European Commission: Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe is the largest ever European Funding programme, with a budget of approximately €95 billion over seven years. The programme will provide funding support to researchers and innovators ranging from individuals to large scale businesses.
The UK is an Associated Country to Horizon Europe. This follows the finalisation of the agreement reached in September 2023, following a period of intensive negotiations to reach a bespoke deal in the UK’s national interest. This agreement was signed on the 4th December 2023, formalising the UK’s association to Horizon Europe.
Our association means that researchers and businesses based in the UK can participate confidently in the world’s largest programme of research cooperation, worth £80bn+.
It will allow UK researchers and businesses to collaborate with European partners to tackle significant and shared challenges in society – ranging from climate change to global health. Horizon Europe consists of three pillars; pillar 1 supports excellent science, pillar 2 supports global challenges and industrial competitiveness and pillar 3 supports innovation.
Horizon Europe delivers calls through dedicated work programmes. You can apply for Horizon Europe funding to carry out research in the UK.
Horizon Europe funding is available for:
- excellent research in any field
- researcher mobility
- research infrastructure
- global challenges and industrial competiveness:
- culture, creativity and inclusive society
- civil security for society
- digital, industry and space
- climate, energy and mobility
- food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment
- the development of the European research and innovate systems
For further information on the UK’s association to Horizon Europe and for information about applying, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/horizon-europe-and-copernicus-programmes-2023-uk-eu-agreement-explainer.
Support for UK applicants is provided by the UK National Contact Point network.