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Application process

Complete the Expression of Interest form (EOI). This form must be submited prior to contacting a supervisor to request support for your application.


Call 2 is now closed. Call 2 opened 30th August 2023 and closed on 22nd November at 13:00 GMT.

Steps to take before you start on your application for Call 2

Step 1: Fill in the Expression of Interest form. Note:the EOI is needed to support the management of the Call and will not be part of the review process.

Step 2: Read all relevant Call documentation. Call documents include the Application guidelines, Terms and Conditions and Frequently asked questions which you will find below.

Step 3: Find the support of an INSPIRE supervisor. You must contact an INSPIRE supervisor whose research interest is aligned with your research proposal. You must have a supervisor’s agreement to support your application. You will find a supervisor on the supervisor section. The supervisor will confirm whether they are happy to work with you on your chosen topic and may offer guidance on developing the research project. If the supervisor is unable to support your application or does not respond to you after one week, you may contact the programme manager who will see if other supervisors can be found. 

Step 4: Inform the project manager at once you have support from a supervisor. 


Application templates

A complete application consists of:

  • Part A – Administrative information
  • Part B, C, D- composed of the following parts-Project proposal, CV, ethics issues table and if applicable an ethics self-assessment

Download the application templates: 

Application form Part A

Application form Part B,C,D


IMPORTANT: Submit application form Part A as a separate pdf document to Part B-C-D. (Part B-C-D must be submitted together as one PDF document). 

Applications must be submitted in PDF format, to the INSPIRE Email address with the subject heading Call 2 on or before the deadline of November 22nd  2023, 13:00 GMT. Applications cannot be accepted after this time.




Call Documents

You are strongly encouraged to read the following Call 2 documents (Application Guidelines, Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) and Frequently asked questions (FAQs))

Application guidelines Call 2 : Guideline outlines eligibility criteria, indicative timetables for publication & deadlines of the calls, application & evaluation processe (including timelines and financial aspects)


FAQ INSPIRE Call 2: Frequently asked questions about the programme

Programme Policies

Researchers Code of Conduct



EU Funding

This project is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska–Curie Grant agreement No. 101034270.


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