How do I find funding for my research?
Here we provide an overview of the different types of funding and tools.
Research funding sources
Research funding tools
Research Professional is a database for researchers to find global funding opportunities.
Other types of funding
Industry funding in the form of sponsored or collaborative research programmes is not only a means of financing your research, but also a way to access to industry-unique expertise, competences and capabilities. Guidelines, rules and regulations for industry funding, different agreement formats and contractual obligations involved, can be found on the web page Industry-academia collaborations
In addition to securing grants from public organisations such as the European Commission or Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency), you can finance your innovation projects in many other ways; e.g., through customer or supplier funding, crowdfunding, bank loans, venture capital or business-angel capital. For more information, please visit the web page Innovation financing.
Donations from individuals can also fund your research. Always remember the golden rule: ‘friend-raising before fund-raising’—it is crucial that you get to know your prospective donor. Also be aware of the rules governing donations.
Contact & Support
Grants Office provides:
- a range of tools to help you identify funding sources that are appropriate to your research area and career stage
- information on many of the major funding programmes that apply to KI researchers
- information on the KI internal prioritisation processes that are required by certain funding agencies
How KI activities were funded during 2020
Source: KI Financial Summary for 2020