The HERA Network consists of 26 national research funding organisations from 25 participating European countries.



HERA Membership

The following countries are members of the HERA Network

AustriaBelgiumCzech RepublicCroatia
DenmarkEstoniaFinlandFrance
GermanyIcelandIrelandItaly
LatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgNetherlands
NorwayPolandPortugalSlovakia
SloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerland
United Kingdom

HERA Network Achievements

The HERA Network’s successes to date include

  • the creation of effective central administrative body for trans-European funding calls
  • the establishment and successful management of four pioneering humanities-focused JRPs
  • the establishment of strong, trusting relationships among funding agencies
  • the sharing of best practice across agencies, particularly in knowledge exchange and articulation of impact
  • A positive impact on international strategy formulation at agency level
  • the achievement of closer integration between EU15 and EU13 countries
  • the establishment of a HERA “brand” in Europe on behalf of humanities

Participation in HERA Funding Calls

The table below indicates the participation of each of the 26 HERA funding agencies across our previous and current funding calls.

Country & OrganisationHERA IHERA IIHERA IIIHERA IV
Austria (FWF)
Belgium (FWO)
Belgium (F.R.S – FNRS)
Croatia (HAZU)
Czech Republic (CAS)
Denmark (DASTI)
Estonia (ETAg)
Finland (AKA)
France (ANR)
Germany (BMBF via DLR-PT)
Iceland (RANNIS)
Ireland (IRC)
Italy (CNR)
Latvia (VIAA)
Lithuania (LMT)
Luxembourg (FNR)
Netherlands (NWO)
Norway (RCN)
Poland (NCN)
Portugal (FCT)
Slovakia (SAS)
Slovenia (MIZS)
Spain (MINECO)
Sweden (VR)
Switzerland (SNF)
United Kingdom (AHRC)