Horizon Europe is the EU's main research and innovation funding programme, running between 2021 and 2027, with a total budget of €95.5 billion. Horizon Europe contains a number of different funding programmes and mechanisms and is mainly structured around three pillars: Excellent Science; Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness; and Innovative Europe. There are opportunities for individual researchers and groups of researchers to apply for funding under each of these pillars, as well as in additional cross-cutting or complementary areas.


For more information about Horizon Europe, please see this European Commission page and this publication.

Apply for funding

The European Commission’s portal collating all funding programmes and tenders managed by the European Commission and other EU bodies is the Funding and Tenders portal. A short video introducing the Funding and Tenders Portal can be found on YouTube.

Screen shot of the funding and tender portal

Project results

The European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation (currently FP1 to Horizon 2020) is: the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)

Screen shot of the CORDIS web page

Horizon Europe funding opportunities

The National Contact Point (NCP) hosted by ESRC is able to offer advice on Horizon Europe funding opportunities relating to social sciences, arts and humanities (SSH). 

There is detailed information on everything related to this specific SSH-led societal challenge on the relevant page.

For European funding opportunities outside Horizon Europe, please sign up to the SSH mailing list by emailing a request to CCISNCP@esrc.ukri.org.