Guidance: Horizon 2020 Funding after Brexit

How would a no-deal Brexit affect Horizon 2020 beneficiaries?

The British government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy together with UK Research and Innovation have published an official guidance on the future of EU Horizon 2020 funding in case of a no-deal Brexit. The page will be updated if anything changes, including if a deal is agreed.

The UK government has committed to guarantee funding for all successful competitive UK bids to Horizon 2020 that are submitted before the UK leaves the EU, if there is a no-deal Brexit.

The guarantee also covers all successful competitive UK bids to Horizon 2020 calls open to third-country participation submitted between Brexit and the end of 2020. Both the guarantee and extension commit funding to UK Horizon 2020 participants for the lifetime of projects.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will also manage the independent assessment of UK applications to European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and SMEi grants that have been submitted before Brexit, if they are not assessed by the European Commission. Successful applications will be funded for the lifetime of the project.

For the full guiding and more details, click here.