UCL Research Domains


Horizon 2020

The draft Horizon 2020 ICT work programme is available. If you are interested in participating please contact Juliet Ellis from EIRO for advice.   

Current rules for UK applicants re: Brexit Oct 10th 2017

The European Commission has added a new item to the Research & Innovation Participant Portal stating:

"For British applicants: Please note that until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, when it comes to rights and obligations; this includes the eligibility of UK legal entities to fully participate and receive funding in Horizon 2020 actions. Please be aware however that the eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to be eligible to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 50 of the grant agreement." 

The UK Government underwrite for Horizon 2020 remains valid. As stated in the Government's Horizon 2020 Underwrite Q&A: "The Government's underwrite commitment guarantees awards where the application is submitted before exit and is subsequently approved after exit. This includes proposals which are informed of their success but, at the point of exit, have not signed a grant agreement, and proposals which have been submitted before exit and that are only informed of their success following exit. We will work with the Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded."