FRQ Support for NFRF 2020 Horizon Competition


Deadline (application) :

Any time

Amount :

$50,000 $ maximum per project (Including Indirect research costs)

Duration :

4 years maximum

Announcement of results :





Within the frame of an agreement with the New Frontiers in Research Fund, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (Society and Culture, Health, Nature and Technologies) are willing to support researchers based in Quebec, to join research teams funded under the European platform 2020 Horizon.

The NFRF and the FRQ encourage interested Canadian researchers to work directly with research teams from EU member states on 34 specifically targeted calls eligible for 2020 Horizon Global Platform.

For further details about the H2020 call itself, visit the European Commission’s Research & Innovation Participant Portal  (English version).

The FRQ contribution will support university researchers meeting the conditions of status 1, as defined by the CGR  AND receiving a grant from the NFRF on this 2020 Horizon targeted calls.

The FRQ will make one- to four-year awards valued at $25,000 (co-investigator) to $50,000 (principal investigator), available to researchers. The maximum duration of the project is four years. FRQ grants are subject to the availability of funds. Indirect research costs are included.

NFRF – 2020 Horizon Global Platform grants are valued up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs) for a maximum of four years.  NFRF supports eligible Canadian researchers’ participation in international projects on 2020 Horizon Global Platform.





This competition highlights the mutual will of research granting agencies in Canada and Quebec to encourage international and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

For this 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition, the following calls for proposals are targeted:

Network and traffic management for future mobility  MG-2-11-2020 2020-01-09
Understanding and mitigating the effects on public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise LC-MG-1-14-2020 2020-01-09
Emerging challenges for soil management SFS-21-2020 2020-01-22
Forest Fires risk reduction LC-CLA-15-2020 2020-02-13
Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with COPERNICUS LC-CLA-20-2020 2020-02-13
Understanding the transition to a circular economy and its implications on the environment, economy and society CE-SC5-25-2020 2020-02-13
Scientific data exploitation SPACE-30-SCI-2020 2020-03-05
Curation of digital assets and advanced digitisation DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-12-2018-2020 2020-03-12
Inclusive and innovative practices for the integration of recently arrived migrants in local communities MIGRATION-04-2020 2020-03-12
The Common Foreign and Security Policy and the expanding scope of the EU’s external engagement SU-GOVERNANCE-07-2020 2020-03-12
Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-02-2018-2019-2020 2020-03-12
Addressing low vaccine uptake SC1-BHC-33-2020 2020-04-07
Digital diagnostics – developing tools for supporting clinical decisions by integrating various diagnostic data SC1-BHC-06-2020  SC1-BHC-06-2020 2020-04-07
Micro- and nano-plastics in our environment: Understanding exposures and impacts on human health SC1-BHC-36-2020 2020-04-07
Hands-on citizen science and frugal innovation SwafS-27-2020 2020-04-15
Taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication SwafS-19-2018-2019-2020 2020-04-15
Advanced research methods and tools in support of transport/mobility researchers, planners and policy makers MG-4-8-2020 2020-04-21
Combined clean biofuel production and phytoremediation solutions from contaminated lands worldwide LC-SC3-RES-37-2020 2020-04-21
Towards global environmental regulation of supersonic aviation LC-MG-1-15-2020 2020-04-21
Towards sustainable urban air mobility MG-3-6-2020 2020-04-21
Accelerating the uptake of computer simulations for testing medicines and medical devices SC1-DTH-06-2020 2020-04-22
International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people SC1-DTH-04-2020 2020-04-22
Personalised early risk prediction, prevention and intervention based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies SC1-DTH-02-2020 2020-04-22
Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies  SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 2020-08-27
Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects to solve issues in fighting against crime and terrorism SU-FCT01-2018-2019-2020 2020-08-27
International cooperation with Canada on advanced biofuels and bioenergy LC-SC3-RES-36-2020 2020-09-01
Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020 2020-09-01
Improving road safety by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers MG-2-12-2020 first stage: 2020-01-09;
second stage: 2020-09-08
Bio-based industries leading the way in turning carbon dioxide emissions into chemicals LC-FNR-13-2020 first stage: 2020-01-22;
second stage: 2020-09-08
Fisheries in the full ecosystem context BG-10-2020 first stage: 2020-01-22;
second stage: 2020-09-08
Plastics in the environment: understanding the sources, transport, distribution and impacts of plastics pollution CE-SC5-30-2020 first stage: 2020-02-12;
second stage: 2020-09-03
Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic regions LC-CLA-17-2020 first stage: 2020-02-13;
second stage: 2020-09-03
Strengthening international collaboration: enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality in cities SC5-27-2020 first stage: 2020-02-13;
second stage: 2020-09-03
Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies LC-CLA-14-2020 first stage: 2020-02-13;
second stage: 2020-09-13



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