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Brexit and funding

If you work in microbiology research, chances are you expect Brexit to somehow impact your work. But how? This website gives insight in the consequences for funding research.

 As no country has ever invoked article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty it is yet uncertain how the Brexit process will affect EU funding practice. But, as things stand, it is expected that a Brexit will affect the access to EU funding. So are you actively participating in the Horizon 2020 programme, currently coordinating an EU funded project, or about to prepare an EU grant application? Chances are you have questions on how Brexit could affect your funded or planned project. provides you with the answers.”

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Quotes about Brexit

Since the referendum vote, the research community has been struggling with the uncertainty. This provides huge reassurance,”

Sarah Main, director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) after Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor of the exchequer, promised to underwrite EU research projects after Brexit.

As Brexit threatens to cut off vital public funds for this scientific field, our universities need a cast-iron guarantee from our Government that EU money will not be replaced by corporate cash,”

Ben Stewart, of Greenpeace UK’s “Brexit response team”

The Microbiology Society will continue to work with our friends and partners in Europe to find a way forward that will allow European and UK science in general and microbiology in particular to thrive in the future as it has in the past.”

The Microbiology Society, UK

The future location of the agency will be determined by common agreement between representatives of the Member States”

— The European Medicines Agency (EMA) July 6, 2016 EMA statement