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The support provided to UK Horizon Europe applicants has been extended for a further three months. The guarantee will now be in place to cover all Horizon Europe calls that close on or before 30 September 2023. Eligible, successful applicants to Horizon Europe will receive the full value of their funding at their UK host institution for the lifetime of their grant.
Successful awardees do not need to leave the UK to receive this funding, which will provide reassurance for future collaborations and support UK researchers whether association is confirmed or otherwise.
The UK government remains in discussion on the UK’s involvement in EU research programmes and hopes that negotiations on Horizon Europe will be successful. However, UK participation must be fair for UK researchers, businesses and taxpayers and reflect the lasting impact of two years of EU delays to the UK’s association. The government will continue to engage with representatives across the business, research, and innovation sectors as these discussions progress.
The UK government’s policy is to ensure the UK’s research and development (R&D) sector gets the maximum level of support to allow them to continue their research and collaboration with international partners, and the extension of the guarantee provides certainty for researchers while negotiations continue. See: Apply for Horizon Europe guarantee funding – UKRI