The aim of the call is to develop collaborative activity between UK and EU/associated countries’ entities in Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe. Applicants will need to identify a specific upcoming call in this Pillar as the focus of their proposed collaboration with the goal of submitting an application to that upcoming call building on this pump priming funding.

Proposals are welcome in all disciplines – engineering, natural sciences, medical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

The purpose of this call is not to implement the proposed projects that will be submitted to Horizon Europe, but to give the UK-based partners the resources needed to collaborate with EU organisations and stakeholders to further develop the idea and the market opportunities.

Awards of up to £5,000 are available. The expectation is that the funding will be utilised in a variety of ways but could include feasibility studies, application advice and training, partnership building, and dedicated time to take forward an application.

Assessment will be undertaken in waves every two weeks with applications submitted by 27 October 2021, 17.00 (UK time) considered, and then further applications submitted after (if funding remains available) considered every two weeks from 10 November 2021 onwards with the same 17.00 (UK time) deadline.

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Pillar 2 Opportunities

For more information on the available opportunities under Pillar 2, visit the Bath Wiki for an overview:

Or visit the European Commission Funding and Tenders Portal to search directly for opportunities.