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Brexit: Analysis and FAQs

 

Q. Can I still apply for European Union research funding?

UK institutions remain fully eligible to apply for EU funding until the day the UK departs from the EU. After the UK’s departure from the EU, eligibility to apply will be dependent on the wider agreement between the UK and EU. The Research Office will update researchers and departments as soon as further clarification is provided.

Q. What will happen to my research proposal, which is currently under consideration?

The UK government has committed to underwrite all Horizon 2020 awards which are submitted (and subsequently awarded) until the date the UK leaves the EU.

Q. I am currently funded by a Horizon 2020 grant. What will happen to my funding?

The UK government has committed to underwrite all Horizon 2020 awards which are submitted (and subsequently awarded) until the date the UK leaves the EU. In case of a no-deal Brexit and if the government underwriting is needed, the Research Office will liaise with UKRI to awards are transitioned into a UK scheme and funds are received in accordance with guidance provided at the time.

Q. What impact will a no-deal Brexit have on research funding?

UK institutions remain fully eligible to apply for EU funding until the day the UK departs from the EU. After the UK’s departure from the EU, eligibility to apply for EU funding will be dependent on the wider agreement between the UK and EU. In case of a no-deal Brexit, the UK will be considered a third country and eligibility to apply for EU funds will be dependent on the legal framework in place at the time. The Research Office will monitor developments closely and will update researchers and departments as soon as further clarification is provided.