UKRO hold provides regular training events in their capacity as the UK National Contact Point for the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).
26th October 2016: ERC Consolidator Grants Information and Proposal Writing Event to be held at the University of Glasgow
Are you a researcher interested in applying for the 2017 ERC Consolidator Grants call?
The session is aimed at researchers based in, or moving to, the UK who are planning to submit a proposal to the ERC Consolidator Grants call. The 2017 Consolidator Grants call is expected to open on 20 October 2016 and close on 9 February 2017. Applicants are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of excellent research. The scheme is designed to support Principal Investigators (PIs) at the stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. To be eligible for the 2017 call, the PI must be 7-12 years from the date of award of their PhD on 1 January 2017, which is extendable in certain strict cases.
Another repeating event is being planned for a London location in November 2016.
12th October 2016: MSCA Innovative Training Networks (ITN) to be held at the University of West London
The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry (incl. SMEs) and other non-academic organisations. The research training programmes are intended to provide doctoral students with excellent research skills, coupled with experience outside academia, hence developing their innovation capacities and employability prospects. The event aim to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions. Attendance will be free of charge, thanks to the support from the University of West London.
To attend staff should register, via BU’s subscription, on the UKRO website. Please ensure that you have approval within your Faculty to attend. You should also register with UKRO so that you receive announcements concerning EU funding direct to your own inbox – make sure that you hear first!
If you are considering applying, please contact Emily Cieciura, REKO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International, in the first instance.
Every week I receive an email from UKRO updating me on the EU-related activities including funding calls, info days, tenders and other news which helps keep me up to date with the EU. As this blog can be accessed externally, we cannot give you all the information that they email, but you can get the full subscriber experience by registering at the UKRO website.
Highlights from the most recent email are:
- UKRO ITN (Innovative Training Network) event on 7/10/15 – please see the previous blog post about this event
- ERC Consolidator Grant Information sessions – see University of Sheffield on 3/11/15 and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 6/11/15 to register
- Info Week for Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and maritime inland water research and bio-economy) runs from 24/11/2015 to 27/11/2015
- Experts are required for EC non-food Scientific Committees in the topic areas of Consumer Safety and Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks – deadline 2/11/15
- Did you miss the H2020 Co-ordinators’ Day on 8/9/15? You can see videos of the presentations to find out more about H2020 project management
- The draft Work Programmes are being made available. Please note that they are still under review and should not be assumed to be finalised
- EU and China have launched a new Co-Funding Mechanism for research and innovation
If you are looking for specific funding, please make use of BU’s subscription to ResearchProfessional or search on the Participant Portal. For tenders, please use TED – Tenders Electronic Daily.
Also being discussed on planet EU:
- ResearchProfessional are reporting on changes to demand management within Horizon 2020 (log-in to our institutional account to read more)
- There are concerns about a move to an increased emphasis on applied research and product development within the H2020 Societal Challenges Pillar, according to a freely available article from ResearchResearch.
If you would like further assistance in developing your EU knowledge and engagement, please contact Emily Cieciura, Research Facilitator: EU & International
Information Event: Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) – Royal Veterinary College, London, Wednesday 7 October 2015
The current EU funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, offers exciting opportunities for academia and industry collaboration through European and international partnerships. These include schemes which are completely ‘bottom-up’, in that organisations can initiate projects on topics of their own choice.
The UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding two information events on the 2016 ‘Innovative Training Networks’ (ITN) call for proposal, which will have a deadline in mid-January 2016.
Aim of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry (incl. SMEs) and other non-academic organisations. The research training programmes are intended to provide doctoral students with excellent research skills, coupled with experience outside academia, hence developing their innovation capacities and employability prospects.
Aim of the events
The events aim to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals.
Event Registration is via the UKRO website.
Attendance for the event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information on the venue will be provided to delegates once they have registered.
BU subscribes to the UK Research Office (UKRO). Please sign up to get updates direct to your inbox. You will also need to register to view the draft programme for this event.