Horizon Europe guarantee scheme: UKRI guidance

Details of the guarantee funding scheme for the first and second wave of successful applicants to Horizon Europe

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The government has guaranteed funding for eligible, successful applicants to Horizon Europe who are unable to sign grant agreements with the EU prior to formalisation of the UK’s association to the programme.

The funding will be delivered through UK Research and Innovation.

This publication provides guidance on:

  • eligibility for the guarantee scheme
  • scope of the scheme
  • how to apply.

Discuss this guidance



  • 3 November 2022
    Je-S guidance updates: Changes to grants: once active (q.45), start dates (q.43) and incurring costs (q.43). Researchfish reporting (q.46). MSCA: eligible costs (q.57); additional allowances (not originally applied for) (q.59, q.60); consortia project partners (q.62)
  • 3 November 2022
    Q&A updates: Costs for personnel based outside UK are included in guarantee funding (q.2). Acknowledging UKRI funding (q.23). If a UK partner can’t complete their part of a multi-beneficiary project, funding may be transferred to another institution (q.30). Cascaded funding: cannot be held or administered by Associate Partners (q.31). ERC: Overseas teams planned costs covered (q.52)
  • 3 November 2022
    General updates: Applications must be made as ‘beneficiary’ to receive funding. EURATOM Research and Training 2021 call is also covered by the guarantee. Lump sum model will still be funded on a quarterly basis.
  • 6 October 2022
    Update to the third paragraph of question 8, providing clarity on the Je-S post award monitoring.
  • 1 September 2022
    The guarantee date has been updated to cover all Horizon Europe calls with a final submission date on or before 31 December 2022. Multiple changes have been made across the document to reflect this. The guarantee extension also includes 2023 costs for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Knowledge and Innovation Community activities delivered by UK participants.
  • 12 August 2022
    New content: Grant portability and moving tasks to UK partners. Applying for Global Talent visas using EU award letters. Removed requirements to split student costs to a separate training grant for ERC grants.
  • 18 July 2022
    Additional missions calls added to scope of guarantee. Provisional launch timings for additional MSCA calls announced (MSCA Staff Exchanges and MSCA COFUND. Revision to Innovation Funding Service Independent Accountant Report thresholds. Additional Q&A on eligibility of reserve list applications. Additional Q&A on operational costs for EIT-KIC Co-Location Centres.

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