Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
There are new calls for the 2018-2020 period, targeting research & innovation, in all areas of knowledge, with an estimated budget of €30 billion. In this context, the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies – CONFAP and the EU delegation to Brazil prepared a list of calls that might be interesting for Brazilian researchers and institutions (in Portuguese). Brazil ranks 5th in terms of participation among non-EU and associated partners in Horizon 2020.
Brazilian participation in H2020 is generally done through a co-funding scheme. Different funding schemes are being set up in different Brazilian states through the existing Research Foundations (FAPs) in each state to fund Brazilian participation in Horizon 2020 collaborative projects.
INCOBRA has also prepared some documents that can help to learn about all the opportunities for EU-Brazil cooperation within H2020, such as a guide for the participation of Brazilian entities (in Portuguese) and a factsheet for the FAPs (State Funding Agencies) Guidelines.
Source: CONFAP announcement here. Other useful resources for Horizon 2020 funding schemes:
- Looking for partners to prepare a H2020 proposal?
- Participating in H2020 research consortia: How to find European partners?
- Infographic showing the participation of Brazilian entities in EU Framework programmes
- Available local programs/funds that could provide support to Brazilian Horizon 2020 participants