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International research funders

In the EU

Horizon Europe

The EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe.

Learn more about Horizon Europe


is one of the longest-running instruments supporting co-operation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST invites proposals for new COST Actions contributing to the scientific, economic, cultural or societal development of Europe

Learn more and apply on Cost's webpage


The objective is to achieve better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries co-operation in the field of higher education through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.

Learn more about Erasmus+ on the European Commission's webpage
Contact the International Office through LU's webpage if you intend to participate


is a pan-European network for market-oriented, industrial R&D. Funding from national sources implemented in Eureka clusters, umberellas and individual projects.

Learn more about Eureka on their webpage

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

EMBO promotes bioscience in Europe through targeted programmes and activities. For example:

- EMBO Long-term Fellowships
- EMBO Short-term Fellowships

Young researchers 
- Young investigators programme

Learn more and apply on EMBO's webpage

European Science Foundation  (ESF)

The ESF promotes high quality science at a European level. It acts as a catalyst for the development of science by bringing together leading scientists and funding agencies to debate, plan and implement pan-European initiatives.

Learn more and apply on ESF's webpage

Human Frontier Science Programme (HFSP)

The HSFP supports basic research focused on complex mechanisms of living organisms. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientist from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences. Two types of support are available:

Research grants

  • Program Grants
  • Young Investigators' Grants


  • Long-term fellowships
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships
  • Short-term Fellowships
  • Career Development Awards

Learn more and apply on HSFP's webpage

European Defence Fund (EDF)

The Fund promotes cooperation among companies and research actors, in research and development of state-of-the-art and interoperable defence technology and equipment.

Learn more about EDF on the FMV webpage and on the European Commission's webpage

Justice Programme

The Programme provides funding to support judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters such as training to practitioners and effective access to justice for citizens and businesses.

Learn more on the European Commission's webpage

EU Civil Protection Mechanism

The instrument provides grants for some aspects of prevention and preparedness, including a Science Pillar to fill knowledge gaps.

Learn more on the European Commission's webpage

In the USA

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering, achieve their educational goals.

Learn more and apply on Zonta's webpage

National Institute of Health  (NIH)

NIH a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.

Contact Research Services if you intend to participate
Learn more and apply on NIH's webpage

National Science Foundation  (NSF)

NSF gives support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. The Foundation also supports cooperative research between universities and industry, US participation in international scientific and engineering efforts, and educational activities at every academic level.

Contact Research Services if you intend to participate
Learn more and apply on NSF's webpage

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the world. Its global goal is to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty.

Grantmaking Areas:

  • Global Development Program
  • Global Health Program

Learn more and apply on Gates Foundation's webpage


Research Services
Visiting address

Medicon Village
Scheeletorget 1
223 63 LUND

Postal address
Lund University
Research Services
Box 117
221 00 LUND

Contact information on Research Services blog


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