EU Research Funding: Programmes and Opportunities

Here you can find information about funding opportunities offered by the European Union relevant for employees at the University of Oslo.

Horizon 2020 is the EU funding programme for research and innovation. Links are also provided to other relevant European funding opportunities for research, innovation and higher education.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

H2020 combines research and innovation with emphasis on three pillars:

The goal is to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

To learn more about the different parts os H2020, click on the programmes in the figures below (external links)

Excellent Science

Industrial Leadership

Societal Challenges

European Research Council (ERC) Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) - ICT, KETs, Space Health and Wellbeing
Food Security
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Energy
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Climate action
Access to Risk Finance Societies
Research Infrastructures Innovation in SMEs Security
Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, Science with and for Society, Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016)

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

EURATOM Joint Research Centre (JRC)

For more information, visit the Commission's web pages for Horizon 2020 (external link)

Other Components of EU Research Funding

  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
  • Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
  • Science with and for Society
  • Cross-cutting Issues

Other EU initiatives

  • Erasmus+ (in Norwegian)
  • COST
  • Creative Europe
  • Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs)
  • Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)
  • Private Public Partnerships (PPP)
  • Eurostars

Previous EU Framework Programmes

Here you will find information about previous EU framework programmes. The FP7 has been suceeded by Horizon 2020 and it is no longer possible to apply for funding from FP7. 

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