Funding based on your needs

This FAQ aims to match needs with existing calls for projects

There are many programs which meet a multitude of needs, the challenge is to find the needle in the haystack! This FAQ arranges the main types of calls for projects by the key expectations of researchers and research professors.

 

I would like to set up a project centered on exchange programs and career development in order to...

...fund occasional exchange programs for students, researchers and administrative staff
  • International Exchange credits: Exchange programs for students and higher education teaching staff (NB: project led by the university)
  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE): staff exchange projects between a laboratory and one or more companies from other European countries.
  • Joint Masters: project supporting programs of excellence and programs for any discipline offering scholarships to the best students in the world over a two-year period. 
...support young researchers at the start of their careers in developing their potential
  • Individual Fellowships (IF) : research projects with European or international exchange programs (tool to recruit a post-PhD)
  • European Research Council Starting (ERC) : basic/exploratory research projects based on scientific excellence open to candidates who have obtained their thesis within the last seven years
  • Young Researchers (JCJC): individual, exploratory and innovative research projects led by a young researcher
...develop networks of PhD students
  • Innovative Training Networks (ITN): European projects supporting initial and/or PhD interdisciplinary and international educational programs, set up around a research project. 

I want to set up a research project to...

...develop a personal, exploratory, ambitious and innovative project
  • European Research Council (ERC) : basic/exploratory research projects based on scientific excellence
  • Young Researchers (JCJC): individual, exploratory and innovative research projects led by a young researcher
  • Conseil Régional Sud Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur (AAP exploratory research): projects designed to open up new areas of creativity for innovative projects based on ideas that could open up new research avenues
...welcome one or more international researchers in my laboratory
  • Individual Fellowships (IF) : Research projects with European or international exchange programs (a tool for recruiting a post-PhD)
  • Innovative Training Networks (ITN) : European projects supporting initial and/or PhD interdisciplinary and international educational programs developed around a research project.
  • Hubert Curien Partnerships (CHP) : Supports research projects jointly established by two research teams, one French, the other foreign, by funding exchange programs. 
  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) : Staff exchange projects between a laboratory and one or more companies.
...cooperate with European partners and responding to societal challenges
  • Societal challenges: projects with a European and/or global scope related to the societal challenges identified by the European Commission and involving at least 3 partners from 3 European countries.
  • International Collaborative Research Project (ICRP): collaborative research projects between public and/or private entities in an international context
  • Innovative Training Networks (ITN): European projects supporting initial and/or PhD interdisciplinary and international educational programs, set up around a research project.
  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) : staff exchange projects between a laboratory and one or more companies from other European countries.
  • ERA-NET : Cross-national collaborative projects addressing societal challenges identified by several national research funding agencies in Europe
...cooperate with cross-border partners and responding to main regional challenges

INTERREG : cooperation projects between European cross-border regions and developing common solutions to regional problems

...cooperate with national partners only
  • Enterprise Collaborative Research Projects (PRCE): collaborative research projects between public and private entities that must be open to the corporate world
  • International Collaborative Research Project (ICRP): collaborative research projects between public entities in a national context
  • Inter-ministerial funds (FUI) : collaborative research and development projects accredited by the competitiveness clusters
  • Conseil Régional Sud Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur (AAP general research) : collaborative research projects in line with the regional strategy between at least two research laboratories financing at least one piece of equipment and able to accommodate PhD students (jobs for young PhD students)
  • Conseil Régional Sud Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur (AAP research platform) : technological platform projects open to both public laboratories and companies
  • Conseil Régional Sud Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur (AAP exploratory research) : projects designed to open up new areas of creativity and concerns innovative projects based on ideas that could open up new research avenues.
...cooperate with non-member states and/or associated with the European Union
  • International Collaborative Research Project (ICRP): collaborative research projects between public and/or private entities in an international context
  • Hubert Curien Partnerships (PHC) : Supports research projects jointly established by two research teams, one French, the other foreign, by funding exchange programs.
  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) : staff exchange projects between a laboratory and one or more companies from other European countries.

I want to set up an innovative project to...

...cooperate primarily with one or more companies
  • Enterprise Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP): collaborative research projects between public and private entities that should be open to the business world
  • Inter-ministerial funds (FUI) : collaborative research and development projects accredited by competitiveness clusters.
  • EIC Accelerator : for VSEs and SMEs to develop and market new products, services and business models that can stimulate economic growth and shape new markets or disrupt existing ones both in Europe and worldwide.
  • Knowledge alliance : projects for designing and implementing new learning and teaching methods with companies while introducing entrepreneurship education. 
...develop and market a breakthrough innovation
  • EIC Pathfinder : projects promoting collaborative and interdisciplinary research and innovation to develop the technologies of the future
  • EIC Accelerator : for VSEs and SMEs to develop and market new products, services and business models that can stimulate economic growth and shape new markets or disrupt existing ones both in Europe and worldwide.

I would like to set up a networking project or university and scientific cooperation to...

...strengthen the European Research Area
  • COST : projects aimed at encouraging networking among research and innovation communities in Europe. Its objective: to reinforce scientific and technological research by supporting cooperation through networking activities.
  • Teaming : projects aimed at creating new centers of excellence or strengthening existing centers within the Widening countries by supporting leading scientific institutions.
  • Twinning : projects aimed at strengthening a specific field of research in a university (or research organization) from a Widening country through the support of two leading international research institutions (including universities) in other Member States or associated countries.
  • ERA Chairs : projects aimed at creating appropriate conditions and training researchers and managers within a university (or research organization) in a Widening country.
... participate in strengthening higher education and research
  • Strategic partnerships: aimed at implementing innovative practices in education, training, youth, institutional modernization and societal innovation
...participate in scientific outreach
...support the modernizing of higher education systems beyond the European Research Area
  • Capacity-building: projects to support modernizing higher education systems in Eastern and Southern Neighboring partner countries, the Western Balkans, Central Asia, Russia, Asia, Latin America and the countries of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific area and the countries of the Iraq, Iran and Yemen zone.
...strengthen European studies
  • Jean Monnet Network: projects to exchange knowledge and best practices in the field of EU-related studies
  • Jean Monnet Project: projects to exchange knowledge and best practices in studies related to the European Union

I want fund set up an educational project to...

...develop programs of excellence in collaboration with European partners
  • Joint Masters: project supporting programs of excellence and programs for any discipline offering scholarships to the best students in the world over a two-year period.
  • Knowledge alliance: projects for designing and implementing new learning and teaching methods with companies while introducing entrepreneurship education.
...develop the entrepreneurship spirit
  • Knowledge alliance: projects for designing and implementing new learning and teaching methods with companies while introducing entrepreneurship education.
... improve teaching of European studies
  • Jean Monnet Chair: projects to finance teaching posts specializing in European studies for university professors or lecturers
  • Jean Monnet Module: projects to finance teaching posts specializing in European studies for university professors, associate professors or lecturers