Other funding opportunities

The EU’s rural development policy helps the rural areas of the EU to meet the wide range of challenges and opportunities that face them in the 21st century – economic, environmental and social. Known as the “second pillar” of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), it has been improved for the period 2014-2020 through the process of wider CAP reform, via a number of legislative acts. [more info]

HORIZON 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget. For more info: Horizon 2020 - funding opportunities.

COST is a unique means for European researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields of science and technology through trans-European networking of nationally funded research activities.

About COST

COST Actions 

Submit your COST Action proposal

The next collection date is expected to be 25 April 2018, 12:00 noon (CET).

The LIFE (2014-2020) (the Financial Instrument for the Environment and Climate Action) Regulation, which was published on 20 December 2013, sets a budget for the next funding period, 2014–2020, of €3.4 billion in current prices. View the LIFE Regulation.

Treaty Benefit-sharing Fund

The Benefit-sharing Fund invests directly in high impact projects supporting farmers in developing countries conserve crop diversity in their fields and assisting farmers and breeders globally adapt crops to our changing needs and demands. [more info]

The Fourth Call for Proposals is now opened 
"The goal of this Fourth Call for Proposals (CFP4) is:
To enable that farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties leading to increased productivity and on-farm incomes, increased availability of nutrient-rich food, reduced adverse impacts to the environment, and enhanced resilience to production shocks.
And to ensure that:
Biodiversity for food security is safeguarded for the future.”

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals is 1 March 2018.

More information on the Fourth Call

Related Information


Eisenstadter I. 2014. It takes time and a team to win grants. Nature 515:153-154