UCL European Research and Innovation Office

HR Excellence in Research:

UCL has been successful in gaining the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the systems and practices we have in place to support researchers’ career and professional development in line with the national Research Concordat.

HR Excellence in Research

Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals:

To view all of the available Horizon 2020 funding, please proceed to the European Union Research Participant Portal.


Call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grant

Oct 19, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: ERC-2017-COG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)


Call for proposals in the area of mobile criminality

Oct 05, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: ISFP-2016-AG-MC
Pillar: Other organised crime
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)


2016 Pilot Projects for action grants

Sep 29, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: REC-PP-AG-2016
Pillar: RCIT Promote and enhance the exercise of rights deriving from citizenship of the Union
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)


Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes

Sep 21, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02
Pillar: Supporting entrepreneurs
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)


EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

Sep 12, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-WIprizeEU-2017
Pillar: Science with and for Society
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)


European Research and Innovation Office

The UCL European Research and Innovation Office's primary goal is to help UCL maintain its position at the forefront of European collaboration in science and technology. 

In line with this goal and its position as London's Global University, UCL was the top performing university in the first two years of the Horizon 2020 programme (2014-15).

UCL has participated in over 650 EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects, has been awarded over 100 prestigious European Research Council grants and is consistently ranked amongst the top 5 university participants in EU collaborative research worldwide (#1 in the UK).

In support of UCL's strategic goals and its excellence agenda, the European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) provides a range of professional services to the UCL community, particularly in relation to the €79 billion "Horizon 2020" European Framework Programme. These services include:


ERIO is a section within Research Services, a department of UCL Finance and Business Affairs.

If you require Horizon 2020 advice or would like to discuss UCL's participation in a Horizon 2020 project please call +44 20 7679 9638 (internal 09638), email erio@ucl.ac.uk or visit our contacts page.

ERIO Horizon 2020 Success 2015

Horizon 2020 Strategy

Building on UCL's significant success in previous EU Framework Programmes, ERIO is now implementing a strategy in which ERIO enables UCL to become the global leader in the coordination of EU research and innovation projects funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. This strategy requires:

UCL is also a member of Vision2020: The Horizon Network, an innovation platform for research organisations and companies participating in Horizon 2020.

For more information about UCL's overall strategies for Horizon 2020 please contact Martin Scott, Head of Project Management. For specific information regarding project management and proposal management services please click on the link.