Funding News

For 2020, there is still a total of €555 million funding available for Food across 44 call topics. 21 of these are 2-stage topics with deadlines in January 2020 for the short proposal and September 2020 for the full proposal. 23 are 1-stage call topics with a single deadline in January 2020. The budget is broken down into four Calls for proposals, alongside other actions which complement the content of the Calls.

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  • €209 million for Food and Natural Resources
  • €137 million for Sustainable Food Security, including
    • From functional ecosystems to healthy food
    • Building capacities
    • Targeted international cooperation
    • Environment and climate-smart food production and consumption
  • €88 million for Rural Renaissance, including
    • Organising sustainable food and non-food value chains under changing conditions
    • From farm to society: understanding dynamics and modernising policies
    • Boosting innovation and enhancing the human and social capital in rural areas
  • €52 million for Blue Growth
  • €69 million for Other actions

Upcoming deadlines in the ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020

Deadlines on January 22, 2020 (single stage)

  • SFS-04-2019-2020 (IA): Integrated health approaches and alternatives to pesticide use
  • SFS-06-2018-2020 (CSA): Stepping up integrated pest management
  • SFS-28-2018-2019-2020 (IA): Genetic resources and pre-breeding communities
  • BG-07-2019-2020 (IA-LS): The Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative
  • CE-RUR-08-2018-2019-2020 (IA): Closing nutrient cycles
  • RUR-05-2020 (CSA): Connecting consumers and producers in innovative agri-food supply chains
  • RUR-06-2020 (IA): Innovative agri-food value chains: boosting sustainability-oriented competitiveness
  • RUR-07-2020 (IA): Reducing food losses and waste along the agri-food value chain
  • RUR-15-2018-2019-2020 (CSA): Thematic networks compiling knowledge ready for practice
  • CE-FNR-07-2020 (IA): FOOD 2030 - Empowering cities as agents of food system transformation
  • CE-FNR-09-2020 (IA): Pilot action for the removal of marine plastics and litter
  • CE-FNR-14-2020 (IA): Innovative textiles – reinventing fashion
  • CE-FNR-15-2020 (CSA): A network of European bioeconomy clusters to advance bio-based solutions in the primary production sector
  • CE-FNR-17-2020 (IA): Pilot circular bio-based cities – sustainable production of bio-based products from urban biowaste and wastewater
  • FNR-01-2020 (CSA): Strengthening the European agro-ecological research and innovation ecosystem
  • FNR-02-2020 (CSA): Developing long-term monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the Common Agricultural Policy
  • FNR-03-2020 (CSA): A comprehensive vision for urban agriculture
  • FNR-04-2020 (CSA): Towards a European research and innovation roadmap on soils and land management
  • FNR-08-2020 (CSA): Supporting the food safety systems of the future
  • FNR-10-2020 (CSA): Public engagement for the Bioeconomy
  • FNR-18-2020 (CSA): Sustainability of bio-based products – international governance aspects and market update
  • LC-FNR-06-2020 (CSA): Defossilising agriculture – solutions and pathways for fossil-energy-free farming

Deadlines on January 22, 2020 (first stage) and September 8, 2020 (second stage)

The results of the first stage will be known at most thee months after the deadline, giving proposal writers about five months to write the full proposal. The second stage could take up to five months to evaluate. The grant agreements are to be signed before May 8, 2021.

  • CE-SFS-36-2020 (RIA): Diversifying revenue in rural Africa through bio-based solutions
  • LC-SFS-22-2020 (RIA): Forest soils Research and Innovation Action
  • SFS-01-2018-2019-2020 (RIA): Biodiversity in action: across farmland and the value chain
  • SFS-02-2020 (RIA): Healthy terrestrial livestock microbial ecosystems for sustainable production
  • SFS-05-2018-2019-2020 (RIA): New and emerging risks to plant health
  • SFS-10-2020 (RIA): Epidemiology of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases: from integrated data collection to prioritisation
  • SFS-13-2020 (RIA): Genome and epigenome enabled breeding in terrestrial livestock
  • SFS-21-2020 (RIA): Emerging challenges for soil management
  • SFS-30-2018-2019-2020 (RIA): Agri-Aqua Labs
  • SFS-35-2019-2020 (RIA): Sustainable Intensification in Africa
  • SFS-40-2020 (RIA): Healthy soils for healthy food production
  • BG-10-2020 (RIA): Fisheries in the full ecosystem context
  • BG-11-2020 (RIA): Towards a productive, healthy, resilient, sustainable and highly-valued Black Sea
  • CE-RUR-08-2018-2019-2020 (RIA): Closing nutrient cycles
  • LC-RUR-11-2019-2020 (RIA): Sustainable wood value chains
  • RUR-21-2020 (RIA): Agricultural markets and international trade in the context of sustainability objectives
  • FNR-05-2020 (RIA): Husbandry for quality and sustainability
  • FNR-11-2020 (RIA): Prospecting aquatic and terrestrial natural biological resources for biologically active compounds
  • FNR-12-2020 (RIA): Industrial microbiomes – learning from nature
  • FNR-16-2020 (RIA): Enzymes for more environment-friendly consumer products
  • LC-FNR-13-2020 (RIA): Bio-based industries leading the way in turning carbon dioxide emissions into chemicals