Horizon Europe: what we’re doing to support you

The UK agreed a deal to associate to Horizon Europe on 7 September 2023.

UK researchers can now apply for Horizon Europe funding, certain that all successful UK applicants will be covered through the UK’s association (or through the guarantee) for the remainder of the programme.

All funding opportunities in Work Programme 2024 will be covered by association, and the UK guarantee scheme will be extended to cover all opportunities under Work Programme 2023.

Our funding supports people and projects who have been successful in applying to Horizon Europe but been unable to receive grants from the EU.

UK businesses and researchers can apply as an associated country and request funding from the EU. We provide a range of advice and guidance to help them meet partners, form consortia and navigate the application process.

For queries contact horizoneuropealternatives@ukri.org.

News and blog posts

UKRI support for Horizon Europe applicants

Horizon Europe: help for UK applicants

Guidance on accessing Horizon Europe funding opportunities

Horizon Europe: help for UK businesses

Information on Horizon Europe, relevant news, events and funding, and help to connect you with the right support

UK Research Office

A UKRI team supporting the UK’s involvement in the EU’s Horizon Europe programme

Funding allocated so far

Horizon Europe guarantee statistics

Monthly statistics for the Horizon Europe guarantee being delivered by UKRI

Talent and Research Stabilisation Fund: allocation of funding

Our letter to heads of higher education providers giving notice of Talent and Research Stabilisation Fund allocations

Additional QR and RCIF grant allocations 2022 to 2023

Our letter to English higher education providers giving notice of additional grant allocations to address ongoing uncertainty over access to EU programmes

Horizon Europe guarantee case studies

Some of the Horizon Europe guarantee funding projects that UKRI has supported since November 2021

Recyclable motors for electric vehicles: Horizon Europe guarantee

Supported by a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, UK partners are continuing to work towards cleaner, more efficient alternatives to the internal combustion engine

Clean options for long distance haulage: Horizon Europe guarantee

Supported through a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, UK partners are helping heavy duty vehicles to travel further, more sustainably.

Better models for ocean conservation: Horizon Europe guarantee

Through a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, the UK is continuing to provide improved monitoring of the marine ecosystem

Filling the space skills gap: Horizon Europe guarantee

With ongoing support from the Horizon Europe guarantee scheme, the UK remains central to future skills planning in the space sector

Backing biodiversity with evidence: Horizon Europe guarantee

Supported by a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, a UK company is continuing to provide vital evidence around biodiversity

H2OforAll: Horizon Europe guarantee

Supported through a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, work is continuing on a project to make water safer

Hydrogen ships, navigating to net zero: Horizon Europe guarantee

A Horizon Europe guarantee grant is helping an important, pan-European research project to stay afloat

Seeing heritage sites with new virtual reality eyes

With the continued involvement of UK partners, a Horizon Europe project is helping to enrich visitors’ experience of cultural heritage sites

Transforming heritage conservation sustainably: Horizon Europe guarantee

Supported by a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, a leading UK art institution is helping heritage conservation to go greener

A shared vision for cultural heritage: Horizon Europe guarantee

Assisted by a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, the UK continues to shape the European research agenda in cultural heritage

Resilient crops, back to the root: Horizon Europe guarantee

A Horizon Europe guarantee grant is maintaining UK involvement in a vital EU-funded project, looking at making crops more resilient to climate change

INDEED: Horizon Europe guarantee case study

A Horizon Europe guarantee grant is keeping INDEED, which aims to manufacture fast-charging batteries at scale for electric mobility, on course

Optiwise: Horizon Europe guarantee case study

A Horizon Europe guarantee grant is supporting Optiwise to reduce energy use in commercial shipping

NextETRUCK: Horizon Europe guarantee case study

Tevva, the UK-based manufacturer of electric trucks, is part of a Horizon Europe project to decarbonise transportation

INNATE: Horizon Europe guarantee case study

A Horizon Europe guarantee grant is enabling UK participation in a project that could change the view of how life evolved

NimbleAI: Horizon Europe guarantee case study

The University of Manchester is part of an international project to develop a computer chip that works like an organic brain

Rolls-Royce: Horizon Europe guarantee case study

Rolls-Royce is using UKRI guarantee funding to take part in six projects in Horizon Europe’s Clean Aviation programme

Examples of projects funded

ReSizeD

Investigating plant cell biology and the role of cell size in areas of plant development and physiology that are important in climate change resilience

Reprodivac

Next-generation vaccines and diagnostics to prevent livestock reproductive diseases

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