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What’s going on in the UK: 30 June to 13 July

This week: ERC grants, the REF in review, postgrad stipends and more

ERC grants

At least 115 UK-based researchers are losing or giving up their prestigious grants from the European Research Council, now that the deadline has passed for a final decision to keep grants by leaving the UK. “The preparation of 115 ERC grants offered to UK-based researchers will be terminated now that the 29 June deadline has passed,” the ERC told Research Professional News. The researchers won the grants over the past year but could not sign the contracts because the EU has prevented the UK from formally joining its Horizon Europe R&D programme, under which the ERC sits.

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