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Grants for projects supporting the development, of Europe's capacity to create, exploit and disseminate knowledge and thereby to innovate

This fund is a framework programme, organised in different strands (sub-programmes)

?A framework programme is an umbrella structure intended to serve various funding schemes (strands / sub-programmes). Each strand includes specific themes and funding rules.

You will find here the outline of EU subsidies synthetised in an easy-to-read format. This section answers all your critical questions on EU grants (How much can I get? Does my project match this grant? When must I submit my application? …)


Grants for projects supporting the development, of Europe's capacity to create, exploit and disseminate knowledge and thereby to innovate

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The global budget for 2007-2013 is 280 million euro. This sheet presents the major research areas under the Science theme. Each area is subdivided into specific work topics that will be called in the calls for proposals (see Funding alerts).

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Calls for projects / Calls for proposals

Find here the calls for proposals. A call is open when project leaders can submit their applications. A call for proposals is closed when the period of submission is over. Welcomeurope indicates the predicted date or period for the upccoming calls for proposals. This option enables you to anticipate the drafting of this application file.

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Find here more information on official contact points and get the contact details of the programme officer. This will be useful to get further information on open calls for proposals.

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  • 13 February 2013
    A woman winner of EMBO Prize 2013
    This year, the "EMBO ( European Molecular Biology Organization ) Women in Science Award" 2013 organized by the FEBS( Federation of the Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) was awarded to Geneviève Almouzni,deputy director of the Institute Curie in Paris. Thi...

  • 23 December 2009
    New tools to aid in evidence-based policymaking
    Thanks to an EU-funded study a set of tools have been designed to help policymakers ensure that their decisions are informed by the best research evidence available.

  • 19 October 2009
    EU-funded scientists reveal secrets of proteins in mitochondria
    Belgian and German scientists have successfully mapped the full inventory of proteins in yeast mitochondria. This research was partly funded by the EU and it represents important progress in the understanding of the fundamental workings of proteins, the basic building blocks of life.

  • 06 October 2009
    Commission puts an emphasis on key technologies
    The key enabling technologies (KET) are being given top importance in Europe. Areas such as nanotechnology, micro-and nano-electronics, advanced materials and photonics must be constantly supported and developed, according to a new text of the EU Commission disseminated today.

  • 09 September 2009
    EU funding hepls scientists to achieve new state in quantum physics
    A new era of study in quantum physics opened up with Austrian researcehrs' findings. These results are an outcome of the NAME-QUAM ('Nanodesigning of atomic and molecular quantum matter') project, funded with EUR 2 million through the 'Information and communication technologie...

  • 05 December 2008
    Science does not appeal to youth anymore
    Youth increasingly turn away to science degrees, which is worrying fro the european competitiveness and prosperity.

  • 24 September 2008
    Women's victory to the science competition
    On the 16th September, winners of the first Xperimania competitions (from molcule to materials) have been rewarded in the Natural Sciences Museum in Brussels

  • 04 January 2008
    €80m for new projects to promote social sciences, humanities and the role of science in society
    Following calls for proposals launched in December 2006, the European Commission is about to select a total of 93 projects to be funded under the two programmes that address research and policy actions on science, economy and society. This memo outlines a sample of these projects.

  • 07 March 2006
    A project to encourage women to take a more active interest in science
    The WomenInNano project aims to encourage women to take a more active interest in science, and especially nanotechnology, using experienced researchers in the field as ambassadors.

  • 07 February 2006
    Researchers' Night 2006 : publication of information brochures
    On 2 February 2006, an infoday was organized to provide information which aimed at helping potential applicants to prepare their proposal for the future call for proposals for Researchers' nights 2006.



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