Apply for funding for your project through the GÉANT Innovation Programme

Published on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:10

The European research and education network GÉANT is launching an Innovation Programme to support innovative projects within the European R&E community. The funding - up to EUR 30 000 per project - offers a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish or test new ideas.

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As part of the GÉANT Community Programme (GCP), the GÉANT Association has reserved EUR 300 000 to support an Innovation Programme for specific research projects to be carried out by the GÉANT Community. 

The call for proposals is for project funding of up to EUR 30 000, for a duration of no longer than 9 months. The projects must be completed no later than the end of December 2021.

Who can apply?

Member NRENs from the GÉANT Association or legal entities from one of its ‘connected institutions’, including universities, research or education institutes or institutions connected to an NREN, are welcomed and eligible for funding under this programme.

Which research topics will you consider?

Any subject area or topic providing that it falls within GÉANT’s Community remit. For example, proposals can draw upon areas such as networking, cloud, security, trust & Identity and education. We particularly encourage innovative proposals that demonstrate significant scientific or societal and economic impact and create benefit for the GÉANT European Research and Education community. Examples of previous innovation developed within the GÉANT Community include widely adopted services, such as eduroam, eduVPN and eduMEET.

How to apply?

On the GÉANT website you will find all the details about the procedure and guidelines for applicants. The decision will be communicated no later than 5 weeks after your application. Applications can be submitted at any time according to the “first come, first served” principle.

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