EU Funding Opportunities

Whether you are a well-established researcher, looking for Post-Doctoral funding or considering starting a PhD, the European Union offers you a variety of funding opportunities, regardless of what country or sector you wish to work in. The EU provides grants to help you carry out your research project, get additional skills, acquire cross disciplinary experience and boost your career. 

What type of funding is available?

For PhD applicants

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) offer paid positions for PhD applicants within MSCA projects in any discipline, in universities, research centres and companies involved in the MSCA projects.

For Post Doctoral Researchers

Researchers of any nationality who already have a PhD and beyond can apply for direct funding of their research project to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) , or the European Research Council (ERC).

Researchers can also apply to the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) actions that support research collaborations between advanced multidisciplinary science and cutting-edge engineering to initiate radically new lines of technology.

Case Study | European Space Agency

The School of MACE are involved in a research project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) under their Network Partnership Initiative developing advanced techniques for aerodynamic assessment of blunt bodies in hypersonic flow. The School is working with the ESA on the European Clean Space Initiative to develop comprehensive tools for the prediction of satellite breakup during Earth atmosphere re-entry. This exciting collaboration enables the School of MACE to develop experimental techniques in the area of high speed aerodynamics, provides the ESA access to the Schools' high speed supersonic wind tunnel data and facilitates the development of novel high speed supersonic tunnel techniques for the investigation of satellite breakup during re-entry.

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