UK scientists hope to benefit from €100bn Horizon Europe programme


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Scientists in the UK have breathed a “sigh of relief” amid hopes that they will now benefit from the €100bn (£88.6bn) Horizon Europe programme after Rishi Sunak’s breakthrough deal with the EU over the post-Brexit Northern Ireland protocol. For more than two years, researchers in the UK have received little, if any, funding from the flagship EU programme because of the tangle over Brexit trade deal negotiations. The situation has not only meant that researchers have been unable to apply for crucial grants, but has affected the ability of UK researchers to collaborate with those in the EU and led...