They give details of the 2017 calls, the rules of participation, key legal and financial issues, and information on opportunities for business. The introduction also highlights the main changes to the text of the 2017 calls from the original 2016-2017 Work Programme. These include:
PM-07-2017 (on promoting mental health) now makes specific reference to migrants;
PM-20-2017 is now called ‘Development of new methods and measures for improved economic evaluation and efficiency measures in the health sector’;
HCO-07-2017, a topic on the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has now been developed to focus on mental health;
A new co-ordination and support topic is included on providing support to the ‘World RePORT’ mapping project and tracking research outcomes; and
An additional €48 million has been added to the 2017 budget. €35 million of this will go to the SME Instrument in order to allow high-quality applicants from the last call to bid again for funding; the remaining €13 million will be split between topics PM-02, PM-08 and PM-10.
There is a new topic SC1-HCO-17-2017: CSA for support for large-scale uptake of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing.
Topic PM-15 on Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age has had a budget increase of €1.5 million.
This will provide opportunities to hear about successful FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects in these areas, to learn about the upcoming Societal Challenge 2 calls and to participate in “brokerage” sessions to meet potential project partners.
Participation is free but you must register by 10 June. If you have an idea for a project in one of these areas and would like to attend this event, please contact your faculty research funding and policy manager. We also have small “EU networking” fund to support academics to attend events such as these.
As UK National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), UKRO is holding information events for anyone interested in applying to this year’s MSCA Individual Fellowships call (deadline 14 September 2016).
The events will give participants an overview of the application process, the aims of the scheme and key considerations related to planning, writing and submitting proposals. These events are free of charge but you must register to secure a place.
Individual Fellowships are for researchers who already have a doctorate or equivalent research experience. They provide attractive funding to enable researchers to develop their careers through training, international mobility and optional intersectoral secondments. European Fellowships are held in Member States and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe. Global Fellowships are based on a secondment to a third country and a compulsory 12 month return phase in a European host organisation.
Louise Wyers and I are holding the next research funding drop-in on Wednesday 23 March from 2-3.30 in the staff room on the ground floor of CCE1. Please come along if you would like to discuss research proposals in development or future funding opportunities. You can either drop-in and see us or make an appointment beforehand. To book a particular time slot, please email me.
We would like to extend an invite to Arts, Design and Social Sciences colleagues to come along to our next monthly drop-in session on Research and Enterprise. The session will be held 12.30-1.30 in the Design Staff Room on the 2nd floor of CCE2, room 207.
Members of staff from the Faculty Bidding Support Group and RBS will be on hand to talk with colleagues about any issues or questions relating to commercial engagement or research funding. You can discuss an idea you have, identify possible funders or partners, bring along a draft you are working on or anything in between.
Our next research funding drop-in for colleagues in the Faculty of Business and Law will be on Wednesday 25th November between 2-3.30 in the CCE1 staff room on the ground floor. This is an opportunity to to discuss research proposals in development or future funding opportunities. You can just pop along to see us or book an appointment in advance by emailing me. This will be our last funding drop-in until late January but feel free to contact me directly if you want to talk about funding but can’t make next Wednesday.
We’re holding our next research funding drop-in for the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 21 October 2pm – 4pm. Louise Wyers (Pre-Award Coordinator) and I (Research Funding and Policy Manager) will be available in the CCE1 staff room on the ground floor to discuss draft research proposals or any ideas for future funding opportunities. You don’t need an appointment but if you’d like to reserve a specific time slot, please email me in advance.
The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes run by partnerships of universities, industry and other non-academic organisations.
The events will be held at the University of York and at the Royal Veterinary College in London on Wednesday 7 October. They will give participants a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to UKRO subscribers. If you don’t yet subscribe to UKRO then you can do so here.
We have our annual UKRO visit coming up on Friday 18 September. Alexandra Berry, Northumbria’s UKRO advisor, will run a number of sessions on City Campus open to all staff and PGR students. I will post further details on how to sign up in early September but for now we can tell you that Alex will run the following sessions throughout the day:
Applying for EU funding – top tips and lessons learned from the first round of Horizon 2020 calls
Opportunities for academics to work with industry in Horizon 2020: FET, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges
Clinic session with 15-20 minute bookable slots – your chance to ask questions about EU funding and to start preparing for the upcoming 2016 Horizon 2020 calls.
If there is anything else you would like to see, please let me know asap and we can try to fit it into the day.
As always, if you are interested in EU funding and policy we would recommend you sign up for daily UKRO alerts. As the UK Research Councils’ European Office, they support and enable UK HE to access EU funding and to influence relevant EU policy initiatives.
We are also excited to have a visit from Jude Kirton-Darling, one of the regional MEPs, in the morning of the 18th to talk about how Europe benefits the North East, including through research and innovation funding. More details to follow shortly.
We’re holding our next research funding drop-in for the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 24 June 1.30-3.00pm. Louise Wyers (Pre-Award Coordinator) and I (Research Funding and Policy Manager) will be available in the CCE1 staff room on the ground floor to discuss draft research proposals or any ideas for future funding opportunities. You don’t need an appointment but if you’d like to reserve a specific time slot, please email me in advance.