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Horizon Europe: help for UK applicants

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Why apply for Horizon Europe funding

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

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

Reasons to apply for Horizon Europe research and innovation funding.

Funding available

In summary, Horizon Europe funding is available for:

  • excellent research in any field
  • researcher mobility
  • research infrastructure
  • global challenges and industrial competitiveness including:
    • 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 about applying for Horizon Europe funding.

Horizon Europe guarantee funding

As of April 2023, UKRI had awarded more than £1 billion to UK-based researchers and innovators through the guarantee scheme.

This applies to all Horizon Europe competitions in the Work Programme 2021, 2022 and 2023.

If you have been successful, you can find details on which funding opportunities are included and step-by-step instructions on how to access your guaranteed funding.

Guidance and help

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

Find out where to get guidance and help.

More about Horizon Europe

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

Last updated: 7 September 2023