The latest call for IJ4EU applications closed on February 23, with teams applying from a record number of countries.

In the second and final call of the 2022/23 funding round, 186 cross-border teams submitted grant proposals, up from 118 during the previous call.  

The teams had members based in 58 countries, including every EU member state and candidate country, plus 23 nations further afield: Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Russia, Senegal, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

To be eligible for IJ4EU funding, teams must have members based in at least two EU member states or at least one EU state and one candidate country. Assuming this criterion is met, additional team members can be based in countries further afield.

Applicants under the latest round sought a combined €5.5 million in grants.

IJ4EU’s two independent juries – one for the Investigation Support Scheme and one for the Freelancer Support Scheme – will meet in mid-March to select projects for funding. All teams will be notified shortly after that.

Best of luck to all!