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Overhead shot of Science Europe event networking session on their premises


Our 40 members from 29 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 €25 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 €25.1 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

Science Europe's Member Organisations

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

Our members

Austrian Academy of Sciences
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Fonds


The leading Austrian non-university institution for science and research.

Austrian Science Fund
Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung


Austria’s central funding organisation for basic research.

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
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond


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.

Estonian Research Council
Eesti Teadusagentuur


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
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


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 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 Finland
Suomen Akatemia / Finlands Akademie


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

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
Norges Forskningsråd


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 and Innovation Agency
Javna agencija za znanstvenoraziskovalno in inovacijsko dejavnost Republike Slovenije


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

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
Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands


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.