10 December 14

Over €550 million EU funding available for transport and energy research

Five calls for transport and energy research proposals open today in the fields of mobility for growth, competitive low carbon energy and smart cities and communities. Applicants have a few months to submit their project proposals for a total funding of more than €550 million.

Two calls are open in the field of mobility for growth:

Two calls in the field of competitive low carbon energy are now open for submissions:

The deadline of both calls is set for 5 May 2015.

The third call related to energy research is open for submissions in the field of smart cities and communities:

What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each call page. Please consult the General Annexes of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2014-15 for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information. The list of associated countries can be found on the Participant Portal.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the call page on the Participant Portal. A full guide for proposal submission and evaluation is also available on the call page.

How will the grants be awarded?

Evaluation of the transport research proposals is expected to start in May-June 2015. The results of H2020-MG-2015_SingleStage-A will most likely be announced by the end of September 2015, and the successful applicants of H2020-MG-2015_TwoStages will be invited to submit their proposals for the second stage soon after the evaluations.

Evaluation of the energy research proposals is expected to start in June-July 2015, with the results announced by the beginning of October 2015.

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission’s independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.

More information

Further information on transport and energy research is available on Horizon2020 website. An information day on the transport research calls is scheduled for 2 February 2015 and on the smart cities and communities call for 12 February 2015; other events will be announced shortly for the competitive low carbon energy topics.