The ’Horizon Europe guarantee’ scheme provides funding to researchers and innovators unable to receive their Horizon Europe funding while the UK is in the process of associating to the programme.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is delivering the funding through its grant systems on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Who can apply
To be eligible you must:
- be based in the UK
- have been successful at applying for a Horizon Europe grant with a last legal grant signature date before 31 December 2022
- have been included on the initial grant proposal as a ‘beneficiary’ with an assigned budget.
For ‘multi-beneficiary grants’, the coordinator and the European Commission must have signed your grant agreement before you complete the application process.
For ‘mono-beneficiary grants’, the offer of funding from the Commission must have been withdrawn or you must include a letter stating that you have terminated the ‘grant agreement preparation’ process with the Commission.
Find the full list of eligible grants in the ‘annex’ of the general UKRI guidance for the Horizon Europe guarantee scheme.
How to apply for guarantee funding
Follow the specific guidance here for your type of grant:
- European Research Council (ERC)
- European Institute of Innovation and Technology Knowledge and Innovation Communities (EIT-KICs)
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
- all other eligible Horizon Europe grants.
You should also check the general UKRI guidance for the Horizon Europe guarantee scheme.