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Funding Opportunities



National Funding Opportunities

Research and Innovation Foundation

The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) is the national authority in charge of supporting and promoting research, technological development and innovation in Cyprus. 

One of its main areas of activity revolves around the design, launch, funding and monitoring of national RTDI funding programmes, as well as participation in public-to-public partnerships, and launch of a number of awards/competitions to nurture an R&I culture in Cyprus.

You can visit the RIF website to find out more.

For national funding opportunities, you can find all open Calls for Proposals on the RIF's IRIS portal.

You can stay updated about National funding opportunities, as well as other activities organized by the RIF related to research and innovation, by signing up to its newsletter here.


European Funding Opportunities

Research and Innovation Foundation

The RIF also provides a range of services to the local R&I ecosystem to support the participation of Cypriot organizations in the EU framework programmes for R&I, including Horizon Europe, as well as COST and other programmes and initiatives. 

If you wand to find out more or about securing EU funding to work in an organization in Cyprus, or need support in the preparation of your proposal, you can contact one of the Cypriot National Contact Points.

To stay updated about infodays and other events organized by the RIF related to European funding programmes (e.g. Horizon Europe, COST and others), you can sign up to the European Programmes newsletter, here.


Information Portal for Funding Programs

This Portal was launched by the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, in order to serve as a first stop and a central information point for all programmes funded by European and/or national funds. The objective of the Portal is to facilitate identification of appropriate funding opportunities from the European and national programmes and schemes (including but not limited to Research and Innovation programmes). The portal aims to facilitate the dissemination of information in relation to the programmes and the calls for proposals, including relevant contact information for further support with each specific Call.

You can browse the portal here.


Further Information

Additional information about the Research Landscape in Cyprus can be found here.