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Research Operations Office


Horizon 2020 - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, has replaced the Framework Programme (FP7). Running from 2014 to 2020 with a €70 billion budget, Horizon 2020 is intended to form a key part of the overall drive to create new growth and jobs across Europe, combining research and innovation in a unique programme.


The support for research and innovation under Horizon 2020 will have the following main goals:

  • 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 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

For further information and regular updates on Horizon 2020 funding, please visit the European Commission's Horizon 2020 web pages


A 'Condensed Horizon 2020' and 'Legal and Finance' factsheets have been compiled by the UK Research Office and can be accessed at the links below using your Raven account. These should not be circulated outside of the University.

Applying and Managing EC Funding

Further details on how to apply for Horizon 2020 are available here

Further details on managing EC funding are available here

Contact the Research Operations Office European Team:

European Policy Manager

Renata Schaeffer

Tel: 01223 761648

European Policy Manager - Interim

Sara Imarisio

Tel: 01223 765418

EC Coordinator Grants Manager

Catherine Hill

Tel: 01223 761647

ERC Officer 

Bethan Hosking Jones

Tel: 01223 335501

EC Research Support Advisor - Financial Matters  

Jacopo Benincasa

Tel: 01223 761647

EC Research Support Advisor - Marie Curie Matters

Nivedita Pande

Tel: 01223 332217