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Members

Our 37 members from 28 European countries bring together national research funding agencies and prominent research performing organisations. They are among Europe’s major players in public research funding. Together they spend over €18 billion on research each year.

Our members work with the Science Europe Office to leverage their collective expertise to shape the best possible conditions and policies for scientific research.

Science Europe’s 37 member organisations from 28 European countries are highly recognised nationally and internationally. Together, they contribute approximately €18 billion to research per year. They join forces in Science Europe to support the best conditions for research and researchers.

Science Europe’s initiatives and advocacy activities are based on the expertise and experience of our members. The Science Europe Office works closely with all members on a daily basis through mechanisms such as its Working Groups, Task Forces, and Policy Networks and through the association’s primary bodies, the Governing Board and the General Assembly.

Science Europe is fully funded by its members.

Information on membership

Criteria for membership

Member organisations should:

  • Have substantial and significant impact on their national research system and budget
  • Be primarily funded through national public funding
  • Have substantial operating independence from their national government

Our members

Academy of Finland
Suomen Akatemia / Finlands Akademie

AKA

Funds high-quality scientific research in Finland and provides expertise in science and science policy.

Austrian Science Fund
Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung

FWF

Austria’s central funding organisation for basic research.

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Българска академия на науките

BAS

The leading scientific, spiritual, and expert centre of Bulgaria, conducting research, training, and other activities.

Croatian Science Foundation
Hrvatska zaklada za znanost

HRZZ

Promotes science, higher education, and technological development in Croatia to ensure economic development.

Czech Science Foundation
Grantová agentura Ceské republiky

GAČR

Supports basic research in the Czech Republic and promotes international research collaboration.

Danish National Research Foundation
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond

DG

Funds frontline, curiosity-driven research of the highest quality across all scientific fields.

Dutch Research Council
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

NWO

Funds world-class scientific research that has scientific and societal impact with an emphasis on fundamental research.

Estonian Research Council
Eesti Teadusagentuur

ETAg

Responsible for concentrating R&D funding and supporting researchers in Estonia.

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding of Romania
Unitatea Executivă pentru Finanțarea Învățământului Superior, a Cercetării, Dezvoltării și Inovării

UEFISCDI

Manages project-based funding schemes to support the Romanian national research, development, and innovation plan.

Foundation for Polish Science
Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej

FNP

Supports researchers in all fields of inquiry and assists innovative ventures and commercialisation of scientific discoveries and inventions.

Foundation for Science and Technology
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

FCT

The national public agency to support science, technology, and innovation research in all areas of knowledge.

French National Research Agency
Agence Nationale de la Recherche

ANR

Tasked with funding project-based scientific research and stimulating innovation by promoting collaborative multidisciplinary projects.

Fund for Scientific Research
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique

F.R.S-FNRS

Responsible for supporting scientific research in the French-speaking region of Belgium.

German Research Foundation
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

DFG

The self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany, serving all branches of science and the humanities.

Health Research Board
An Bord Taighde Sláinte

HRB

Supports research and provides evidence to prevent illness, improve health, and transform patient care.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Magyar Tudományos Akadémia

MTA

Responsible for cultivating science, disseminating scientific findings, and supporting research and development.

Independent Research Fund Denmark
Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond

DFF

Supports and promotes the most original ideas and initiatives within Danish research.

Irish Research Council
An Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn

IRC

Enables and sustains a vibrant research community by supporting excellent researchers across all disciplines and career stages.

Latvian Science Council
Latvijas Zinatnes Padome

LZP

Promotes the development and implementation of science and technology development policy in Latvia.

Leibniz Association
Leibniz Gemeinschaft

Leibniz

Addresses issues of social, economic, and ecological relevance through knowledge-driven and applied basic research.

Max Planck Society
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

MPG

Conducts basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

INFN

A research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them.

National Research Fund
Fonds National de la Recherche

FNR

Funds research projects in various branches of science and the humanities while strengthening the link between science and society.

National Science Centre
Narodowe Centrum Nauki

NCN

Supports basic research and excellent research projects in all fields of science and the humanities.

Research Council of Lithuania
Lietuvos Mokslo Taryba

LMT

Founded to fulfil the role of an expert institution to promote science and funding programmes for researchers in Lithuania.

Research Council of Norway
Norges Forskningsråd

RCN

Promotes research and innovation of high quality to generate knowledge in priority areas enabling Norway to deal with key challenges.

Research Foundation Flanders
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

FWO

Supports fundamental and strategic basic research in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium

Science Foundation Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland

SFI

Funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Slovak Research and Development Agency
Agentúra na podporu výskumu a vývoja

APVV

Responsible for research and development promotion in all research fields, including international research cooperation.

Slovenian Research Agency
Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije

ARRS

Provides the Slovenian scientific community with stable funding for scientific excellence.

Spanish National Research Council
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

CSIC

Develops and promotes research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress in Spain.

Swedish Research Council
Vetenskapsrådet

VR

Funds research and research infrastructure in all scientific disciplines and works to increase understanding of the long-term societal benefits of research.

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd

FORTE

Funds research on health, working life, and welfare paving the way for a more equal and sustainable society in the future.

Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development
Ett Forskningsråd för Hållbar Utveckling

FORMAS

Funds research in the field of environment, agricultural sciences, and spatial planning making it easier for Sweden to achieve its environmental goals.

Swiss National Science Foundation
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds / Fonds National Suisse

SNSF

Supports scientific research in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences.

The Icelandic Centre for Research
Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands

Rannis

Supports research funding, innovation, education, and culture in Iceland.

UK Research and Innovation
UK Research and Innovation

UKRI

A new body that brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research England to support the best researchers in the UK.