Northumbria Research Support


Guidance, advice and analysis on specific research funding issues.

UKRO Annual Visit: Everything you ever wanted to know about EU research funding.


As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, we have our annual UKRO visit on Friday 18 September. This is a good opportunity to refresh your knowledge of EU funding, particularly the current €80 bn framework programme Horizon 2020 and to start thinking about the upcoming 2016 calls for proposals.  Most of the sessions will be led…

Horizon 2020: Innovative Training Networks Information Event


UKRO, in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding two information events on the 2016 ‘Innovative Training Networks’ (ITN) call for proposals, which will have a deadline in mid-January 2016. The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes run by partnerships of universities, industry and other…

E&E Research Funding Drop-In Session: Tuesday 8th September 2015, 2-5pm, Pandon Building 217

Do you have a question about a research funding proposal or want to discuss ideas for funding your research? David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 8th September, between 2-5pm in Pandon Building 217 for any staff from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to…

H2020 Societal Challenge 2 and 5 info days in the UK


The Horizon 2020 work programmes are due to be published in early October and a number of new funding calls will be launched over the coming weeks. To prepare for this, the UK National Contacts Points for Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy)…

Alona Welby

The European Commission has published some findings on the first Horizon 2020 calls, including the participation of Member States/Associated Countries and third countries, their success rates and number of applications submitted. It also includes information about the grants agreements signed and types of organisations participating in the first projects. It makes interesting reading for anyone considering applying to Horizon 2020 and should be read alongside the H2020 project information available on CORDIS which includes summary data for every H2020 project funded.


David Young

A guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers has been released as part of the OAPEN-UK project. The guide aims to help researchers to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with publishing a scholarly monograph in open access. It is freely available online and free print copies are available to order: