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EU Opportunities

ERC Consolidator grant

Researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD (Extensions are possible under certain circumstances — see the latest ERC Work Programme), a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.

ERC Consolidator Grant has a deadline on 2 February 2023, and a possibility of support from the Research Support Office if you sign up by 28 November.

Process plan for the ERC Consolidator Grant, links to the ERC programme, including important advice that you will want to read before embarking on an ERC endeavor.: ERC CoG procesplan 2023 (003).pdf

Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Work programme 2023-2024

Please find the final draft on Horizon Europe Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment work programme 2023-24. Although this draft still has to be accepted by the commission this is to be considered practically final.

Find below the announced (tentative) deadlines for the various cluster 6 destination.

2023 Calls

Tentative closing date

Single Stage topics

2-stage topics


Destination 7


Destinations 1, 3 and 4

Destination 3 (first stage)


Destinations 2, 5 and 6

Destination 2 (first stage)


Destination 3 (2 stage)

Second stage


Destination 2 (2 stage)

Second stage

Soil Mission Work Programme 2023-2024:

Find the latest draft on the work programme here

Relevant themes ‘Adaption to Climate Change’ deadline 27 April 2023 and ‘A Soil deal for Europe’ deadline 27 September 2023

Please note!

If you have ideas or plans for projects related to any of these work programmes, please read more in the latest article in Biweekly on coordination of Horizon Europe applications at AGRO.

Webinar series on the new work programmes in Danish  - First seminar is on 29 November 2022, 10:00-11:00

The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science has announced a webinar series on the new work programmes for 2023-24 in Horizon Europe. This will be in danish. For more information and registration

Last chance for applying for EUopSTART funding in 2022 -  postponed to 15 November.

Up to DKK 50.000 for EU partner, and DKK 75.000 for coordinator project applications. You can apply for part-funding of salaries, travel expenses and external assistance.

For further information: EUopSTART — Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet (ufm.dk)

Danish and bilateral calls

Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) has opened -

Deadline for submission is 28 februar 2023

A total funding of up to 90 million DKK is available. Development and/or demonstration projects can apply between 250.000 -15 million DKK.

For more information please find the call text here (in Danish) or contact Lea (lke@agro.au.dk).

Villum Experiment - Deadline for submission 15 March 2023

Villum Experiment supports unorthodox ideas in their early phase. The grant is created for those research projects out of the ordinary that challenge the norm and have the potential to change fundamentally the way we approach important topics. The applicant is anonymous to the reviewers.

You can apply for up to DKK 2 million, incl. 15% for indirect costs. The grant can cover project-related costs such as salary, equipment, travel and running expenses. 

The time frame for the grant is up to 2 years. 

AgriFoodTure partnership - Call 2 for pool 2 projects

Like in 2022 the call is governed using the Grand Solutions rules and guidelines

Deadline for submission is 17 April 2023.

As before, the calling for project applications will be within all five tracks of the published AgiFoodTure-roadmap:

1. Land use and management

2. Animal-based food production

3. Plant-based food production

4. Biotech-based food production & alternative protein sources

5. Cross-cutting aspects

The budget of the call is DKK 75 million and the investment per project is from DKK 3 million to DKK 15 million.

The project period can last a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years.

Within this specific call, the wish is to see larger projects that has potential for substantial impact on the mission goals towards 2030.

For more information you'll find the call text here

If you are considering on applying, we kindly ask you to contact either your section leader, Torsten (Foulum) or Lea (Flakkebjerg) to inform on working title, participants and partners.

We kindly ask for those of you that are planning on applying to contact either your section leader, Torsten (Foulum) or Lea (Flakkebjerg), to inform about working title, participants, and potential partners

Please note! If you are interested in applying for a Grand Solutions project, the Research Support Office offers support - contact the RSO specialist team (e-mails below) as soon as possible and no later than February 1, 2023. Please indicate whether you are the coordinator or a partner.

 The RSO specialist team can support coordinators in the application process in different ways:  

  • Start-up meetings to discuss the project idea/unmet need, consortium formation, the business case, the value chain and the impact, etc.
  • Support on budget preparation
  • Feedback on the written application

 Applicants who are partners in an Grand Solutions project can only receive support on budget preparation and on application-related formalities.

 Contact research support office:

Ditte H. Rounborg, diro@au.dk

Mette Meilstrup, meilstrup@au.dk                 

Jakob D. Sørensen, jds@au.dk                         

Mikkel B. Kongsbak, kongsbak@au.dk           

Rikke H. Haugaard, haugaard@au.dk             

Application opportunities

Danish Research Council for Independent Research

Research Council for Nature and Universe (FNU)

Research Council for Technology and Production (FTP)

Read more about the autumn 2021 and spring 2022 calls here.


Ass. Européenne des Expositions Scientifiques

EIT Climate

EIT Food

EU - Regionalfonden

EU- Erasmus

European Commission

European Food Safety Autority

European Regional Development Fund




Horizon 2020 Part I Excellent Science  Øvrige

Horizon 2020 Part I Excellent Science ERC

Horizon 2020 Part I Excellent Science MSCA

Horizon 2020 Part II Industrial Leadership

Horizon 2020 Part III Societal Challenges

Horizon 2020 Øvrige

Interreg Interreg IV A

The European Enviroment Agency

Danish National Research Foundation

Programkomiteen for Bæredygtig energi og Miljø

Programkomiteen for Sundhed, fødevarer og velfærd

Foreign private foundations

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

ISTA Secretariat

Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning

Foreing public (non-EU) foundations

BONUS Science for a better


NordForsk (Norden)


Nordisk Ministerråd (Nordic Council of Ministers)

NorFa (Nordforsk)

Help and guidance

EU counseling and financing help | Two websites provide easy and understandable explanation of Horizon 2020 and an overview of the seven steps from project idea to completion in the H2020 process. Read more about the two websites here.  

In connection with EU applications, it is mandatory for all employees at AU to have these approved at the Research Support Office before sending. Read more here.

See the Research Support Office's website for information on possible sources of funding. Here is also guidance on using the researchprofessional.com site. AGRO's partner in the research support unit is Rikke Rochat.

AGRO advice and guidance (especially international applications): Torsten Rødel Berg

Here you will find the forms you need to calculate budgets for applications (DK). Remember that all budgets for applications must be reviewed by the institute's controller (Carsten Sødrup) before sending.