Science & Theology Research Center (SRC) - FAQs
How does the JRC encourage mobility of scientists?
How to collaborate with the JRC if you are an organisation:
How to collaborate with the JRC if you are an individual:
How to collaborate with the JRC in the framework of the JRC Enlargement & Integration Action:
How does the JRC encourage mobility of scientists?
Can I find employment at the JRC?
What facilities can the JRC offer?
How can an organisation work with the JRC?
What is the benefit of working with the JRC?
How is the JRC funded?
What are the JRC's main priorities in FP7?

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Individual researchers can apply for positions within JRC Institutes in areas linked to JRC's workprogramme, and funds are also available to support short-term visits. Applications from women scientists are particularly welcome.
Can I find employment at the JRC?
The JRC employs some 2750 staff and has an active policy of attracting bright and able scientists. Staffs come from throughout the EU, and from the applicant countries, bringing their skills and talents to help resolve current scientific issues. Major advantages are offered by the scientific and cultural diversity in the JRC's multidisciplinary Institutes and cross-Institute scientific collaboration on focused actions. There are various opportunities to work and train with the JRC, which range from permanent appointments to fellowships for young researchers and senior scientists (see the "Jobs" section). There are also possibilities for short and long-term collaboration with the JRC.
What facilities can the JRC offer?
An important part of JRC activity is the opening up of its research facilities to greater external use. The JRC has a wide range of dedicated research facilities that includes the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands, its linear accelerator in Belgium and its biocyclotron and reaction wall in Italy.
How can an organisation work with the JRC?
The JRC welcomes organisations from Member State and accession countries as partners across the full range of its activities. It is seeking to increase awareness of JRC activities and the opportunities it offers for research co-operation at all levels, and to improve dialogue with potential partners. The JRC also has an active policy of protecting and exploiting its research results and new licensees are regularly sought.
What is the benefit of working with the JRC?
The JRC is one of the few multinational and multicultural research centres in Europe, and works with numerous research partners. Its independence of national or commercial interests and its proximity to EU policy-makers, together with its expertise in key areas make it a unique partner. The JRC encourages co-operation with other organisations to share competencies, acquire new knowledge and maintain high scientific quality through external benchmarking.
How is the JRC funded?
The JRC is allocated an annual budget of around €330 million for direct support to EU institutions from the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It earns up to a further 15% from competitive activities (participation in collaborative projects, technology transfer and work for third parties - including industry and regional authorities).
What are the JRC's main priorities in FP7?
The JRC has identified 7 priority areas. These are groupings of actions which are related in terms of theme of study, scientific support fields, required experimental facilities and overall expertise. These groups of actions require similar competencies and contribute to same overall policy area:
Food chain;
Biotechnology, chemicals, health;
Environment ,climate change, natural disasters;
Energy and Transport;
Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security;
Lisbon agenda, information society, rural development;
Internal/External security, antifraud and development aid;
How can an organisation work with the JRC?
The JRC welcomes organisations from Member State and accession countries as partners across the full range of its activities. It is seeking to increase awareness of JRC activities and the opportunities it offers for research co-operation at all levels, and to improve dialogue with potential partners. The JRC also has an active policy of protecting and exploiting its research results and new licensees are regularly sought.
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