New Swiss research platform:

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and Swissnex have just launched, a website that provides an overview of Swiss research funding institutions and their instruments for bilateral cooperation in research and innovation.

According to the founders, strives to be "a centralised platform showcasing scientific and technological cooperation opportunities between Switzerland and the rest of the world. Launched by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in collaboration with Swissnex, the new platform aims to facilitate collaboration in research and innovation by providing researchers, higher education institutions and innovators with a unique overview of the most important funding instruments, calls for joint research projects, and mobility programmes".

Sources: SERI, Swissnex, Euresearch

ERC dates for calls under WP 2022

The ERC has communicated tentative opening and closing dates for calls under work programme 2022.

These calls target Synergy grants, Proof-of-concept grants, Starting grants, Consolidator grants and Advanced grants. 

All plans may be subject to change until publication of the Work Programme 2022, expected for June this year.

Sources: ERC, Euresearch

Be prepared: Horizon Europe Public Health Emergency Action on COVID-19 Variants

The Horizon Europe Public Health Emergency Action on COVID-19 Variants has been pre-published.

The Horizon Europe Work Programmes for ‘Health’ and ‘Research Infrastructures’, with four specific actions to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the rising spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants, were adopted on 31 March 2021. 

The call will officially be published on 9 April. Proposals can be submitted from 13 April 2021 onwards and the deadline will be 6 May 2021.

Participants from Switzerland are eligible for funding from the EU even if the Horizon Europe association agreement with the third country concerned does not apply at the time of signature of the grant agreement.

Sources: Euresearch

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