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New updates to the H2020 Work Programme 2019: our highlights

The latest update to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019 is now online and available at the website of the European Commission. For most of the calls there were no major changes, but there were several updates to existing calls, as well as a few new calls that could be interesting for biomedical researchers. Here are our “quick highlights” of the latest updates.

New H2020 calls

Our highlight goes to two new calls for projects, one on non-communicable diseases and one on creating a human cell atlas.

SC1-BHC-30-2019 Towards risk-based screening strategies for non-communicable diseases (two-stage)

This call aims at establishing risk-based screening strategies, which demonstrate to be effective, affordable, acceptable to the population, cost-effective and suitable for implementation.

SC1-BHC-31-2019 Pilot actions to build the foundations of a human cell atlas (single stage)

This is an interesting call that aims at researching how healthy tissue looks like, and use this information to improve diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Other novelties and updates

Other new calls are the BHC-32 call for a EU-India collaboration towards a next generation influenza vaccine to protect citizens worldwide  and the HCO-15 call for Support for the functioning of the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R).

The BHC-01 call towards understanding causative mechanisms in co- and multimorbidities combining mental and non-mental disorders also saw a change, since it now also addresses the combination of mental and non-mental disorders.

Eligibility and deadlines

The highlighted calls are science-driven, and in all cases an academic KOL needs to be the main applicant. US organisations or researchers are also eligible to apply as participants.

The submission deadlines for pre-proposals in two-stage calls is 2 October 2018 and the deadline for the submission of full proposals (single or two-stage) is the 16 of April 2019.

Are these calls for you?

Do you have questions about these or other calls? We can help you assess if your ideas and ambitions are a good fit for the calls, and accelerate your application towards success. Our experts have extensive experience in H2020 calls and are happy to answer your questions.


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