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EU discussing ‘massive’ rollout of lump-sum R&D funding

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Pilot scheme evaluation gives thumbs up to simple approach with no audits or time sheets

The EU is considering a “massive extension” of its use of the lump-sum funding model in the bloc’s Horizon Europe R&D programme, after an evaluation of a pilot scheme backed the simplified approach to project administration.

If approved the move could radically change how researchers bid for money from one of the world’s largest research funding schemes.

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