New Frontiers in Research Fund – 2020 Horizon Global Platform (International stream)

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Inquire with RGCS

External Deadline: Wednesday 30th, September 2020


SIRI will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

We are pleased to announce that the New Frontiers in Research Fund 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition, International stream, is now open.

The objective of the International stream is to support international research collaborations and position Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level. This is achieved through two mechanisms. The first mechanism involves joint calls with international agencies on topics of international relevance. The second mechanism funds the participation of Canadian researchers on international research projects supported by major global platforms.

The NFRF 2020 Horizon Global Platform competition falls under the second mechanism by providing funding (up to $125,000 per year, including indirect costs, for a maximum of four years) for Canadian researchers who are partners on successful projects funded through eligible calls under Horizon 2020. It is expected that the Canadian researcher or research team will be an integral part of the larger Horizon 2020 research team that was awarded a grant.

The 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition is accepting registrations from Canadian participants in eligible Horizon 2020 calls between now and September 2020. This competition will award a minimum of 20 grants over four years totalling $10 million. Each project is eligible for up to $125,000 per year for up to four years.

Application Process

To apply for an NFRF 2020 Horizon Global Platform grant, Canadian participants on eligible Horizon 2020 calls must submit their registration form by February 27, 2020, or within two weeks of the Horizon 2020 deadline for their call, whichever is later. This is a mandatory step in the application process. Those approved to participate in Horizon 2020 by the European Union have one month to submit a complete application to the CRCC. A list of eligible Horizon 2020 calls and more information is available here

The team must then submit a complete application within one month after notification of a successful outcome of the Horizon 2020 adjudication process.

Please note that registrations and applications are submitted to the research administrator (research grants office or equivalent) of the Nominated Principal Investigator’s primary affiliation. Research administrators are free to set their own internal deadlines.

The 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) was launched January 30th 2020.

A bilingual webinar will be presented and followed by a Q&A session. The date, time and webinar link can be found below. The link to the session will be active on our website approximately one hour prior to the start time. Please note that Eastern Time is used.

February 27th – 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition – Bilingual

11 AM to 1 PM, Eastern Time

Meeting link – Password: 929HQfD7mqQ

The webinar will be recorded. Presentation slides along with the recording will be made available to RGOs shortly after the session.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have questions.

Funding Sources

Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: February 19, 2020