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Below you find a list with the most important funding programs including the deadlines for proposal submission. If you need further information regarding the programs, please call us: +49 30 7720 5920 or contact us via email: info@consultech.de.
Last update on February 21st, 2024 (information is provided without guarantee - we try to implement updates as quickly as possible)

Health 
German Programmes
Programme Deadline
BMBF: Medizintechnische Lösungen in die Patientenversorgung überführen laufend
BMBF: Enabling Start-up: Unternehmensgründungen in den Quantentechnologien und der Photonik laufend
BMBF: Optimale Therapien durch datengetriebene Entscheidungs- und Unterstützungssysteme 29.02.2023
BMBF: Computational Life Sciences – Digitale Methoden zur Erforschung postakuter Infektionssyndrome 01.03.2024
BMBF: Mechanismen und Bestimmung des Krankheitsverlaufs in der Frühphase neurodegenerativer Erkrankungen im Rahmen des European Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) 05.03.2024
BMBF: Bilaterale Zusammenarbeit in Computational Neuroscience: Deutschland – USA 07.03.2024
BMBF/ ERA-NET NEURON: Multinationale und translationale Forschung zu bidirektionalen Interaktionen zwischen Gehirn und Körper 08.03.2024
BMBF: Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch 15.03.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Materialforschung 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Medizintechnik 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Biomedizin 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität 15.04.2024
DFG: Programm "Klinische Studien" 01.06.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Materialforschung 15.10.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Medizintechnik 15.10.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Biomedizin 15.10.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität 15.10.2024
DFG: Programm "Klinische Studien" 01.12.2024
Horizon Europe
Legende:
CSA = Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate)
IA = Innovative Action (70% funding rate)
mHealth = mobile health
PcoA = Programme Co-fund Action
PCP = Pre-Commercial Procurement
PPI = Public procurement of innovative solutions
RIA = Research and Innovation Actions (100% funding rate)
Call-ID Topic Funding per project
[in Mio €]
Funding rate Call-budget
[in Mio €]
Process
[stages]
Deadline
RESILIENCE-01-36 Advanced biomaterials for the Health Care 6-8 IA (blind evaluation pilot, lump sum) 31 2 07.02.24
HADEA/2023/OP/0040 Capacity building to support the uptake of biosimilars in a multistakeholder approach 1,5 tender 1,5 1 09.02.2024
EIC Accelerator Challenge EIC Accelerator Challenge: Monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for new variants of emerging viruses 2,5 Grant/ up to 15 Investment 70% 50 3 13.03.2024
RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-01 Developing novel, innovative HIV therapeutics for reducing the disease burden of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa 5,5 RIA 22 2 04.04.2024
HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-02 Research on existing Malaria vaccines and development of new promising candidates
15 RIA 30 2 04.04.2024
HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-03 Accelerating development and integration of therapeutics against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa 5,5 RIA 22 2 04.04.2024
HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-04 Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) through R&D in novel and existing antimicrobialss
6 RIA 24 2 04.04.2024
HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-05 New tools, technologies and approaches for vector control in sub-Saharan Africa 6 RIA 18,4 2 04.04.2024
HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-06 Innovative digital health solutions for sub-Saharan Africa 5 RIA 20 2 04.04.2024
HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-07 Global Health EDCTP3 JU training fellowship with return phase 3,5 CSA 3,5 2 04.04.2024
TOOL-11-02 Bio-printing of living cells for regenerative medicine 6-8 RIA 25 1 11.04.24
IND-06-08 Developing EU methodological frameworks for clinical/performance evaluation and post-market clinical/performance follow-up of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) 8-10 RIA 10 1 11.04.24
IND-06-09 Gaining experience and confidence in New Approach Methodologies (NAM) for regulatory safety and efficacy testing – coordinated training and experience exchange for regulators ~ 2 CSA 2 1 11.04.24
DISEASE-08-12 Pandemic preparedness and response: Maintaining the European partnership for pandemic preparedness ~ 2 CSA 2 1 11.04.24
DISEASE-08-20 Pandemic preparedness and response: Host-pathogen interactions of infectious diseases with epidemic potential 7-8 RIA 50 1 11.04.24
IHI Call 6 Support healthcare system resilience through a focus on persistency in the treatment of chronic diseases tba RIA tba 2 16.04.2024
IHI Call 6 Development of practical guidance and recommendations for using real world data/real world evidence in healthcare decision-making tba RIA tba 2 16.04.2024
IHI Call 7 Improving clinical management of heart disease from early detection to treatment tba RIA tba 1 22.05.2024
IHI Call 7 User-centric technologies and optimised hospital workflows for a sustainable healthcare workforce tba RIA tba 1 22.05.2024
IHI Call 7 Clinical validation of biomarkers for diagnosis, monitoring disease progression and treatment response tba RIA tba 1 22.05.2024
EIC Accelerator Challenge EIC Accelerator Challenge: Monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for new variants of emerging viruses 2,5 Grant/ up to 15 Investment 70% 50 3 03.10.2024
Other internationale programmes
Funding Organisation / Programme
Title / Topic Deadline
CEPI - Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Seeking predictors of vaccine efficacy: identifying correlates of protection to support vaccine development 06.02.2024
CEPI - Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Innovations to Prepare for Future Epidemics and Pandemics. Focus Area 3: advancing manufacturing innovations that improve vaccine scalability and equitable access 12.02.24
European Partnership for Personalised Medicine (EP PerMed) Identification or Validation of Targets for Personalised Medicine Approaches (PMTargets) 05.03.2024
EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Mechanisms and measurement of disease progression in the early phase of neurodegenerative diseases 05.03.2024
ERA-NET NEURON Multinationale und translationale Forschung zu bidirektionalen Interaktionen zwischen Gehirn und Körper 08.03.2024
JPIAMR Interventions moving forward to promote action to counteract the emergence and spread of bacterial and fungal resistance and to improve treatments: 1. Design novel or improved interventions to prevent, mitigate and /or treat fungal infections, which are resistant to treatments and/or are at risk of developing resistance 14.03.2024
JPIAMR Interventions moving forward to promote action to counteract the emergence and spread of bacterial and fungal resistance and to improve treatments: 2. Improve and/or, compare and/or evaluate strategies, technologies, treatments, methods, protocols or data collection based on existing interventions, aiming to prevent or reduce the emergence or spread of antibacterial or antifungal resistance or to treat/cure infections caused by resistant bacteria/fungi and recommend new policies. 14.03.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Developing novel, innovative HIV therapeutics for reducing the disease burden of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-01) 04.04.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Research on existing Malaria vaccines and development of new promising candidates (RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-02) 04.04.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Accelerating development and integration of therapeutics against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa (RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-03) 04.04.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) through R&D in novel and existing antimicrobialss (RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-04) 04.04.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking New tools, technologies and approaches for vector control in sub-Saharan Africa (RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-05) 04.04.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Innovative digital health solutions for sub-Saharan Africa (RIA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-01-06) 04.04.2024
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Global Health EDCTP3 JU training fellowship with return phase (CSA, HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2024-02-01) 04.04.2024
CEPI - Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Innovations to Prepare for Future Epidemics and Pandemics: Focus Area 1: advancing innovative rapid-response vaccine platforms that can transform the response to a future Disease X Roling until 2026
CEPI - Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Innovations to Prepare for Future Epidemics and Pandemics: Focus Area 2: developing new vaccine candidates against CEPI priority pathogens with epidemic or pandemic potential and viral families Roling until 2026
Biotech / Bioeconomy 
German programmes
Programm Einreichungsdatum
BMBF: Internationale Verbundvorhaben im Rahmen der Nationalen Bioökonomiestrategie „Bioökonomie International (Bioeconomy International) 2024“ 27.02.2024
BMWK: Nutzung und den Bau von Demonstrationsanlagen in der Bioökonomie 01.03.2024
BMBF: KMU innovativ Materialforschung 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Bioökonomie 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Ressourceneffizienz und Klimaschutz 15.04.2024
Projekte in Wissenschaft und Forschung zwischen Südostasien und Europa zum Thema „Kreislaufwirtschaft“ im Rahmen des Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme" 15.04.2024
BMWK: Nutzung und den Bau von Demonstrationsanlagen in der Bioökonomie 30.06.2024
Horizont Europa
Legend:
CSA = Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate)
IA = Innovative Action (70% funding rate)
mHealth = mobile health
PcoA = Programme Co-fund Action
PCP = Pre-Commercial Procurement
PPI = Public procurement of innovative solutions
RIA = Research and Innovation Actions (100% funding rate)
Call-ID Deadline Topic Funding per project
[in Mio €]
Funding rate Call-budget
[in Mio €]
Process
[stages]
EIC Accelerator Challenge 13.03.24 EIC Accelerator Challenge: Food from precision fermentation and algae 2,5 Grant + up to 15 Investment 70% 50 3
D3-02-03 05.09.24 Development  of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for  co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials around 3.5 RIA 7 1
EIC Accelerator Challenge 03.10.24 EIC Accelerator Challenge: Food from precision fermentation and algae 2,5 Grant + up to 15 Investment 70% 50 3
EIC Pathfinder Challenge
16.10.24 EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Nature inspired alternatives for food packaging and films for agriculture 4 RIA 120 (all challenges) 3
Other international programmes
No calls currently open
IT in Life Sciences 
German programmes
Programm Einreichungsdatum
BMBF: Bilaterale Zusammenarbeit in Computational Neuroscience: Deutschland – USA 07.03.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität 15.04.2024
Horizon Europe
Legend:
CSA = Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate)
IA = Innovative Action (70% funding rate)
mHealth = mobile health
PcoA = Programme Co-fund Action
PCP = Pre-Commercial Procurement
PPI = Public procurement of innovative solutions
RIA = Research and Innovation Actions (100% funding rate)
Call-ID Deadline Topic Funding per project
[in Mio €
Funding rate Call-budget
[in Mio €]
Process
[stages]
DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-03 19.03.24 Novel paradigms and approaches, towards AI-powered robots– step change in functionality (AI, data and robotics partnership) around 8 RIA 30 1
DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-45 19.03.24 Quantum sensing and metrology for market uptake 4-5 IA 15 1
Other international programmes
No calls currently open.
Start-up Programmes 
German programmes
Programme Deadline
BMBF: VIP+ "Validierung des technologischen und gesellschaftlichen Innovationspotenzials wissenschaftlicher Forschung" (vor Gründung) laufend
BMBF: Enabling Start-up: Unternehmensgründungen in den Quantentechnologien und der Photonik laufend
DBU: Green Start-up-Programm laufend
BMBF: Gründungen: Innovative Start-ups für Mensch-Technik-Interaktion 15.07.2024
Horizon Europe
Legend:
CSA = Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate)
IA = Innovative Action (70% funding rate)
mHealth = mobile health
PcoA = Programme Co-fund Action
PCP = Pre-Commercial Procurement
PPI = Public procurement of innovative solutions
RIA = Research and Innovation Actions (100% funding rate)
Call-ID Deadline Topic Funding per project
[in Mio €]
Funding rate Call-budget
[in Mio €]
Process [stages]
EIC Transition (Proposals must build on eligible EU-funded project results) *** overall budget transition
tba 18.09.2024 EIC Transition Open up to 2,5 100% 94 *** 1
tba not in 2024/ 2025 EIC Transition Challenges tba 100% tba 1
EIC Accelerator
* overall budget accelerator
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator 2024 Open
max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator Challenge: Human Centric Generative AI
max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator Challenge: Virtual worlds and augmented interaction, including support to Industry 5.0 max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator Challenge: Enabling the smart edge & quantum technology components max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator Challenge: Food from precision fermentation and algae max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator Challenge: Monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for emerging viruses max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
tba 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
(full proposal)
EIC Accelerator Challenge: Renewable energy sources and their whole value chain max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 675 *
3 (first stage proposal at any time)
EIC Pathfinder ** overall budget pathfinder
HORIZON-EIC-2024-PATHFINDEROPEN-01-01 07.03.2024 EIC Pathfinder Open up to 3
100% 256 ** 1
tba 16.10.2024 EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Solar-to-X devices for the decentralized prosumption of renewable fuels, chemicals and materials as climate change mitigation pathway up to 4 100% 256 ** 1
tba 16.10.2024 EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Nature inspired alternatives for food packaging and films
up to 4 100% 256 ** 1
tba 16.10.2024 EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Nanoelectronics for energy-efficient smart edge devices up to 4 100% 256 ** 1
tba 16.10.2024 EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Protecting EU space infrastructur up to 4 100% 256 ** 1
Plants, environment, climate, agriculture  
German programmes
Programme Deadline
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Bioökonomie 15.04.2024
BMBF: KMU-innovativ Ressourceneffizienz und Klimaschutz 15.04.2024
Horizon Europe
Legend:
CSA = Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate)
IA = Innovative Action (70% funding rate)
mHealth = mobile health
PcoA = Programme Co-fund Action
PCP = Pre-Commercial Procurement
PPI = Public procurement of innovative solutions
RIA = Research and Innovation Actions (100% funding rate)
Call-ID Deadline Topic Funding per project
[in Mio €]
Funding rate Call-budget
[in Mio €]
Process
[stages]
GOVERNANCE-01-1 28.02.24 Additional activities for the European Partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy around 60 COFUND (30% funding rate) 60 1
GOVERNANCE-01-2 28.02.24 Regional ecosystems of innovation to foster food system transformation around 3.5 CSA (lump sum) 3.5 1
GOVERNANCE-01-3 28.02.24 The role of mainstream media, social media and marketing in fostering healthy and sustainable consumption patterns and how to encourage good practices around 3 CSA (lump sum) 3 1
GOVERNANCE-01-4 28.02.24 Supporting the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance and Declaration around 4 CSA (lump sum) 4 1
GOVERNANCE-01-5 28.02.24 Customisation/pre-operationalisation of prototypes end-user services in the area Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation around 19 PCP 19 1
GOVERNANCE-01-6 28.02.24 Develop innovative applications to support the European Green Deal, building on meteorological satellite data around 4 RIA 8 1
GOVERNANCE-01-7 28.02.24 Enhancing working conditions and strengthening the work force through digital and data technologies – the potential of robotics and augmented reality in agriculture around 5 RIA 15 1
GOVERNANCE-01-8 28.02.24 Broaden EIP Operational Group outcomes across borders by means of thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice around 2 CSA (lump sum) 4 1
GOVERNANCE-01-9 28.02.24 Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice around 3 CSA (lump sum) 6 1
GOVERNANCE-01-10 28.02.24 Organic farming thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice around 4 CSA (lump sum) 4 1
GOVERNANCE-01-11 28.02.24 Biodiversity thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice around 3 CSA (lump sum) 3 1
GOVERNANCE-01-12 28.02.24 Developing EU advisory networks on forestry around 4 CSA (lump sum) 4 1
GOVERNANCE-01-13 28.02.24 Developing EU advisory networks on sustainable livestock systems around 4 CSA (lump sum) 4 1
D1-01-02 05.03.24 Inland ice, including snow cover, glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost, and their interaction with climate change 6-7.5 RIA 22 1
D1-01-03 05.03.24 Paleoclimate science for a better understanding of the short- to long-term evolution of the Earth system around 15 RIA (lump sum) 15 1
D1-01-04 05.03.24 Improved toolbox for evaluating the climate and environmental impacts of trade policies around 6 RIA 12 1
D1-01-05 05.03.24 Next generation low-emission, climate-resilient pathways and NDCs for a future aligned with the Paris Agreement around 4.5 RIA 14 1
D1-01-07 05.03.24 Quantification of the role of key terrestrial ecosystems in the carbon cycle and related climate effects around 10 RIA 20 1
DRS-01-01 20.11.24 Prevention,  detection, response and mitigation of chemical, biological and  radiological threats to agricultural production, feed and food  processing, distribution and consumption around 4 RIA 8 1
Other international programmes
We have not identified any funding opportunities yet.
Open calls 
German programmes
Programme Deadline
Bund: Steuerliche Forschungszulage - für alle F&E Aktivitäten, auch rückwirkend laufend
BMWK: Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand - ZIM (themenoffen) laufend
BMWK: "Digital jetzt" - Investitionsförderung für KMU laufend
BMWK: ZIM international- verschiedene Länderpartnerschaften mit Deutschland verschiedene Fristen
BMBF: VIP+ "Validierung des technologischen und gesellschaftlichen Innovationspotenzials wissenschaftlicher Forschung" laufend
EUREKA: Eurostars 14.03.2024
BMBF: KMU innovativ - Zukunft der Wertschöpfung 15.04.2024
Integration der Region Mittelost- und Südosteuropa in den Europäischen Forschungsraum (Bridge2ERA2021) 31.05.2024
Horizon Europe
Legend:
CSA = Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate)
IA = Innovative Action (70% funding rate)
mHealth = mobile health
PcoA = Programme Co-fund Action
PCP = Pre-Commercial Procurement
PPI = Public procurement of innovative solutions
RIA = Research and Innovation Actions (100% funding rate)
Call-ID Deadline Topic Funding per project
[in Mio €]
Funding rate Call-budget
[in Mio €]
Process
[stages]
HORIZON-EIC-2024-PATHFINDEROPEN-01-01 13.03.2024
03.10.2024
EIC Accelerator Open max. 2,5 Mio grant + 0.5-15 Mio investment 70% 375 3
tba 18.09.2024 EIC Transition Open 2,5 100% 94 1
tba 07.03.2024 EIC Pathfinder Open 0,5-3 100% 136 1
Other international programmes
Programme Deadine
BMWK: ZIM international- verschiedene Länderpartnerschaften mit Deutschland verschiedene Deadlines
EUREKA: Eurostars 14.03.2024
IraSME – International research activities by small and medium-sized enterprises: 33rd call 27.03.2024

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