The EU's funding program for research and innovation

On June 15, 2021, the official starting signal was given for the new EU research framework programme Horizon Europe, which, as the successor to Horizon 2020, will cover the entire chain from basic research to innovation to the market with a volume of almost 100 billion euros in the period 2021 to 2027. Horizon Europe aims to make Europe greener and more digital, as well as more innovative, resilient and participatory.

The programme includes:

The Research Service provides advice and support on questions related to application and project implementation.

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The next era of European research funding

General information

♦ The following pages provide detailed information on individual and collaborative research in the EU funding programme Horizon Europe:

  • European Commission (here)
  • "Funding and Tender Portal" for calls for proposals (here)
  • European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi) (here)
  • Portal of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (here) (German only)
  • National Contact Points (NKS) (here) (German only)

♦ National and regional measures for proposal support can be found on the following sites:

  • Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) (here) (German only)
  • BMBF (here) (German only)

Events - Webinars

On the websites of the EU Office (BMBF) (German only) and the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KOWI) you will find a comprehensive calendar of events with information and training opportunities.

Selected events

♦ Event-series on Horizon Europe organized by the European Commission: Info-days for Horizon Europe Cluster 1 and Cluster 6 between 25 & 29 October 2021.

The European Commission announces today a new series of info-days for Horizon Europe Cluster 1 and Cluster 6 to be held virtually between 25 and 29 October 2021.

The info-days will present the topics of the Horizon Europe Cluster 1 (Health) and Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment) work programme 2022 and will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about funding under the two clusters of the new programme.

Both Cluster 1 and Cluster 6 info-days will be followed by brokerage events to bring together potential applicants and stakeholders of the new Research & Innovation programme.
Info-days calendar

    October 25-26, 2021: "Cluster 6 info-days",
    October 27,  2021: "Cluster 6 brokerage event",
    October 28, 2021: "Cluster 1 info-days",
    October 29, 2021: "Cluster 1 brokerage event".

For a detailed agenda, participation information and practical details, visit the event website.

♦ Event-series of the National Contact Point (NCP) Health and the EU Office of the BMBF on Horizon Europe:

  • November 8, 2021: Event in German "Tips and tricks for the short application in the health cluster" (registration)
  •  November 15, 2021: Event in English "How to succeed in your short proposal in the Health Cluster" (registration)

♦ Event of the National Contact Points (NCP) "Digital and Industrial Technologies", "Climate, Energy, Mobility" and "Bioeconomy and Environment" on Horizon Europe:

  • November 10-11, 2021: Event in German, an online Horizon Europe Applicant Workshop for "Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness Europe" (registration)


  • Introduction: Horizon Europe at a glance (English presentation) (here)
  • Document Library: Horizon Europe Info Days 2021, June 28th - July 16th (here)
  • Rules of Participation in Horizon Europe (KOWI) (here)
  • Programme Guide (European Commission) (here)
  • Annotated application form for the calls for Cluster 6 "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" in Horizon Europe (here)

Videos - Tutorials

  • European Commission: Webinar - How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe (Part 1, Part 2)
  • European Commission: Horizon Europe Info Days 2021, June 28th - July 16th (here)
  • European Commission: Horizon Europe Mission-Videos (here)
  • Intro-Video: Looking to finance a project or do business with the EU? (here)
  • ERC Executive Agency: Video-Serie - ERC Classes (here)
  • ERC Executive Agency: Video-Serie - ERC Research Funding Playlist (here)

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Contact in the research service

  • Dipl.-Oec. Anke Zerm
  • Dr. Susanne Hinck