Other funding opportunities

ARIMNet is an ERA-Net supported and funded by the 7th Framework Programme from 2008. The current second phase of ARIMNet will run from 2014 to 2017.

The ARIMNet2 project  is a network of funding organizations and national research institutions promoting the coordination of national research activities and identifying joint research programmes among the countries of the Mediterranean area, to fight fragmentation and exploit synergies.

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.


03.11.2014 - 29.12.2017

Target countries

  • the EU Member States Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia,
  • the official EU accession candidates Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, and
  • the potential EU accession candidates Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Kosovo.

Object of funding

Funding is provided for the preparation of applications for R&D projects which address the thematic areas of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and other relevant EU funding programmes.

For full details about the requirements and procedures, see the International Bureau website

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 7 September 2017, 12:00 noon (CET).
The e-COST tool reopened for submissions on Monday, 16 January.

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]

Related Information


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