ESA Research Grants

ESA Project Grants, Research support Grants, Young Investigator start-up Grant and Coordination Grants 2018:


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 13 April 2018. Abstracts submitted by mail, fax 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 Mid May 2017. 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: 15 May 2018
- Full application Submission deadline: 13 July 2018

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

Opening of short abstract applications 01 Feb 2018
Deadline for short abstract applications
13 Apr 2018, 12:00 CET
Notification of acceptance or rejection of short abstract application
Mid May 2018
Opening of full application submission
15 May 2018
Deadline for full application submission
14 Jul 2018, 12:00 CET
Review finalised by the ESA Research Committee  Autumn 2018
Results to applicants
 Mid-December 2018

Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria