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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Research


Horizon 2020 


Horizon 2020 presents three broad areas of potential interest to AHSS scholars:

  1. Excellent Science includes the schemes administered by the European Research Council (including Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (including Individual Fellowships).
  2. Societal Challenges are challenge-based research and innovation funding. Societal Challenge 6: Europe in a Changing World is particularly relevant to AHSS researchers. 
  3. Cross-cutting themes are more general areas the European Commission wants to promote, some of which - for example, Science with and for Society - are particularly relevant to AHSS researchers


Horizon Europe

In 2021, Horizon 2020 will be replaced by Horizon Europe. Although many funding opportunities within this are likely to be similar to Horizon 2020, details (including the question of UK access to the programme) are yet to be finalised.