University continues to secure EU funding post-referendum

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 17, 2016 12:05 PM |
Following the vote to leave the European Union in June the University has secured around 2 million Euros of research funding.

Following the EU referendum, the UK is still able to fully participate in the EU funding programme, including Horizon 2020, the funding stream which is aimed at implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative to secure Europe's global competitiveness.

In addition, the Treasury has promised to guarantee and underwrite funding for UK organisations granted projects before an official exit, even if the project will continue beyond the UK's membership of the European Union.

"where UK organisations bid directly to the European Commission on a competitive basis for EU funding projects while we are still a member of the EU, for example universities participating in Horizon 2020, the Treasury will underwrite the payments of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU"

Treasury Statement, 13 August 2016 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-philip-hammond-guarantees-eu-funding-beyond-date-uk-leaves-the-eu

We are continuing to develop strong collaborations with colleagues around Europe. In the months since the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, we have been awarded or negotiated around 2 million Euros of research funding from Horizon 2020.
This funding will support innovative and important areas such as zero waste, auditory neuroscience, combating tax fraud and evasion, and improving the health and quality of life of infants who are born very preterm.

For more information, contact Victoria Hayward, email: vjh15@le.ac.uk.

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