Our 40 members from 30 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 €22.4 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 Member Organisations are highly recognised nationally and internationally. Together, they contribute approximately €22.4 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.
Academy of Finland
Suomen Akatemia / Finlands Akademie
Funds high-quality scientific research in Finland and provides expertise in science and science policy.
Austrian Science Fund
Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Austria’s central funding organisation for basic research.
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Българска академия на науките
The leading scientific, spiritual, and expert centre of Bulgaria, conducting research, training, and other activities.
Croatian Science Foundation
Hrvatska zaklada za znanost
Promotes science, higher education, and technological development in Croatia to ensure economic development.
Czech Science Foundation
Grantová agentura Ceské republiky
Supports basic research in the Czech Republic and promotes international research collaboration.
Danish National Research Foundation
Funds frontline, curiosity-driven research of the highest quality across all scientific fields.
Dutch Research Council
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Funds world-class scientiﬁc research that has scientiﬁc and societal impact with an emphasis on fundamental research.
Eötvös Loránd Research Network
Eötvös Loránd Kutatási Hálózat
Driven to explore and dedicated to promoting scientific research excellence; ELKH conducts basic and applied research in natural & life sciences, social sciences & the humanities.
Estonian Research Council
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
Manages project-based funding schemes to support the Romanian national research, development, and innovation plan.
Foundation for Polish Science
Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej
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
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
Tasked with funding project-based scientific research and stimulating innovation by promoting collaborative multidisciplinary projects.
Fund for Scientific Research - FNRS
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS
Responsible for supporting scientific research in the French-speaking region of Belgium.
German Research Foundation
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
Supports research and provides evidence to prevent illness, improve health, and transform patient care.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
Represents the Hungarian scientific community at the EU and international level, guards the nation’s scientific and cultural heritage, and supports the advancement of scientific research in Hungary.
Independent Research Fund Denmark
Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond
Supports and promotes the most original ideas and initiatives within Danish research.
Institute of Health Carlos III
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
ISCIII is the main public research entity funding, managing, and carrying out biomedical research in Spain.
Irish Research Council
An Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn
Enables and sustains a vibrant research community by supporting excellent researchers across all disciplines and career stages.
Latvian Council of Science
Latvijas Zinātnes padome
Promotes the development and implementation of science and technology development policy in Latvia.
Luxembourg National Research Fund
Fonds National de la Recherche
Funds research projects in various branches of science and the humanities while strengthening the link between science and society.
National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
A research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them.
National Research Foundation of Ukraine
Національний фонд досліджень України
Funds activities to develop Ukrainian science as a major factor in the economic growth of the state and helps create optimal conditions for citizens to realise their intellectual potential.
National Science Centre
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Supports basic research and excellent research projects in all fields of science and the humanities.
Research Council of Lithuania
Lietuvos Mokslo Taryba
Founded to fulfil the role of an expert institution to promote science and funding programmes for researchers in Lithuania.
Research Council of Norway
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
Supports fundamental and strategic basic research in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium
Science Foundation Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland
Funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia
Fond za nauku Republike Srbije
Funds and creates an enabling environment for the continuous development of scientific and research activities in the Republic of Serbia.
Slovak Research and Development Agency
Agentúra na podporu výskumu a vývoja
Responsible for research and development promotion in all research fields, including international research cooperation.
Slovenian Research Agency
Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Provides the Slovenian scientific community with stable funding for scientific excellence.
Spanish National Research Council
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Develops and promotes research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress in Spain.
Spanish State Research Agency
Agencia Estatal de Investigación
Promotes scientific and technical research in all areas of knowledge to support the generation of knowledge for scientific, technical, economic and social impact,
Swedish Research Council
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
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
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
Supports scientific research in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences.
The Icelandic Centre for Research
Supports research funding, innovation, education, and culture in Iceland.
UK Research and Innovation
UK Research and Innovation
A new body that brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research England to support the best researchers in the UK.