Opportunities in international research and development projects
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
a) Innovative Training Networks. ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and other organisations.
b) Individual Fellowships: IF support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe - as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU.
c) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange: RISE supports short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels.
d) Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes that finance fellowships involving mobility to or from another country: COFUND
e) The European Researchers' Night. It is a Europe-wide public event to stimulate interest in research careers, especially among young people. The activities are focused on the general public and might take various forms.
The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization based in Bratislava founded by the governments of the Visegrad (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic.
The purpose of the fund is to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among citizens and institutions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions.
Visegrad Grants offer funding for organizations from the Visegrad countries (V4) and worldwide fostering regional cooperation between the V4 countries and projects advancing innovativeness and sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe.
Visegrad+ Grants support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries.
Strategic Grants support project proposals addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic Grants are designed for longer project duration (12–36 months), offer higher financial support (ca. €40,000 on average per project), and are recommended for more experienced grantees.