How to apply for funding

ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

The Independent foundation ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research has invited 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 every year since 2003.

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.

Applicants should be aware that:

Research Groups who have received funding from ERAB are discouraged from reapplying for 3 years after the date of the successful application. They should also note that, even after 3 years, further applications are unlikely to be successful if the publication rate for the previous grant is low.

Applicants may apply as principal investigator on one application and co-applicant on others but only one grant may be awarded to any institution in any year

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 acknowledge 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 normally circulated in January / February each year. During the Summer the applications are peer reviewed and the candidates are notified in October.

Click here to download the grant application form.

Please send the completed form by e-mail to the Chair of the ERAB Board of Directors.