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Funding opportunities for energy-related research activities

There are many funding sources available to support energy-related research activities. Each instrument has a dedicated focus and targets certain actors and activities. These pages provides an overview of the most relevant EU and non-EU funding programmes and how to use them to your benefit.

Read how to get EU funding

Please contact Europe Direct if you need further information.

  • Framework Programme

    FP7 offers many opportunities for funding energy research.

    Learn more about the:

    - FP7 Energy Theme

    - Other interesting EU research funding sources


  • Other EU Programmes

    - Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)

    - Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP Programme)

    - LIFE+ Programme

    - Structural funds

    - Common Agricultural Policy

    - Development policy

    - European Investment Bank (EIB)

    - NER300 funding programme for demonstration of CCS and innovative renewable energy technologies


  • Calls in third countries

    Learn about energy-related calls for proposals, published in Non-EU partner countries.