Horizon Europe


Canadian researchers are now eligible to apply for and receive Horizon Europe Pillar II funding. The primary focus of Pillar II is on shared global challenges: climate, energy, digital economy, and health.

Association to Horizon Europe is the deepest form of collaboration offered by the EU in research and innovation. Canadian researchers are now eligible to collaborate in calls under Pillar II of the program on equal terms with entities from the EU Member States. Researchers will also have access to networks of research in the EU and 18 other countries associated with Horizon Europe as of 2024.

Pending finalization of the EU-Canada agreement, which is expected in late 2024, Canadian researchers are eligible “beneficiaries” under a Transitional Agreement. Timeframe from call closure to successful grant agreement finalization is typically up to 8 months (i.e. late 2024 for applications submitted in early 2024).

For additional information, access the following links:

 EU and Canada conclude negotiations for association to Horizon Europe, 24 Nov., 2023

 EU-Canada Policy Background

Horizon Europe Information Session

On April 24 2024, The VPR hosted a Horizon Europe Information Session with guests from; European Commission, Global Affairs Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, and EURAXESS North America.

Members of the Queen's community can watch a recording of the session and view session materials here.


European Commission Resources

For Pillar II funding calls (open and forthcoming). Narrow down your search results by selecting research themes as per your interests starting with Programme Part research areas. 

 Funding & tender opportunities

Learn about applying for funding, evaluation, and grant management.

 Online Manual

Looking for partners for your project? Click the button below to explore various tools at your disposal. You can also view the EURAXESS events portal  for European Commission-hosted info days on the specific clusters, as well as accompanying brokerage events.

 Partner Search Tool

Work programmes drive the current and forthcoming calls. The 2025 work programme is expected for release in spring 2025.

 View 2023-2024 Work Programs

Global Affairs Canada’s guides

For Canadian participation in the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027).

Horizon Europe Guide - Canada (PDF 3.89 MB)

Federal and Provincial Canadian Funding Programs for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), for Canadians.

Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Guide (PDF 1.37 MB)

Euraxess North America

Euraxess North America allows North American researchers to expand and diversify their research networks in Europe as well as globally. Learn more:

 Euraxess North America

 Resources for Canadians

Presentations and Events

 Queen's NetID and password are required to view PDF Slide deck)

 Horizon Europe and Canada Webinar Slide Deck (PDF 3.2 MB)

Mission of Canada to European Union recorded  presentation on Horizon Europe and Canada 2024.

Please reach out to a Research Projects Advisor as soon as you find a funding call to which you’d like to apply.” Add “If you will be the lead PI on a grant application, notify Research Services at least 6 months ahead of the agency deadline.


Researchers interested in Horizon Europe opportunities can learn more from their appropriate Research Projects Advisor. 

Adrian Kelly Diane Davies

Research Projects Advisor (Faculty of Arts & Science)

Phone: 613-453-5027
Email:  adrian.kelly@queensu.ca

Research Projects Advisor (Law, Business, Education)

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79422
Email diane.davies@queensu.ca

Dora Baczyk

Research Projects Advisor (Life and Health Sciences)
Research Services

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77315
Email:  d.baczyk@queensu.ca

Dora Baczyk
Research Projects Advisor 

Email d.baczyk@queensu.ca

Merline Fonkwe

Research Projects Advisor 

Email merline.fonkwe@queensu.ca