10 websites you need to know for European funding opportunities

Finding the right grants eats up a huge chunk of every researcher's life. Take a look at these 10 websites dedicated to European funding that we have found for you.

1. Marie Curie Actions - Funded projects

Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/funded-projects/how-to-manage/index_en.htm

2. European Research Council - Funding and Grants

European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue frontier research. http://erc.europa.eu/funding-and-grants

3. Joint Research Centre - External Staff Recruitment Application (ESRA)

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission and comprises seven institutes. Its activities range from the risk assessment of chemicals to the forecasting of natural disasters, from evaluating product safety standards to providing assistance to humanitarian crises. http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

4. European Commission - DIGITAL AGENDA/DG CONNECT - Funding opportunities section

The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) aims to reboot Europe's economy and help Europe's citizens and businesses to get the most out of digital technologies. It is the first of seven flagships initiatives under Europe 2020, the EU's strategy to deliver smart sustainable and inclusive growth. http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom

5. European University Institute - Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Max Weber Fellows are offered training to develop professional skills such as teaching, academic writing and publishing, and job market presentation. http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesandFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/Index.aspx

6. EURAMET - European Association of National Metrology Institutes - Researcher Grants

EURAMET is responsible for the drafting and execution of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), designed to encourage collaboration between European National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and partners in industry or academia. The programme funds joint research projects in specific metrology fields. http://www.euramet.org/index.php?id=emrp_grants

7. Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual & Culture (EACEA) - Erasmus Mundus Joint DOCTorates (EMJDs)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU's programmes for education, culture and audiovisual. These doctoral-level training and research programmes offer fellowships covering up to three years of doctoral activities.


8. Bilateral EU Cooperation in Science (BILAT) - Funding

This website is dedicated to research funding opportunities worldwide, and to projects supporting EU policy dialogue with those countries that have a science and technology agreement with the European Union. http://www.bilat.eu/235.php

9. Euratom Energy - Fusion - Funding opportunities

Fusion energy is a long-term research project requiring sophisticated experimental devices and a large coordinated effort. To support the programme, specific funding opportunities/mechanisms - different to those used for other EU research programmes and fully coordinated at European level - have been set up. http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/euratom/index_en.cfm?pg=fusion&section=funding

10. Executive Agency for Health and Consumers - Funding

The Agency works closely with the Health and Consumers Directorate General as it implements EU programmes on health, consumers and food safety.  http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/funding/funding.html

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