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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Eligibility for funding


Swiss legal entities are considered entities from a third country not associated to Horizon 2020. This means that Swiss legal entities can participate in EDCTP-funded projects but are not eligible to receive funding and will not count towards the minimum number of legal entities required for a proposal (see the specific eligibility criteria for each call for proposals).

For more information on funding by the Swiss government for Swiss participants in projects related to Horizon2020 or Article 185 Initiatives, please see:


There are no specific eligibility criteria in relation to a lead applicant other than the eligibility criteria specified in the call text. Please see the call text for specific requirements. Prior to signing the grant agreement, EDCTP will assess the capacity of the lead applicant’s institution to administer and manage the grant.