Horizon Europe Pump Priming Collaboration between UK and EU Partners

Closing Date: –

Pump-priming funding to seed collaborations between UK and EU/Associated Countries-based researchers to help them prepare collaborative applications for Horizon Europe calls in Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness.

This opportunity will provide pump-priming funding to seed collaborations between UK and EU or Associated Countries-based researchers in preparation for applications to Horizon Europe calls in Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness.

The opportunity is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is being delivered by the British Academy (BA), the Science & Innovation Network in Europe (SIN Europe), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and KTN with the support of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

Applications must identify a specific call in Pillar 2 that they will apply to on the back of this pump priming funding. The chosen call may be in any discipline, including engineering, natural sciences, medical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

The specific purpose is to give the UK-based partners the resources they need to collaborate with EU organisations and stakeholders to further develop the idea and the market opportunities. Funding can be used to cover collaboration preparation activities to enable multinational consortium building, as well as staff time for developing the project ideas and gaining a better understanding of the market opportunities. Within this context, the grant can be used in a variety of ways, including feasibility studies, application advice and training, partnership building, and dedicated time to take forward an application.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully consider the type of organisations that will be needed to make a successful application to their chosen Pillar 2 Horizon Europe call, and particularly involve significantly third parties, end users and similar bodies/organisations based in the UK and/or the EU/Associated Countries where this is desirable and/or necessary in terms of the call they are aiming to apply to.

Awards must conclude with an interim final report by 17 March 2022, and projects will be required to provide further reporting on their award, including in relation to the outcome of their application to Horizon Europe.

It is expected that around 200 awards will be issued.

Funding body Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Maximum value £5,000
Reference ID S22698
Category Arts and Humanities
Biotechnology and Biology
Economic and Social Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences
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