Horizon Europe 2022-2023 – New Calls
The next round of calls for the Horizon Europe programme were issued in December, with closing dates in March! Europlanet is preparing a bid to the call entitled HORIZON-INFRA-2023-SERV-01-02: Research infrastructure services advancing frontier knowledge, which has a designated topic of ‘Astronomy and Astroparticles’.
This call provides an opportunity to develop a wider pan-European research infrastructure to support the European space community in conducting fundamental research in space exploration. We look forward to working with colleagues in astrobiology, astrochemistry and astrophysics on this and other RI calls.
Within the Digital, Industry and Space programme there are again specific calls for the space domain with a deadline of 28 March 2023. Those perhaps most relevant to the Europlanet community are:
HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-12: Future Space Ecosystem and Enabling Technologies, which includes technologies for debris removal, robotics for exploration and In-Situ Resource Utilisation. It is estimated 7 projects of between 0.5 and 2.4 million Euros will be funded.
HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-71: Scientific exploitation of space data. This call ‘supports the data exploitation of European missions and instruments, in conjunction,when relevant, with international missions’ in order to exploit ‘all acquired and available data provided by space missions in theiroperative, post-operative or data exploitation phase ensuring complementarity with activities already supported by ESA or national agencies during development phases.’ It is estimated 8 projects of between 1 and 1.5 MEuros will be funded
Details and guidelines on how to structure proposals can be found on the European Commission website.