The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals.

For this reason, the deadline for the S2R JU call for proposals H2020-S2RJU-2020, initially foreseen on 21 April 2020, is extended until 27 May 2020 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).

The Funding and Tenders Portal has been updated accordingly.

Potential applicants are advised to prepare themselves as necessary, especially by establishing effective communication links for remote collaborative work.

Moreover, participants are encouraged to take into account, in their proposal preparation, the clarifications to call-related issues that can be brought by the S2R JU through the Question & Answer process published on a regular basis in the Participant Register and on the S2R JU website up to 15 days before the call closure deadline.

Any further question can be addressed to Answers will be anonymised and published on this website. Please note that the deadline for questions related to Shift2Rail Call for Proposals is 13 May 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).

Apply here for the Call for Proposals 2020

Projects worth 146.6 million will be funded under the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) 2020 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities, within the framework of the S2R Annual Work Plan 2020. The application period is now open, and submissions will be accepted until 27 May 2020.

With 19 topics of which 8 are open to S2R Members (CFM) and 11 to non-JU Members (OC), this Call is expected to raise high interest in the transport community and beyond.

The indicative H2020 co-funding made available by the S2R JU for this Call is 75.4 million, out of an estimated projects’ value of around 146.6 million.

The S2R JU is looking forward to a broader participation to the 2020 Call, both geographically and in terms of synergies, allowing for new S2R activities that will demonstrate to the sector at large the potential for innovation to deliver a bright future for railway.

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Source: Shift2Rail