The European Commission has approved funding for a new programme for health. This programme could be of interest to researchers in the University involved in health based research. The objectives of this fund are to:
- strengthen action to promote health and prevent diseases;
- be better prepared to protect citizens against health emergencies and to coordinate action at European level to address them;
- increase the up-take of innovation in health; and
- improve people’s access to medical expertise and information for specific conditions; and improve healthcare quality and patient safety.
It is expected that the first calls for proposals will come out by early May 2014. It is expected that they will launch an annual call for proposals.
The funders will cover between 60-80% of project costs, so projects will require a degree of match funding.
Universities are eligible to apply. The fund will include action grants that contribute to the cost of joint transnational projects; and plus tenders for public procurement contracts.
More details on this programme can be found here http://ec.europa.eu/health/programme/policy/2014-2020/state_of_play_en.htm