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Horizon Europe: Finance

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 148187, tabled on 28 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been granted for the first wave of successful UK Horizon applicants as of 28 March 2022; and what funding has been committed for those who were successful in the second wave.

Answered on

31 March 2022

The Government has committed to support successful initial UK applicants to Horizon Europe, who are unable to sign grant agreements with the EU due to delays by the EU in formalising our association to the programme.

On 15 March we announced an extension of the guarantee to a second wave of eligible, successful applicants to ensure that important individual and collaborative projects can go ahead as planned. This will extend the guarantee to grant agreements expected to be signed by December 2022 and will enable awardees to receive the full value of their funding.

Supporting the UK’s research and development sector through this period of uncertainty is our top priority. The agreed funding provisions recognise that this support is demand-driven and determined by the number of successful UK applications. All eligible, successful UK applicants will be supported. As Horizon Europe only recently started, data on successful bids will be reviewed as the programme progresses, and as grants are issued via UKRI.

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