Other Funding Opportunities


The European Commission also issues calls for proposals for specific funding areas, including:

Regional Funding

The largest European funding pool is dedicated to regional funding, which is directly administered by the Scottish Government. The European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund support internal strategic projects within Scotland.

In addition the Interreg Programme supports transnational projects between different European regions:

4a - Ireland

4b - North West Europe

4b - Atlantic Area

4b - Northern Periphery & Artic

4c - Transnational

GCU has recently become increasingly successful in these programmes with Dr. Colin Combe leading a number of innovation projects and Dr. Ole Pahl carrying out three environmental research projects centred on reducing pharmaceutical pollutants and agricultural waste.

SME Engagement

There are a wealth of opportunities to work with non-HEI partners, in particular with SMEs under the Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership programme and Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances.