Ukraine: an active associated country in H2020 and Horizon Europe The war in Ukraine, which began in 2014, has had significant consequences for research in the country. Some of the effects include: Brain drain: The conflict has led to a significant brain drain, with many researchers leaving the country to seek better opportunities abroad. This […]

Financial Management of Horizon Europe and Horizon Europe: Mastering Personnel Costs Calculating eligible personnel costs is among the most complex aspects in the financial management of Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 projects. Errors can have undesired consequences in the form of cost rejection, grant reduction or even administrative sanctions. Beneficiaries therefore need to master the […]

This article is intended to assist and support anyone submitting a proposal to the MSCA Staff Exchanges Call with the deadline of 8 March 2023. The following information function as a checklist to remind researchers some key aspects that should not be forgotten to address in their project proposal:   Criterion 1 – Excellence:  In […]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) is a set of major research fellowships created by the European Union/European Commission to support research in the European Research Area (ERA). The MSCAs are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious research and innovation fellowships. MSCA programme is part of the HORIZON EUROPE pillar one and it is designed to promote […]

On September 16, we offered you a barometer of upcoming calls for projects for some clusters of the Horizon Europe program. The trend was not necessarily positive for some destinations in several clusters.   This time, Science Business, in its article of November 24, 2022, gives us a clear vision of the 2023 budget of […]

Origin of the “new” Lump Sum To understand the very logic of the Lump Sum we need to go back to its origins, to the reason why the Lump Sum was introduced in the system of EU direct grants. Even thou we started dealing with the current Lump Sum model only during the last two […]

  Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the whole world. The European Green Deal is a response to such challenges. It is a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no […]

Horizon Europe, the current Framework Programme of the European Union for R&I is one of the largest and most ambitious Programmes of the Union.  Organizations from the EU and non-EU Member States can apply for funding to help lead Europe’s research and innovation, generating a concrete impact on society, research, and the environment. With the […]

The EU-funds-addicted community spends summer afternoons preparing the next application with a September deadline…and burning midnight oil. There is another tradition every second year: scouting the available funding opportunities for the next two years in (leaked) Cluster Work Programmes. This is what we did too.  By following Science Business, we are up to date on […]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme (MSCA) is part of the HORIZON EUROPE pillar one. Specifically, it aims to promote the mobility of researchers, as well as their collaboration between countries, sectors, and disciplines.  Participants are encouraged to develop their careers through the program.   Would you like to participate? You can apply no matter: Your age, nationality, […]

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