C$50M Fund Launched for R&D Collaboration With The EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme

The Canadian Government recently launched a C$50 million fund to encourage Canadian researchers to collaborate with the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme over the next five years.

To apply, researchers must formally apply for funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme for an international research project. Once the proposal has been accepted by the EU, the applicant would need to request funding from the Canadian Government, who may then provide funds of up to $125,000 to support the project.

According to Ted Hewitt, President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, “Canadian researchers are looking to do more internationally. Research is complex, and you really need to have the best talent working together.”

Other non-European countries looking to join the Horizon 2020 include Australia, Brazil, Japan and South Africa. Thus far, projects relating to forest fires, road safety, migration and supersonic aviation have been proposed. 

The Canadian Government may also launch further rounds of funding when the Horizon Europe research project begins in 2021, which will take place over seven years with a budget of €94.1 billion.

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