Careers and Funding


There are numerous opportunities for travel and research collaboration between Europe, the USA, and Canada. Please note that our dissemination of our information has changed. Every few weeks we send out our Flashnotes where we highlight around 5-10 funding opportunities to support researcher collaboration, exchange, or mobility.

Through the Horizon 2020 Programme, (the main programme for European Union science and innovation funding for the period 2014-2020), researchers in the USA/Canada are eligible to participate in projects, and the number of matched funding in pre-selected areas has gradually expanded over recent years.

For the 2016 calls, please visit the participant portal of Horizon 2020. Please click on Online Manual and on Reference Document for additional insight. The European Commission has recently published a brochure which describes specific opportunities for international cooperation by theme and by country in the Horizon 2020 - Work Programme for 2016-2017. Please click on Brochure to access this information.

For more information about the calls and the rules of participation, please click on BILAT USA to learn about potential opportunities.


The European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy is a European organization established in April 2007 for a period of 35 years, and located in Barcelona, Spain. The objectives of the organization, known as "Fusion for Energy" are threefold:

  • Providing Europe's contribution to the ITER international fusion energy project;
  • Implement the Broader Approach agreement between Euratom and Japan;
  • Prepare for the construction of demonstration fusion reactors (DEMO).

"Fusion for Energy" will need highly qualified staff to work at the cutting edge of fusion technology at its offices in Barcelona. Such staff should normally be nationals of the Members of the Joint Undertaking.

Staff will be recruited directly by "Fusion for Energy." Job opportunities include temporary agents, European Union officials, contract agents, and ITER International Organization Positions.


For more information, please click here.