Horizon Europe

The Research Partner Network (RPNet) team offers support for research proposal development to Horizon Europe, the European Commission’s major research funding mechanism.

Pillar II: Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness

Boosting key technologies and solutions underpinning EU policies & the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Broken down into 6 Clusters: Health; Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies; Civil Security for Society; Digital, Industry & Space; Climate, Energy & Mobility; and Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment

Pillar I: European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant

While Canada has become associated to only Pillar II of Horizon Europe, Canadian researchers can also receive funding through the ERC’s Synergy Grant (SyG) program. Pillar I supports “Excellent Science” through grants to individual researchers (and their teams) who have innovative ideas. One of the researchers in this group can be working at any eligible institution in the world, even if the host country is not associated with Horizon europe.


Contact Grant Kemp, Research Partner for International Opportunities, to discuss your proposal or check out his Horizon Europe Google Site for actively updated content including newsletters, videos, a calendar of deadlines, and useful links.

Grant Kemp
Research Partner, VPRI Research Partners Network