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PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE IN RELATION TO HORIZON 2020 AND UK APPLICANTS:

The Commission have published a notice on warning H2020 applicants about the potential implications of Brexit:

For British applicants: Please note that until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, when it comes to rights and obligations; this includes the eligibility of UK legal entities to fully participate and receive funding in Horizon 2020 actions. Please be aware however that the eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to be eligible to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 50 of the grant agreement.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/about.html

It has been underlined to us that the statement does not represent a material change. It communicates the current circumstances and ensures applicants are fully informed about the risks. Moreover, as the Commission explicitly states, UK participants remain eligible to fully participate and receive funding from Horizon 2020 while the UK remains an EU member state.

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HSC R&D Division wishes to ensure that researchers actively pursue EU funding opportunities and would strongly encourage investigators to target the Horizon 2020 calls to support their research.

 

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The following website http://h2020ni.com/ provides information to support Northern Ireland’s participation in Horizon 2020.

Of particular interest to researchers in the areas of health and social care are the contact points in Health (Patricia McCrory, QUB) and Connected Health (Dr Shirley Davey, UU)

 

The Participant Portal's Horizon 2020 calls section is the European Commission's authoritative website for information and documentation on Horizon 2020 calls.

The following link is to the official source for Horizon 2020 calls for proposals: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html

 

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EU Project Planning Grants

THIS IS AN OPEN SCHEME AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME

HSC R&D Division invites applications for Project Planning Grants to support individuals or teams working within the HSC who are involved in building funding bids for Horizon 2020 calls.

Advice and support for project planning applications is available by contacting Dr Julie McCarroll, Programme Manager, HSC R&D Division