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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.

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Inducement prize: Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired

May 22, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-TactilePrize-2017
Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Call for proposals for ERC Advanced Grant

May 15, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: ERC-2017-ADG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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2018-2021 Framework Partnership Agreements for establishing a cooperation between the EC and CHAFEA and the ECC-NET

Apr 26, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: CONS-ECC-2017
Pillar: Enforcement and supporting consumers with advice
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Supporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products Linked to Cultural and Creative Industries

Apr 25, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: COS-TOURCCI-2017-3-03
Pillar: More favourable conditions for business creation and growth
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Improving access by innovative SMEs to alternative forms of finance

Apr 24, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-ALTFI-2017
Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Financial contributions to joint actions to improve cooperation between enforcement authorities of consumer rights

Apr 24, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: CONS-CPC-2017
Pillar: Enforcement and supporting consumers with advice
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Political participation and codetermination of the younger and older generations in Europe

Apr 18, 2017 22:00PM

Identifier: PPPA-2017-GEN-SOL-AG
Pillar: Preparatory Action on political participation and codetermination of the younger and older generations in Europe (PAYOG)
Opening Date:
Deadline: Mon, 29 May 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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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:

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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.

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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.

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