European Funding

Horizon 2020 - Work Programme lessons and preparing for 2016/17

Please find below a presentaion on lessons learnt in H2020 so far and preparing for 2016/17.

H2020 Lessons Learnt

New Internal guidance for managing EU funded projects

A short guide to help principal investigators manage their EU projects and avoid some of the pitfalls

EU Management Guide

UKRO Horizon 2020 Information Visit

Following on from the recent visit by UKRO to Lancaster please find the slides and videos from the presentations.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s main funding programme for research and innovation and will run from 2014 to 2020. This new programme is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with a total budget of just over €70 billion euros of funding available.

The main aims of the programme are to:

Deadline Calender for 2014 calls

Publication of first calls: December 2013

First deadlines: March/April 14, but vary from call to call.

Full list of 2014 deadlines (internal) UKRO Calander


Please see our Summary of Horizon 2020 for a more detailed overview of the programme.

Horizon 2020 is:

Further information, support and guidance

If you would like to find out more about Horizon 2020 please contact the Research Support office at

If you are interested in applying for a large (£1m+ grant) or a multidisciplinary project please contact Mandy Dillon, (Research Project Officer) on

To look for funding opportunities

Calls relating to Horizon 2020 will be advertised through the online portal Horizon 2020 Participation Portal

Calls are now open for 2014 and 2015

Research Professional is a powerful search tool to help you find the funding opportunities and news articles that interest you in Europe, the UK and beyond. A simple online form is all you need to complete to set up alerts for funding opportunities that are relevant to you.

To Apply for Funding

Please contact the Research Support Office on

All applications for Horizon 2020 programmes should be made via the Horizon 2020 Participation Portal

Please advise RSO of any intention to apply for funding.

Useful Websites

European Commission: Horizon 202 Overview

Research Europe Research Europe forms part of and is a web based database which provides up to the minute information on all funding opportunities available across Europe, news monitoring in Research Day: Europe and in depth news and analysis in Research Europe. Research Europe is an incredibly useful tool with a whole range of services including email alerts, configurable database searches and a fortnightly magazine.

UKRO The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the UK's fundamental information and advice service on European Union funding for research and higher education. They provide up-to-date information on EU Framework and non-Framework funding, together with articles detailing the latest developments in research and higher education programmes and policy, relevant developments in the Commission and the European Parliament, and emerging issues at European level.

Cordis Cordis is the European Commission's information service on European Research and Innovation activities. It offers a wide range of information about EU research and innovation policies, EU funding programmes, initiatives, potential partners, and previous and on-going projects.

Europa Europa is the portal site of the European Union and provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.

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