Funding opportunities

As member of our Time Machine network you are warmly invited to get in touch with our Project Scouting Service team in case any of the below-mentioned funding opportunities spark your interest!

Also note the easy to use interactive search tool for funding opportunities recently published by the European Commission to “find the right funding opportunity for you, based on the sector you are working in, type of organisation and the support you are looking for.”

Project ideas

If you have an idea for a project matching a funding opportunity feel free to register it from within the individual funding opportunity detail pages. To directly browse all currently open ideas, please visit the project ideas page.

Current open calls

  • Opening date: 12 December 2023
  • Closing time: 24 February 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 2 125 000 of total € 8 500 000
  • Official website

This call for proposals will aim at equipping and empowering SMEs to transition towards more sustainable and resilient practices as prioritised in the Tourism Transition[…]

  • Opening date: 2 October 2023
  • Closing time: 29 February 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Total budget: € 55 051 855
  • Official website

Projects submitted under the second call should focus on one of the following specific objectives: SO 1.1: Research and innovation SO 1.2: Skills for smart specialisation,[…]

  • Opening date: 30 November 2023
  • Closing time: 29 February 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 400 000 of total € 25 250 166
  • Project ideas for this opportunity: 1
  • Official website

Capacity building projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of VET in Programme and third countries not[…]

  • Opening date: 5 December 2023
  • Closing time: 5 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 400 000 of total € 7 000 000
  • Official website

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks[…]

  • Opening date: 5 December 2023
  • Closing time: 6 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Total budget: € 9 230 000
  • Official website

Capacity-building in the field of youth projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in the[…]

  • Opening date: 5 December 2023
  • Closing time: 7 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 4 000 000 of total € 62 000 000
  • Official website

Alliances for Education and Enterprises aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education, vocational education and[…]

  • Opening date: 5 December 2023
  • Closing time: 7 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 500 000 of total € 8 000 000
  • Official website

European Youth Together projects aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (EU Member[…]

  • Opening date: 5 December 2023
  • Closing time: 7 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 4 000 000 of total € 62 000 000
  • Official website

Alliances for Innovation aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and[…]

  • Opening date: 6 December 2023
  • Closing time: 12 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 2 000 000 of total € 2 000 000
  • Official website

Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes: Value creation and transfer to the economy and society by increased interlinkages and cooperation between knowledge[…]

  • Opening date: 6 December 2023
  • Closing time: 12 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 500 000 of total € 500 000
  • Official website

Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes: Researchers at all career stages equipped with a comprehensive set of transversal skills based on the[…]

  • Opening date: 6 December 2023
  • Closing time: 12 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 1 000 000 of total € 1 000 000
  • Official website

This action aims to contribute to improve the European R&I system across the entire ERA by particularly strengthening the capacity for research management in the[…]

  • Opening date: 6 December 2023
  • Closing time: 12 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 12 000 000 of total € 24 000 000
  • Official website

Project results are expected to contribute to all the following expected outcomes: Availability of advanced modelling and prediction capabilities aimed at industrial, scientific or policy[…]

  • Opening date: 6 December 2023
  • Closing time: 12 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 3 000 000 of total € 14 000 000
  • Official website

Projects are expected to contribute to all the following expected outcomes: support to planning and decision making for research infrastructures at the national (e.g. funding[…]

  • Opening date: 16 November 2023
  • Closing time: 14 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 150 000 of total € 30 000 000
  • Official website

All Principal Investigators in one of the ERC frontier research main grants(Starting, Consolidator, Advanced or Synergy) are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC[…]

  • Opening date: 15 November 2023
  • Closing time: 19 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 10 000 000 of total € 60 000 000
  • Official website

Projects are expected to contribute to one of the two following outcomes, exclusively: The creation of systems to address large scale challenges using combined robotics[…]

  • Opening date: 15 November 2023
  • Closing time: 19 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 3 000 000 of total € 3 000 000
  • Official website

Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes: Well-coordinated European, national and regional initiatives in the field of graphene and two-dimensional materials (2DM); Further[…]

  • Opening date: 29 November 2023
  • Closing time: 22 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 400 000 of total € 7 000 000
  • Official website

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks[…]

  • Opening date: 28 September 2023
  • Closing time: 29 March 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 6 000 000 of total € 60 000 000
  • Official website

Excellence hubs are part of the European Excellence Initiative and complement the science-oriented schemes Teaming, Twinning, ERA Chairs and the European Excellence Initiative for universities[…]

  • Opening date: 11 January 2024
  • Closing time: 24 April 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 1 500 000 of total € 12 000 000
  • Official website

Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes: Increasing the market footprint of European start-ups in strategic digital technologies and deep tech innovation,[…]

  • Opening date: 11 January 2024
  • Closing time: 25 April 2024 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)
  • Budget per project: € 2 500 000 of total € 2 500 000
  • Official website

Strengthening Research and Innovation (R&I) cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) is a key priority of the EU Communication Towards[…]