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UCL academics can still apply for Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding

11 September 2019

Despite the on-going uncertainty regarding Brexit, UCL academics are still very much eligible and encouraged to apply for Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding.

Brexit Update

On 8 August the UK Government announced a major boost for UK research and innovation committing to the continued review of applications to the Horizon 2020 ‘mono-beneficiary’ scheme in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

If the UK leaves the European Community without a deal, the European Commission may stop evaluating UK bids (that are submitted to the mono-beneficiary European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and SME instrument programmes) before we exit the EU.

Should this happen, UK Research and Innovation will step in and manage the independent assessment of these proposals, with additional government funding made available to support top projects for their duration.

This is great news as UCL academics can continue to apply for Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding.

Support from European Research & Innovation Office (ERIO)

The European Research & Innovation Office (ERIO) works to keep UCL at the forefront of European collaboration in research & innovation. UCL is one of the leading participants in the European Union's €79 billion "Horizon 2020" funding programme.

If you would like more information on this round of funding or would like a draft copy of any of the Work Programmes, please contact our European Research and Innovation Office at the earliest possible stage.