European Commission Awards

European Commission Awards


Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s new research and innovation funding mechanism for 2014-2020. H2020 follows on from FP7 and has been allocated a budget of nearly €80bn to support research across the EU.

For further information on H2020 please follow Participants Portal Link

7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)

Framework Programme 7 was the main instrument by which the European Commission funded research and development in the European Economic Area and covered the period 2007-2013.

While H2020 is the current EC programme for research and innovation, the University has active Framework Programme 7 (FP7) projects.

For further information on the financial guidelines for delivering FP7 projects please follow:


Professional Support for H2020/FP7 Research Grants
Research Finance

The Research Finance Office (RFO) has expertise in the financial management of EC-funded Research schemes. The RFO can provide the following for H2020/FP7 awards:

  • Financial overview of the project for its duration
  • Preparation of financial statements to the EC and other parties ('Form C')
  • Advice for the use of resources and the provision of management reports
  • Audit preparation, co-ordination of site visits and follow-up of audit findings

Information and guidance for Principal Investigators on the requirements for running a European Commission funded project can be found here – Presentation attached

Links to relevant sections of Participants Portal website are as follows:


Research Development

The Research Development Office has a dedicated EU Team to promote and develop Queen’s and Northern Ireland's successful engagement with the new European funding programme, Horizon 2020. Further information on the team and it’s services can be found at:

Research and Enterprise


Faculty Finance

Finance Business Partners and their teams will be a point of contact for enquires and support for research grants in the Faculty Offices. Staff in these teams can provide professional advice and support on a broad range of finance issues, focused directly on the needs and objectives of the Faculty. These teams can assist with costing and pricing projects funded from the EU. Contact information for the Faculty Finance Teams can be found via the following link:

Faculty finance


EC Project Management Templates

For the Dissemination Log Template click here
For the EC Timesheet Template click here