Funding Opportunities


This section has been established to highlight transatlantic funding opportunities offered by the European Union and the United States.

European Union's funding opportunities:

FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the European Union's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it runs from 2007 to 2013.

The European Commission budget for the next seven years is € 50.5 billion. Overall, this represents some 41% increase from FP6 at 2004 prices and 63% at current prices.

FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe’s employment needs and competitiveness.

FP7 is fully open to international cooperation with third countries outside Europe.

FP7 supports research in selected priority areas - the aim being to make, or keep, the EU as a world leader in those sectors. "Health" and "Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology" are among those priority themes.

Researchers and research teams willing to take part in FP7 are welcome to submit their application to the European Commission, according to the Call for Proposals deadlines and rules.

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Information about FP6 (predecessor of FP7, closed, no new activities to be launched):