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Our 36 members from 27 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 36 member organisations from 27 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

Health Research Board
An Bord Taighde Sláinte


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

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.

Science Foundation Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland


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