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Published on Fri, 25/03/2022 - 14:03

On Monday 14th March 2022, the UK Government announced an extension of the guarantee to a second wave of eligible, successful applicants. In a letter to the UK research and development sector, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation explains that the guarantee will provide a financial safety net for successful UK applicants to Horizon Europe.  

This guarantee covers all eligible, current applications to calls where researchers are expect to sign grant agreements during 2022. In order to receive UKRI guarantee funding, researchers for the following schemes should liaise with the EU and International Team at ROO and apply to the UKRI portal by these deadlines 

  • EIC 2001 – 31st March 2022 
  • EIT KIC activities in 2021 – 21st April 2022

From 17th March 2022, UKRI opened applications for guarantee funding as part of the first wave of calls for ERC Starting Grants. For successful applicants in the second wave (including MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship of 2021) and 2022 EIT KICs, guarantee funding applications are expected to be opened from May 2022. 

We are aware of the successful applicants who are eligible for the UKRI Guarantee (including MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship of 2021) and we will be in touch with researchers once the UKRI funding application guidelines are available. Owing to some very specific requirements in completing the UKRI re-submissions, we urge applicants to liaise with the ROO team to ensure that the correct process is undertaken. We are prioritising re-submissions to UKRI in line with the deadline schedule and any queries to us concerning the second wave projects and MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be responded to in due course.