Societal Challenges, by their nature, require input from across the disciplines. Please read on, even if you think this is not applicable to your direct area of research.
Health, demographic change and wellbeing, (Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 1) has a number of opportunities relevant to BU in 16/17:
- Horizon Prize – Birth Day (closes 6/9/17) – Reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality
- Personalised Medicine (various calls with a range of closing dates) – for example:
- Implementing the Strategic Research Agenda on Personalised Medicine
- Actions to bridge the divide in European health research and innovation
- Support for large scale uptake of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing
- Methods research for improved health economic evaluation
- Promoting mental health and well-being in the young
- SME Instruments (various calls with a range of closing dates) – for example:
- Ebola and other filoviral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola+) programme: future outbreaks (various closing dates up to March 2018)
Find out more about the Health, demographic change and wellbeing Societal Challenge.
Please also take a look at the 16/17 Work Programme for this Societal Challenge. You may find it easier to review the opportunites by scanning through a PDF, with links from the contents pages.
More information about Horizon 2020 is located on their dedicated website and on the Particpant Portal. The Societal Challenges form one of the three pillars, which make up this flagship EU scheme.
You can advertise for potential partners or promote your area of expertise to others leading bids using the EU CORDIS website.
Watch out for further blog posts outlining other EU and international opportunties in 16/17.
Take a look at the dedicated BU Research Blog page for Horizon 2020. If you are considering applying to any EU calls, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International, as soon as possible, so that we can support your bid.