EU funding opportunities Overview of funding through  the European Commission

General funding
The persistent development of intellectual property is one of the foundations of our society. This is recognised by the European Union, which endeavours to support scientific research and technological development through a multiplicity of funding instruments. Recently, the Framework programme 7 (FP 7), covering the period from 2007 to 2013, has been published and is now under the co-decision procedure for approval and adoption by the European Parliament and Council.

The research is organised in nine sub-programmes:

    * Health
    * Food, agriculture and biotechnology
    * Information and communication technologies
    * Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies
    * Energy
    * Environment (including climate change)
    * Transport (including aeronautics)
    * Socio-economic sciences and the humanities
    * Security and Space

For further information and the timeline of FP7 follow the links below:

Marie Curie actions

Below some fellowships of the Marie Curie human resources and mobility programme are described. For detailed information please see at:

    Early stage research training

    Transfer of knowledge
     Intra-European fellowships

      Reintegration grants

    FAQ about Marie Curie actions