How to apply for funding
The Independent foundation ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research invites applications for funding of any aspect of biomedical or psychosocial research into beer or alcohol from researchers from an established European research institution or university. In this, the thirteenth round of applications, ERAB, is, for the second time, particularly encouraging applications for research on lifestyle and drinking patterns, however, as of the end of February 2015, ERAB cannot guarantee that funds will be available for research starting in 2016.
ERAB accepts applications from Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland but only for research undertaken in partnership with a member of the European Union.
Applications are independently externally peer reviewed. Reviewers are asked to complete a review form to provide a comparable objective assessment. To view the review form please click here.
Grants are available for one or two year periods with a maximum of €50,000 per annum. Projects usually start in the January following the application. Please click here for application deadlines.
Requirement for formal ethical approval is mandatory and evidence of approval must accompany the application.
All applications should be made in Euros. Due to ERAB's charitable status no institution overheads / administrative payments can be made over the grant awarded. Grants will be awarded to the institutions of applicants.
Grantees are encouraged to publish their findings in peer reviewed journals and are required to publish a minimum of two papers.
Grantees are asked to aknowledge the funding from ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research on every publication including presentations at conferences.
If you would like to see a sample copy of the contract please click here. Please note that amendment of individual contracts is not possible.
Calls for applications are circulated in January / February each year. During the Summer the applications are peer reviewed and the candidates are notified in October.