Coordinate an EU Horizon 2020 proposal

The EU Research office (ERO) offers support to UCD Principal Investigators interested in coordinating collaborative proposals under Horizon 2020. Please contact the ERO well in advance of the deadline, we suggest:

  • at least 12 weeks before a stage 1 deadline (if your call has 2 stages) and
  • ideally 6 months before any single stage deadline.

General queries on Horizon 2020 can be facilitated through the self-service supports below.

Local Supports

Many of UCD's Colleges, Schools, Institutes and Centres have local support staff that can help you to find research funding. They may also send out local, discipline-specific research bulletins, newsletters or funding call notices.

College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Engineering and Architecture Caroline Treacey 1766
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
& School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Oran O'Rua 1787
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Louise Dunne 2673
I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Sophie O'Kelly 2962
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Social Sciences and Law Elva Hannan &
Eadaoin Scully
School of Archaeology Conor McDermott 8668
School of Politics and International Relations Caitríona Devery 8296
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Maureen Lyons 8574
School of Law Suzanne Darcy &
Deirdre Norris
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Health and Agricultural Sciences    
School of Agriculture and Food Science Niamh McLoughlin
School of Agriculture and Food Science (Forestry) Charles Harper 7358
UCD Institute of Food and Health Geraldine Quinn 2808
School of Medicine Yvonne Barry 6600
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Aisling Jackman 6562
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Science Susan Hedigan 2154
BEACON Bioeconomy Research Centre Jennie Rothwell 2922
iCRAG Centre for Research in Applied Geosceinces Maria O'Brien 2936
Insight Centre for Data Anlaytics Antonella Ferrecchia &
Yvonne Smith
School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Wim Meijer 6825
School of Computer Science Léan Ní Chléirigh 2985

Central Supports

The units below may be able to provide you with specific advice on writing sections of your proposal

ServicesContact Details

You can talk to the EU Research Office at any time, who can:

  • Answer your queries on Horizon 2020
  • Liaise with National Contact Points (NCPs)
  • Advise on tools to assist with partner search
  • Provide guidance on consortium formation
  • Assist with early stage proposal development
  • Demonstrate how to use the EU Participant Portal to create your proposal
  • Direct you to relevant policy documents
  • Provide proposal writing support to UCD coordinators
  • Provide a proposal management and proposal review service

If you are preparing a proposal, please contact the dedicated EU team member for your call, or for general queries you can email:

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All EU H2020 application budgets must be approved by the UCD Research & Innovation pre-award accountant.  Template H2020 Financial Calculators   can be downloaded to assist you in the calculation of your proposal budget.

The costing of salaries in a research proposal should adhere to the IUA salary scales for postdoctoral researchers and research assistants.

Email: Aidan McElwaine  or tel: 4021

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The NovaUCD Knowledge Transfer team can:

  • Advise on industry engagement and content of support letters, commercialisation plans, fit with Venture Capital (VC) and investor interests
  • Develop programme Intellectual Property (IP) strategy and terms.

If you require further information or support contact a member of the Knowledge Transfer team

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UCD Research Ethics & Integrity provides an Ethics Advisory Consultation for staff and students. They can assist UCD researchers in completing the ethics component of their H2020 application.

In addition, the UCD Research Ethics and Integrity Office runs seminars, presentations and workshops on research ethics and related areas.

For general queries email: or tel: 8767

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The Work at UCD website outlines the benefits of working at UCD.

In addition, the UCD Research Careers Framework (RCF) establishes a structured and supportive skills and early career development model for Post-Doctoral Fellows at UCD.

Work at UCD

Research Careers Framework

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UCD Library Research Services is responsible for developing and delivering specialist and innovative services to researchers, including:

Library services to support research funding applications

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Research IT provides a range of services, designed to support and facilitate researchers in their use of IT as an enabler for their research activities.

Research IT
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The SIRC office provides advice across many areas of health and safety management, including the university's insurance programme.