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Science Funding Agencies in Europe

These links to foreign science funding agencies (NSF counterparts) are provided as a resource for the US science community. Note that listing an agency is not an endorsement by NSF. Viewers will leave the NSF website when selecting a specific counterpart link.

bullet European Commission
bullet European Research Council
bullet European Science Foundation


Many countries have several science agencies. For more information related to a specific country or a country with no counterpart agency listed, contact the NSF Europe Regional Office or the NSF ISE program officer listed for that country.

Albania - Ministry of Education and Science

Armenia - Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF)

Austria - Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Austria - Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Azerbaijian - Science Development Foundation

Belarus - National Academy of Sciences (NAScB)

Belgium - Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Belgium - Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Federal Ministry of Education and Science
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Ministry of Science and Technology

Bulgaria - Bulgarian National Science Fund (NSFB)

Croatia - Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)

Cyprus - Research Promotion Foundation (RPF)

Czech Republic - Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
Czech Republic - Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR)

Denmark - Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Denmark - Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF)
Denmark - Danish Council for Independent Research

Estonia - Estonian Research Council (ETAG)

Finland - Academy of Finland (AKA)
Finland - Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)

France - French National Research Agency (ANR)
France - National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Georgia - Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF)

Germany - German Research Foundation (DFG)
Germany - Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Greece - Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)

Hungary - Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)

Iceland - Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)

Ireland - Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Ireland - Irish Research Council

Italy - National Research Council (CNR)
Italy - Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)

Latvia - Latvian Council of Science (LCS)

Lithuania - Research Council of Lithuania (LMT)

Luxembourg - National Research Fund (FNR)

Malta - Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST)

Republic of Moldova - Moldovan Academy of Sciences

Montenegro - Ministry of Science

Netherlands - Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

Norway - Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Poland - National Science Centre (NCN)
Poland - Poland Ministry of Science & Higher Education (NAUKA)

Portugal - Foundation for Science and technology (FCT)

Romania - Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Romania - National Research Council (CNCS)

Russia - Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Serbia - Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Slovakia - Slovak Research and Development Agency (SRDA)

Slovenia - Slovenian Science Foundation (SZF)
Slovenia - Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)

Spain - Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation
Spain - Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Sweden - Swedish Research Council (VR)
Sweden - Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)
Sweden - Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)
Sweden - Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)

Switzerland - Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

"The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" - Ministry of Education and Science

Ukraine - State Fund for Fundamental Research (DFFD)

United Kingdom - Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
United Kingdom - Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC)
United Kingdom - Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
United Kingdom - Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
United Kingdom - Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

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