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What is the funding rate in Horizon Europe?

The funding rate of Horizon Europe projects depends on the type of project and on the nature of the beneficiary. It can vary substantially depending on the call the entity or person is applying to. Below a summary of the funding rate across the funding schemes of Horizon Europe. Details can be found on the call documents on the website of the European Commission.

  • Pillar I
    • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
      • Innovative Training Networks (ITN): 100% (fixed amount)
      • Individual Fellowships (IF): 100% (fixed amount)
      • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE): 100% (fixed amount)
      • Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND): 50%
      • European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT): 100%
    • European Research Council (ERC): 100%
    • Research Infrastructures: up to 100%
  • Pillar II
    • Research and Innovation Actions (RIA): 100% for all organisations
    • Innovation Actions (IA)
      • 70% for for-profit organisations
      • 100% for non-profit organisations
    • Coordination and Support Actions (CSA): 100% for all organisations
  • Pillar III
    • European Innovation Council (EIC): up to 100%
    • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
      • Innovation projects: maximum of 70% for all organisations
      • Other areas: up to 100% for all organisations

The funding rate is calculated based on the total eligible costs of the beneficiary. The eligible costs of a Horizon Europe project encompass direct and indirect costs. Direct costs such as personnel, subcontracting, equipment, travel or costs of goods and services, are directly linked to the project implementation. In most cases, they are funded based on actual costs. Indirect costs (i.e. overheads), including office rent and other operating costs, are not directly linked to the project but are nonetheless necessary for its implementation. These are funded at a flat rate of 25% of the direct eligible costs, minus certain costs, such as e.g. costs of subcontracting and financial support to third parties.