The European Commission’s priorities include the European Green deal, a digital future, an economy that works for people, promoting and strengthening European democracy. Many staff will be familiar with the previous Horizon 2020 funding programmes. The current programme is called Horizon Europe.
Horizon Europe is the EU's research and innovation programme for 2021-2027 with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.
The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.
The UK can participate in applications to Horizon Europe on the same terms as any European Member State. The first calls ran in 2021, offering opportunities for individual fellowships, doctoral training networks, and European Research Council awards on topics put forward by the applicants themselves. There are also extensive opportunities to apply for collaborative research and innovation projects, organised around a large number of priority topic areas/work programmes. Find out more in our Horizon Europe pages and useful links.
Our web pages also provide information on the UK's status in Horizon Europe.
High quality support is provided at every stage of the EU research funding process by staff within your department, Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and the wider University support functions, such as the HR team.
For further information on the support available, view the Staff Research webpages.
We may also be able to provide access to early information about the content of forthcoming calls, please contact your relevant Research & Innovation Development Manager in the first instance.
Book an Application Support Session with our UKRO Advisor
Our UKRO advisor, Branwen Hide has agreed to run online one to one sessions with applicants over the coming weeks. These meetings are intended to help finalise proposals in development, for example to the ERC Consolidator and Advanced Investigator Schemes as well as to Research & Innovation Actions in Pillar 2.
These meetings will provide bespoke advice and specific guidance to each applicant and could include: personalised advice on finalising proposals, including any eligibility/consortium composition questions; meeting the EC's expectations; how best to frame the proposal to the specific call text; insights into relevant EU policies and priorities etc.
To book a place, from 21st February please contact Helen Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org) specifying what aspects of the proposal you are seeking advice on or what your questions are. Meetings will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Branwen will need to see a working/ rough draft of Part B of a proposal in active development a few days ahead of the Zoom meeting.