Industry is an international mobility fellowship programme that gives experienced researchers the possibility to develop their research career in an R&D entity around the world.
Participants: entities and researchers: TECNIOspring Industry proposals are submitted by a Catalan host entity, together with an experienced researcher. Experienced researchers are researchers of any nationality that have a PhD or four to eight years of full-time equivalent research experience (mobility conditions below)
Fellowships:The programme offers experienced researchers two types of fellowships: 

  1. Incoming: 2-year contract in a Catalan company or a TECNIO entity. Mobility conditionst: he researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications.
  2. Outgoing + return: 1-year contract in a research/technology centre or R&D department of a company located outside Spain, and 1-year contract in Catalonia or a TECNIO entity afterwards. Mobility conditions: the researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in the country of the host organisation abroad for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications

Programme benefits.: Experienced researchers will benefit from 2-year employment contracts including: Salary costs (with full social security coverage): Incoming: 58,500 € per year. Outgoing + return: 46,200 € per year x correction factor during the stay abroad. Research costs: 17,280 €.  Mobility costs: 1,920 €. 
The programme offers a selection of activities aimed to complete the researchers' career development: Top-notch tech transfer training, including entrepreneurship training. Secondments and short visits. Participation in public engagement activities. Networking activities within the fellows’ community.  Next Call: June 2019

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


  • 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




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  s fdsf  

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.


Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Deadine: 05-09-2019   

Las Redes Temáticas son asociaciones de grupos de investigación y desarrollo (I+D) de entidades públicas o privadas y empresas de los países miembros del Programa CYTED, cuyas actividades científicas o tecnológicas están relacionadas dentro de un ámbito común de interés y enmarcadas en una de las Áreas del Programa. Tienen como objetivo principal el intercambio de conocimientos entre grupos de I+D y la potenciación de la cooperación como método de trabajo.
Las Redes Temáticas pretenden propiciar entre los grupos:

  • Interacciones científicas estables y continuadas
  • Intercambios de conocimiento científico y técnico de mutuo interés
  • Potenciación sinérgica y coordinación de sus líneas de I+D
  • Intercambios y movilidad del personal de investigación
  • Formación de recursos humanos
  • Capacitación técnica y metodológica
  • Elaboración de propuestas de posibles Proyectos de Investigación o Proyectos de Innovación IBEROEKA
  • Acciones de difusión y transferencia tecnológica entre grupos o entidades distintas, siempre que sean técnicamente, económicamente y comercialmente viables

Proponentes deben ser centros públicos o privados de I+D y/o empresas públicas o privadas con actividad demostrada en acciones I+D+i
Duración máxima de cuatro años para las áreas 1-7 y de dos años para el área 8
Mínimo de 6 grupos de al menos 6 países iberoamericanos diferentes signatarios del Programa CYTED con capacidad y actividad demostrada en acciones de I+D+i
 El financiamiento del Programa CYTED tiene como destino las actividades de coordinación de las redes temáticas, que tiene un límite máximo de 30.000 euros anuales. Se financia la movilidad de los grupos integrantes, la organización de talleres y cursos y publicaciones
Cada propuesta es evaluada por evaluadores externos e independientes. Los criterios en los que se fundamenta la evaluación científico-tecnológica de las Redes Temáticas son:

  • Calidadad científico-técnica de la propuesta.
  • Calidad y productividad científico-técnica del coordinador y de los grupos de trabajo.
  • Viabilidad y sostenibilidad de la propuesta.
  • Adecuación del presupuesto.


  • Agroalimentación
  • Salud
  • Desarrollo Industrial
  • Desarrollo Sostenible
  • TICs
  • Ciencia y Sociedad
  • Energía
  • Incubadora de empresas