Funding competition Horizon Europe Guarantee

This funding is to deliver the UK government’s Horizon Europe guarantee.

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Description

The UK government has announced a new scheme that guarantees funding for successful applicants to the first and second wave of Horizon Europe grant awards regardless of the outcome of the UK’s efforts to associate to Horizon Europe.

The guarantee is a short term measure intended to address the delays in formalising the UK’s association to Horizon Europe. To provide reassurance, the government has guaranteed funding for the first two waves of eligible, successful applicants to Horizon Europe with call deadlines up to 31 December 2022, if they are unable to sign their grant agreements with the EU.

This funding route is for collaborative research and innovation calls under Pillars 1, 2 and EIC calls under Pillar 3 whereby the last legal date for signing grant agreements is expected to pass before 31 December 2022. ERC and MSCA calls are being routed through the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system. N.B. KICs 2022 activities are being routed through a separate IFS competition template.

Funding type

Horizon Europe Guarantee

Project size

N/A

Who can apply

You will be eligible to register with UKRI for the Horizon Europe guarantee through this route if you are a UK-based organisation which has been successful through a Horizon Europe call in scope of the first or second wave of the guarantee. For the consortium-style grants, you must remain a partner on the project and be listed on the Horizon Europe grant agreement as an Associated Partner.

Scope

You will be eligible to register with UKRI for the Horizon Europe guarantee through this route if you are a UK-based organisation which has been successful through a Horizon Europe call in scope of the guarantee. For the consortium-style grants, you must remain a partner on the project and be listed on the Horizon Europe grant agreement as an Associated Partner.

This funding route is for collaborative research and innovation calls under Pillars 1, 2 and EIC calls under Pillar 3 whereby the last legal date for signing grant agreements is expected to pass before 31 December 2022.

16 May 2022
Competition opens
No submission deadline
This is open-ended competition and applications can be submitted at any time.

Before you start

Text update 15 April 2024: We have updated the information on the questions for the 'Total amount of grant funding requested' (previously: UK funding contribution applied for) and we have also updated the information on project finances.

Text update 15 May 2024: we have changed the guidance for the Application reference number question.

How to apply

What we will ask you

The application is split into 3 sections:

  1. Project details
  2. Application questions
  3. Finances

Project details

Give your project’s title, start date and duration.

Start Date: You must enter a date in the future. If your project has already started at the time of submission to UKRI, there is a question later in application process where you can provide the actual start date. The Grant Offer Letter will be issued listing the actual date as the project start date and using the duration entered here.

What Horizon programme and call have you been successfully evaluated for?

Please select below the Horizon Europe competition in which you have been successful.

Application questions

For these questions you will require:

  • the whole Horizon Europe grant agreement including the signatures of the project coordinator and the Commission
  • part A of the proposal evaluated by the EC including budget table
  • further information on any changes to your institution’s assigned tasks and budget during the grant agreement preparation process
  • a completed IFS conversion tool, which can be found here

Tell us where your organisation is based

Your organisation must be based in the UK or a British Overseas Territory.

Participating organisation project region

You must select from the multiple choice answers the region in which your project is primarily being carried out.

Application Reference number

Enter the 9-digit reference number from your Horizon Europe application.

You must attach two documents:

  • the whole Horizon Europe grant agreement including the signatures of the project coordinator and the Commission
  • the GAP invitation letter for your project

Total amount of grant funding requested (GBP)

Enter the total amount of funding you have applied for in GBP, applying a maximum exchange rate as defined within the currency conversion tool.

The value entered as a response to this question must match the funding sought in the finance summary section of this application.

You must upload as an appendix Part A of your Horizon Europe proposal (a breakdown of your budget) evaluated by the European Commission, including the budget table with your institution's costs included. You must also upload as an appendix a completed IFS currency conversion tool, which can be found here.

Both documents are mandatory attachments and failure to upload them will delay the progression of your application.

Have the tasks assigned to your institution changed significantly since the original application?

If your assigned project tasks have changed in the process of finalising the EU grant agreement, leading to a reduction in budget requested, you will need to submit supporting information describing:

  • what has changed
  • any consequent changes in budget request to UKRI from that originally applied for

Please note that if we believe insufficient explanation of any changes in the associated budget have been provided with your submission, we may ask for additional information to verify the UKRI grant amount.

We will not accept any increase of budget from that originally applied for.

Will you, as a UK institution, be employing PhD students as part of this project?

You will need to state if you have budgeted for any PhD students, how many and how much funding is allocated to them in total.

If no PhD students are being employed add ‘Zero’ as your answer to this question.

Project finances

Please enter the costs you have applied for in GBP.

This must be calculated for each fund heading using the IFS conversion tool supplied. The costs you enter in the finance summary section must match column H on the currency conversion tool.

Contact us

If you need support with the application process, email us at support@iuk.ukri.org or call 0300 321 4357. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

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If you think you need more support, it is important that you contact our Customer Support Service as early as possible during your application process. You should aim to contact us no later than 10 working days before the competition closing date.

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