PublISHED ON 17 October 2018

UpDATED ON 13 August 2020

Increased success rate for FET Open 

The success rates for the programme FET Open continues to go up. 2016-2017 the success rates were 7 percent, and in the current work programme the success rates are above 10 percent and expected to increase.

Future and Emerging Technologies Open (FET Open) supports early stage science and technology research for radically new future technologies of any kind. The proposals should be cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research, and in the current work programme the essential characteristics (FET gatekeepers) have been reduced to three:

  • Radical Vision
  • Breakthrough technological target
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research

Deadline for the next cutoff is Janurary 24, 2019.

More information about the call and on how to apply is available on the European Commissions Websiteexternal link, and this webcast from the Commissionexternal link describes the programme in more detail.

If you plan to submit a proposal, be part of a proposal or have questions regarding this you are welcome to contact the national contact point for FET: Sverker Lundin

PUBLISHED ON 17 October 2018

UpDATED ON 13 August 2020


  1. Interdisciplinary research environments

  2. Distinguished professor programme, natural and engineering sciences

  3. New classifications of review panels for Natural and Engineering Sciences

    As from 2021, we are restructuring the review panels within Natural and Engineering Sciences. The purpose is to achieve a more even distribution of applications between them.