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Through the 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7) the EU funds oustanding research projects in all areas of science. For the period from 2007 to 2013 the budget framework amounts to 50.5 billion Euros. In addition to travel costs and material expenses, applications for personnel costs are also possible .
The four specific sub-programmes of FP7 have different focuses and target groups. Young researchers are specifically supported by the “People” and “Ideas” programmes.
Cooperation: The funding of outstanding international research in networks is divided into ten themes, to meet the key scientific, societal, ecological and economic challenges of Europe.
Ideas: The European Research Council (ERC) implemented funding of activities in “frontier research” by individual teams across all fields of research. The format is aimed at young researchers (ERC Starting Grants) as well as established researchers (ERC Advanced Grants).
People: The Marie Curie Fellowship is an EU initiative dedicated to providing mobility for young researchers across all fields of research.
Capacities: Supports the research infrastructure and research of benefit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
If you have any further queries on the programme guidelines of the 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7) and other EU projects please do not hesitate to contact us.
The department Forschungsförderung und Transfer (FFT) [research funding and transfer] is the counselling centre for researchers and their business partners.
The EU teamadvises on theapplication andhandling of projectsin the 7thResearch FrameworkProgramme (FP7).