Research in Europe


Our service:

We provide extensive service for the successful application of EU projects and assist scientists with the organisation of EU and third-party funded projects. This includes:

  • Information for scientists about EU funding programs (newsletters, information events and workshops)
  • Individual content-strategic advice on application options and political embedding
  • Suggestions for a good project design, for the organization and for the management
  • Delivery of suitable examples for the application (as required), as well as text components for GFZ-specific information, e.g. in the sub-areas of training, outreach, dissemination
  • Mediation of partners, help with partner selection (worldwide)
  • Mediation of tailor-made contacts with the EU Commission and presentation of the project application in Brussels
  • Support in administrative matters (formalities, amendments)
  • Help with calculating costs
  • Help with hosting and organizing events in the application process
  • Linguistic / editorial assistance
  • Proofreading of applications, especially with regard to sub-areas relevant to the assessment
  • Graphic support

Horizon 2020, the successor to the EU framework programmes for research and development, will run until the end of 2020. With Horizon 2020, EU research and innovation were brought together in a single programme for the first time. Building on Horizon 2020, the new framework programme for research and innovation “Horizon Europe” will start in 2021, and will run until the end of 2027. All call texts for Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe can be found in the Funding & Tenders Portal 

Structure of Horizon 2020

Supplemented by accompanying measures, H2020 consists of three main pillars, which support different activities Excellenct science (Increasing the scientific base), Industrial Leadership (More growth in Europe), Societal Challenges (Solving societal problems). All H2020 Calls can be found in the Funding & Tenders Portal.