UK rejoins Horizon Europe science scheme - statement

07 September 2023
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Earlham Institute is today celebrating the news that the Prime Minister has authorised the UK’s full Horizon Europe association.

For a long time, we have been calling for the UK to become a fully-fledged member of this world-leading science collaboration programme.

The UK’s Horizon association will mean that we can now play a more equal role in ground-breaking, international science collaborations.

Before Brexit our scientists led many successful Horizon collaborations but recent restrictions have forced them to take a back seat. Despite the government providing repeated guarantees to honour Horizon grants for research projects, advances in our science have still suffered from the long-running uncertainty.

The Earlham Institute looks forward to playing a leading role once again in one of Europe’s most important ventures.




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The Earlham Institute is a hub of life science research, training, and innovation focused on understanding the natural world through the lens of genomics.

Embracing the full breadth of life on Earth, our scientists specialise in developing and testing the latest tools and approaches needed to decode living systems and make predictions about biology.

The Earlham Institute is based within the Norwich Research Park and is one of eight institutes that receive strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UKRI, as well as support from other research funders.

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