FET supports collaborative research in order to extend Europe’s capacity for advanced and paradigm-changing innovation. It shall foster scientific collaboration across disciplines on radically new, high-risk ideas and accelerate development of the most promising emerging areas of science and technology.
FET consists of 3 complementary schemes:
FET Open FET Proactive FET Flagships
Duration of the programme: 7 years (2014-2020) under Horizon 2020
Swiss eligibility: Swiss participation under the status "Associated Country"
Topic search: according to your field of research; find your topic in Horizon 2020.
Calls for proposals: one call per year expected; go to the open calls page.
- FET Open proposals can be submitted at any time, three cut-off dates spread over two years (next 27 September 2017 with an overall budget of 84 MioEUR per cut-off).
- FET Innovation Launchpad are small grants (100'000 EUR) supporting the transition from FET research results toward exploitation in the form of services or products (similar to ERC Proof of Concept). Two deadlines are foreseen: next 27 September 2017.
- FET High Performance Computing (HPC) implements the Strategic Research Agenda defined in ETP4HPC. The call is now open with deadlines in 2016 and 2017
- new FET Flagships calls may be launched at the end of H2020. FET Flagships that are already running ("Human Brain" and "Graphene") will call for new partners during H2020.
A public consultation has been launched in spring 2016 and a call for preparatory actions for the future flagship is expected in the FET Work programme 2018-20.
Work Programme: Download the topic preview while the full call descriptions, call deadlines and rules, are in the FET Work Programme 2016-2017.
H2020 reference documents: for all official documents, go to the H2020 Online Manual.
Open Access and Data Management: The projects funded under the Future and Emerging Technologies participate in the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020 in line with the Commission's Open Access to research data policy for facilitating access, re-use and preservation of research data.
Communication in H2020 Projects: The FET-Open Information Day on July 6 2015 dedicated a session on communication within H2020 by Alexandra Ruete (European Commission, DG RTD): video recording and slides
Self Evaluation Forms:
Use the self evaluation forms to see how you will be evaluated by the referees.
Self evaluation form for FET-Open for 2014-15 Call: link
Self Evaluation Form 2016-17 not available yet
What has been funded in H2020 under the FET Programme:
10 minutes video presentation of the 2016-17 Work Programme for FET-Open and FET-Proactive. Extracted from the general "Excellence Science" webinar from December 7 2015 available on Euresearch's YouTube channel.
The FET-Open and Proactive work programme has been presented at the EC's Information Day and the full webstream is available here: https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/fet-open-proactive-call-info-day-2016. Scroll to the time stamps below to view the individual content of the day.
The FET work programme 2016-17 has been presented at the ICT2015 Event in Lisbon on October 2015.
High Performance Computing has been presented in a separate session
The European commission organised an Information Day on FET-Open on July 6.
All the presentations and video recording are available online: video recording and presentations