Research funding opportunities


Information about European and international reasearch funding programs.

Horizon Europe

The current research and innovation programme in Europe (2021-2027).

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Horizon 2020 (H2020)

The previous European research funding programme (2014-2020).

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European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

Over half of EU funding is channelled through the 5 European structural and investment funds (ESIF):

  • European regional development fund (ERDF)

  • European social fund (ESF)

  • Cohesion fund (CF)

  • European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD)

  • European maritime and fisheries fund (EMFF)


They are jointly managed by the European Commission and the EU countries. The purpose of all these funds is to invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment. Click here.


Individual grants and fellowships

COST – European Cooperation in Science & Technology

DFG – German Research Foundation

Research funding in Germany

Overview of the support opportunities for international researchers in Germany. Click here.


Agence Nationale de la Recherche – France

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

NATO Science for Peace (SPS)

The SPS Programme develops and implements practical cooperation and enhances dialogue between NATO nations and Partner countries through capacity-building and security-related science technology and innovation. Click here.

Research funding in China

Infomation regarding the opportunities for European researchers to be involved in Chinese programs for Research and Innovation. Click here.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - US

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Canada

Australian Research Council

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