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Horizon Europe Program

Opportunity NameHorizon Europe
AgencyInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
ValueVaries by project
Indirect CostsEligible at 25%
DurationVaries by project
Application due to FSc RO at for full review10 business days prior to submission
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review5 business days prior to submission
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review2 business days prior to submission, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency Varies by project

As one of the most ambitious funding programs, Horizon Europe gives Canadians access to even more opportunities to elevate their research and innovations through global partnerships.

Through Horizon Europe, Canada's talented research and innovation communities can help develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. From health to climate to social inclusion, this program is fostering opportunities to strengthen the impact of discoveries.

It is built on three pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Excellent science – supports advanced research training, breakthrough innovations and research infrastructure.
  • Pillar 2: Global challenges and European industrial competitiveness – includes six thematic clusters, each tackling a specific and broad societal issue and strengthening Europe's industrial competitiveness.
  • Pillar 3: Innovative Europe – supports breakthrough innovations and collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector.


Under Pillar 1, researchers can apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships or a Mitacs Globalink Fellowship to come to work in European research groups or for European Research Council grants to establish a research group in Europe. They can be included as partners in research consortia submitting collaborative research proposals under Pillar 2. Finally, if they plan to establish a start-up or Small or Medium sized Enterprise in Europe, they can apply for funding from the European Innovation Council under Pillar 3.

The Canadian science, technology and innovation community can now apply to Horizon Europe Pillar 2 calls under association status. This includes academics, industrial researchers, small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit and charity sector entities, and other research and innovation actors in Canada.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at