List of European Funding Sources (A-Ö)

Listed below are European funding sources in alphabetical order.

AFM-Téléthon (The French Muscular Dystrophy Association)   
Support research to increase understanding of the neuromuscular system and/or encourage development of therapies for neuromuscular diseases.

Alzheimer’s Research UK  
Support biomedical research in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (some calls open to researchers outside of the UK).

Anna-Monika Stiftung

Offers a bi-annual prize to clinical or basic scientists who have made major contributions to the understanding of the underlining neurobiological mechanisms of depression and who have advanced the pharmacological options for affective disorders.

Bayer Fellowship Program 
Targets students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines. Its goal is to support the next generation of researchers and teachers as they engage in “Science for a Better Life”.

Bayer – Grants4targets    
Promote research to explore novel targets for drug development. Focused particularly on developing new therapeutic approaches for diseases with high unmet medical needs.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds 
Promotes basic research in biomedicine by providing the best young, up-and-coming scientists with comprehensive support during their PhD phase

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy  
Facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy - BSAC invites applications for project grants on an international/worldwide basis

Cancer Research UK   
Support clinical and pre-clinical research in the area of cancer (some calls open to researchers outside of the UK)

Canon Foundation Europe  
Canon Foundation supports Europeans travelling to Japan for research purposes, or Japanese nationals travelling to Europe for research purposes.

CHAFEA – the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency  (EU Health Programmes)  
The Third EU Health Programme with a budget of € 449.4 million is the main European Commission instrument to implement the EU health strategy. The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) is entrusted by the European Commission to implement the Health Programme. This is mainly done through financing three types of different actions: projects, joint actions and operation grants.

Champalimaud Fondation  
Offers the Vision Award, which is given alternately between contributions to overall vision research (even numbered years) and contributions to the alleviation of visual problems. Recipients of the award are productive laboratories/organisations or collaborative efforts.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)   
COST is a European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe

DGEAC (The EU Directorate-general for Education and Culture)
DG EAC is the executive branch of the European Union responsible for policy on education, culture, youth, languages, and sport. DG EAC also supports these issues through a variety of projects and programmes, notably Creative Europe and Erasmus+. The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
NOTE: For funding mechanisms aiming at ‘joint’ or ‘double degrees’, please be aware that you need to contact the International Relations Unit for endorsement of the application.

EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency)  
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings volunteers from different countries together to work in humanitarian projects worldwide. Its objective is to contribute to strengthening the Union's capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian aid. The activities include training and deployment of EU Aid Volunteers and capacity building activities for humanitarian organisations. EACEA shares responsibility for the Erasmus+ programme with DG Education and Culture.

ECHO (DG for Humanitarian aid and civil protection)  
In addition to financing decisions linked to humanitarian aid, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) issues calls for tender for implementing specific activities.

EDCTP (European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership)  
EDCTP offers grants to support clinical trials, as well as networking and capacity building activities, in order to create a sustainable environment for conducting high-quality medical research in sub-Saharan Africa. The main EDCTP grant schemes are Integrated Projects, Senior Fellowships, Ethics, Member States Initiated projects and Networks of Excellence.

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)   
Awards grants or subsidies for projects and activities that contribute to EFSA’s mission

EIT Health  
EIT Health is a consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities (including KI) from across 14 EU countries. The goal of EIT Health is to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of European industry, improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of healthcare system.

EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation)   
EMBO provides awards and financial support for scientists at all stages of their careers that help to create an environment where researchers can achieve their best work. EMBO Fellowships support postdoctoral and pre-doctoral research experience in laboratories in Europe and around the world. EMBO Young Investigators awards support talented young group leaders in the first years of establishing independent research laboratories. The EMBO Women in Science Award highlights major contributions by female scientists to life sciences research. EMBO Courses & Workshops funds approximately 80 events every year. Funding is available to organize conferences, workshops, lecture courses, EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses, Global Exchange Lecture Courses and practical courses, as well as for keynote lectures.

European Academy of Neurology  
Short-term research training fellowships and research experience fellowships in the field of neurology.

European Aids Clinical Society (EACS)   
The EACS medical exchange programme provides support for researchers carrying out periods of research at a host institution (4-12 months, or clinicians for periods of attachment to specialised HIV units.

European Association for Study of the Liver   
Offers research fellowships and physician-scientist fellowships in the field of hepatology. Support mobility of investigators within different European institutions, to actively promote scientific exchange among research units.

European Calcified Tissue Society  
Offer a range of grants and fellowships aimed at promoting excellence in research into the field of calcified tissues within Europe

European Federation of Immunological Sciences   
Offer short-term fellowships (max. 3 months) for purposes of scientific collaboration, advanced training or of learning techniques or methods not available in the applicant's current place of work. The main purpose of the fellowships is to build a strong network of immunological research within Europe. Also offer financial support for international meetings, workshops and schools hosted by EFIS Member National Societies.

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes   
EFSD offers support in all areas of diabetes research through a wide range of joint initiatives and stand-alone initiatives. Funding is available throughout the year.

European Hematology Association  
Support clinical or non-clinical researchers in the field of blood disorders through fellowships and short-term collaboration awards, as well as project grants for young researchers.

European League against rheumatism   
Fund research in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) that is in line with the mission, objectives and goals of EULAR

European Neuromuscular Centre  
The European Neuromuscular Centre provides funding and support to facilitate workshops for experts in the field of neuromuscular conditions.

European Pain Federation - Grünenthal grants  
Support young scientists early in their career to carry out innovative clinical pain research in any member country of the European Pain Federation EFIC

European Respiratory Society  
Offers fellowships and grants to promote research and training in the field of respiratory medicine by fostering scientific mobility and collaboration between institutes, in addition to awards and prizes in the field of respiratory medicine.

European Society for Cognitive Psychology 
Provides the Bertelson Award, which is granted every two years to an outstanding young scientist for making a significant contribution to European Cognitive Psychology

European Society for Immunodeficiencies  
Offers short-term fellowships for young physicians or scientists in training, interested in learning diagnostic/therapeutic procedures or lab techniques in the field of Primary Immunodeficiencies in a host laboratory.

European Society for Medical Oncology   
Supports young medical oncologists through a range of fellowships (research and clinical).

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology   
Supports basic endocrine science and clinical paediatric endocrinology through awards, fellowships and prizes.

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition   
Awards, network project grants, and smaller grants for young researchers in the fields of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition research.

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases   
Support basic or clinical research that utilizes advanced techniques and methods to improve the health of children by prevention or management of infectious diseases through fellowships, travel awards and small grants. Mostly for young researchers/clinicians who are members of ESPID.

European Society for Paediatric Research   
Support pediatric research through short-term, international research exchanges (<12 months) for investigators in the early phase of their career. Available for basic or clinical research projects in all fields related to paediatrics.

European Society of Anaesthesiology   
Support research in the field of anaesthesia (project grants and young investigator start-up grants)

European Society of Cardiology   
Support clinical and non-clinical work in the field of cardiology, including several grants for young researchers.

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases  
Support young and excellent investigators to pursue groundbreaking research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases

European Society of Surgical Oncology  
Research fellowships for a period of 1-3 months to support young oncologists wishing to expand their research experience in surgical oncology

FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies)  
FEBS provides Short-Term and Long-Term Fellowships, as well as Summer Fellowships for young students, intended to allow members of FEBS Constituent Societies working in a FEBS country to work in a laboratory in another FEBS country or, in the case of Return-To-Europe Fellowships, to again work in a FEBS country. FEBS also provides financial support for ‘Advanced Courses’, covering relevant and timely scientific topics related to biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology and developmental biology, and usually with an educational emphasis.

FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) 
Support European microbiological research by assisting early career scientists in pursuing research at a host laboratory.

Fondation Leducq   
Funds internationally collaborative research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.

Fondation Louis Bonduelle   
Support research work in the area of nutrition, including grants for young researchers, and grants for research to help fight against child obesity.

FOREUM (Foundation for Research in Rheumatology)

Promote research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) as an independent research funding body in rheumatology research.

FNRS (Fund for Scientific Research)   
Offers a range of prizes in biomedical sciences.

Frick Foundation for ALS Research   
Support basic biomedical research related to understanding the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Gino Galletti Foundation   
Awards the Gino Galletti Neuroscience Prize for young researchers in Europe.

Hertie Foundation 
The Hertie Foundation awards the Eric Kandel young neuroscientists prize, which recognises the work of outstanding young scientists in the field of neuroscience and helps advance their careers as researchers.

Horizon 2020  
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. Within its three Pillars – Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges -H2020 offers a broad range of support for individual researchers, as well as for large collaborations and infrastructures.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support, funding frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. HFSP Research Grants support scientists from different countries collaborating on focused innovative projects that are expected to open new fields of investigation. HFSP Postdoctoral fellowships enable talented early career scientists to extend their scientific repertoire in laboratories abroad. Former HFSP Fellows who return to their home country or move to a third HFSP member country can apply for a Career Development Award to support their transition to independence.

Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)   
IMI is Europe's largest public-private initiative aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. IMI supports collaborative research projects and builds networks of industrial and academic experts in order to boost pharmaceutical innovation in Europe.

International Brain Research Organization  
Offers 1-year fellowships for young researchers, aiming to provide increased research opportunities for neuroscientists and support the global advancement of neuroscience research

International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia    
Support basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Research projects may address all aspects of CNS and spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions, preferentially in mammals. Clinical research projects can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other related areas.

Funding for interregional cooperation across Europe

Institut Pasteur  
Offers the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Awards, which honor scientists whose outstanding research in the life sciences is contributing to progress in global public health.

Joint Programming Initiative (JPI)  
Some major societal challenges are too big to be tackled by national research programmes alone. Such challenges include, for example, addressing climate change, ensuring energy and food supply or a healthy ageing of citizens. Joint programming aims to remedy this situation.
JPIs have already been launched to target a number of specific challenges including Alzheimer and other Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND - ), and Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR- )

L’Oréal International 
The L’Oréal-UNESCO awards identify and support eminent women in science throughout the world.

Lymph & Co  
Support research focusing on understanding the origins of, and advancing treatment of, malignant lymphoma, malignant lymphoid neoplasia and related malignant blood diseases

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 
Awards the Heineken Prizes for scientists and scholars, which recognise and reward unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history and cognitive science.

Servier (GB Morgagni Prizes) 
The GB Morgagni Prizes promote research in the field of metabolism. They consist of the Gold Medal for an outstanding European scientist, and Young Investigator Awards

Union for International Cancer Control 
Provides Yamagiwa-Yoshida international study grants, which aim to advance cancer research through international collaboration - supporting cancer investigators from any country to carry out bilateral research projects abroad.

VolkswagenStiftung (The Volkswagen Foundation)   
The Volkswagen Foundation is dedicated to drawing attention towards new areas of research and stimulating investigations which transcend the existing borders between research and practice, different disciplinary cultures, or between German and international research – including areas which may well harbor potential risk. Topics are diverse. The Foundation also supports the Herrenhausen Conference series, and invites scholars and scientist of all disciplines to submit proposals for future conferences. Herrenhausen Conferences are dedicated to scientific issues that are characterized by high actuality, social relevance, and large potential for innovation.

Worldwide cancer research 
Award grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer - fund research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world.