Call for proposals 2017 - H2020 - Science with and for society H2020-SWAFS-2018-2020 Closed!


Science with and for society will help citizens, organisations and territories to open a new chapter of their development through joint research and innovation activities in five strategic orientations. It will contribute to the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation through institutional governance changes in Research Performing (RPOs) and Funding Organisations (RFOs), focusing on developing new partnerships and involving researchers, policy makers, citizens and industry. It will step up support for gender equality in R&I policy by promoting institutional changes and focusing on key areas of research to advance gender equality. It will build on the territorial dimension of SWAFS partnerships by opening up R&I broadly to society according to specific territorial contexts, where territories are understood as geographical areas sharing common features (e.g. economic, social, cultural, environmental). It will explore and support citizen science in a broad sense, encouraging citizens and other stakeholders to participate in all stages of R&I. Finally, it will build the knowledge base for SwafS through a combination of totally bottom-up and open topics and targeted topics including two looking for the first time at science communication and due and proportionate precaution.


Joint research and innovation activities will be guided by five strategic orientations:

  • Strategic orientation 1. Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change
  • Strategic orientation 2. Stepping up support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy
  • Strategic orientation 3. Building the territorial dimension of SwafS partnerships
  • Strategic orientation 4. Exploring and supporting citizen science
  • Strategic orientation 5. Building the knowledge base for SwafS

This call covers the following topics:

  • SwafS-01-2018-2019: Open schooling and collaboration on science education
  • SwafS-02-2018: Innovative methods for teaching ethics and research integrity
  • SwafS-03-2018: Developing research integrity standard operating procedures
  • SwafS-04-2018: Encouraging the re-use of research data generated by publically funded research projects
  • SwafS-05-2018-2019: Grounding RRI practices in research and innovation funding and performing organisations
  • SwafS-06-2018: Science4Refugees
  • SwafS-07-2019: EURAXESS TOP V
  • SwafS-08-2019: Research innovation needs & skills training in PhD programmes
  • SwafS-09-2018-2019: Supporting research organisations to implement gender equality plans
  • SwafS-10-2018: Analysing gender gaps and biases in the allocation of grants
  • SwafS-11-2019: Scenarios for an award/certification system for gender equality in research organisations and universities in Europe
  • SwafS-12-2019: The gender perspective of science, technology and innovation (STI) in dialogue with third countries
  • SwafS-13-2018: Gender Equality Academy and dissemination of gender knowledge across Europe
  • SwafS-14-2018-2019: Supporting the development of territorial Responsible Research and Innovation
  • SwafS-15-2018-2019: Exploring and supporting citizen science
  • SwafS-16-2019: Ethics of Innovation: the challenge of new interaction modes
  • SwafS-17-2019: Consolidating and expanding the knowledge base on citizen science
  • SwafS-18-2018: Taking stock of the application of the precautionary principle in R&I
  • SwafS-19-2018-2019: Taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication
  • SwafS-20-2018-2019: Building the SwafS knowledge base
  • SwafS-21-2018: Advancing the Monitoring of the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation
  • SwafS-22-2018: Mobilising Research Excellence in EU Outermost Regions (OR)


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 125,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 10 April 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 13 November 2018 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 02 April 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 07 November 2019 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2018-2020 (Work programme)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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