Nursing researchers should be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the submission deadline for Horizon 2020 proposals for calls falling within Societal Challenge 1 (health, demographic change and wellbeing) have been postponed from 22 April 2020 to 18 June 2020. The European Commission may consider further extending this deadline, which it would be communicated in due time.

Nursing researchers might take advantage of this extension to build strong consortiums and apply for Horizon2020 funds to finance their research projects. The ENRF is very active on this topic, having published Briefing Notes on the Lump Sum Pilot, the EU Health Programme 2021-2027, a Horizon 2020 a European Country Analysis and the Health Programme 2014–2020, The Budget’s Allocation for 2020.