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UK Research Office (UKRO)

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the UK's leading information and advice service on European Union funding for research and higher education. Established in Brussels in 1984, UKRO is jointly funded by seven of the UK Research Councils and receives subscriptions from over 150 research organisations, principally in the UK.

UKRO's mission is to promote effective UK participation in EU-funded research programmes, higher education programmes, and other related activities by:

  • supporting sponsors and subscribers through early insight and briefing on developments in European programmes and policies;
  • disseminating timely and targeted information on EU funding opportunities;
  • providing high quality advice, guidance and training on applying for and managing EU projects; and
  • exchanging information between the UK research and higher education community, the Institutions of the European Union, and other countries participating in EU programmes.

UKRO services

UKRO provides up-to-date information on all funding opportunities through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development and other sources of funding for research and higher education offered by the EU and other European-level funding organisations.

This information is supplemented by articles giving insight into the latest developments in research and higher education programmes and policy, relevant developments in the Commission and the European Parliament, and emerging issues at European level.

UKRO also offers a range of other services including:

  • a full enquiry service staffed by a team of expert European Advisors;
  • organisational briefing visits - seminars, consultancy, training courses, advice and guidance, tailored to the needs of the organisation;
  • an annual conference, specialist training courses and information events; and
  • a meeting room facility in Brussels.

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Contact details for UKRO can be found here.