The European Commission’s main mechanism for funding research and innovation will be Horizon Europe for the period 2021 to 2028.   The previous programme was Horizon 2020 which started in January 2014 and ran for seven years until the end of December 2020.  Horizon 2020 had a budget of nearly €80 billion and offered a range of funding opportunities to UK HEIs.  Details of the programme can be found at the EU Team's Horizon 2020 page.

Acting as a specialist unit within the Research Office, the EU Team provides advice on EU research and innovation funding.  The EU Team is responsible for pre-award assistance with EU research projects, as well as managing the Grant Agreement process, negotiating the Consortium Agreement and making any amendments to these as required throughout the life of the project.  If you are planning to submit a proposal to Horizon Europe, the EU Team is happy to discuss it.

If you have a query on the costing of new applications or the financial management of ongoing projects, please contact your Research Services Team / Joint Research Office.

EU Team Contacts

Andrea Bell - Primary contact for Faculty of Medicine

Tel. +44 (0)20 7594 6580

Margaret Christie - Primary Contact for Faculty of Engineering

Tel. +44 (0)20 7594 3703

Megan Coombs - Primary Contact for the Business School

Tel. +44 (0)20 7594 6578

James Lloyd - Primary Contact for the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Tel. +44 (0)20 7594 3635

For regular updates on the Horizon Europe programme, including information about upcoming information events and call launches, you can also follow the EU Team on Yammer


HR Excellence in Research Award

Imperial College London is committed to implementing the EU’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) and have held the HR Excellence in Research Award since 2012. We strive to attract, develop, reward and retain a diverse community of the highest calibre staff and to provide an efficient, effective and integrated service to all users of our services. Imperial endorses the 40 principles of the European Charter and Code and the 7 principles of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. For further details see Imperial’s HR Excellence in Research Award webpage.