Horizon Europe: help for UK applicants


Applying for Horizon Europe funding

You can find Horizon Europe calls (funding opportunities) open to UK-based applicants using the European Commission’s funding and tender opportunities portal.

The UK agreed a deal to associate to Horizon Europe on 7 September 2023.

UK researchers can now apply for Horizon Europe funding, certain that all successful UK applicants will be covered through the UK’s association (or through the guarantee) for the remainder of the programme.

All calls in Work Programme 2024 will be covered by association, and the UK guarantee scheme will be extended to cover all calls under Work Programme 2023.

If you applied to Horizon Europe while the EU was in the process of formalising the UK’s association to the programme, or during the Work Programme 2021, 2022 or 2023, see Horizon Europe guarantee funding.

Search Horizon Europe calls (European Commission).

Find out how to search for calls (European Commission).

Most Horizon Europe opportunities are open to transnational collaborations.

Find out how to find partners and collaborators.

Where to apply

You apply for Horizon Europe funding through the European Commission’s funding and tenders portal, where you found the funding call.

Organisation registration

Before you can begin an application, your organisation must be registered in the portal.

Check if your organisation is registered (European Commission).

Register your organisation (European Commission).

PIC number

The European Commission issues every registered organisation with a ‘PIC’ number.

You’ll be asked for your organisation’s PIC when you start your application. This connects your application to your organisation.

You can get the PIC number from the person in charge of your organisation’s profile on the portal.

Submitting a proposal using the portal

Find out how to submit a proposal using the portal (European Commission).

Contact support services for help with Horizon Europe

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

Find details and contact information for Horizon Europe support services.

Last updated: 19 January 2024

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