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Horizon Europe Guarantee Update: 6 March 2023

7 March 2023

On Monday 6 March 2023, the UK Government announced a further extension to the Horizon Europe Guarantee scheme. The guarantee will be in place to cover all Horizon Europe calls that close on or before 30 June 2023.

European Commission

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. As of February 2023 UKRI has issued grants worth more than £882 million under the scheme, which was launched in November 2021.

We continue to encourage UCL academics to apply for Horizon Europe calls in 2023, including those with deadlines beyond 30th June 2023, and continue to liaise with the European Research & Innovation Office (ERIO) to discuss upcoming funding opportunities. UCL should be included as full beneficiary because the UK remains eligible to apply, as stated in the European Commission’s Q&A on UK participation in Horizon Europe.

ERIO also continues to hold Horizon Europe drop-in sessions every Friday at 14:00–15:00 UK time. These sessions are open to both UCL colleagues and external collaborators, to discuss any questions or opportunities arising from participation in Horizon Europe. For details on Horizon Europe and the drop-in sessions please visit UCL’s Horizon Europe webpage.