EU Research Funding

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The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) aims to support the researchers within the neurology community in securing European funding by assisting with proposal submission in Horizon Europe. EAN offer support in proposal writing as well as with dissemination and communication planning. EAN can also take on role of lead on project management and dissemination and communication work packages in project. This support allows researchers to focus on the scientific work during the project duration.. EAN can also offer expert input and review from its various specialised working groups.

Horizon Europe is one of the EU’s main funding programmes for research and innovation, with a budget of €95.5 billion (2021-2027). Within the programme’s scope are health related topics such as health throughout the life course, non-communicable and rare diseases, and health systems, among others. The programme promotes collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting, and implementing EU policies while addressing global challenges. It supports the creation and better diffusion of excellent knowledge and technologies.

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) is an EU public-private partnership that funds health research and innovation. By leveraging the skills of a range of scientific fields - from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to medical technology and big data - IHI funds projects that will address public health needs, improve patients' lives, and boost the competitiveness of Europe's health industries.

EU4Health ​​​​​is the EU’s response to the impact of COVID-19 on medical and healthcare staff, patients, and health systems in Europe. The new programme will go beyond crisis response to pave the way for a stronger, healthier, and more resilient Health Union. EU4Health is the largest health programme ever and will invest more than €5 billion over seven years (2021-2027) to improve health in the Union.

The programme aims to:

  • improve and foster health in the Union
  • protect people in the Union from serious cross-border threats to health
  • improve medicinal products, medical devices and crisis-relevant products
  • strengthen health systems

What EAN can offer as a partner

Proposal Writing & Coordination

  • Proposal writing support, including coordination of the writing process and drafting sections such as project management, dissemination, impact, risks and ethics.
  • Reviews of the proposal via its expert groups, such as scientific panels and committees based on exact topic of the proposal.
  • Coordinate and plan proposal writing process and ensure smooth communication between the consortium to develop a competitive proposal.
  • Consortium building: EAN has a strong network of 47 national neurological societies representing more than 45,000 members across Europe. Ean also collaborates regularly with more than 30 partner societies around the world.

Project Management & Coordination

  • Leading and supporting project management work packages of the project
  • Coordinating the periodic reporting for the project
  • Arranging project meetings – i.e. of governance bodies
  • Advising partners of project timelines and EC requirements

Dissemination and Communication

  • Access to the largest neurology network in Europe, with more than 45,000 members
  • Strong track record in organising events (Annual EAN congress)
  • Arrange production of visual material and project corporate identity
  • Project website set-up and maintenance

Request for EAN Support for EU funding opportunities

The EAN looks forward to receiving requests for support in EU funding proposal via the ‘Request for EAN Support in EU funding proposals form (download link). Please fill out the form and send it to together with a letter of support from an EAN constituent body (e.g., Committee, Scientific or Coordinating Panel), no later than 20 weeks before the call’s deadline.

All received forms will undergo revision to check for relevance, importance, and completeness. The EAN Scientific Committee together with the EAN Board reserve the right to make the final decision.

Proposals must:

  • Be scientifically feasible, rational, and relevant to the call.
  • Include the applicant’s experience and expertise relevant to the proposed project.
  • Be in-line with the priorities of EAN.

How to apply

Please fill out the “Request for EAN Involvement in EU-funded projects” form and send it to together with a letter of support from an EAN constituent body (e.g., Committee, Scientific or Coordinating Panel), no later than 20 weeks before the call’s deadline.