Funding Schemes

Funding schemes

Horizon 2020 has a number of types of action/funding schemes which reflect the objectives of the projects. Below, you can read more about objectives, requirements and the typical grant amounts for the various funding schemes.

Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

Participants: ≥ 3 partners from three countries

Project term: 36-48 months

Amount of EU funding: EUR 2-5 million

Objective: Research project cooperation

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Innovation Action (IA)

Participants: ≥ 3 partners from three countries

Project term: 30-36 months

Amount of EU funding: EUR 2-5 million

Objective: Development of ideas, plans and designs for new or improved products, processes or services. Projects may include prototype development, testing, demonstration, product validation etc. Research and development activities can only be included to a small extent.

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Coordination and Support Action (CSA)

Participants: ≥ 1 partner (but usually with a fairly large number of participants)

Project term: 12-30 months

Amount of EU funding: EUR 0.5-2 million

Objective: Coordination and networking in connection with research and innovation projects, programmes and policies. Research activities are not covered

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ERC-grants (STG, CoG og ADV)

Participants: 1 partner

Project term: 60 months

Amount of EU funding:

Starting Grants:Up to EUR 2 million

Consolidator Grants: Up to EUR 2.75 million

Advanced Grants: Up to EUR 3.5 million

Objective: To support excellent (groundbreaking, high-gain/high-risk) basic research

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Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (IF, ITN, RISE, COFOUND)

Objective: Facilitation of researcher mobility to promote competency and career development

 

Innovation Training Networks (ITN)

Participants:

  • European Training Networks (ETN): At least three partners from at least three countries
  • European Industrial Doctorates (EID): At least one partner from a research institution and at least one business partner from at least two countries
  • European Joint Doctorates (EJD): At least three partners from research institutions from at least three countries

Amount of EU funding: Covers living expenses, accommodation expenses, operations and overheads for up to three years.

Project term: The maximum project term at institutional level is four years 

 

Individual Fellowships (IF)

Participants:

  • European Fellowships: One partner (applying to do research in an EU country)
  • Global Fellowships: One partner (from an EU country applying to do research outside the EU)
  • Amount of EU funding:Covers living expenses, accommodation expenses, operations and overheads for up to three years.

Project term:                               

  • European FellowshipsOne to two years
  • Global Fellowships: Two to three years

 

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 

Participants: At least three institutional partners from at least three countries

Amount of EU funding: Covers the cost of posting employees for a period of up to one year

Project term: Up to four years

 

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)

Participants: One public authority, research institution or company

Amount of EU funding: Up to EUR 10 million

Project term: Three to five years