The aim of the Science with and for Society programme is to build effective cooperation between science and all members of society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

Societal Challenges form one of the major tenets of Horizon 2020 and the Science with and for Society programme will be instrumental in addressing these challenges through improving connectivity and building capacities in the research and innovation (R&I) system.

This programme aims to enhance the link between the R&I process and the values, needs and expectations of society in Europe.  It encourages every member of society to work together to develop a more responsible approach to R&I, from researchers to policy makers, businesses to citizens.

Further information about the funding provided can be found in the work programme for 2016–2017.

For more information about call deadlines, please click here.

To learn more about Irish-led projects funded under FP7’s ‘Science in Society’, please click here.

Partner Search Form

If you would like assistance in identifying partners for your project please complete the attached partner search form and return to

Partner Search Form (Download)

Financial Support

Enterprise Ireland offers financial support for Irish-based researchers who intend to apply to an EU funding scheme. More information about this support grant can be found here.

National Contact Point (NCP)

Margie McCarthy acts as Ireland’s National Contact Point (NCP) and National Delegate (ND) for Science with and for Society. Her role involves the provision of information and support to applicants as well as ensuring a national input into policy and strategy on a European level.

Margie McCarthy

National Contact Point and National Delegate for Science with and for Society
Science Foundation Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 1 607 3020