NEW YORK, April 6 (GenomeWeb News) - The European Commission today outlined plans for itsSeventh Framework Program, an EU-wide funding mechanism that will run from 2007 to 2013.
The framework will have a total budget of around €73 billion ($94 billion) and will cover nine thematic areas: health; food, agriculture and biotechnology; information and communication technologies; nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies; energy; environment; transport; socio-economic sciences and the humanities; and security and space research.
As with the current framework, FP6, the IT thematic area has been allotted the lion's share of funding, with around €12.7 billion proposed over the seven-year funding period. Health research comes next, with around €8.4 billion in proposed funding.
Further details are available here.