This section provides an overview of national and international funding sources and programmes for joint research projects. It builds on a Working paper on the environment funding agency framework that was prepared for the SUSTAIN EU ASEAN project. Recent and issue specific funding opportunities can be found under ‘funding opportunities’.
EU Institutions and programmes
ERC funding schemes are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their frontier research in the 28 EU Member States or associated countries.
European Commission DG International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
Community Research and Development Information Service CORDIS
CORDIS is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.
European Cooperation in Science and Technology is a European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe.
SWITCH-Asia aims to promote sustainable products, processes, services and consumption patterns in Asia by improving cooperation with European retailers, producer and consumer organizations and the public sector.
The EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of its activity is focused on Europe but we also support the EU's external and development policies.
The GCCA was established by the European Union to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS).
The World Bank
National agencies in Europe
Federal Ministry of Education and Research - International Bureau
Asian Development Bank
South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
Climate Investment Funds
The Gloal Environment Facility (GEF)
PROVIA is a global initiative, hosted by UNEP, which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the urgent call by the scientific community for a more cohesive and coordinated approach, and the critical need to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on VIA.