Enterprise Ireland Financial Supports for H2020

Enterprise Ireland provides financial supports for H2020 (including COST) participants based in Ireland's higher education institutions. All applications must be submitted on the SmartSimple system.  

  • Coordination: To facilitate the preparatory work leading to a proposal where the Irish-based researcher will be the coordinator
  • Travel: To facilitate travel visits to meet potential consortium partners in other countries

The budget needs to be checked by and then signed off by UCD Research & Innovation pre-award accountant (email: Aidan McElwaine or tel: 4021) (SCs, LEIT, FET and COST actions). If you have any queries on the completion of these forms, you can contact the EU Research Office. We have provided guidance on the completion of these two forms below:

Enterprise Ireland also provide financial supports for candidates applying for ERC grants. These applications have a different submission process. Details are available here   . The UCD contact for the ERC support applications is Máire Coyle, Research Programme Manager  (email: or tel: 4014).

 InterTradeIreland Cross Border H2020 Financial Supports

InterTradeIreland is helping companies and researchers from Ireland and Northern Ireland to collaborate in Horizon 2020. The Cross-Border Collaboration Voucher offers up to £500 to early-stage partnerships travelling across Ireland and Northern Ireland to scope out potential project ideas.

The EU Voucher offers up to £350 per cross-border partner travelling to Horizon 2020 related events, consortium meetings or EU Commission brokerage events. Since the UK's decision to leave the EU, the UK Treasury has guaranteed to underwrite all UK participation in successful Horizon 2020 projects submitted up to the date of BREXIT so UK partners can still fully participate in this programme.

For further information see: InterTradeIreland Cross-Border H2020 Financial supports