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Scale of EU institutions inviting UK talent to jump ship revealed

EU R&D institutions harnessing uncertainty over Horizon association as they seek to poach UK-based researchers

European research institutions are citing uncertainty over the UK’s association to European Union R&D programme in proactively seeking to poach UK-based winners of prestigious EU grants with personalised job offers.

The scale of cold-calling of the winners of European Research Council grants by European institutions has been laid bare in a Research Professional News investigation, with almost a quarter of recent UK-based winners receiving unsolicited approaches from rival institutions on the continent.

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