Horizon Europe update: 28 February 2023
28 February 2023
An update following the UK Government and European Commission's joint announcement of a deal on revisions to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Following the UK Government and European Commission's joint announcement of a deal on revisions to the Northern Ireland Protocol, dubbed the ‘Windsor Framework’, we expect the path to be cleared for the resumption of talks on the UK’s association to Horizon Europe. In the meantime, it is “business as usual”: UCL researchers are encouraged to continue to apply to Horizon Europe calls.
The UK remains eligible to apply, as stated in the European Commission’s Q&A on UK participation in Horizon Europe (pdf), and funding for UK applicants is secured by the UK Government’s Horizon Europe Guarantee.
Despite the challenges, UCL colleagues continue to do well in Horizon Europe competitions, with a rising number of applications in 2022 (versus 2021) and success rates higher than Horizon 2020.
Any UCL colleagues or European collaborators with immediate questions on Horizon Europe proposals currently in development, or the UK’s Horizon Europe Guarantee, or are encouraged to contact our European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) team or attend one of our weekly Horizon Europe drop-in sessions. The link to the drop-in sessions, as well as a set of updated FAQs on Horizon Europe funding is available on our ERIO webpages.