Call for proposals 2018 - One new EIBURS sponsorships under the EIB Knowledge Programme - 2018 EIBURS - 2018 Closed!


EIBURS provides grants to university departments or research centres associated with universities in EU, candidate or potential candidate countries working on research topics of major interest to the Bank. EIBURS sponsorships, of up to EUR 100 000 per year for a period of three years, are awarded through a competitive process to interested university departments or research centres with recognised expertise in the selected area. Successful proposals entail the delivery of a variety of outputs that will be the subject of a contractual agreement with the European Investment Bank.

For the academic year 2018/2019, the EIBURS programme is seeking proposals on the research theme ‘The economic effects of a joint European security and defence policy’


The EIB invites research proposals covering the following points:

  • although considering the EU as a whole for the themes outlined above, the research should also entail in-depth studies for some five representative countries,
  • elaborate on policy options for integration and their economic implications,
  • investigate appropriate financial instruments, including those with the potential to leverage public funds (both EU and national funds).

The project may involve any additional research activity that the university centre wishes to undertake with the sponsorship, such as:

  1. the organisation of seminars or conferences;
  2. the creation of databases; and
  3. in-depth case studies.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,10 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 April 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals 2018 - One new EIBURS sponsorships under the EIB Knowledge Programme - 2018 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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