13/08/2019

Govt To Guarantee Succesful Horizon 2020 Bids

The government has announced that it will guarantee funding for successful competitive UK bids to Horizon 2020 that are submitted before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The guarantee also covers all successful competitive UK bids to Horizon 2020 calls open to third-country participation submitted between Brexit and the end of 2020.

Both the guarantee and extension commit funding to UK Horizon 2020 participants for the lifetime of projects.

UK recipients who have already submitted successful bids
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Current UK recipients of Horizon 2020 funding need to provide initial information about their projects on the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) portal.

If the guarantee is required, UKRI will contact UK beneficiaries directly through the portal with information on the next steps they need to take to access funding.

UKRI will also manage the independent assessment of UK applications to European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and SMEi grants that have been submitted before Brexit, if they are not assessed by the European Commission.


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