How to participate in Horizon 2020
Any company, university, research center, hospital, museum, library or entity with legal status in the world can submit proposals in response to the calls of this program. It should aim for the development of science and technology, or collaborate in the development of a project aligned with acall of H2020.
A major part of the program activities are developed within projects in a consortium, which should incorporate at least one partner from three different Member States or Associated Countries of the European Union.
For the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) apply generally universities and/or companies, legal persons can also participate.
In any case, the work plans or programs of a call might establish additional conditions to the aforementioned ones, depending on the nature and objectives of the activity in question.
The consortium shall appoint a coordinator from amongst its members (in general a European member), who is primarily responsible for the communication between members of the consortium and the European Commission.
In general, Horizon 2020 grants the participants non-refundable subsidies that cover up to 100% of the eligible costs of the project (direct costs plus 25% for indirect costs).
With regards to the Innovation Actions, as well as the activities concerned with the co-financing of programs, subsidies will be limited to a maximal amount of 70% of the eligible costs for for-profit organizations. An exception will be made for non-profit organizations where the percentage will remain at 100%.
To apply for funding for any kind of project of I+D+i, it is necessary to submit a proposal in response to a call. The calls itself, and its annexes provide information about deadlines and submission formalities, and are published on the Participant Portal. The Portal also provides access to the electronic administration of proposal submission.