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Careers and Funding

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.


At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.


The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.


Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 22 member states.

You can find more information about how CERN is governed and organised here.


Current vacancies at CERN are posted here.