EU funding

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With our funding opportunities brochures, access to Research Professional, and one-to-one guidance services, we’ll make sure you find the European funding scheme that suits you and helps you make the most of your ideas.

You can find specific opportunities using the custom searches available in Research Professional or directly in the Research Participant Portal.

We can give you more information about getting involved in European funding: just get in touch with Lucy Gonzalez or Beverley Pascoe.

Here are some types of funding you might find interesting.

Funding for individuals

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) give you opportunities to gain experience, share knowledge, and improve your skills. There are four types of MSCA Actions.

  1. MSCA Individual Fellowships, if you want to work one-on-one with world-class researchers.
  2. MSCA Innovative Training Networks, if you're looking to obtain a PhD or supervise one.
  3. MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges, if you're a member of research, administrative or technical staff looking for secondments and knowledge exchange opportunities.
  4. MSCA Cofund if you're looking for ways to match national or regional funding for PhDs and fellowships.

There are guides, FAQs and other information on the MSCA website, or you can find more details in our brochure below, which also highlights our research strengths and shows why Anglia Ruskin University is the ideal place for your next research move.

If you have an idea for a ground-breaking research project, European Research Council Grants can offer up to 3.5 million Euros to make it come to life. You can apply for a Starting Grant if you have two to seven years of research experience or a Consolidator Grant if you have seven to 12 years' experience. If you have an exceptional track record and over ten years of experience, you can apply for an Advanced Grant.

For further information on current calls and past awards, visit the European Research Council's website, or have a look at our brochure.

Funding for large projects

If you're part of an international research group or have an idea for a project that will involve several European nations, take a look at the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges
Horizon 2020 is the current EU research and innovation programme. Like Anglia Ruskin, the European Commission want to produce world-class research that makes a difference. The EU identified seven priority areas where research and innovation can have a real impact.

  1. Health, demographic change and well-being.
  2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy.
  3. Secure, clean and efficient energy.
  4. Smart, green and integrated transport.
  5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials.
  6. Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
  7. Freedom and security for citizens.

There is also specific funding for information and communication technologies, nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing, and space research.

For more information on Horizon 2020 and how you can get involved, contact Lucy Gonzalez or Beverley Pascoe.

Funding for projects around education, youth, and sports

Erasmus+ funds a wide range of projects across school education, higher education, vocational education and training, adult education, youth and sport. It also provides opportunities to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

You can find more information in the Erasmus+ website or in our brochure.

Funding for projects in the creative and cultural sectors

Creative Europe is for artists, animators, scriptwriters, audiovisual and gaming specialists, cultural professionals, translators, publishers and other creative individuals and organisations. It offers opportunities for everyone, from individuals and small groups to large organisations. Our brochure can tell you more about what’s available.