Horizon 2020

What is Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the European Commission's biggest ever research and innovation programme that runs from 2014 to 2020. Considered as a singular body, it is multi-faceted and complex, akin to all seven of the UK's research funding councils merged into one. The key to navigating its various channels is to consider its different sections as separate elements of a loosely related whole. There are three main pillars forming the core, supported by a small number of cross-cutting programmes and initiatives. Each pillar has a uniting feature relating to the type of research funding offered.

Our strong track record

The University has a strong, established track record in the following research schemes:

  • European Research Council
  • Marie Curie Actions
  • Societal Challenges

We have developed a range of resources to help you understand Horizon 2020 and support you in developing successful applications.  Quick links to these are provided by the buttons below.

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deadline events
proposal support


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Glossary of terms

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