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Horizon 2020 is the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The programme runs from 2014 to 2020 and aims to stimulate excellent science, industrial innovation and aims to contribute to European societal challenges like ageing, sustainable food production, environment, energy and security.

Horizon 2020 programme sections relevant for the UMCG:

Excellent Science

Industrial Leadership

Societal Challenges

An overview of current funding opportunities can be found at the EC Participants Portal

EC 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020

Europe’s main instrument to implement its Health strategy EC 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020. This programme finances four types of different actions: projects, joint actions, calls for tender and operation grants.

An overview of the current funding opportunities can be found on the EC 3rd Health Programme website

Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI 2)

IMI2 is a joint undertaking between the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry.The goal of the IMI 2 programme is to develop next generation vaccines, medicines and treatments, such as new antibiotics.

An overview on current calls for proposals can be found on the IMI2 website

Other European funding opportunities:


Grant application support

The UMCG Research Office produces a monthly Funding Opportunities Newsletter with up to date funding news. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter please send an email to Contact.

The EU Grant Su​pport Hub and the Career Develo​pment Grant Expert Committees guide researchers and staff along the way of preparing project grants for submission. Information required to submit your proposal and/or to complete the Forms A of your European proposal can be found in this document.