The European Commission has announced increased funding for its new programme, called ‘Horizon Europe’ which runs from 2021-2017. As the current H2020 structure, three platforms for research support will remain – the funding for the ‘Excellent Science stream (the ERC grants – which a number of AsSIST-UK members have secured), the Industrial Leadership stream and a Societal Challenges one. So STS and social science more broadly will have opportunities for new research funding. How this will play out though post-Brexit, when UK funding ends, is unclear.
The Association will track developments and inform members of any key issues that emerge over coming months.