The Horizon 2020 program concentrates all European Union funding on research and innovation, and focuses on three major priorities: scientific excellence, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.
A major funding instrument in the European Research Area (ERA), the Horizon 2020 program has a budget of around €80 billion, representing approximately 5% of total public expenditure across Europe.
Health, Demographic Change and Well-being Collaborative Program
The Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and well-being" aims to fund research that will have an impact on society, improve the quality of life of European citizens of all ages, maintain the economic sustainability of health and care systems and promote innovation through private and public sectors.
Inserm encourages its teams to participate in this collaborative program. A procedure to help set up and support European projects has been established for that purpose, in partnership with its private subsidiary Inserm Transfert.
Excellent Science Pillar Funding
Horizon 2020's Excellent Science Pillar supports basic research and frontier research, in particular through the following programs:
- The European Research Council (ERC) program is a non-thematic, scientific program dedicated to exploratory research, with the only selection criterion being scientific excellence. Inserm is strongly involved in this program and encourages its researchers to apply. This can get help and support from the Inserm ERC Unit. Inserm has also put in place support sessions to help applicants for grants from the ERC prepare for their interviews, in partnership with its Aviesan partners.
See Inserm's ERC Winners
Find the latest information on the ERC Program on the Horizon 2020 site
- The aim of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) is to encourage European and international mobility through research networks and individual funding.
Find the latest information on MSCA on the Horizon 2020 site
- The future and emerging technologies (FET) program aims to promote radically new technologies and find solutions to tackle the major interdisciplinary scientific and technological challenges.
Find the latest information on the FET Program on the Horizon 2020 site
- The research infrastructure programs, in particular for the development of infrastructures in the field of life sciences and health, including translational research and clinical research (actions carried out as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap).
Find the latest information on the Research Infrastructure Programs on the Horizon 2020 site