Research Services


Contract Services


ERIO's European Contract Management team helps UCL researchers to understand, to apply for and to negotiate European Commission Research & Innovation grants, makes European funding more accessible to academics, and increases UCL’s European research portfolio.


The European Contract Management team assists academic to apply for and negotiate Horizon 2020 project contracts for European Research Council (ERC) grants, Marie Skłodowska-Curie training actions, and proposals where UCL is to be a partner in a collaborative project.  We also assist UCL researchers with applications for other European Commission funded research activities, such as the "COST" programme. We support researchers through every stage of the pre-award process, from initial discussions about calls and project budgets, to negotiating projects' Grant Agreements and Consortium Agreements.  Whether you are interested in applying for a specific Horizon 2020 call or would simply like to know more, our team can provide you with professional support throughout the pre-award cycle.

What we do:

We manage budgeting, proposal support, contract negotiation and contract amendments for:

  • European Research Council (ERC) 
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie 
  • When UCL is a partner in a collaborative project
  • Other European Commission funding sources (including COST, ECDC, and INTERREG directly funded research)

Who we are and who to contact:

Please contact the European Contract Manager assigned to your School:

Giles Machell

Giles Machell


Head of European Contract Management

School: BEAMS
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 9375 (ext. 59375)
Email: g.machell@ucl.ac.uk

Agata Ormanin

Agata Ormanin


European Contract Manager

School: SLMS
+44 (0)20 3108 9373 (ext. 59373)
Email: a.ormanin@ucl.ac.uk