In Europe, cooperation in research, education and knowledge transfer is supported by a variety of funding opportunities. Below you find programmes mostly relevant for higher education institutions and covered by the expertise of the EU-ReasoN network.

Horizon Europe

Main framework programme for research & innovation in Europe with a wide range of funding opportunities.

ERC – European Research Council

Funding for excellent researchers with groundbreaking ideas from all fields of science to set up or expand their own working group or as a small top-level research team.

MSCA – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

International mobility for researchers at all stages of their careers across countries, disciplines and organisations.


Promoting Europe-wide cooperation in all areas of education.


European Cooperation in Science & Technology: An Opportunity for Building International Networks.

Creative Europe

Europe supports cultural projects in all fields.

Digital Europe

Programme to support the digital transformation in Europe.


European programme to combat cross-border health threats.


European Programme for Environment, Climate and Nature Conservation.


Programme to promote citizenship, equality, rights and values in the EU.


European Fund for the Promotion of Cooperation between EU Member States and Neighboring Non-EU Countries.

Seed funding


Networking and cooperation building in preparation for participation in European tenders and the presentation of Lower Saxony’s research priorities at the European level.


Seed funding for the preparation of coordinated collaborative projects in the EU’s Horizon Europe programme by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Exploiting the potential of application-oriented research at FH/HAW by promoting participation in the European Research Area.

MWK-Stay Inspired

Supporting excellent ERC candidates in their preparation for resubmission by the Ministry of Science and Culture in Lower Saxony (MWK).

Did you know…

…that Horizon Europe has a budget of €95.5 billion?