As some of you may have seen, the Commission have now launched their final update to the 2018-20 work programme. This update contains details of the last calls under Horizon 2020. It will also form a bridge to the next EU framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon Europe.
A further €11bn will be made available through these calls, including support for the Commission’s political priorities in:
- Low carbon, climate resilient future
- Circular economy
- Digitising and transforming European industry and services
- Security Union
You can access work programmes through the ‘reference documents’ function on the Commission’s Funding and Tenders Portal (Ed – click on ‘Work Programmes’, ‘2018-20’ and then ‘Main WP’ to access).
UK participation in calls for proposals
As an EU Member State, the UK remains eligible to participate in, and apply for funding from Horizon 2020 until the UK’s date of exit from the EU (currently set at 31 October 2019). After this date, the UK’s status will change and we anticipate that there may be changes to the parts of Horizon 2020 which are open to the UK.
The UK government have committed to underwrite participation in Horizon 2020 through its underwrite guarantee, and following our exit through an extension to this guarantee which will support successful projects where we are still eligible to apply.
Where to get support
If you are thinking of getting involved in Horizon 2020, or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us. Details of the appropriate person to contact can be found below:
- Arts & Humanities (CELL, HRC, MSARC, RCASS) – Sally Pedley
- Business & Law (Decent Work & Productivity, Future Economies) – Sally Pedley
- Education (ESRI) – Margaret Eastcott
- Health, Psychology & Social Care (HPaC) – Sally Pedley
- Science & Engineering (AMSE, Bioscience, CfACS, EERC, MSSM) – Margaret Eastcott