The Bavarian Research Alliance, with its headquarters in Munich, was founded in 2006 as an initiative of the University of Bavaria e.V. and the Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences e.V. and set up as a non-profit private organisation in 2007. BayFOR supports and advises scientists from Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences in competition for regional, national and European research funding – particularly with regard to the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The prospects for success of Bavarian actors in the fund-raising of EU subsidies are meant to be improved thereby, and corresponding activities in the ERA, the European Research Area, are meant to be coordinated throughout Bavaria. The BayFOR represents the scientists in Bavaria in that they assume an active role in the support of science and research.