FP7 Work Programmes: Bottom-Up (no pre-defined topics)

The "Work Programmes" for the activity areas IDEAS and PEOPLE are updated on a yearly basis and contain details of the eligibility criteria for fellowships and grants, as well the "Calls" for the coming year.

Here you can find an overview of all FP7 Work Programmes. Please consult the two most recent versions.

Overview of bottom-up (no pre-defined topic) activity areas

IDEAS - European Research Council   

• Frontier research action:
  - Starting Independent Research Grants
  - Advanced Investigator Research Grants

PEOPLE - Human Potential, Marie Curie actions & Info Sheets  

Individual Fellowships

• Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF)
• International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)
• International Outgoing Fellowships for career development (IOF)
• Career Integration Grants (CIG)

Host-Driven Actions

• Co-Funding of Regional, National and International programmes (COFUND)
• Industry-academia partnerships and pathways (IAPP)
• International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
• Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN)
• Researchers’ nights (NIGHT)


CAPACITIES - Research capacities 

• Research infrastructures (generally no pre-defined topic but with some exceptions)
• Research for the benefit of SMEs
• Regions of Knowledge
• Research Potential


You can find an overview of all thematic domains of FP7, on the EUresearch Head Office Website.