Horizon Europe Guarantee Extension
This funding is to deliver the UK government’s Horizon Europe Guarantee Extension.
- Competition opens: Tuesday 22 November 2022
- Competition closes: There is no submission deadline
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The UK government has announced a new scheme that guarantees funding for successful applicants to the third 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 three waves of eligible, successful applicants to Horizon Europe with call deadlines up to 30 June 2023, 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 with final application submission deadlines from 1 May up to 30 June 2023. 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.
Horizon Europe Guarantee
Who can apply
- 22 November 2022
- Competition opens
- No submission deadline
- This is open-ended competition and applications can be submitted at any time.
Before you start
How to apply
What we will ask you
The application is split into 3 sections:
- Project details
- Application questions
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.
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
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 upload as an appendix your whole final Horizon Europe grant agreement. This is a mandatory upload and failure to include this will delay your application.
UK Funding contribution applied for (GBP)
Enter the amount of funding you have applied for in GBP pounds; this must correspond to the Requested EU contribution to eligible costs, applying a maximum exchange rate of £1: €1.160354 (for projects with EU grant agreements signed by 31 December 2022) or £1: €1.180720 (for projects with EU grant agreements signed in 2023).
You must upload as an appendix Part A of your Horizon Europe proposal evaluated by the EC, including the budget table.
You must also upload as an appendix a completed IFS 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.
Please enter your applied-for costs in GBP.
This must be calculated for each fund heading using the IFS conversion tool supplied.
If you need support with the application process, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 321 4357. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
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We can provide help for applicants who face barriers when making an application. This might be as a result of a disability, neurodiversity or anything else that makes it difficult to use our services. We can also give help and make other reasonable adjustments for you if your application is successful.
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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