Research infrastructures are facilities, resources, and services that allow researchers in Europe to conduct ground-breaking R&I. It includes research laboratories, scientific instrumentation and technologies, data resources, computational tools, and communication networks.
The European Commission funds these through Horizon Europe - Research Infrastructures. This allows the EU to foster ground-breaking innovation to benefit citizens and society.
2022: the calls for proposals for funding
In 2022, the European Research Executive Agency (REA) launched calls for proposals for EU funding under Research Infrastructures. REA received 79 proposals by the call deadline on 22 April 2022. The total requested budget was €551.9 million across the calls.
Following evaluations, 27 projects have been selected for EU funding. These projects signed their grant agreements on 22 December 2022. Now, the European Commission will invest €180.07 million into these projects, which will start their research in the coming weeks.
The 2022 calls for proposals for funding were divided into three destinations, as follows.
Developing the European research infrastructures landscape, maintaining global leadership (INFRADEV 2022)
Research infrastructure concept development (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-DEV-01-01)
Cooperation, synergies and networking between research infrastructures and technology infrastructures (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-DEV-01-02)
31 proposals received with a total requested budget of €109.8 million
9 projects have been selected for EU funding with €25.57 million to be invested
Enabling an operational, open and fair EOSC Ecosystem (INFRAEOSC 2022)
Services and tools to underpin a research assessment system that incentivises open science practices (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-01)
Improving and coordinating technical infrastructure for institutional open access publishing across Europe/ Building with the scientific community a Web of Fair data for open science (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-02)
FAIR and open data sharing in support of healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-03)
Support for initiatives helping to generate global standards, specifications and recommendations for open sharing of FAIR research data, publications and software (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-04)
9 proposals received with a total requested budget of €42.4 million
5 projects have been selected for EU funding with €29.9 million to be invested
Next Generation of Scientific Instrumentation, tool and methods and advanced digital solutions (INFRATECH 2022)
Next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools and methods (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-TECH-01-01)
39 proposals received with a total requested budget of €399.7 million
13 projects have been selected for EU funding with €124.6 million to be invested
Find out more on the 2022 calls in the Horizon Europe – Research Infrastructures Work Programme 2021-2022.
2023: new calls for proposals for funding
The calls for proposals for funding for 2023 opened on 6 December 2022 and the deadline to submit proposals is 9 March 2023. For more information on the open calls read the Horizon Europe - Research Infrastructures Work Programme 2023 – 2024.
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- Publication date
- 6 February 2023
- European Research Executive Agency