Eligibility criteria

Eurostars is a funding programme that supports innovative SMEs and project partners (large companies, universities or research organisations) by funding international collaborative R&D and innovation projects. Projects should result in the creation of new products, processes and services that can be rapidly commercialised in European or global markets.

To apply, you must fulfil seven eligibility criteria:

  1. Your consortium is led by an innovative SME from a Eurostars country.
  2. Your consortium includes at least two independent entities.
  3. Your consortium includes entities from at least two Eurostars countries.
  4. The budget of the SME(s) from a Eurostars country is 50% or more of the total project cost, excluding subcontracting.
  5. No single participant or country is responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.
  6. The project duration is 36 months or less.
  7. The project has an exclusively civilian purpose.

To better understand these criteria, read our eligibility guidelines.

National criteria

TÜBİTAK has additional national criteria for projects to be eligible to receive funding:

  • You must be based in Turkey and meet one of the following definitions:
    • Stock corporation
    • Higher education institution
    • Public research centre and institute
    • Training and research hospital
    • Research infrastructure within the scope of Law No. 6550
  • Turkish organisations must be registered (or be eligible to register) in Proje Değerlendirme ve İzleme Sistemi (ETEYDEB) when TÜBİTAK checks your eligibility.
  • Your consortium must have at least one person with a bacherlor’s degree in a subject related to your project. 

The next steps

Read all our guidelines before submitting your project application.

Go to the guidelines

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