EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7)
FP7 ends in 2013, with its successor, Horizon 2020, running from 2014 until 2020.FP7 is made up of four specific programmes Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities.
- Food, agriculture and fisheries, biotechnology
- Information and communication technologies
- Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies
- Environment (including climate change)
- Transport (including aeronautics)
- Socio-economic sciences and humanities
See the Cooperation pages of the FP7 website for full details.
- Research area can be anything cutting edge/ frontier, except nuclear fission and fusion research
- The principal investigator and team members can be any nationality
- The principal investigator must be based in Europe or an Associated Country for the duration of the grant - see the document FP7 Third Country Agreements for more details
See the Ideas section of the FP7 website for full details.
Supporting mobility and career development for researchers both within and outside Europe. Includes:
- Marie Curie Networks – training of early career researchers
- International - outgoing and incoming fellowships, international cooperation scheme, reintegration grants
- Life-long training and career development
- Individual fellowships
- Industry-academia partnerships
- Excellence awards
See the People section of the FP7 website for full details.
- Research infrastructures
- Research for the benefit of small and medium enterprises
- Regions of knowledge
- Research potential
- Science in society
- Support for the coherent development of research policies
- Specific activities of international cooperation
See the Capacities section of the FP7 website for more details.
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