Brexit – UKRO FAQs on UK Participation in EU Funding for Research, Innovation and Higher Education

The information in the FAQs is provided by the UK Research Office and reflects our current understanding of the UK situation with regards to Horizon 2020 and other funding programmes in research, innovation and higher education.

Universities UK also provides FAQs on a wide range post-referendum issues and information for students coming to the UK.

Please contact UKRO (ukro@bbsrc.ac.uk) with questions relating to the post-referendum situation. We will endeavour, where possible, to provide answers or to signpost to appropriate contacts.

Research Councils UK released a statement on international collaboration post the outcome of the EU referendum on 6 July 2016.

It states that "While the UK remains a full member of the European Union we encourage researchers to continue to engage with partners in the EU and with European funding schemes as normal. The Research Councils recognise that there is uncertainty about the future of the UK's relationship with the EU in general and specifically affecting aspects of the research system. We are working with Government to ensure that the concerns and needs of UK researchers are represented and are considered in the negotiation of a future relationship with the EU."

What has changed for UK participation since the referendum?

Key message: No immediate changes to UK participation in Horizon 2020 – read more

What happens to proposals and projects involving UK participants when the UK leaves the EU?

The UK Government will underwrite funding for EU projects beyond the date the UK leaves the EU – read more

What is the advice from the European Commission on UK participation in Horizon 2020?

The Commission has confirmed that the status of UK participants in EU funding programmes remains unchanged until the UK leaves the EU – read more

Not from the UK and have concerns over including UK partners?

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy created a special inbox for queries and to report issues – read more

Coming to Brussels with a group and looking for an update for your researchers/research managers?

UKRO can provide an update on the UK situation at your Brussels event – read more

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