The Institute supports research through university chairs and grants:

University Chairs

The Institute created the first European Investment Bank (EIB) Chair on Climate Change Policy and International Carbon Markets (‘EIB Climate Chair’) held by Prof. Jos Delbeke at the European University Institute (EUI) in June 2020 and we are supporting the European Chair for sustainable development and climate transition launched at Sciences Po in November 2020 and held by Prof. Shiv Shomeshwar.

Research Grants

EIBURS (EIB University Research Sponsorship) is a programme that provides research grants of up to € 100 000 a year, for a period of three years, to academic research centres working on topics of major interest to the EIB Group (EIB and EIF). Thirty-four EIBURS research projects led by 29 universities and research centres from 11 countries have been financed so far.

STAREBEI (STAges de REcherche BEI-EIB research internships) is a programme that provides grants to universities in order to finance junior researchers carrying out research projects proposed by the EIB Group (EIB and EIF) under the joint supervision of a university tutor and an EIB co-tutor. To date, 60 young researchers from 39 universities in 13 European countries have benefited from the STAREBEI programme.

We do not offer any type of scholarship, including PhD sponsorships.

See our Research Map to learn more about EIB funded research.