How to get European Funding at The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - MH
This page provides information to researchers at The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to find out more about European funding.
There are many ways to receive funding from European funds, from programmes within Horizon 2020 to funding from the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI’s) to specific funding for collaboration with European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) within the Eurostars programme, and much more.
The Participant Portal from the EC will always have the latest information, though we strive to keep these pages updated with specific relevant information for The Faculty of Medicine. The different programmes, their intention and goal, as well as specific call topics within the European framework (Horizon 2020) are explained in the following paragraph and linked pages.
NTNU's PIC-code is 999977851.
Current Call information #
Current call information can always be found at the European Commission pages, but we give an overview of the most relevant deadlines here, and an overview of topics for the Health workprogramme here.
Funding for proposal writing #
To support the proposal writing phase of the project, you can apply for Prosjekt Etablering Støtte (PES), with which our EU-advisor will help you gladly. In case your effort is not yet concrete enough for PES, DMF offers a fund for preparatory stages of an EU project.
Please note that every European application requires approval from your institute leader.
Part I. Scientific Excellence: #
Horizon 2020 will support the best ideas, develop talent within Europe, provide researchers with access to priority research infrastructure, and make Europe an attractive location for the world's best researchers, with the following instruments:
- provide researchers with excellent training and career development opportunities through the Marie (Sklodowska-) Curie Actions;
- support the most talented and creative individuals and their teams to carry out frontier research of the highest quality by building on the success of the European Research Council (ERC grants);
- fund collaborative research to open up new and promising fields of research and innovation through support for Future and Emerging Technologies (FET);
- ensure Europe has world-class research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond.
Part II. Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies #
Horizon 2020 will have a strong focus on developing European industrial capabilities in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), to support the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors, such as:
- Micro- and nano-electronics; photonics
- Nanotechnologies and advanced materials (for more effective healthcare)
- Advanced manufacturing and processing
Part III. Societal challenges #
This programme aims to increase effectiveness of research and innovation in responding to key societal challenges:
- Health, demographic change and wellbeing
- Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy
- Renewable energy
- Sustainable transport
- Sustainable economy/ society
- Inclusive, innovative and secure European societies
Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI’s) #
The overall aim of the Joint Programming process is to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's precious public R&D resources and to tackle common European challenges more effectively in a few key areas:
- Alzheimer and other Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND)
- Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE)
- A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life
- More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change
- Antimicrobial Resistance- The Microbial Challenge - An Emerging Threat to Human Health
- Water Challenges for a Changing World
- Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans
- Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe
- Urban Europe - Global Urban Challenges, Joint European Solutions
- Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (CliK'EU)
European commission on: European Research Area: JPI
The Eurostars Programme aims to stimulate “research performing SMEs” to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding. It is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of SMEs, and specifically targets the development of new products, processes and services and the access to transnational and international markets.
Research-performing SMEs are SMEs that dedicate at least 10% of their turnover or full-time equivalent (FTE) to research activities.
A project needs to have at least 2 participants from different (EU) countries, of which the coordinator should be the R&D-performing SME.
Evaluation happens centrally via the Eurostars office in Brussels, but funding (and funding rules) will be established through the Forskningsrådet.