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11 EU-India co-funded calls under Horizon Europe

11 EU-India  co-funded  calls under  Horizon Europe

The European Union and the Government of India (Department of Science & Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)), have agreed to join forces to jointly address the global challenges and to achieve climate neutrality. The Government of India will co-fund the successful Indian entities in 11 calls under the Horizon Europe, of which 6 calls are open right now for submission of proposals.

On 6 December the European Commission adopted the Horizon Europe Work Programmes 2023-2024, offering cooperation opportunities for about EUR 13.5 billion, as part of the overall Horizon Europe budget 2021-2027 of EUR 95.5 billion.

The calls of proposals have been published on 7 December and can be viewed and downloaded on the EU Funding and Tenders Portal.

Horizon Europe is open to the world and thus entities from India can participate in all calls unless specifically mentioned otherwise. Indian entities do, however, have to fund their own participation. For this, the Government of India (the Department of Science & Technology (DST), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)) have agreed to provide funding to the successful Indian entities in 11 call topics, of which 6 calls are open for proposal submission. The Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) is to be seen in the framework of the EU-India Agreement on Science and Technology the overall EU-India Strategic Partnership, in which cooperation on R&I is an integral part.

The co-funding by the Government of India will allow for joint research in several areas of mutual interest aiming at addressing global challenges in the area of health, digital technologies, climate change, circular economy, clean energy, agri-tech and climate action.

If you are e an India-based research institute, university, scientists, innovator or SME, you can apply and get funding for the Horizon Europe calls earmarked by the Government of India.

Participation and funding of Indian entities to comply with the terms and conditions applicable by the respective Indian funding agencies and as per their regulations, as published on their website:

DST: click here

DBT: click here (will be uploaded soon)

MoES: click here

To note that the co-funding applies only to the calls specifically earmarked by the Government of India and listed hereunder.

Based on the principle Horizon Europe open to the world Indian entities can participate in other calls but would have to bear the cost of their participation. On the Funding and Tenders Portal you can see which topics are currently open for applications. The network of National Contact Points stands ready to answer any questions you might have on the application process.

CL1- Health

  • HORIZON-HLTH-2023-DISEASE-03-04: Pandemic preparedness and response: Broad spectrum anti-viral therapeutics for infectious diseases with epidemic potential (RIA) - Opening: 12 Jan 2023 | Deadline(s): 13 Apr 2023 DBT
  • HORIZON-HLTH-2024-DISEASE-03-13-two-stage: Validation of fluid-derived biomarkers for the prediction and prevention of brain disorders (RIA) - Opening: 30 Mar 2023 | Deadline(s): 19 Sep 2023 (First Stage), 11 Apr 2024 (Second Stage) DBT
  • HORIZON-HLTH-2024-DISEASE-08-20: Pandemic preparedness and response: Host-pathogen interactions of infectious diseases with epidemic potential (RIA) - Opening: 26 Oct 2023 | Deadline(s): 11 Apr 2024 DBT

CL4 - AI, Data and Robotics

  • HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-01: Efficient trustworthy AI - making the best of data (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA) - Opening: 8 Dec 2022 | Deadline(s): 29 Mar 2023 DST
  • HORIZON-CL4-2024-HUMAN-01-06: Explainable and Robust AI (AI Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA)- Opening: 15 Nov 2023| Deadline(s): 19 Mar 2024  DST

CL5 - Climate transition, Transport, Biofuels and Climate sciences & responses (glaciers)

  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-01-05: Hybrid electric energy storage solutions for grid support and charging infrastructure (Batt4EU Partnership) – (IA) Opening: 13 Dec 2022 | Deadline(s):  18 Apr 2023 DST
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D5-01-04: Circular economy approaches for zero emission vehicles (2ZERO Partnership)-(RIA)- Opening: 13 Dec 2022 | Deadline(s): 20 Apr 2023 DST
  • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-02: Inland ice, including snow cover, glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost, and their interaction with climate change-(RIA)- Opening: 12 Sep 2023 | Deadline(s): 05 Mar 2024 (see page 66) MoES
  • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-03: Development of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials – (RIA) Mission Innovation - Opening: 07 May 2024 |Deadline(s): 05 Sep 2024 DBT

CL6 - Healthy and environmentally-friendly food and Ocean

  • HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-11: New detection methods on products derived from new genomic techniques for traceability, transparency and innovation in the food system (RIA)  Opening: 22 Dec 2022 | Deadline(s): 12 Apr 2023 DBT
  • HORIZON-CL6-2023-CLIMATE-01-8: Closing the research gaps on Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) in support of global assessments (IA): Opening: 22 Dec 2022 | Deadline(s): 12 Apr 2023 MoES


The EU Delegation to India & Government of India in association with the EURAXESS India will organise Information Sessions targeting potential Indian and European applicants between 20 January- 28 February 2023 – stay tuned

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