Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s biggest research and innovation funding programme to date worth 80 billion over the next seven years (2014 to 2020). The programme is also open to private sector colleges. Marie O’ Neill discusses the rationale behind Horizon 2020, improvements on the FP7 programme as well as the research opportunities that the programme affords DBS. She discusses specific research opportunities within Horizon 2020 and the criteria by which successful applications are assessed. Marie concludes by highlighting how DBS Library can support research projects and funding applications of this nature.