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FP7 covers the period 2007 to 2013.  It has a budget of 54 billion euros and made up of 4 areas - Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities.

Cooperation - Health; Food, Agriculture & Fisheries, Biotechnology; Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & New Production Technologies; Energy; Environment (incl. Climate Change); Transport; Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities; Space; Security.

Ideas - European Research Council - ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant and ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.

People - Marie Curie Mobility Actions - Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN); Industry-Academia Partnership and Pathways (IAPP); Intra European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF); International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development (IOF); International Incoming Fellowship (IIF); Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant (ERG); Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (IRG); Co-Funding of Regional, National & International  Programme (COFUND); Researchers Night (NIGHT); Marie Curie Awards (AWARDS).

Capacities - Research Infrastructures; Research for the benefit of SME's; Regions of Knowledge; Research Potential of Convergence Programme; Science in Society; Support to the Coherent Development of Research Policies; International Cooperation.

Euratom - Fusion Energy and Nuclear Fission & Radiation Protection.

Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Please click on link below for current FP7 Project List to see details, including website links, on current Cardiff University FP7 funded projects.


External Financial Support for Developing FP7 Proposals

There are a number of organisations providing application assistance, grants for travel and subsistence for researchers, which may be of interest.  Please see links below regarding external financial support for developing FP7 proposals, which you may be eligible for;


 The Welsh European Funding Office has launched a revised funding scheme to assist organisations in Wales (including Universities) to apply for European funding, including Horizon 2020.  SCoRE Cymru (Supporting Collaborative Research and innovation in Europe) will fund up to £1,000 for travel costs of building partnerships or negotiating agreements, and up to £10,000 for EU bid writing costs and /or negotiation of contracts.

 Web page:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


FP7 Information Materials

FP7 Factsheet [1.6 Mb]