Research Forum workshop – Funding for research – Innovative approaches to assessment and selection
Over the last 25 years, the role of foundations as supporters of research and innovation in Europe has grown significantly both in terms of scope and scale. A report by the European Commission states that the R&I expenditure of the 991 foundations who participated in the study was of €5.01 billion a year, about half the average annual budget that the EU gave to researchers and innovators throughout the whole duration of the Horizon 2020 programme (EUFORI Study, 2015). Within the membership of Philea, 40% of organisations support researchers, public higher education institutions and research institutes. However, which methods can improve the selection of eligible projects?
This workshop will explore several approaches to research funding by foundations, be it for the selection of project proposals or for non-competitive funding.