H2020 Enquiries

The Research Enquiry Service will reply to your question on calls for proposals for H2020 and other research funding programmes. It will also reply to enquiries on legal validation and divergences of implementation across H2020 or FP7 grants.

The H2020 FAQ pages are updated with the answers to the most frequent questions that have been submitted to the Research Enquiry Service and Participant Validation, IT Helpdesk, eProcurement Helpdesk, Call Coordinators and H2020 NCP correspondents.

SSH mailing list

To keep fully up-to-date on European social science, arts and humanities (SSH) events, news and funding opportunities please do sign up to the SSH mailing list by emailing a request to Challenge6NCP@esrc.ukri.org.

National Contact Point

National Contact Points, otherwise known as NCPs, raise awareness of the research and innovation opportunities in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and offer advice, information and guidance to participants and potential participants on administrative procedures and the scope and modalities of funding schemes under H2020. NCPs also feed comments and issues raised by the UK research community back to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

ESRC currently host the UK NCP covering two areas: “Societal Challenge 6"; and “Embedding SSH across H2020”. SSH in this context covers social sciences, arts and humanities.

For any queries relating to these areas please contact:

Rachel Kelley
Telephone: +441793 413085
Societal Challenge 6 email: Challenge6NCP@esrc.ukri.org
Embedding SSH email: XcutSSHNCP@esrc.ukri.org
Twitter: @H2020_SC6_UKNCP

Please note that there is another NCP, hosted by UKRI, who is able to offer advice on the cross-cutting objective “Science with and for Society” (SWAFS) which often has opportunities highly relevant for the SSH community.

For information on other aspects of H2020 funding please search for the relevant NCP here. If you are unsure which NCP is relevant for you, please read more about the Horizon 2020 sections.

National Contact Point Profile

Rachel KelleyRachel moved to the International Strategy team of the Economic and Social Research Council in 2017 where she has worked on complex international commissioning in Mexico and India, managed ESRC’s lead agency agreements and represented ESRC in various cross-council initiatives. In 2018, Rachel was became the UK NCP for “Societal Challenge 6” and “Embedding Social Science and Humanities across H2020”, keeping the UK’s SSH community informed of European funding opportunities and how best to engage with these, as well as collating the UK community’s input for Programme Committee meetings.