Category / EU

Welcome to the EU section of the blog! Emily Cieciura (BU’s Research Facilitator – EU and International), Jo Garrad (Funding Development Manager) and Dianne Goodman (Funding Development Co-ordinator) together try to take the pain out of finding and applying for EU funding by horizon scanning many sources and placing the most important information on this page.

We blog as often as possible on everything from calls for proposals and partner searches, to networking event opportunities, all the latest on Horizon 2020 and international funding. We also use the blog to disseminate information on EUADS (BU’s EU academic training initiative), how to write brilliant proposals, how to find partners and other top tips!

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen JTI: Summary of European Information Day for 2011 Call

On 12 May, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking held an information day on the 2011 Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) Call for Proposals. The event gave an overview of the FCH JTI, statistics from past calls and details of the current 2011 Call (including the topics, evaluation schedule and funding rates as well as hints and tips). There was also an explanation of the ‘project fee’ and some news on the planned changes to the rules on the ‘correction’ factor currently applied to the European Commission’s funding to the projects. A copy of the presentations can be found on this website.

New UK Online Seminar on Current Call for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen JTI

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (FCH JTI), which is run by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), currently has an open call (FCH-JU-2011-1). For applicants based in the UK, there will be a webinar on the 24th May 2011 (12.30 to 2pm) on the 2011 Call for Proposals. Register for the UK webinar and read details on how to join the UK KTN Focus Working Group on the FCH JU 2011 Calls.

Consultation on Developing the Strategic Innovation Agenda for Innovation & Technology

A stakeholder consultation as part of the process to develop the Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is being held.  This is an important consultation as it will be the main opportunity for the research and innovation community to shape the future of the EIT. It sets out a number of key questions covering the overall core objectives, potential themes for future Knowledge Innovation Communities and the criteria on which these should be selected. The consultation will close on 30 June 2011 and it will be possible to either answer the online questionnaire or submit separate position papers covering the main issues covered in the questions. Website on EIT consultation