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HEU News and funding

Here you find News related to Horizon Europe; Updates and information on open calls with emphasis on cluster 5 & 6, ERC and MSCA, meetings and seminars, available planning grants, etc


2024-05-02 LU Research Services hosted ‘The European Research Council’s vision for excellent research in Europe’ with Jesper Svejstrup, ERC Vice President. The presentation by Svejstrup can be obtained by emailing Marianne Hall, it contains among other things interesting info regarding common misconceptions. For more info and take home messages, see below under the headline ERC.

2024-04-26 CEC and BECC are planning a joint ERC inspiration/preparation event before summer - stay updated here or send an e-mail to Marianne Hall if you want to receive updates by e-mail (we will also advertise through Newsletter etc)

2024-02-06 Common mistakes to avoid when applying for Horizon Europe funding
The European Research Executive Agency has published a helpful, pedagogical guide to avoiding some of the most common mistakes seen in Horizon Europe applications
Link to



2024-04-26 Short update on Work Programme 2025:

The Commission is currently preparing Draft Orientations ahead of developing the actual Work Programme for 2025. We have already recieved som pre-pre-versions, and hope to start seeing circulatable drafts of the new Work Programme in May. The drafts will be sent out by Research Services (sign up to their mailinglists, avalible at the bottom of the page in the link below), and updates on the drafts will also be posted here on this web page.
Link to HEU Proposals General information on


2024-04-10 Draft missions

Draft workprogramme for Missions 2024-25 are available, contact Marianne Hall for a copy.The Missions are as follows.

  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Cancer
  • Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030
  • 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030
  • A Soil Deal for Europe (suggested)






NAT100NS provides support, matchmaking etc to facilitate the deployment of the EU Soil Mission (Living Labs and Lighthouses etc), and has a Newsletter with events etc. Read more and sign up: Link to

Find your way in Horizon Europe

A digital information series about Horizon Europe (HEU). You will be guided through the programme, and given practical information and advice on how to navigate, write a great application, prepare a project plan and budget, etc. 

  • 26 Feb: I have found a HEU call, how do I write a great application?
  • 8 April: How do I prepare a great project plan, work packages and budget?

Full programme and registration -



Become an evaluator of EU research projects

Read more and sign up here! Link to


Funding and tender opportunities - open calls

Filter your way forward in the left margin of the pages in the links above!



Upcoming ERC calls

Upcoming ERC deadlines, Link to

  • Advanced grant Aug 29, 2024
  • Proof of Concept (ERC-2023-POC) Mar 14, 2024, Sept 17, 2024

Consolidator grant support via Research Services:

Note that there are significant changes to the application template and the evaluation criteria for this year’s call, so participation is recommended even for those researchers who have previously applied for an ERC grant.


Upcoming MSCA calls (doctoral programs and postdoc training)

Link to MSCA homepage on

MSCA Work program 2023-24 is online, first calls to open in May.
Link to (PDF)

Next cofund call to open Oct 10, 2023 with tentative deadline Feb 08, 2024
Link to

More information on MSCA COFUND on the EU Commission website

Overview of what is coming:

Dedicated webpages:


CEC Research coordinator
Marianne Hall
Marianne [dot] hall [at] cecl [dot] u [dot] se (Marianne[dot]hall[at]cecl[dot]u[dot]se)