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Horizon2020 Applications after EU Exit

UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to bid for, participate in and lead projects in Horizon 2020, Euratom Research and Training, and the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, as if the UK remained a Member State, even now the UK has left the EU. This includes calls for the mono-beneficiary elements of the European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skƚodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) and European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Grants (formerly known as SMEi grants) for the duration of the projects, including projects finishing after the transition period ends in 2020.

The Withdrawal Agreement means that the UK continues to participate in EU Programmes financed by the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until their closure. Horizon 2020 is a Programme funded under the current MFF.

UK scientists, researchers and businesses will receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual projects, including projects finishing after the transition period ends in 2020.

UK organisations are encouraged to continue to bid into calls for Horizon 2020, Euratom Research and Training, and the Research Fund for Coal and Steel until the end of the programme, as if the UK remained a Member State, even now the UK has left the EU. You can read more about Horizon 2020 funding and how to apply here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/horizon-2020-what-it-is-and-how-to-apply-for-funding

It should be noted that there may be some exceptions regarding access to blended finance for EIC Accelerator and the 'InnovFin' product range, as well as any restrictions resulting from security concerns raised during the European Commission’s security scrutiny process. We are seeking clarification from the Commission.

So, if you have a project which you think is suitable for Horizon 2020 funding, please continue to bid to calls for Horizon 2020 for the remaining duration of the programme and, if successful, funding will be provided by the European Commission. This includes Horizon 2020 calls under the current Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) that extend into 2021, after the transition period has ended.