New Call for Proposals of the «Horizon Europe – 2nd Opportunity – ERC» Programme (OPPORTUNITY – ERC/1122)

The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) announces the new call for proposals for the “HORIZON EUROPE- 2nd Opportunity -ERC» Programme (OPPORTUNITY – ERC/1122).

The call budget is €600,000, and the maximum funding per project is €150.000.

Proposals have to be submitted through the IRIS portal and the Call for proposals is open until 27 June 2023.

The “Horizon Europe – 2nd Opportunity“ Programme’s objective is to provide a second opportunity to entities and natural persons (researchers) who attempted to receive a grant under Horizon Europe Programme, and whose proposals despite of being of high quality did not manage to secure funding due to budget exhaustion. The «HORIZON EUROPE- 2nd Opportunity -ERC» Call for Proposals offers a second opportunity to researchers who attempted to obtain a grant under the “ERC Starting Grant”, “ERC Consolidator Grant” and “ERC Advanced Grant” funding instruments of the European Research Council (ERC), whose proposals were eligible for funding, but did not manage to secure a grant due to budget exhaustion.

The present Call is funded by the Republic of Cyprus.

Entities eligible to participate in this programme include Research Organisations (Α.1, Α.2), Enterprises (Β.1, Β.2, Β.3) and Other Public and Private Sector Organisations (C.1, C.2).

More information is presented in the following documents:




For information regarding the RIF’s open calls, as well as useful documents and guides, interested parties can visit the IRIS portal.

For further information, interested parties may contact the RIF’s Partner Support Center by phone on 22205000 or via email at [email protected].