Granting Institutions

Europe and Nordic region

Human Frontier Science Programme
HFSP supports international scientific collaborations. Research Grants are awarded for innovative research projects involving extensive collaboration among teams of independent scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines. For information on funding opportunities, please click here.

European Commission for Research and Innovation
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation's mission is to develop and implement the European research and innovation policy with a view to achieving the goals of Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union. The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation supports research and innovation through European Framework Programmes, coordinates and supports national and regional research and innovation programmes, contributes to the creation of the European Research Area by developing the conditions for researchers and knowledge to circulate freely, and supports European organisations and researchers in their cooperation at international level. For information on India specific cooperation please click here.
European programmes such as Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and Creative Europe are also providers of grants. CORDIS is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense. European Union and India Enhanced Cooperation Framework for Improved Bilateral Dialogue in the Fields of Science and Technology , INNOINDIGO Policy are also India sepcific useful resources.

European Research Council
The main goal of the European Research Council (ERC) is to encourage high quality research in Europe through competitive funding. For more information on funding opportunities, please click here.

NordForsk
NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for Nordic research cooperation as well as advice and input on Nordic research policy. To know about their call for proposals please click here.

Nordic Master Programme
Nordic Master Program allows Nordic higher education institutions to apply for funding of up to DKK 1 million per project aimed at developing the Nordic Master Programmes.please click here.

Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS)
NOS-HS provides research funding for studies within the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The principal recipients of funding are universities, university colleges and research institutes. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies: Support Programme for Asian Studies
The Studies Support Programme for Asian Studies (SUPRA) of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), comprises multiple forms of research support specially aimed at students and researchers, including a number of online services available both at NIAS, and outside the institute. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Nordic Innovation Centre
Working under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation is a key player in implementing the Nordic trade, industry and innovation partnership programme. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Nordic Publications Committee for Humanist and Social Sciences Periodicals (NOP-HS) funding for periodicals Humanist and social sciences periodicals can apply for funding from the Nordic Publications Committee for Humanist and Social Sciences Periodicals (NOP-HS) every year. Grants are available for Nordic based humanities and social sciences publications, which have a broad Nordic editorial composition and a broad Nordic spread of both writers and subscribers. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

NORDITA - Scientific Programmes
NORDITA - Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, annually awards funding for a number of scientific programmes. A Nordita Scientific programme is an extended workshop where a limited number of scientists work together on specific topics for a period of up to 4 weeks. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Nordic Summer University funding scheme
Nordic Summer University (NSU) provides funding for study and research activities. Project funds are primarily allocated to types of work in NSU done by the circles, that is the three year study projects which every year hold a winter symposium, organise a programme at the summer session and publish publications. Separate projects, for example, an academic symposium may obtain funding with a justified application. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

NORDEN
Nordic Energy Research is the funding institution for energy research under the Nordic Council of Ministers – the intergovernmental body between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.



SWEDEN

Swedish Research Council
The Swedish Research Council is an authority within the Ministry of Education and Research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society. Besides research funding, the agency advises the government on research-related issues and participates actively in the discussions to create understanding of the long-term benefits of research. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)
VINNOVA's programmes and calls target actors in society who are important for Sweden’s innovativeness such as research-focused companies, universities, research institutes and public sector organisations. Some of our calls are open to international and bilateral collaborations. For more information click here.

Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)
FORMAS supports basic and needs-driven research in the fields of environment, land-based industries and spatial planning. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
FORTE supports and initiates basic and needs-driven research in the fields of the labour market, work organisation, work and health, public health, welfare, the social services and social relations. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)
The SSF supports research in natural science, engineering and medicine that strengthens Sweden’s competitiveness. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA)
MISTRA supports research of strategic importance for a good living environment and sustainable development. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Knowledge Foundation
The foundation is the research financier for universities with the task of strengthening Sweden's competitiveness and ability to create value. The Foundation supports research that is conducted at Sweden's new universities, provided that industry provides a matching amount and actively participates in order to achieve development there as well. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Swedish Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research (Vårdal)
The purpose of the Vårdal Foundation is to improve human health and living conditions. In order to achieve that purpose, the foundation supports innovative research and strategic collaborations in those issue areas. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
STINT promotes knowledge and competence development within internationalisation and invests in internationalisation projects proposed by researchers, educators and leaderships at Swedish universities. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (RJ)
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) supports research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Support is provided in several forms: programmes, projects, infrastructure for research, and also for research initiation. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is to promote scientific research, teaching and education beneficial to the Kingdom of Sweden. The Foundation primarily grants funding in natural sciences, technology, and medicine. Projects in other disciplines may receive support on the condition that they are related to research questions of relevance to natural sciences, technology, and medicine. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Swedish Cancer Society
The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organization with the vision of finding cures for cancer. The overall aim of the Society is to achieve a higher survival rate and a reduction in the incidence of cancer. Our main task is to raise and distribute money for cancer research. As one of the largest financiers of cancer research in Sweden, the Swedish Cancer Society essentially acts as a national research council. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.



DENMARK

Ministry of Higher Education and Science
The website provides comprehensive information about research funding opportunities. Please click here to view the most recent calls. For India specific opportunities please click here and here.

Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
The Agency performs tasks relating to research and innovation policy and provides secretariat services to and supervises the scientific research councils. The councils allocate funds for independent research, for strategic research and for innovation and advise the political system. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Danish Council for Independent Research
Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) supports independent research based on researchers’ own ideas, within and across all main fields of science. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Danish Council for Strategic Research
The Danish Council for Strategic Research seeks to ensure that strategic research in Denmark is organised to meet the challenges facing Danish society. The aim is to ensure Denmark’s position as a global frontrunnesisr regarding welfare, wealth and science in the short and long term. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here. For India specific information please click here.

Danish National Research Foundation
The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) is an independent organization with the objective to promote and stimulate basic research at the highest international level at the frontiers of all scientific fields. The Center of Excellence (CoE) program is the main funding mechanism, but also a number programs and initiatives have been launched specifically targeted at increasing the level of internationalization of Danish research communities. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Innovation Fund Denmark
Innovation Fund Denmark invests in the development of new knowledge and technology creating growth and employment in Denmark. The Fund focuses on societal challenges, strengthens research and increases innovation commitment within private companies. The Fund offers grants for activities within strategic research, technology and innovation. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

DANIDA
Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also invites applications for research grants. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Novo Nordisk Foundation
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is an independent Danish foundation with corporate interests. The objective of the Novo Nordisk Foundation is twofold: To provide a stable basis for the commercial and research activities conducted by the companies within the Novo Group and to support scientific and humanitarian purposes. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Brødrene Hartmanns Fond
The purpose of the Foundation is to use its available assets to provide assistance, in the form of grants, scholarships or loans, for social, humanitarian, cultural, educational or scientific purposes. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Bikuben Foundation
The main purpose of the Bikuben Foundation is to support and develop high-quality projects within culture and social work to benefit Danish society. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Velux Foundations
The Foundations support technical and basic scientific research and dissemination activities, and give priority to supporting active elderly citizens, gerontological research, ophthalmological research and humanities research projects. The Foundations also supports major projects with cultural, environmental, social or artistic purposes. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.



ICELAND

Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance in the preparation and implementation of the national science and technology policy. RANNIS administers competitive funds in the fields of research, innovation, education and culture, as well as strategic research programmes. For more information on available opportunities, please click here.



FINLAND

Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
The CIMO Asia Programme provides funding for projects concerning education cooperation between higher education institutions in Asia deemed to be particularly important to Finland, in 2015 China and India. The programme supports cooperation projects between higher education institutions aiming at internationalizing education, please click here.

Academy of Finland
The Academy of Finland’s mission is to finance high-quality scientific research, act as a science and science policy expert, and strengthen the position of science and research. The Academy is an agency within the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Tekes – The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. They encourage wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

Finnish Work Environment Fund
The purpose of the Finnish Work Environment Fund is to fund research and development work, which improves the working conditions and promotes the safety and productivity aspects of the working place activities. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

AURORA Database
The AURORA database is a comprehensive database that contains information on Finnish, Nordic, European and international research funding, including information on when the calls are open for applications. The database is open to all and can be used free of charge.

Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
The state subsidy is intended for organizing both international conferences and national seminars. For information about grants please click here.

Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is the largest general scientific and academic society in Finland. It is a learned society covering the full range of academic disciplines which is devoted to the promotion of scientific and scholarly research and serves as a bond uniting researchers engaged in these activities at the highest level. For information about grants please click here.

Finnish Cultural Foundation
The Finnish Cultural Foundation is a private trust dedicated to promoting art, science, and other fields of intellectual and cultural endeavor in Finland. The Foundation provides grants from a central fund and 17 regional funds. For more information about opportunities available, please click here.

Ella and Georg Ehnrooth Foundation
The Ella and Georg Ehnrooth Foundation grants annually stipendiary support to be used for postdoctoral scientific research and for literary activity. For more information about calls for proposals, please click here.

And several other private trusts fund research like the Gustaf Svanljungs Stiftelse, The Finnish Investor Relations Society (FIRS), Fortumin säätiö, The National Union of Students in Finland, Hans Bang Stiftelsen, Helsingin Sanomat foundation, Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, Högskolestiftelsen i Österbotten, Nokia Foundation, Nordea Pankin säätiö, The OP-Pohjola Group foundations, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, Oskari Huttusen säätiö, Otto A. Malm Foundation, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Yrjö Jahnssonin Säätiö, KAUTE, Alfred Kordelinin Säätiö, Bröderna Lars och Ernst Krogius forskningsfond, Kunnallisalan kehittämissäätiö, Liikesivistysrahasto, Niilo Helander Foundation, Paulon Säätiö, Foundations' Professor Pool, Letterstedtska föreningen, Sparbankernas Forskningsstiftelse, Svenska Kulturfonden, Stiftelsen för främjandet av värdepappersmarknaden i Finland, Säätiöpalvelu, Victoriastiftelsen, Saara and Björn Wahlroos Foundation, Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Företagsekonomisk Forskning, Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto, Finnish Concordia Fund, Stiftelsernas post doc pool, Sjöfartsstiftelsen / Merenkulun säätiö, and Tutkijat maailmalle