Open call for funding by the newly - launched European AI Fund

This call aims to strengthen, support and build the ability of civil society organisations in Europe to effectively shape and influence public and policy debates in Europe around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automated Decision Making (ADM). Applications are invited from two kinds of organisations: those that have previously worked on AI/ADM and want to build their capacity in advocacy and policy; and organisations whose work is affected by AI/ADM and who want to build capacity in this domain (universities and think tanks are also eligible to apply). The total funding budget for this open call is up to 1,000,000 € - grants are expected to range from 20,000€ to 150,000€ and will be awarded for the duration of up to eighteen months. 


  • 1 November 2020 – Call for funding closes
  • 1 December 2020 – Invitation to submit detailed proposal opens
  • January 2021 – Deadline to submit detailed proposal
  • February 2021 – Fund announces first round of grantees for open funding + workshop with grantees

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Oct, 2020
Expiry Date
1st Dec, 2020