EC Horizon Europe

European Commission Research Funding

The UK will associate with Horizon Europe on equivalent terms as organisations in EU countries. This means that UK organisations can lead and be partners in collaborative projects and UK experts can take part in evaluations. The vast majority of UK applicants will have a very similar user experience as to when the UK was a Member State in Horizon 2020.

Horizon Europe is managed under three pillars: Excellent Science, Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and Innovative Europe. The programme will not formally begin until the EU has finalised its Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021–27 (mid to late spring 2021). For further information, please visit resources for staff and students (internal staff and students only).

European Commission (EC)

You can access recordings and slides from the webinars with details on the Horizon Europe Clusters (topics) under Pillar 2.

The EC held a webinar on preparing a successful proposal in Horizon Europe, as well as a session on the submission and evaluation of proposals and another on the changes to the Model Grant Agreement, including updated financial rules. View recordings of the webinars.

There is a useful summary of the event on the UKRO Horizon news pages.

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EC Participant Portal

Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 calls, supporting information and application guidance are available through the EC Participant Portal. This is the online application service and usefully brings together calls, documentation and the application process. It also allows you to search for potential partners.

Access to the Participant Portal requires prior registration via ECAS – the European Commission Authentication Service.

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UKRO – The UK Research Office

The most authoritative single source of information about European research funding for UK researchers, the UKRO provides information about calls and links to supporting documentation. You need to register to access their services.  

View information about EU research funding and presentations from the 2022 virtual UKRO visit about Horizon Europe (internal staff and students only).

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Community Research and Development Information Services (CORDIS) is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EC-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.

The website and repository include all public information held by the commission (project fact sheets, publishable reports and deliverables), editorial content to support communication and exploitation (news, events, success stories, magazines and multilingual results in brief for the broader public) and comprehensive links to external sources, such as open access publications and websites.