National Funding

Almost every country in the world has its own research funding programme or several programmes with different puposes. Whether to finance the young scientific generation through scholarships, or research consortia with project money – the individual nations provide funding to their national research commmunity.

 

In Switzerland, where EUrelations Research & Innovation Management Agency is located, the federal government offers different ways of funding for their scientists. The most important ones are:

 

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

The National Research Programmes (NRP)

The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR)

The Swiss Innovation Agency: InnoSuisse

 

The Swiss National Science Foundation supports all disciplines - from philosophy and linguistics to biology and medicine. The funding programmes are open to all scientists active in Switzerland and the topics are not pre-defined for basic research.

For targeted research, the federal government has additionally set up two coordinated research programmes. The National Research Programmes (NRP) and the National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) promote fixed-term projects with clearly defined objectives.

Another important funding initiative is promoted by the Swiss Innovation Agency (InnoSuisse). It supports knowledge and technology transfer between companies and universities. InnoSuisse builds bridges between theory and practice and promotes the development of start-ups.

In addition, there are other funding opportunities. Getting an overview of all initiatives needs certain know-how and several years of experience in the field of research funding. We would like to help you gain an overview of national research funding opportunities and support you in participating in a national R&D programme.

Learn more about the national initiatives of European countries from the Science Europe (Roof Organisation of RFOs - Research Funding Organizations).

Or contact EUrelations AG with your research idea. We would be pleased to help you realise your project. Find out more about our services here.

Austria

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

1 RFO

Croatia

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)

1 RFO

Denmark

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Danish National Research Foundation (DG)

- The Danish Council for Independendent Research (DFF)

- Ministy of Science, Innovation and Higher Edjucation (UFM)

- etc.

4 RFO

France

Last Updated 20.10.20

- French National Research Agency (ANR)

- Commisariat -General for Investment 

2 RFO

Lithuania

Last Updated 20.10.20

-Research Council of Lithuania

1 RFO

Luxembourg

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Luxembourg National Research Fund 

1 RFO

Norway

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Research Council of Norway 

1 RFO

Romania

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Developement and innovation Funding of Romania (UEFISCDI)

1 RFO

Spain

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Spanish National Research Council

- Spanish State Research Agency 

2 RFO

Belgium

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S-FNRS)

- Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

2 RFO

Cyprus

Last Updated 20.10.20

-Research promotion Foundation 

1 RFO

Estonia

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Estionian research Council (ETAg)

- Estonian Development Fund

-  Foundation Innove

-etc.

4 RFO

Germany

Last Updated 20.10.20

- German Research Foundation (DFG)

- Leibinz Association

-  Fritz Thyssen Foundation 

- etc.

7 RFO

Italy

Last Updated 20.10.20

- The National Research Council of Italy

-  National Institute for Nuclear Physics 

2 RFO

Malta

Last Updated 20.10.20

Malta Council for Science & Technology

1 RFO

Poland

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

- National Science Centre (NCN)

2 RFO

Slovakia

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Slovak research and Developement Agency (RDA)

1 RFO

Sweden

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Swedish Research Council

-  Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare

- Swedish Research Council for sustainable Developement 

3 RFO

Bulgaria

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Bulgarian Academy of Siences (BAS)

- National Innovation Fund (NIF) 

- National Sience Fund (NSF)

3 RFO

Czech Republic

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Łukasiewicz Research Network (GAČR)

- Industrial Developement Agency (ARP)

- Polish Agency for Enterprise Developement (PARP)

etc. 

6 RFO

Finland

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Academy of Finland (AKA)

- The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)

- Finnish Funding for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)

- etc. 

4 RFO

Hungary

Last Updated 20.10.20

- National Research, Developement and Innovation Fund (NKFIA)

- National Developement Agency (NFÜ)

2 RFO

Latvia

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Latvian Science council 

1 RFO

Netherlands

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Dutch Research Council 

1 RFO

Portugal

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Foundation for Science and Technology 

1 RFO

Slovenia

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Slovenian Research agency (SRA)

1 RFO

Switzerland

Last Updated 20.10.20

- Swiss National Science Foundation 

1 RFO

United Kingdom

Last Updated 20.10.20

- UK Research and Innovation 

1 RFO

Iceland

Last Updated 20.10.20

- The icelandic Centre for research 

1 RFO

Lichtenstein

Last Updated 20.10.20

NO RFO so far, Lichtensteins RFO is under Cunstruction. 

1 RFO

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