Page Limits in Proposals

  • The overall conditions for proposals in Horizon Europe are the same as in Horizon 2020 (they must be complete, readable, accessible and printable), however the page limits are different for the corresponding types of action in Horizon 2020 and it is important to take this into account when preparing applications to the first calls for proposals.
  • In Horizon Europe, unless stated otherwise in the specific call conditions, the limit for a first-stage application will be 10 pages, while the limit for a full application will be 45 pages. These limits will apply to the standard collaborative projects in the form of Innovation Actions (IA) and Research and Innovation Actions (RIA).
  • There will be several exceptions to this rule:
    • Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) – the page limit will be 30 pages (it was 50 pages in Horizon 2020);
    • Programme Co-fund Actions – the limit will be 70 pages (it was 70/100 pages in Horizon 2020, depending on the type of action); and
    • Types of actions funded under the Horizon Europe sub-programmes with specific objectives such as the European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), or the European Innovation Council (EIC).
  • If an application exceeds the stated limits, there will be an automatic warning and invitation to resubmit a version that conforms in the online submission system. After the call deadline, excess pages will be automatically made invisible and will not be taken into consideration by the evaluators.
  • The shorter page limits for Horizon Europe proposals mean that applicants will need to be more succinct with their descriptions of the project activities.