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Horizon Europe Pillars & Funding Calls

Pillar I: Excellent Science
Support for academic research
€24.9 billion

European Research Council

Awards research grants for promising and leading academic researchers

€16.1 billion

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

Funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training of researchers

€6.4 billion

Research Infrastructures

Material resources for the academic community

€2.4 billion

Pillar II: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
Targeted research and innovation funding to address EU policy goals
€53.8 billion

Cluster One: Health

Funding for health-related topics

€8 billion

Cluster Two: Culture, creativity and inclusive society

Funding for cultural heritage, creative industries, and social inclusion

€2.3 billion

Cluster Three: Civil security for society

Funding for security-related topics, including cybersecurity

€1.9 billion

Cluster Four: Digital, industry, and space

Funding for key technologies, manufacturing, space and other related topics.

€15.5 billion

Cluster Five: Climate, energy, and mobility

Funding for topics related to climate change, clean energy and clean and autonomous mobility

€15.2 billion

Cluster Six: Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment

Funding for better management of the natural world (not including climate change)

€9 billion

Joint Research Council

Funding for the Commission’s in-house research centre, which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy

€2 billion

Pillar III: Innovative Europe
Promotes cooperation between academia and industry through partnerships and training programmes
€13.4 billion

European Innovation Council

Awards grants, loans and equity to startups and university spin-offs

€9.7 billion

European innovation ecosystems

Supports dialogue between stakeholders

€0.5 billion

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Support the development of dynamic, long-term European partnerships among leading companies, research labs and higher education (EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities)

€3.2 billion

Cross-pillar: Strengthening the European Research Area
Aims to boost the performance of Europe’s research and innovation landscape
€3.3 billion

Widening participation and spreading excellence

Supports measures to help Europe’s lower-performing regions catch up

€3 billion

Reforming and enhancing the European R&I system

Supports policy evaluation and promotes change in European research

€0.3 billion