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Have your say on Horizon 2020


As part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will run until 15 January 2017. The interim evaluation will help improve the way Horizon 2020 works and will also inform the preparations for the successor programme which will be launched in 2021. If you have…

Diary Date: Library – Researcher Development Programme 31 October-11 November 2016

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The University Library is running the Researcher Development Programme from 31 October-11 November 2016. This programme of workshops has been designed to support the development of knowledge, core competencies and transferable skills identified in Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) as the key elements of a successful researcher. The workshops include: Keeping up to date with…

Beyond Horizon 2020?

Although we’re not yet half way through Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s 8th framework programme for research and innovation, discussions have already started about the successor programme, Framework Programme 9 (FP9). Although UKRO have said that the Commission does not yet have a “masterplan ” for FP9, it is clear that the Commission is keen on a…

HEFCE Case Study on Interdisciplinary Research at Northumbria and the Institute of the Humanities

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Northumbria University was recently approached to provide a Case Study for a HEFCE Report on HEI’s approaches to Interdisciplinary Research. HEFCE were particularly interested in our Institute of the Humanities due to our strong REF performance in this area. A series of interviews were conducted with staff involved in the foundation of the Institute, and the report…

Horizon 2020: Innovative Training Networks call open – deadline 10 Jan 2017

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The 2017 Innovative Training Networks call has opened with a deadline of 10 January 2017. This is part of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within Horizon 2020. ITNs are the main strand of funding in Horizon 2020 aimed at supporting Early Stage Researchers (doctoral researchers). The scheme supports joint training and/or doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities,…