18 Oct 2023
EC extends deadline for Horizon Europe calls following Hamas’ terrorist attacks across Israel
The European Commission (EC), Directorate General for Research and Innovation, has announced that in the light of the disruptions caused by the fallout of Hamas’ terrorist attacks across Israel, the Commission has carefully assessed the challenges experienced by partner organisations in the region. The EC acknowledges that these circumstances make it difficult to timely complete and submit proposals to some Horizon Europe calls with deadlines in the coming days and weeks.
In line with the European Union’s commitment to foster inclusivity and collaboration among the EU's research community members, the European Commission would like to inform that it has decided for an exceptional extension of several Horizon Europe call cut off dates, allowing more time to submit applications.
This extension is meant to provide extra time and assistance to help overcome difficulties individual applicants may be facing in the present context, without unduly delaying the implementation of Horizon Europe actions.
The calls for which deadlines will be extended for all applicants, irrespective of the country where the organisation is based, are the following:
- The ERC Starting Grant Call will be extended from 24 October to 7 November;
- The ERC Synergy Call will be extended from 8 November to 15 November;
- The EIC Accelerator will be extended from 19 October to 8 November;
- The EIC Pathfinder will be extended from 18 October to 25 October.
The Commission encourages all eligible organisations to take advantage of these extensions, allowing additional time for review, to make any necessary adjustments to their proposals, and thereby to ensure the successful submission of their applications.
The EC states that it appreciates the efforts that organisations in the region are investing to engage in international R&I cooperation and to further promote scientific excellence globally.
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