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)


UCL Success

Known as 'London's Global University', University College London employs 4,078 academic research staff in over 50 departments and institutes. UCL also has 11 associated teaching hospitals, which include Great Ormond Street Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Royal Free Hospital.

UCL has more than two decades' worth of experience in the EU Framework Programmes and has participated in over 650 Framework Programme 7 projects, with a total cumulative budget of over €300 million. UCL's research income from the European Union has doubled since 2009, and because of its successful performance UCL ranks 3rd in the UK and 9th in Europe in terms of the amount of FP7 funding awarded [Source: European Commission, FP7 Grant Agreements and Participants' Database vs 7.0, released 21.06.2011]. UCL is also the current  UK lead in participation in the FP7 "Cooperation" specific programme.

UCL has been heavily involved in the contribution of expert advice during the development of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and its main pillars, and UCL is recognised as one of the key players in Framework Programme funding not just in the UK but in the European Union.

UCL Framework Programme Grants

UCL is currently coordinating 26 FP7 collaborative projects with a combined budget of €148 million, and has been awarded over 100 European Research Council grants and 58 Marie Curie individual fellowships. For more information please see the Project Management page or the CORDIS Project Database.