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Horizon 2020
Cofunded call
It depends on the country, please check the Funding document attached

The integration of sex and gender analysis into research content gives new knowledge and insights, which ultimately will benefit both women and men. The call invites interdisciplinary applications exploring gender effects and dimensions in research topics relating to one or more of the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 3 Good health and well-being, SDG 9 Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation, and SDG 13 Climate Action.


Applicants may choose to address one or more of the outlined topics. For any chosen topic, an interdisciplinary approach is needed, addressing the interplay between society – technology – culture. Research that addresses the social gender dimension is strongly encouraged.


  • Specific challenge: To achieve a sustainable development that includes and benefits both women and men, an understanding of the gender dimension in entrepreneurship and in the innovation system is required.
  • Scope: The topic invites both basic and applied research addressing the sex and gender dimension of entrepreneurship and in the innovation system.
  • Expected impact: The impact can be both within and outside academic research. Possible impacts can be to contribute to a better understanding of these issues, to promote women’s leadership, innovation by and for women and girls, and/or to contribute to policymaking and legislation as well as societal actions and interventions


The maximum duration of the research projects is three years, and the recommended length is at least two years(liable to the specific rules of the partaking Funding Organisations, see Funding Organisation Rules).


Research applications can be made by transnational Collaborative Research Projects (CRP). Each CRP must comprise at least three eligible partners requiring financial support from funders from at least three of the following countries: Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden.

An Associate Partner (AP) is a partner that will participate in the research but will not be funded by the GENDER-NET Plus. The AP is not considered in the minimum number of three (3) partners mentioned above. The AP should demonstrate or provide a formal declaration to have secured its own funding for participation in the CRP.


The pre-proposal must be submitted before the deadline, Thursday, 1 March 2018, 17:00 (Central European Time – CET).

The GENDER-NET Plus call promotes the integration of sex and/or gender analysis in research contents, with the specific aim to contribute to the integration of sex and gender perspectives in all applicable aspects of addressing societal challenges, by all actors and in all parts of society.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Grant proposals will be evaluated by experts, on the basis of the three selection criteria ‘Research excellence’, ‘Potential impact’ and ‘Quality and efficiency of the implementation’. The eligibility of institutions, researchers, and costs, as well as complementary administrative requirements are subject to the national/regional regulations and legal frameworks applicable to each individual Party, as specified in the Funding Organisation Rules (please check the document attached).