The deadlines for the European Research Council calls are quickly approaching.
Please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU and International if you intent to apply for:
Why not sign up for ERC email alerts so that you keep up to date with ERC news and events?
We have received the following invitation to join the Database of Gender Experts for European Research and Innovation.
Dr. Ineke Klinge, Chair H2020 Advisory Group on Gender, invites GenPORT members (free to register) to join the H2020 database as gender experts.
Horizon 2020 considers gender as a cross-cutting issue and it shall be adequately integrated in research and innovation content at the level of Work Programmes and projects. Applicants to Horizon 2020 calls are encouraged to include the gender dimension in their proposals. The European Commission is continuously looking for experts with gender expertise in all areas of Horizon 2020 calls to evaluate submitted research proposals.
To find experts with relevant expertise who are willing to evaluate research proposals, the Commission uses an online database. You can register your expertise for gender, and other areas in which you wish to be considered as an expert, in this database on the Participant Portal.
It is very important that you indicate your gender expertise next to your original / main area of training and this has now become much easier than in the past. The Commission therefore encourages you to signal your gender expertise, whether you register for the first time or would like to update your expertise. In the following links you will find:
1) Criteria for gender expertise, as established by the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender, and
2) Guidance on how to signal your gender expertise in the database prepared by the Gender Sector of DG Research and Innovation.
The European Commission will greatly appreciate your cooperation in increasing the number of experts with gender expertise in its expert database.
If you are keen to know more about gender in funding and participate in this group, please register on GenPORT.
2 DAY – FINANCE IN HORIZON 2020 WORKSHOP
9 & 10 August 2016 – Cambridge, UK
Horizon 2020 – the EU’s research and innovation funding programme – has been running for 2 years and projects are now beginning to submit their first financial reports. This finance workshop is an extended version of our one-day finance workshop, and will provide a greater level of detail of the funding rules for the new programme, from budgets to eligible costs and on to cash flow.
The workshop is aimed at finance and administration staff involved in EU research projects, with or without a background in earlier EU programmes. It will consist of lectures and practical exercises, to be carried out in small groups with plenary feedback sessions.
The workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time. To facilitate this, attendance is limited to 24 participants.
For further information please visit the website at: www.singleimage.co.uk or contact Liz Dixon. Please also note that the nearest large airport to the workshop venue is London, Stansted.
In the May issue of research*eu, there is plenty of interest to researchers at Bournemouth University:
‘Fish or seafood: feeding humanity while maintaining nature’s balance’
- Dr Prof. Alfonso Perez-Rodriguez of the Institute of Marine Research in Norway on ‘A multispecies approach to fish management in the Flemish Cap’
- David Villegas Rios of the Institute of Marine Research in Norway on ‘How fisheries impact behavioural evolution in Atlantic cod’
- Ferenc Lévai of Aranyponty Zrt in Hungary on ‘Sustainable, faster and more productive aquaculture of catfish’
- Dr Tore Kristiansen of the Institute of Marine Research in Norway on ‘Novel methods to evaluate fish response to stress’
- Novel methods to evaluate fish response to stress
- STEM resources repository helps improve teaching across Europe
- Nature inspired ‘glue’ to fix broken bones
- Flexible, cost-effective and efficient LED lighting panels and solar cells
- Innovative model for understanding risk trading and global markets
- Immigrant populations in focus
- Newly published findings show species-diverse forests bring greater ecological benefits
- Major scientific breakthrough with the creation of the first biological supercomputer
- Enhanced crypography means more secure data
- Novel packaging products for a circular economy
- Extensive exploration of personalised nutrition as a way to better health
Why not check out this issue, and previous magazines, for projects related to your research interests and who, in your field, is leading the field with European Commission funding. You never know, you might find your next grant partner here.
The next issue will focus on the path to life beyond earth – ensure that you see our next update by signing up to your own BU Research blog alerts.
If you have completed or are close to completing EU-funded project, you could be appearing in a future issue of this magazine – check out how to do this on the back page of the current magazine or contact your Project Delivery Officer.
If you are looking for partners or would like to offer your expertise on a bid, add your profile to CORDIS and to Piirus.
For assistance with your EU and International funding, contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO Research Facilitator: EU & International or your Faculty’s Funding Development Officer.
Bournemouth University welcomed Mr Peter Huang, Deputy Director of the EU-China Industrial Technology Transfer Centre, when he visited on 5th May 2016.
Mr Huang, a BU alumnus, presented the future EUCITTC vision for engagement with international universities, including those in the UK.
Central to this vision is the development of an international technology canal for transporting R&D, innovation, technology, funds and opportunities for cross-boundary cooperation; opening a new pattern for technology achievements transferring and transforming and facilitating the combination of technology and economy. Meanwhile, by cooperating with many partners, EUCITTC is planning and formulating the system for the technology cooperation between the EU and China, so as to break through the bottleneck of international technology exchange and cooperation.
Find out more about the EUCITTC services and their structure.
Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator for EU and International funding will be available to chat about funding opportunties from 1-2pm on Thursday 12th May 2016, based in the Global Hub room (DG68).
As these sessions have not proved popular with academics, as has been the case with the RKEO Drop-in Sessions, this will be the last one.
If you need support regarding EU or International funding, please contact Emily to arrange a one-to-one meeting.
Last week, the Austrian Academy of Science hosted the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) on its magnificent premises in the heart of Vienna. A whole day was dedicated to the international launch of the ERC advanced grant The Hyksos Enigma, for which the Austrian Academy and Bournemouth University are co-beneficiaries, combined with a state-of-the-art review of research on the most significant site of the Hyksos, their capital Avaris/Tell el-Dab’a in the eastern Nile Delta. This was an important day to show Bournemouth’s presence and to promulgate its research in the bioarchaeology of the Hyksos, engage in extensive networking with associates and partners of the project, and to establish new links in support of Bournemouth’s role in the project. Regular updates will now appear on the new project website (http://thehyksosenigma.oeaw.ac.at/).
Prof Manfred Bietak (left), project lead, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Prof Holger Schutkowski, Co-PI, Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science.
Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing
Challenge in Horizon 2020
Do you intend to prepare a proposal for the 2017 call in Horizon 2020 for Health?
On the 8th of July 2016, the European Commission is organizing an Open Info Day dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing (SC1)” challenge in Horizon 2020 and focusing on the 2017 call.
One day before, on the 7th of July 2016, Health NCP Net 2.0 and Fit for Health 2.0 are organizing a free of charge Partnering event meant to assist you in finding the right partners for the upcoming 2017 calls. The launch of the 2017 call is planned for the 29th of July 2016, having the first deadline on the 4th of October 2016, therefore this would be a good opportunity for your institution to identify the proper consortium partners.
Priority in participation, on 7th July, will be granted to entrepreneurs and research organizations with identified expertise profiles and project applications initiatives. As participation is limited to 2 persons representing the same department/organization, please contact RKEO so that we can co-ordinate registration on this event.
If you are attending both days, separate registration will be needed As far as we are aware, there is no restriction on numbers from each organisation for the Info Day on 8/7/16.
Find cooperation partners for the upcoming H2020 health calls.
PRESENT YOUR PROJECT
Present your project in a 5 min flash presentation to a highly commited audience
7 July 2016 – Fit for Health 2.0 and Health-NCP-Net 2.0
Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Day
This Partnering event will be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the day is dedicated to bilateral meetings between persons interested in the same call area.
A surrounding programme will provide information on support measures for Health projects and give researchers and entrepreneurs from the Health and ICT areas a platform to present their project ideas in 5-minute presentations.
Bilateral meetings will be arranged automatically by a sophisticated, user-friendly match-making tool following indication of interests in specific call areas by participants. Additionally, to bilateral meetings among potential project partners, participants will have the option to meet with representatives of support initiatives and members of the organizing projects for personalized support and information.
This Partnering event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers from Europe and beyond interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners and will be focused on the following challenge of the Horizon 2020 Health Call.
- Understanding health, well-being & disease
- Preventing disease
- Treating and managing diseases
- Active ageing and self-management of health
- Methods and data
- Coordination activities
- Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in health projects
- Sustainable food security – health aspects
Why to participate
- to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia
- to present, discuss and develop new project ideas on Health at an international level
- to initiate cross-border contacts
Please see the following announcement just received from EURAXESS:
As you know, the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action-Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) call was launched on the 12th April. With the collaboration of SRUK/CERU (Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK), at RUVID we have organised a webinar on Friday 6th May between 9 am and 11 am to present 12 research groups from our Valencian universities as potential host institutions for young researchers and candidates for this MSCA-IF call.
Each of the 12 researchers will give a ten minute presentation on their research group, main research area(s) and the profile of the candidate they are looking for.
These groups cover different fields: Physics, Life Sciences, Information Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences. Please see the detailed programme of the webinar – Webinar Presentation of Host Institutions inValencia_06-05-2016
This is a unique opportunity for you to find your host institution.
If you have completed your PhD or have 4 years full-time experience as a researcher, this webinar is for you.
Don’t miss it and register at: bit.ly/1Y2NvQN
We are also promoting this event on social media, using the following hastags: #MSCA #IF #MarieCurieFellowship
For more information, feel free to contact Joumana at email@example.com
Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator for EU and International funding will be available in the Global Hub room (DG68) from 3-5pm on Thursday 14th April 2016. The purpose of these open surgeries is to to give academics the chance to drop by and discuss funding opportunities.
The next date confirmed date is:
Should these prove successful, more dates will be added for the rest of 2016. There is no need to book, unless this becomes an issue. If you have any queries, please contact me.
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The European Commission’s DG Innovation and Research provides subject-specific news feeds to help you to keep up to date with your research activities in your discipline and EU opportunities, including funding and networking events. To do this, the place to go is their RSS page. Instructions on how to add these to your news feed are also given on this page
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To see the full list and subsets of those listed above, please go to the main RSS page and find all the relevant RSS news feeds for you.
Through the Creative Europe programme, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is promoting the following calls and their closing dates:
All closing dates are at 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)
If you are interested in applying to these funds, please contact Emily Cieciura, REKO’s Research Facilitator for EU & International funding or your relevant faculty Funding Development Officer.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is promoting the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2016, which closes on 15 June 2016.
If you have links with universities in Africa, one of whom would be required to act as the main applicant and co-ordinator, then this call may be of interest to you. Each application should include four to six African partners (including the lead) and a technical partner from the EU.
From the call documentation:
The overall objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and highly qualified professional manpower in Africa.
The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa.
More specifically the programme aims to:
(a) contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions;
(b) enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country.
Each grant will amount to between EUR 1,000,000 (minimum grant size) and EUR 1,500,000 (maximum grant size)
The submission deadline for the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is 15 June 2016 at 12.00 (noon), Central European Time.
N.B. If you are considering being a partner with an African HEI for this call, you will still need to contact RKEO to ensure that internal approvals are completed. Please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International or your Faculty’s Funding Development Officer well before the closing date.
We have been advised by Marie Pandolfo, External Funding Manager for the Borough of Poole, that they are hosting an Interreg event.
If you are interested in applying to an INTERREG call for proposals to collaborate with French partner organisations on coastal and transitional water ecosystems, please email Christelle Pereira (Norfolk C.C. – England Programme Joint Secretariat) to register your interest and find out more.
Friday 15th April (from 10am to mid-afternoon)
Coastal and transitional water ecosystems in the France-England INTERREG V Programme
Poole Civic Centre, BH15 2RU.
The event will start at 10am (TBC) and will last 3.5 hours in total (plus lunch break). Please note that the event will focus on priority 3.2 of the programme.
Find out more about the Interreg V – Channel Programme.
The European IPR Helpdesk is running a number of webinars over the next few months and RKEO are promoting those relevant to EU Horizon 2020 activities.
The next webinar on Intellectual Property Rights in H2020 will be on:
23/3/16 9:30 AM Technology Transfer Location: TAG 30 – Talbot Campus
Duration: 60 minutes (presentation) + 15 minutes (Q&As)
Please arrive at 9:15am for a prompt 9:30 start with the webinar duration being one hour. We have the room booked for a longer time so that we can have a post-webinar discussion afterwards, if appropriate. Please only register on the European IPR Helpdesk link if you will be joining the webinar(s) from your own desk rather than joining us. You can also check the European IPR Helpdesk Calendar for all their events.
If you would like to attend any of these, please email Dianne Goodman stating which webinars you will attend. If they prove very popular, we may need to change the room, so pre-booking is essential.
Are you applying to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme in September 2016?
Although the call does not formally open until 14/4/16, now is the time to start working with your potential fellow to ensure that your application is ready in good time. This is a popular scheme for applications from BU and, as it has a deadline of 14/9/16, this puts pressure on your fellow academics undertaking quality reviews at an already busy time. You may also wish to avoid writing your application in August when you are preparing for the new academic year.
To this end, RKEO are providing a two-day workshop with Dr Martin Pickard (our external bidding consultant) on 16th and 17th March 2016 for BU academics and we have now confirmed additional workshop dates on the 24th and 25th of May 2016 when the workshop will be repeated – we will, however, be gauging demand for this. This workshop will take you through all aspects of exploring the call requirements and writing your bid, plus the opportunity to discuss your developing application with academics on the same journey.
You are encouraged to attend with your potential fellow but they will need to make their own travel arrangements and cover any financial outlay.
Booking are now open for these two-day workshops. Please note that you will need to attend both days. Please send your request to attend to Dianne Goodman, RKEO Funding Development Team Co-ordinator by Friday 11th March. Please let us know if you will be bringing your potential fellow so that sufficient catering can be ordered.
In the meantime, to find out more about this call, please refer to the funding opportunity page on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal and the Work Programme for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which gives vital information on the Horizon 2020 context for this call. If you have any questions before the workshop, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO Research Facilitator: EU & International.
With just four months to go until the referendum on British membership of the EU on 23 June, academics are lining up on either side of the debate. Scientists’ lobby groups on both sides will register with the government as parties to the vote in the next two weeks.
Research Professional have written an interesting article which sets out both sides of the camp. Click here to read more.
Serendipity can be a wonderful thing.
Some months ago, I signed up for all the Horizon 2020-related groups that I could find on LinkedIn. Most of the time, the notifications I receive are of passing interest or not directly relevant but one received this week took my attention – it was notifying group members of an upcoming e-discussion of gender in climate actions within Horizon 2020 funding. One thing lead to another and, within a few clicks, I was signing up to join GenPort (which is funded by the European Union FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1 programme):
GenPORT is a community sourced internet portal for sharing knowledge and inspiring collaborative action on gender and science.
A developing online community of practitioners, policy-makers and researchers is served by the GenPORT portal, and made up of organisations and individuals working across the globe for gender equality and excellence in science, technology and innovation. This covers all sciences – natural and social sciences, and humanities.
The GenPORT community and internet portal provide an arena for organisations and individuals to showcase and act as a gateway to a wealth of research resources, policy information, practical materials, and much more. Constantly evolving online information and services are shaped by the activities and contributions of community members. The portal aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and to foster collaboration, and so to support continuing policy and practical interventions in pursuit of gender equality.
- Searchable resources and online documents on the topics of gender, science, technology and innovation
- Information and support in the development of gender-sensitive research design, and gender-equal research structures and processes
- Links to relevant institutions, resource centres, large-scale databases, projects, and networks
- Additional services to support diverse activities on gender and science – news and announcements, events calendars, reviews, discussion groups, and more.
It is important when bidding for European Commission funding to consider their cross-cutting issues – one of which is gender. GenPort has over 700 items in their Resources section, which includes a link to the 2011 Toolkit Gender in EU-funded research. Although this guide was written for FP7, the examples of how you can embed this particular theme into your proposal are still relevant. Bringing this up to date for Horizon 2020, the paper For a better integration of the gender dimension in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 indicates how gender can be included to the enhancement of the research proposal.
The GenPort also contains links to further relevant groups, including the GENDER NET Net ERA-NET.
If you want to ensure that gender is addressed creatively within your EU proposal, GenPort appears to be a good place to start this journey and link with other like-minded researchers.