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Funding Researchers

Are you looking for fundings for your research project? Learn more on EU grants for researchers here.

Are you looking for research funding for either basic or applied research?

Whether you are a well-established researcher, looking for Post-Doc funding or considering starting a PhD, the European Union offers you several funding opportunities, regardless of what country or sector you wish to work in. The EU provides grants to help you carry out your research project, get additional skills, acquire cross disciplinary experience and boost your career.
 

Who can apply?

Researchers of any nationality, any career stage (PhD applicants, post-docs, confirmed researchers, Principal Investigators, etc.), and in any research area.
 

What type of funding is available?

  • For PhD applicants: Marie Skłodowska - Curie Actions (MSCA) offer paid positions for PhD applicants within MSCA projects in any discipline, in universities, research centres and companies involved in the MSCA projects.
  • Researchers of any nationality who already have a PhD and beyond: you can apply for direct funding of your research project to the Marie Skłodowska - Curie Actions (MSCA), or the European Research Council (ERC).
  • Researchers can apply to the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) actions that support research collaborations between advanced multidisciplinary science and cutting-edge engineering to initiate radically new lines of technology.


Search for funding opportunties related to researchers, Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) and European Research Council (ERC) grants for individual researchers and research teams, in the Participant Portal.

Multimedia

23/07/2014

Check out the tips and tricks in this step-by-step video guide to the application process Read more

27/05/2014

This short video animation will guide you through the first steps you will need to take to apply to Horizon 2020. Read more

27/05/2014

Find out more about Horizon 2020 in this three minute animation clip which will give you a general overview of the programme specifics. Read more

News

12/12/2013

Scientists from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have come up with a technique to establish early on if a cancer treatment is working. The results, published in Nature Medicine, confirm the method’s robustness. The lead author, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, is a former Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. Read more

Project stories

26/09/2014

How much can we really predict about the impact of climate change on groups of animals, plants, and natural habitats? The EU-funded Ecochange project turned to fossil records to investigate how species respond to even minor changes. Scientists can use this research to design ways to protect biodiversity from climate change. Read more

26/09/2014

The motor industry is constantly re-inventing itself with new and innovative solutions aimed at providing consumers with the ultimate driving experience. Now though, the focus is on letting the vehicle do all the work. Read more

26/09/2014

Freshwater is necessary for life, but climate change is adding pressure on this vital resource. The EU-funded PolarClean project has successfully tested new types of materials to remove stubborn pollutants so that wastewater can be safely reused. Read more

Publications

20/01/2014

Interested in Open Government, eParticipation, mobile eGovernment, cloud of public services, use of emerging technologies in public sector, etc...?

Find your way and your funding opportunities in the new programme Horizon 2020. Read the flyer!

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