- Call for expressions of interest - The European Commission is looking for expert advisors to join the future ‘Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups’.
The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013 to Peter K. Gregersen, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA, Lars Klareskog, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Robert J. Winchester, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA "for their discoveries concerning the role of different genetic factors and their interactions with environmental factors in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis".
Publication of 2 open Calls on the Participant Portal:
FP7-HEALTH-2013-SMES-FOR-INNOVATION (deadline: 25/09/2012)
FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION (deadline: 02/10/2012)
- News alert:http://www.healthcompetence.eu/ a new interactive platform on European health research.
Health is our priority
The objective of health research under FP7 is to improve the health of European citizens and boost the competitiveness of health-related industries and businesses, as well as address global health issues.
The Health theme is a major theme of the Cooperation programme and the EU has earmarked a total of € 6.1 billion for funding this theme over the duration of FP7.
The specific programme on 'Cooperation' supports all types of research activities carried out by different research bodies in trans-national cooperation and aims to gain or consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas. FP7 allocates EUR 32.4 billion to the Cooperation programme. The budget will be devoted to supporting collaborative projects across the European Union and beyond. The Cooperation programme is sub-divided into ten distinct themes, the first of which is Health.
What will be funded?
Priority will be given to the following activities:
- Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health - producing knowledge that will be applied in the area of health and medicine;
- Translating research for human health - making sure that basic discoveries have practical benefits and improve the quality of life;
- Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens - ensuring that the results of biomedical research will ultimately reach the citizens;
The European Commission will fund Health research by selecting project proposals submitted following the publication of a ‘Call for proposals’. When the calls of the Health Work Programme are published they will be announced on this page.
Last updated on: 2013-02-05