ESA Research Grants

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ESA Project Grants, Research support Grants, Young Investigator start-up Grant and Coordination Grants 2020:


The abstract text should not exceed 2500 characters (including spaces).


All application must be written in English. Please write as simply as possible and avoid language mistakes. If English is not your first language we recommend that you have your application reviewed by a native speaker before submission.

Submission process for short-abstract Grant application and schedule:

Grant application can only be submitted online via the ESA submission website up to 15 March 2019. Abstracts submitted by mail, or e-mail will not be accepted. All submitted grant application will go through a peer-review process carried out by international reviewers from the ESA Research Committee. Out of all applications, +/- 35/40 applications will be invited to submit a full proposal: 

• 1 Coordination grant (up to 5€K): 5 applications
• 2 Research support grant (up to 15€K): 10 applications
• 2 Young investigator Start-up grants (up to 22.5€K): 10 applications
• 2 Project grants (up to 60€K): 10 applications

Notification of results:

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) applicant by 6 May 2019. Please note that the applicant will be receiving the notification e-mails and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the grant.
Submission process for Full grant application and schedule

- Full application Submission start date: 6 May 2019
- Full application Submission deadline: 14 June 2019

Submissions after the deadlines will not be accepted and the grant application will be removed from the system.

Opening of short abstract applications 15 Jan 2019
Deadline for short abstract applications
15 March 2019, 23:59 CET
Notification of acceptance or rejection of short abstract application
6 May 2019
Opening of full application submission
6 May 2019

Deadline for full application submission
14 June 2018, 23:59 CET
Review finalised by the ESA Research Committee November 2019
Results to applicants
Mid-December 2019