Business and Law Research Funding Drop-In next week

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Question Mark by Leo Reynolds CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Question Mark by Leo Reynolds CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

We’re holding our next research funding drop-in for the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 18 February between 2-3.30pm. 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.

 

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Faculty of Business and Law Research Funding Drop-in on Wednesday

Question Mark Sign by Colin Kinner CC BY 2.0
Question Mark Sign by Colin Kinner CC BY 2.0
Question Mark Sign by Colin Kinner CC BY 2.0

Louise Wyers (Pre-Award Coordinator) and I (Research Funding and Policy Manager for B&L) will be available on Wednesday 26th November, between 2-3.30pm in the CCE1 staff room on the ground floor for any colleagues from the Faculty of Business and Law to discuss research proposals in development, future funding opportunities or any other research funding-related query. You can either drop-in and see us or make an appointment beforehand. To book a time slot please email me. If you have a proposal you would like to discuss, please bring it along with you or email it to me beforehand.

We hold the drop-in session on a monthly basis but with Christmas coming up, this will be the last drop-in this year. We’ll be back in the New Year on 28 January.

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Horizon 2020 – how to include cross-cutting issues in proposals

If you are thinking about applying to Horizon 2020, take a look at this useful guidance document. It is designed for proposal evaluators but it is also useful for potential applicants to see how various “cross-cutting” issues, such as social sciences and humanities, the gender dimension, responsible research and innovation, public engagement etc. will be evaluated in Horizon 2020 proposals. It can be found on the Participant Portal.

 

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REMINDER: ERC grant workshops tomorrow and Friday!!

Just a reminder that RBS will be holding a briefing on fellowships available from the European Research Council and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.

  • 10-12 am, Thurs 24 April: ERC Starting Grants (funding for individual PIs between 2-7 years post-PhD, next deadline 3 Feb 2015)
  • 10-12 am, Fri 25 April: ERC Consolidator Grants (for individual PIs between 7-12 years post-PhD, next deadline 12 March 2015)
  • 10-12 am, Tues 29 April: Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (to enable researcher mobility by bringing in fellows from other institutions to Northumbria or enabling Northumbria academics to undertake a fellowship in another institutions. Deadline 11 September)

 

All will be held in the Mea House auditorium. The workshops are aimed at colleagues considering applying to these funds and we have information and tips from the relevant National Contact points to share. In the case of the Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, there will be an opportunity to hear from colleagues who have been fellows under this scheme.

 

Please circulate to any colleagues who may be interested. If you cannot make these events please register your interest with Kerri below, and the session may be repeated. All presentations will also be made available here on the blog.

 

You can confirm your place by emailing kerri.jude@northumbria.ac.uk

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Proposal writing workshops for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

As the UK National Contact Point for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, UKRO will run some information and proposal writing events for researchers interested in applying for the 2014 MSCA ‘Individual Fellowships’ call which closes on 11 September. Events will be held at Cardiff University on 28 May, University of Warwick on 9 June and the Royal Veterinary College, London on 19 June. You can register through the UKRO website.

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EU workshops at Northumbria

focusin mind by miuenski CC BY-SA-NC 2.0We’re holding a series of workshops in the coming weeks to familiarise Northumbria academics with some of the funds available in Horizon 2020. There will be workshops on the European Research Council Starting Grants, European Research Council Consolidator Grants and Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

We will have some tips from the National Contact Points and will tell you more about each scheme so you can decide whether they are appropriate for you or not. In the case of the Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, there will be an opportunity to hear from colleagues who have been fellows under this scheme.

All the workshops will be held in the Mea House auditorium. To book your place, please contact Kerri Jude in RBS.

  • 10-12 am, Thurs 24 April: ERC Starting Grants (funding for individual PIs between 2-7 years post-PhD, next deadline 3 Feb 2015)
  • 10-12 am, Fri 25 April: ERC Consolidator Grants (for individual PIs between 7-12 years post-PhD, next deadline 12 March 2015)
  • 10-12 am, Tues 29 April: Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (to enable researcher mobility by bringing in fellows from other institutions to Northumbria or enabling Northumbria academics to undertake a fellowship in another institutions. Deadline 11 September)

 

 

 

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National Contact Points for Horizon 2020

Telephone by plenty.r CC BY SA 2.0The role of the UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Points is to provide advice and assistance to UK participants within specific areas of the programme and to support the UK’s continued success in EU research funding.

The NCPs are able to advise on required documentation, administrative procedures and rules and they can give feedback on proposals and assist in partner searches. They are also keen to hear what we think is missing in the 2014-2015 work programmes so they can inform  BIS and the European Commission what the academic community wants to see included in the 2016-2017 versions.

Full contact details below:

 

Excellent Science
European   Research Council – NCP helpdesk UKRO 0032 2289 6121erc-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk
ICT and FET   – NCP Peter Walters 01243 430 3700777 198 2248
peter.walters@tsb.gov.uk
Marie Curie Actions – NCP UKRO 0032 2 230 0318mariecurie-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk
Research   Infrastructures – NCP Katie Lambert 01235 445 6220782 731 0518RINCPUK@stfc.ac.uk  
Industrial Leadership
SMEs – NCP Steve Bradley 0750 146 3314Steve.Bradley@tsb.gov.uk
Space – NCP Robert Lowson 0797 384 0324Robert.Lowson@tsb.gov.uk  
Societal Challenges
Europe in a   changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies – NCP ESRC 0179 341 3126challenge6ncp@esrc.ac.uk
Food   Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and   Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy – NCP Jane Watkins 0130 232 2633  betaeurope@betatechnology.co.uk
Health – NCP Octavio PernasAlex Harris 0777 558   4028Octavio.Pernas@tsb.gov.uk0207 395   2214 alex.harris@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
Industrial   Biotechnology and Eco-innovation – NCP Ewa Bloch 0777 137 2409Ewa.Bloch@tsb.gov.uk
Climate   Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials – NCP Catherine Holt 0130 232 2633 betaeurope@betatechnology.co.uk
Energy –   NCP Kerry YoungHelen Fairclough 0845 600 0430mail@euenergyfocus.co.uk
Transport –   NCP Cliff Funnell 0781 330 1007Cliff.Funnell@tsb.gov.uk
Nanotechnologies,   Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMP) – NCP Craig Sharp 01355 593836Craig.Sharp@tsb.gov.uk
Other aspects
Legal and   financial – NCP Stephen Alexander 01355 593 703Stephen.Alexander@tsb.gov.uk
Science   with and for Society – NCP 0179 341 3159swafs&wpncp@esrc.ac.uk
Secure   Societies – NCP Derek Gallaher 0785 255 6502derek.gallaher@tsb.gov.uk
Spreading   excellence and widening participation – NCP Alexa Mills 0179 341 3159SWAFS&WPNCP@esrc.ac.uk

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Need funds to develop your EU proposal?

Are you thinking about applying for EU funding, particularly under the new Horizon 2020 programme? If you need funds to meet  consortium partners, attend an information day in Brussels linked to a specific call for proposals or for some other preparatory activity, you can apply to the EU networking fund in Research and Business Services. For more info, contact the Research Funding and Policy Manager for your faculty.

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