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Horizon 2020: what to expect from the 2016-17 work programmes and calls

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Based on information from Research Professional and UKRO, we have some news on the likely content of the 2016-17 Horizon 2020 work programmes. The work programmes give details of the content and focus of the calls for proposals over this period. At the moment the details are not finalised so there is a chance they might…

Drop-In Funding Clinic for ADSS Staff- 5th November 2-3.30pm

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The ADSS Faculty Bidding Support Group will be holding our third funding ‘drop-in’ session this coming Wednesday afternoon 5th November in the Lipman Cafe, 2-3.30pm. Members of the bidding support group will be on hand to chat to ADSS staff on anything funding related. No booking is required, just pop along and have a chat! …

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As part of its growing impact toolkit, the ESRC has published some top tips for impact. These are definitely worth a read if you are thinking about how to embed impact and extend the reach of your research through international projects. The tips were written by Northumbria’s very own Professor Irene Hardill. The webpage also gives a link to her presentation on ‘Achieving Impact – Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020′ which is very useful for those thinking about applying to Horizon 2020. You can also contact Lucy Jowett, the Research Impact Manager if you have any impact-related queries.

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British Academy visit to Northumbria

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Jack Caswell, Assistant Head of Awards at the British Academy, will be at Northumbria on Friday 17 October. All interested Northumbria staff are welcome to attend a presentation from him at 2-3.30 in the Corry Room at Sport Central, Northumberland Road. It will be a great opportunity to get an overview of the work of the…

RBS Drop-In for Arts, Design and Social Sciences staff- 1st October

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Our second drop-in session for members of staff in Arts, Design and Social Sciences will be held in Lipman Cafe 2-3.30 on 1st October. On hand will be the Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager, a Business Development Manager and Pre-Award co-ordinator. Staff with a research idea, a draft application, an application nearing completion, a…

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Signpost by the picturedrome CC BY-NC-SA 2.0The Expert Advisory Group on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” has published its recommendations for the European Commission on the content of the next work programmes, which will detail the funding priorities and calls for 2016-2017. This is a particularly multi-disciplinary challenge with a strong role for contributions from social sciences and humanities. The recommendations suggest that the challenge should be designed as a more coherent programme focused on five inter-related thematic priorities which aim to develop a “Resilient Europe”. These are:

  • Overcoming inequalities by developing Europe’s human and social capacities
  • Facing the turbulence of regional and global changes
  • Understanding Europe: the changing role of European culture and society
  • Promoting a collaborative, creative and sustainable economy
  • Building an open, engaging and innovative public sector

The Advisory Group suggests that these priorities should be seens as a flagship programme designed to support important and urgent research and innovation activities to be undertaken by Europe’s best researchers. The current more “piecemeal” approach is rather disparate and results in activities with less impact than intended.

The report also suggests that these areas could also be supported by other EU funding streams such as Marie Sklowdowska-Curie innovative training networks, Future and Emerging Technologies and some of the Industrial Leadership actions as well as education programmes. This would make more of a difference in achieving the overall aim of fostering greater understanding of a culturally and socially rich and diverse Europe.

To access the report click on the link and the click on the “Additional Information” tab. The report is at the top of the list.

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