UCL European Research and Innovation Office

Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals

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


Jul 22, 2014 22:00PM

Identifier: NFRP-2014-2015-2
Pillar: Indirect actions
Type: Call for Proposals
Planned Opening Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Deadline: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget: 2.000.000,00 €


Personalising health and care

Jul 22, 2014 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Type: Call for Proposals
Planned Opening Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Deadline: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget: 306.000.000,00 €


Health Co-ordination Activities

Jul 22, 2014 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-HCO-2015
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Type: Call for Proposals
Planned Opening Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Deadline: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget: 29.000.000,00 €


Call for proposals for ERC Starting Grant

Jul 22, 2014 22:00PM

Identifier: ERC-2015-STG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Type: Call for Proposals
Planned Opening Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014
Deadline: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget: 430.000.000,00 €


Call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grant

Jul 22, 2014 22:00PM

Identifier: ERC-2015-CoG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Type: Call for Proposals
Planned Opening Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014
Deadline: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget: 585.000.000,00 €


Horizon 2020

ERIO Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 Overview

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with 79 billion euros of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). UCL aims to be at the forefront of Horizon 2020 participation, and the UCL European Research & Innovation Office (ERIO) aims to facilitate UCL's achievement of this position.

Our Mission Statement

ERIO Mission Statement


Horizon 2020 Work Programmes & Calls

Important note - ERIO will try to keep the links below up to date, however before starting work on a proposal please check the official EU Horizon 2020 page (and use the version hosted there), and contact ERIO for guidance. We also offer a number of services to assist UCL academics leading collaborative proposals.

The UCL European Research and Innovation Office has remained engaged in discussions with the European Commission throughout drafting of Horizon 2020, on behalf of UCL. For further information about the programme please contact ERIO. UCL staff may also sign up for ERIO's Horizon 2020 newsletter.

UCL's Horizon 2020 Strategy

Building on UCL's significant success in previous EU Framework Programmes, ERIO has set a strategic vision in which ERIO enables UCL to become the worldwide leader in the coordination of collaborative Horizon 2020 projects. This vision will require:

  • The successful continuation of ERIO's European Project Management service, which is currently managing a €148 million portfolio of 26 European collaborative projects funded under FP7.
  • The development and implementation of new ERIO services to encourage and support UCL's academic communities in leading new Horizon 2020 proposals. These services include:

    • Proposal-writing support services
    • Proposal workshops and information days
    • Horizon 2020 advice and proposal-writing materials
    • Horizon 2020 information services

UCL is also a founder member of Vision 2020: The Horizon Network, a platform for excellent research organisations and companies collaborating in Horizon 2020 proposals and projects.

Horizon 2020 Structure

European Research Council

Excellent Science

Industrial Leadership

  • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies

    • Information and communication technologies
    • Nanotechnologies, advanced materials and production
    • Factories of the Future
    • Energy-efficient Buildings
    • Sustainable Process Industries
    • Biotechnology
    • Protection of European assets in and from Space
    • Competitiveness of the European Space sector
    • Applications in Satellite Navigation
    • Capitalising the full potential of on-line collaboration
    • Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial chains
    • European label for innovation voucher
    • European Intellectual Property Rights Helpdesk
  • Access to risk finance
  • Innovation in SMEs
  • SME innovation support

Societal Challenges

For all of the Societal Challenges calls please proceed directly to the main Horizon 2020 calls page and select the relevant challenge from the list:

Societal Challenges Calls

  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing

    • Personalising health and care
    • Health Co-ordination activities
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy

    • Blue Growth: unlocking the potential of Seas and Oceans
    • Sustainable Food Security
    • Innovative, Sustainable and inclusive Bioeconomy
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy

    • Smart cities and communities
  • Smart, green and integrated transport

    • Mobility for growth
    • Green vehicles
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

    • Water Innovation: Boosting its value for Europe
    • Growing a low carbon, resource efficient economy
    • Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials
  • Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies

    • New forms of innovation
    • Reflective societies: cultural heritage and European identities
    • The young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe
    • Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures
    • Europe as a global actor
  • Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

    • Fight against crime and terrorism
    • Border security and external security
    • Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society
    • Digital security: cybersecurity, privacy and trust

Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

Science with and for Society

Communication and Dissemination

  • Communication and Dissemination


  • Euratom (Nuclear)

Horizon 2020 Background

Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation’, will succeed Framework Programme 7 as the main financial instrument supporting European research and innovation.

Running from 2014 to 2020 with a €79 billion budget (a 46% increase over FP7), the new programme is intended to form a key part of the overall drive to create new growth and jobs across Europe.

Aside from the increase in budget, Horizon 2020 intends to provide major simplifications through a unified set of rules. It will combine all of the research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Horizon 2020 aims to:

  • Strengthen the EU’s position in science with a dedicated budget of € 24 598 million. This will provide a boost to top-level research in Europe, including an increase in funding of 77% for the very successful European Research Council.
  • Strengthen industrial leadership in innovation € 17 938 million. This includes major investment in key technologies, greater access to capital and support for SMEs.
  • Provide € 31 748 million to help address major societal concerns shared by all Europeans; such as climate change, developing sustainable transport and mobility, making renewable energy more affordable, ensuring food safety and security, or coping with the challenge of an ageing population.

The diagram below shows the organisational structure for Horizon 2020, split between three main areas (click to enlarge).

Horizon 2020 Structure