The ERC 2019 Work Programme adoption, originally planned for mid-July, is expected in mid-September. The 2019 Starting Grant & Synergy Grant call will open upon Work Programme adoption. The StG call will be open for a shorter time than usual, as the call closure date is expected to be 17 October 2018. Same counts for the SyG call, as the call closure date is expected to be 8 November 2018.
Agriculture and food systems, forestry, and the marine and bio-based sectors are at the very heart of the challenges our planet will face in the years to come. The Horizon 2020 Work Programme for Societal Challenge 2 “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy” includes more than 30 topics for 2019 and more than €450 million of funding is planned to be spent on their implementation.