Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
FP7 is a large and ambitious research programme covering all research areas. That is why the rules for participation can be quite complicated.
FP7 consists of the following four parts:
Focuses on international research collaboration with at least three European partners. This part comprises ten themes of which one is reserved for socio-economic sciences and the humanities (theme eight)
Focuses on mobility for researchers. The Marie Curie programme funds both individual and collective mobility projects. Focuses on mobility for researchers. The Marie Curie programme funds both individual and collective mobility projects.
Focuses on research by individual scientists at the scientific frontiers. Implemented by the European Research Council with two funding options: starting researcher grants and advanced researcher grants. Utrecht University offers support to ERC Grant candidates. Please contact the EULO for more information.
Focuses on helping to develop research capacities and research skills. Funding includes infrastructures, collaboration between industry and academia. Focuses on helping to develop research capacities and research skills. Funding includes infrastructures, collaboration between industry and academia.
The last calls within FP7 will be published in July 2012.
In 2014 the European Commission will start a new Framework Programme:
Horizon 2020, successor to FP7. Stay informed about Horizon 2020 via the Eurosol Newsletter (for UU, UMCU and Hubrecht Institute staff only).
Life Long Learning Programme (LLP)
This programme focuses on international cooperation and reform projects in the field of education such as:
- Curriculum development
- Intensive programmes
- Thematic networks
- Erasmus exchange
- Erasmus Mundus
Other European Research Grant Programmes
Cordis is an important source of information for European grants: http://cordis.europa.eu/. The site offers general information on several grant programmes, upcoming calls and various documents you need for submitting an European grant application.