Horizon Europe: help for UK applicants



Horizon Europe is an EU research and innovation programme. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027.

If you’re a UK-based researcher or innovator, you can apply to most Horizon Europe funding opportunities on the same terms as EU-based applicants.

The UK’s association to Horizon Europe

In January, the government announced that the UK will associate to Horizon Europe.

The EU is still in the process of formalising the UK’s association. But UK-based applicants can begin applying straight away. You do not need to wait for the EU to formalise association.

Find out more in the European Commission Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe (PDF, 712KB)

Funding support in the event of a delay to association

If the delay to UK association continues, the UK government has confirmed successful Horizon Europe applicants will receive funding from UKRI regardless of the outcome of the UK’s efforts to associate to Horizon Europe. This applies to the first wave of calls where the delay to UK association to the programme may prevent them from signing grant agreements.

Further details about eligibility and how to apply.

Funding available

In summary, Horizon Europe funding is available for:

  • excellent research in any field
  • researcher mobility
  • research infrastructure
  • global challenges and industrial competitiveness:
    • health
    • culture, creativity and inclusive society
    • civil security for society
    • digital, industry and space
    • climate, energy and mobility
    • food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment
  • innovation
  • the development of the European research and innovation systems.

Horizon Europe delivers funding opportunities through dedicated work programmes. Find out more about the work programmes under Horizon Europe (European Commission).

Find out how to apply for Horizon Europe funding.

Guidance and help

As a UK applicant, help is available so you can make the most of Horizon Europe.

Find out how to get guidance and help.

More about Horizon Europe

See the official web pages for Horizon Europe (European Commission).

Last updated: 21 December 2021

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