Research funding opportunities in the EU: FET and ERC


  • Antonio Loredan, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), European Commission.
  • E. Bengoetxea, European Research Council (ERC), European Commission.


This session will present two EU programmes that offer funding opportunities for researchers, some of which are also available for non-EU nationals.

Firstly, 2019 FET-related funding opportunities will be introduced, both from FET-Open and FET-Proactive and within the new European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. Secondly, the ERC and its calls for research grants will be presented.

In both presentation there will also be a FET and ERC research grantee explaining their experience and advising on the FET and ERC programs respectively.

The European Research Council (ERC) is a public body of the European Union which offers funding for research. Top researchers from any scientific or technological domain and from all over the world, i.e., also outside the European union) are eligible for funding. See https://erc.europa.eu/ for more details.


FET Open and FET proactive are now part of the EIC Pathfinder pilot, https://ec.europa.eu/research/eic/index.cfm?pg=funding#pathfinder

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