Inspireurope webinar on applying for EU-funded research funding (January 21, 2020)
Inspireurope webinar on EU Fellowships and Inclusion of Researchers at Risk (June 29, 2022)
Overview of EU funded fellowships and other support services for all researchers
The Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowships
Researchers have the choice to apply for a European Fellowship if they are moving within the EU or associated countries, or if they are interested in moving to the EU or an associated country from any other country in the world. Within this strand, two panels are particularly attractive for scientists who want to resume their research career (Career Restart Panel) or who have worked outside Europe for an extended period and would like to return (Reintegration Panel).
Researchers based in the EU or associated countries can apply for a Global Fellowship to do part of their research outside Europe (one to two years) and then return for one year to an EU or associated countries-based organisation. Applications submitted under the regular MSCA IF call that fail to reach an adequate place in the ranking to be funded and where the host organisation is located in an eligible ‘Widening country’ will be reassigned to the Widening Fellowships call upon the agreement of the applicant.
A fact sheet on MSCA support for researchers at risk is available here.
European Research Council (ERC)
Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for ERC grants provided the research they undertake will be carried out in an EU Member State or Associated Country.
Research projects funded by the ERC can last up to five years and can cover frontier research in any scientific domain, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary studies. The grants may help both emerging research leaders (‘ERC Starting Grants‘ and ‘ERC Consolidator Grants‘) and already well-established and recognised scientists (‘ERC Advanced Grants‘).
EURAXESS- Researchers in Motion
Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union, member states and associated countries, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
COST provides international research funding for researchers and innovators to set up interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond, including all fields of science and technology. Researchers can propose their own action or participate in an existing action.
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It provides funding to individuals, such as students staff, trainees, young people and youth workers, as well as organisations.
EURAXESS- Intercultural Assistant
The EURAXESS Intercultural Assistant for Researchers aims at raising awareness of the complexity of the intercultural encounters researchers on the move are likely to experience.