It’s been reported that the UK is once again part of the Horizon programme, an EU scientific research scheme that helps scientists and programmes to gain monetary help from the EU and participate in EU-wide scientific projects.
From Thursday 7 September, British scientists and programmes can once again apply for grants from the €95.5bn (£81bn) fund.
The UK was excluded from Horizon for the past three years because of negotiations around the Northern Ireland Brexit trade arrangements. As part of the rejoining deal, the UK will not have to pay into the scheme for the three years it was locked out, which would have cost €800mn (£687.4m). Scientists in the UK and in Europe welcomed the news on LinkedIn, calling it “a great win for the whole research and innovation community”.