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The purpose of EUopSTART is to intensify the participation of Danish enterprises and research institutions in European research and innovation.

Deadlines in 2022

There will be three application deadlines in 2022. At the moment there is two open deadlines: :

  • Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 12.00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 12.00 p.m.

You will be able to submit EUopSTART applications from 24 January 2022 until and including 1 November 2022 at 12.00 p.m.

You can Already Apply when the Work Programme is Prepublished

You can submit your application for funding from EUopSTART once the EU has prepublished the work programme on the Funding & Tenders portal, and the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science opens for EUopSTART applications. In the work programme, you can see the EU calls and deadlines for the next two years. At the moment, you can apply for funding from EUopSTART for EU calls with deadlines latest 31 December 2023.

When will you get an Answer?

Applicants can expect an answer to their application around 4-5 weeks after the deadline. Due to Corona, there will be a slightly extended casework time.

Who Qualifies for Grants?

Danish enterprises and research institutions can apply for funding to cover up to 50 % of the costs connected to the preparation of an application for one of the programmes under:

In the text below, you can find more information about the subsidy scheme, its possibilities and conditions as well as deadlines.

NB! One Application per Company

Please note that companies can only submit one application for each deadline.

Which Expenses does the Funding Cover?

You can apply for funding to cover expenses defrayed during the grant period. The expenses must be relevant, necessary and directly connected to the preparation of the application. 

The expenses must belong to one of the following categories:

  • Payroll costs
  • Travel expenses
  • External assistance

Role in the Application Max. Grant Size
Partner DKK 50,000
Coordinator DKK 75,000

You can read more about the guidelines and terms for the EUopSTART grant scheme here:

Grant Size

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science awards grants that cover up to 50 % of the project costs. The applicants must finance 50 % of the project costs themselves. Funding which covers external assistance may not amount to more than 70 % of the total grant, which is awarded by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science.

How to Apply?

You apply for the EUopSTART grant scheme by sending your application to the Agency via the electronic application system, e-grant. You will be able to submit applications for the 1. cut-off in 2022 from 24 January 2022.

You must write the application in Danish or English.

Checklist for Applications

Pre-evaluation of Danish Coordinator Applications

As a Danish coordinator, you have the possibility of applying for the Agency’s pre-evaluation scheme. The scheme provides funds for an unbiased pre-evaluation of your draft Horizon Europe application conducted by up to two external expert evaluators.


Stefanie Bondy Jørgensen
Phone: +45 72 31 82 17

last modified Aug 22, 2022