Horizon 2020 and UK funding


Horizon 2020 is the largest ever European Union funding programme for research and innovation, focussing on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. Across the programme the UK ranks only second to Germany in terms of project participations.

Under the current agreements negotiated with the EU, the UK would continue to participate in the programmes financed by the current EU Budget until their closure. This means that all EU funded programmes, including Horizon 2020, would be fully funded under the current 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.

However, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place the UK government has committed to guarantee funding for all successful eligible UK bids to Horizon 2020 submitted before the end of 2020. In such a no deal scenario UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) will manage delivery of the guarantee.


For more information on the UK government’s guarantee and extension for Horizon 2020 funding, please see: https://www.ukri.org/research/international/ukri-eu-exit/horizon-2020-governments-guarantee-and-extension/


A regularly updated page is also maintained at the UKRO site