European Funding Opportunities 

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering various areas, from education, research, employment, regional development to the environment, humanitarian aid, agriculture, and the marine, among many others. Significant support is available to small and medium-sized businesses, non-governmental and civil society non-profit organisations, young people, researchers, farmers, and public bodies, to name a few.

There are a vast number of calls available under Horizon Europe the calls are updated regularly by the Commission and placed here

European Funding programmes and open calls- please click on the links below to view funding opportunities under each programme.  

We also have a highlighted subset of available research grants from European funding agencies. Please click on a title to see more detail. 

A full list of European Funds can be found on the Commission’s website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes/overview-funding-programmes_en.

If you are applying for funding, in adherence with SETU policy, please complete the Research Grant Application Notification form to notify the SETU research staff.

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Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in applying to any of the below calls under SETU and a member of the team will assist you.

  • Details:

    The goal of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. There are two types:

    • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships: Fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. Fellowship lasts 2-3yrs, with first 1-2yrs spent in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a mandatory return phase of 1 year to SETU. Only nationals or long-term residents of Ireland can apply.

    • European Postdoctoral Fellowships: Open to researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world to pursue their research career. These fellowships take place in SETU and can last between 1 and 2 years. Researchers of any nationality can apply.

  • Deadline: 14/09/2022 17:00 Brussels time Wed 14th Sept 2022

  • Link

    https://ec.europa.eu/info/fund...

  • Suited to:

    PhD students who will have defended their VIVA by the deadline or Postdoctoral researchers with max 8 years research experience

  • Eligibility:

    Consult the MSCA Guide for Applicants for specific eligibility criteria for the different fellowships

  • On offer:

    The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of
    a living allowance, mobility allowance, if applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances. In addition, funding is provided for
    research, training and networking activities and management and indirect costs

  • How to apply:

    Proposals must be written in conjunction with a supervisor. Applications via the Funding & Tenders Portal

  • Details:

    The objective of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks is to implement doctoral programmes by partnerships of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond to train highly skilled doctoral candidates, stimulate their creativity, enhance their innovation capacities and boost their employability in the long-term. Doctoral Networks are open to international consortia of universities, research institutions, businesses, SMEs and other non-academic organisations. Three modalities: Regular Doctoral Networks (DN), Industrial Doctorates (DN-ID), Joint Doctorates (DN-JD) For more information consult the MSCA DN Guide for applicants

  • Deadline: 15/11/2022 17:00 Brussels time Tues 15th Nov 2022
  • Link

https://ec.europa.eu/info/fund...

  • Suited to:

    Researchers across all disciplines

  • Eligibility:

    Consortium lead projects - at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.

    • Every beneficiary must recruit, host at their premises and supervise at least 1 researcher;
    • Researchers are recruited for minimum 3 and maximum 36 months. They must be enrolled in a doctoral programme and should work full-time on the project. For more information consult the MSCA DN Guide for applicants
  • On offer:

    Implementation of a doctoral programme in any discipline partnering with universities, research organisations, SMEs and other socio-economic actors across Europe and beyond.

  • How to apply:

    The Call opened in May 2022 with a deadline of 15th Nov 2022 (17.00 Brussels Time). Application is via the Funding & Tenders Portal.

  • Details:

    COST Action is a network dedicated to scientific collaboration, complementing national research funds. COST Actions are open to researchers and innovators, collaborating in a field of science and technology of common interest to at least seven COST Members/Cooperating Members, based on a joint work programme lasting four years. A COST Action is organised by a range of networking tools, such as meetings, conferences, workshops, short-term scientific missions, training schools, publications and dissemination activities. Funding covers the cost of COST Action networking tools.

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Link

https://www.cost.eu/cost-actio...

  • Suited to:

    Researchers across all disciplines

  • Eligibility: Not applicable

Useful information on the role & activities of the MC can be found here Guidelines for COST Action Management, Monitoring and Final Assessment

  • On offer:

COST Actions have huge benefits including improving the quality of the networking of the participating partners, promotion of interdisciplinary partnerships, and stimulation of international publications and follow-up projects paving the way to or establishing synergies with EU-funded research projects, such as H2020 or Horizon Europe.