The European Commission’s main mechanism for funding research and innovation in Europe is through Horizon 2020 which started in January 2014 and will run for seven years until the end of December 2020.  Horizon 2020 has a budget of nearly €80 billion and offers a range of funding opportunities to UK HEIs.  Details of the programme can be found at the EU Team's Horizon 2020 page.

Horizon 2020 calls which are currently open to applications can be found on the Participant Portal.  UKRO have also made available a deadlines calendar for the remainder of Horizon 2020 which you can download in the following formats: UKRO Deadlines Calendar [pdf] and UKRO Deadlines Calendar [xlsx]  (please verify the deadlines against the Funding and Tenders Portal as some deadlines may have been updated: see also our COVID-19 page and make sure you check the EC Funding and Tenders Portal - if you require the information in the UKRO spreadsheets in an accessible format, please contact James Lloyd).

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 2020, 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
NameSpecific functionContact details
 Andrea Bell Primary contact for Faculty of Medicine

+44 (0)20 7594 6580


 Margaret Christie


Primary contact for Faculty of Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 3703

 Megan Coombs Primary contact for the Business School

+44 (0)20 7594 6578

 James Lloyd Primary contact for Faculty of Natural Sciences

+44 (0)20 7594 3635

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