UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) statement on ongoing eligibility to participate in EU programmes.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have released an update on its website confirming that the government has reached agreement with the EU for a six-month extension to the Article 50 negotiations and that that the UK will remain an EU Member State during this period with all the rights and obligations that entails.

Within this update they have confirmed that during this extension:

  • The UK will  continue to eligible participate in all EU programmes, including Horizon 2020 (This includes upcoming opportunities)
  • That organisations who have received grants should continue to deliver their project under the terms of the existing Grant Agreement.

The  UK government emphasises that it remains focused on securing a deal that will ensure the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the EU.

They have also confirmed that the government’s existing guarantees for EU-funded programmes still stands (and will only be implemented if the UK leaves the EU without a deal)

During this extended negotiation period they have requested that organisations who have yet to register their Horizon 2020 grants onto UKRI’s portal continue to do soat https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/eu-grant/overview.

To read the full update visit https://www.ukri.org/research/international/ukri-eu-exit/latest-eu-exit-news/

Further details about the Treasury Guarantee are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-governments-guarantee-for-eu-funded-programmes-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/the-governments-guarantee-for-eu-funded-programmes-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services