Transforming Health and Care Systems (THCS): European call for proposals

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The European partnership Transforming Health and Care Systems is launching a joint call for proposals. Swiss-based researchers can participate.

The Transforming Health and Care Systems partnership is a co-fund action under the Horizon Europe programme, aimed at promoting research and innovation to support the transition of health and care systems. The call tackles challenges facing health and care systems in Europe, aiming to move towards more sustainable, innovative, and people-centred health and care systems accessible to all. With the objective of optimizing patient care pathways and integrating hospital services with outpatient care, the call intends to build necessary knowledge and identify and implement solutions for the healthcare of the future.

Researchers from at least three countries

The projects selected within this call will be funded directly by national/regional funding agencies and partners from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United-Kingdom, United States.

Each proposal must involve, at least, three partners from three countries on this list who are eligible for funding by their respective national/regional funding agency.

The call is organized in a one-stage procedure:

  • Project coordinators are required to submit a Letter of Intent (Intent to Apply).
  • For eligible projects, a full proposal must be submitted.

Both the Letter of Intent and full proposal must be submitted via the THCS online submission system.

Important submission deadlines and dates:

  • Letter of Intent (Intent to Apply): 23 May 2023
  • Full proposal: 13 June 2023
  • Rebuttal stage: 29 August – 6 September 2023
  • Communication of the funding decisions to the applicants: October 2023
  • Expected project start: December 2023 – May 2024 (subject to national procedures)

Supported by the SNSF

Even though Switzerland is not an associated country for Horizon Europe, Swiss-based applicants can join research consortia on equal terms with applicants from EU member states and other countries participating in the call. Together with Innosuisse the SNSF is participating in the first THCS call.

Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF project funding scheme and are strongly encouraged to contact the SNSF if they are submitting their first application to the SNSF. Along with the application to the THCS online submission system, they need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF.

For further details, please refer to the THCS website.