EFI Network Fund

An exciting new initiative to promote pan-European research collaboration was unveiled at the EFI 2017 Annual Conference. The EFI Network Fund is a unique instrument which will provide €1m over the next four years exclusively for EFI Associate and Affiliate Members.

The Fund supports networking activities like joint research initiatives, knowledge networking and capacity building, focusing on EFI’s three strategic themes: bioeconomy, resilience and governance. Funding can be spent on coordination, travel, events, short visits and dissemination.

Two calls are planned, the first for 2018-2019, and the second for 2020-2021.

To be eligible, a proposal requires at least 4 EFI member organisations from at least 4 different European regions. Non-EFI member organisations can join as partners, but will receive no reimbursement. The maximum Network Fund contribution available for each proposal is €100k.

The first call was open from 18 October - 15 December 2017.

The Evaluation Panel, consisting of Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members and the Heads of EFI programmes, evaluated the scientific quality of the proposals and the Board made the decision to fund five proposals:

Useful information

Call text as a pdf
Guidelines for applying here
Proposal template and budget template

More info: Katriina.pajari @ efi.int