Horizon 2020 Call Information

Net4Society offers a collection of links and documents to find Horizon 2020 funding opportunities in the field of Societal Challenge 6 "Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" and Social Sciences & Humanities.

Most of the call topics of Work Programme 2014/15 in Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" are now closed (Deadline: 28 May 2015).

The topics INSO-9-2015 "Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs" and INSO-10-2015 "SME Business model innovation" that target SMEs will remain open for proposals with several cut-off dates until 16 December 2015.

The next calls for proposals (Work Programme 2016/17) in Societal Challenge 6 are expected to be published by the end of September 2015.

Official information sources on the Horizon 2020 funding opportunities are the Research Participant Portal and EUROPA - the server of DG Research and Innovation, the directorate responsible for Horizon 2020. Please consult the Research Participant Portal to receive the official call documents.

Social sciences and humanities (SSH) should be embedded in all parts of Horizon 2020. To give an overview on the SSH aspects in the different programme parts of Horizon 2020, Net4Society has published an analysis on SSH integration in Horizon 2020 on the basis of the Specific Programme and the first work programmes.

In addition, Net4Society has compiled the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH)".  It includes SSH relevant topics with deadlines in 2015 in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2014/2015. An overview of SSH relevant topics can be also found on the participant portal here.

While research projects in the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities are funded by the European Commission in all parts of Horizon 2020, a major focus of SSH relevant themes can be found in Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" under the Horizon 2020 Part III "Societal Challenges". It follows a top-down approach, so proposals must address the given topics. The funding topics are regularly published in the "Call for proposals". Researchers can apply for funding within a set time of mostly 6-7 months in which they can prepare their proposal for funding of a research project.



  • Opportunities for SSH Researchers (2015)

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    A compilation of SSH relevant topics with 2015 deadlines in all parts of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2014/2015 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/NET4SOCIETY_Opportunities_SSHresearchers_2015_final.pdf)

  • Analysis of SSH integration in Horizon 2020

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    Preliminary analysis of SSH relevant aspects in the Specific Programme of Horizon 2020 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/Net4Society_SSHOpportunities_H2020_PreliminaryReport_final.pdf)


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