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ERC Publishes Final Work Programme for 2019
The European Research Council (ERC) published its final work program on 7 September 2018, providing information on the upcoming 2019 calls. The ERC's 2.02 billion Euro H2020 work program promotes excellent researchers in pioneering projects across all scientific disciplines. The well-established funding lines will be continued: Starting Grants for aspiring scientists (2-7 years after completion of PhD), Consolidator Grants for researchers (7-12 years after completion of PhD), Advanced Grants for established, active researchers and Proof of Concept for ERC Grantees who want to test the marketability of their idea. The ERC Synergy Grants promote teams of two to four promising scholars.
EU Funding for British Institutions after Brexit
The UK Government is pledging to continue funding for all Horizon 2020 funded British institutions after Brexit until the end of the Horizon 2020 Framework Funding Programme or the termination of individual projects. The UK Research Office (UKRO), the European office of the UK Research Councils, has published a fact sheet on further EU funding for Horizon 2020 projects after Brexit. The official document can be found here.
Commission Proposal for Next EU Research Framework "Horizon Europe"
On 7 June 2018, the European Commission presented its proposal for Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for research and innovation (duration: 2021-2027). The Horizon Europe legislative package consists of a proposal for a regulation (including the Rules for Participation) and the Specific Programme. The budget proposed for the period 2021-2027 comprises EUR 100 billion (EUR 94.1 billion for Horizon Europe, supplemented by EUR 3.5 billion for the InvestEU fund and EUR 2.4 billion for Euratom).