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Government's commitment to Horizon 2020 welcomed by RCUK


The science minister Jo Johnson MP has reiterated the government’s commitment to underwrite the funding for all successful bids made by UK participants for Horizon 2020 projects that are submitted before EU exit – a move welcomed by Research Councils UK.

In a speech at the Instruct European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERIC), the minister further emphasised the UK’s commitment to facilitating collaboration with our European and international partners on major science, research and technology initiatives.

The success of UK research is dependent on our best researchers collaborating with partners and sharing facilities across international boundaries. Clarification of the status of UK applicants to Horizon 2020 funding will allow UK researchers and their partners to continue to bid with confidence.

RCUK and our office in Brussels, the UK Research Office (UKRO), continue to work closely with the research community, partners and 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.

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