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1 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Emma Carey emma.carey@bbsrc.ac.uk FP7 Overview FP7 Marie Curie Actions FP7 Ideas (ERC) Proposal Writing University of Bath 22 January 2009

2 10.00 – 10.30 Introduction to UKRO services; FP7 overview 11.15 – 11.45 European Research Council (ERC) 10.30 – 11.00 Overview of Marie Curie actions 11.45 – 12.15 Proposal writing Programme for Day

3 Science and Technology Facilities Council Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Economic and Social Research Council Medical Research Council Natural Environment Research Council Arts and Humanities Research Council UK Research Office

4 …promotes effective UK participation in EU-funded research programmes, higher education programmes, and other related activities… UKROs Aim Based in Brussels, UKRO: Provides early insight and briefing; Disseminates EU funding opportunities; Provides high quality guidance and training; Exchanges information between the UK and EU

5 UK Research Office UKRO Services include… - Website with information on programmes, FAQs and Guidance http://www.ukro.ac.uk - Information services – email updates (& searchable database) http://www.ukro.ac.uk - Enquiry service - Annual visit from an UKRO European Advisor - Specialist training courses and information events - Annual conference for European officers - Meeting room in Brussels - Monthly publication - British Council RTD Insight - National Contact Point (Marie Curie and ERC)

6 UKRO website – front page

7 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 overview

8 Opportunities available FP7 Overview Health Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB/KBBE) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Energy Environment (including Climate Change) Transport Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (SESH) Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) Security Research Infrastructures Research for the Benefit Of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Activities of International Co-operation Coherent Development of Policies Individual Fellowships & Reintegration Grants Initial Training Networks Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Researchers Night Starting Independent Researcher Grants Advanced Investigator Grants Co-operation – collaborative research Ideas – European Research Council (ERC) Capacities Space People - Marie Curie Plus JRC and Euratom Supporting Actions

9 Who is eligible for funding? EU-27 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK Associated Countries (FP7) Albania*, Croatia*, FYR Macedonia*, Iceland*, Israel*, Liechtenstein*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Serbia*, Switzerland, Turkey* (Bosnia Herzegovina in the process of associating to FP7) *except Euratom FP7 Overview

10 Eligible for EC funding Other countries / organisations (but with NO FUNDING from the EU) Legal entities in EU member states or Associated Countries (AC) JRC International European Interest Organisations Legal entities in International Co-operation Partner Countries (ICPC) International organisations & non-ICPC third countries, only if: - Mentioned in Specific Programme or Work Programme, OR - Essential for carrying out the action, OR - Provided for in a bilateral agreement with the EC

11 International Co-operation Partner Counties (ICPC) 11 FP7 Overview

12 http://www.ukro.ac.uk ETPs and JTIs

13 Agree Common Vision Define Strategic Agenda Implement Strategic Agenda European Technology Platforms Industry-led stakeholder forums that are independent from the European Commission Now more than 30 ETPs European Technology Platforms More info: http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms/individual_en.html http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms/individual_en.html

14 European Technology Platforms Industry-led stakeholder forums on Europes key research challenges http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms Industrial Safety (IndustrialSafety) Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI) Mobile and Wireless Communications (eMobility) Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications (NanoMedicine) Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI) Photonics21 (Photonics) Photovoltaics (Photovoltaics) Plants for the Future (Plants) Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) Robotics (EUROP) Sustainable Nuclear Energy (SNETP) Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WSSTP) Waterborne (Waterborne) Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) Finished ETPs Innovative Medicines for Europe (IME) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (HFP) ETPs Under Development: Geological Disposal (In Nuclear Energy) European Technology Platforms cover research on: (as at Oct 2008) Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT) Aeronautics (ACARE) Embedded Computing Systems (ARTEMIS) Biofuels (Biofuels) Construction (ECTP) Nanoelectronics (ENIAC) Rail Transport (ERRAC) Road Transport (ERTRAC) Space Technology (ESTP) Steel (ESTEP) Electricity Networks of the Future (SmartGrids) Wind Energy (TPWind) Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology (FABRE TP) Food for Life (Food) Forestry based sector (Forestry) Future Manufacturing Technologies (MANUFUTURE) Future Textiles and Clothing (FTC) Global Animal Health (GAH) Agree Common Vision Define Strategic Agenda Implement Strategic Agenda

15 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen FCH Embedded Systems ICT ARTEMIS Aeronautics and Air Transport CLEAN SKY Innovative Medicines IMI New Nanoelectronics Approaches ENIAC Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Kopernikus European Funding Recent Developments in ERA 2) Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)

16 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 Co-operation

17 SME Policy Work R&D Needs INCO FP7 – Co-operation - Themes 1. Health 6 100 M 2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries & Biotechnology 1 935 M 3. ICT 9 050 M 4. Nanosci, Nanotech, Material & Production Tech 3 475 M 5. Energy 2 350 M 6. Environment (including Climate Change) 1900 M 7. Transport (including Aeronautics) 4 160 M 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities 623 M 9. Space 1 430 M Collaborative Research 10. Security 1 400 M

18 Health - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation - Health Biotechnology, generic tools & medical technologies for human health Translating research for human health Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens Child health Health of the ageing population

19 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation - FAFB Sustainable production & management of biological resources Fork to farm: food, health and well being Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes...Build a Knowledge Based Bio-Economy… Enabling research, including the omics, converging technologies, biodiversity; Improved crops and production systems, incl. organic farming; Sustainable, competitive and multifunctional agriculture, forestry and rural development Animal welfare, breeding and production Infectious diseases in animals, including zoonoses Policy tools for agriculture and rural development Consumer, societal, industrial and health aspects of food and feed; Nutrition, diet related diseases and disorders; Innovative food and feed processing; Improved quality and safety of food, beverages and feed; Total food chain concept; Traceability Improved crops, feed-stocks, marine products and biomass for energy, environment, and high added value industrial products; Novel farming systems; Bio-catalysts; New-bio-refinery concepts; Forestry and forest based products and processes; Environmental remediation and cleaner processing.

20 FP7 – Co-operation - ICT ICT- Challenges Pervasive and Trusted network & Service Infrastructures Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Components, Systems, Engineering Digital Libraries and Content Towards sustainable and personalised healthcare ICT for Independent Living and Inclusion ICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability & Energy Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

21 Nanosciences, technologies, materials, production technologies FP7 – Co-operation - NMP 1. Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies 2. Materials 3. New Production 4. Integration of technologies for industrial production New! Bio-refinery Joint calls Plus

22 Energy - Activity Areas (Expect Annual Calls & WPs) FP7 – Co-operation - Energy 9. Knowledge for energy policy making 6. Clean coal technologies 5. CO 2 capture and storage for zero emission power generation 7. Smart energy networks 4. Renewables for heating and cooling 3. Renewable fuel production 1. Hydrogen and fuel cells 2. Renewable electricity generation 8. Energy savings and energy efficiency 10. Horizontal actions Plus calls for tender!

23 Environment – Activity Areas - 2009 FP7 – Co-operation – Environment Climate Change, Pollution and Risks Pressures on Environment and Climate (32.5m) Environment and Health (21m) Natural Hazards (13m) Sustainable Management of Resources Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity (27m) Management of marine environments (22m) Environmental Technologies ET for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation & restoration of natural & man-made resources (27m) Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, including human habitat (8m) Technology assessment, verification and testing (7m +10 for cross-thematic biorefineries call) Earth Observation (EO) and Assessment Tools for Sustainable Development EO systems and methods for the environment and sustainable development (20m) Forecasting methods & assessment tools for sustainable development over different scales of observation (12m) Plus horizontal Activities (4m)

24 Transport - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation – Transport Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT) Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) Galileo Horizontal themes (TPT)

25 Socio-economic sciences and humanities 6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators 5. The citizen in the European Union 7. Foresight activities 4. Europe in the world 3. Major trends in society and their implications 1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society 2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective 8. Horizontal actions FP7 – Co-operation - SSH

26 Space – Activity areas for 2009 FP7 – Co-operation – Space Space-based applications at the service of European Society Space-based applications at the service of European Society Strengthening of Space foundations - Research to support space science & exploration - Research to support space transportation and key technologies Strengthening of Space foundations - Research to support space science & exploration - Research to support space transportation and key technologies Cross-cutting activities

27 Security - Mission orientated R&D FP7 – Co-operation - Security 1 Security of citizens 2 Security of infrastructures and utilities 3 Intelligent surveillance and border security 4 Restoring security and safety in the case of crisis 5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity & interoperability 6 Security and Society 7 Security research co-ordinating and structuring

28 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Capacities

29 Activities FP7 - Capacities Capacities – Research Capacity (4 217 million) 1. Research infrastructures 1 715m 2. Research for the benefits of SMEs1 336m 3. Regions of Knowledge 126m 4. Research Potential 340m 5. Science in Society 330m 7. Coherent dev. of research policies 70m 6. International co-operation 180m Co-ordination of national programmes (incl. ERA-NET +)

30 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 Ideas: European Research Council

31 What is the ERC? What is the European Research Council (ERC)? New pan-European funding organisation Supports the best in Europe - scientists, engineers and scholars Funding of 7.51 billion (2007-13) What are the aims of the ERC? Encourage highest quality research in Europe Competitive, flexible funding Retain, repatriate and recruit (career support) What are the 3 ERC Grant Schemes? Starting Grants, Advanced Grants and Support Actions Support for a PI and (if necessary) team-members Investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence ERC - Introduction

32 ERC Grant Schemes Starting Independent Researcher Grants aims to provide criticial and adequate support to the independent careers of excellent researchers who are at the stage of starting or consolidating their own independent research team or, depending on field, their independent research programme researchers applying for an ERC Starting Grant must be able to demonstrate their potential to become independent research leaders ~1/3 Annual ERC Budget ERC - Introduction

33 ERC Grant Schemes Advanced Investigator Grants aims to encourage and support excellent, innovative and investigator-initiated research projects by leading advanced investigators complements the ERC Starting Grant scheme by targeting researchers who have already established themselves as being independent research leaders in their own right ~2/3 Annual ERC Budget ERC - Introduction

34 ERC Support Actions Aim: Projects, studies, expert groups, seminars, data access and dissemination, information and communication activities, and initiatives for the monitoring, assessment and evaluation of the ERC Activities (NOT RTD) Topics for 2009 Call were: Science management and organisation Science Management and efficiency Research themes and scientific output Emerging research areas Researchers and host institutions Institutional and individual excellence Policy and structures Changing structures and policies Funding complementarities Bottom up suggestions are also welcome Call closed: 12 November 2008 Call budget: 2.5 million ERC - Introduction

35 Further Information UK ERC NCP Website http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc UK ERC NCP Newsletter http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/events_ukro/events_alerts.htm ERC Website http://erc.europa.eu ERC Newsletter http://erc.europa.eu/index.cfm?fuseaction=reg.edit#01 ERC Europa Helpdesk http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?lg=en&pg=enquiries UKRO Information Services (For UKRO subscribers) http://ims.ukro.ac.uk Links

36 European Research Council National Contact Point helpdesk Website http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erchttp://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc ERC mailing list for events and key updates Helpdesk via email and telephone (erc-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk or 0032 2289 6121)erc-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk Specialist training courses and information events UK Research Office – ERC NCP Advice on applying for ERC actions Eligibility Application help Results Contractual issues Advice to those with ERC grants

37 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 People: Marie Curie Actions

38 Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchers Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers Strengthen human potential by: Encouraging people to become researchers Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility 4.7 Billion Marie Curie Actions FP7 – People – Marie Curie

39 Marie Curie Actions Quick Recap: Marie Curie Actions FP7 – Marie Curie Host ActionsIndividual Actions Initial Training Networks (ITN) Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) NEW Intra-European Fellowships Incoming International Fellowships Outgoing International Fellowships European Reintegration Grants International Reintegration Grants

40 Definition of researchers Early-Stage Researchers0 - 4 years (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorate Experienced Researchersi)in possession of a PhD or i)at least 4 years experience (FTE) FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

41 New Transnational Mobility Requirements Must not have been resident in host country for more that 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before application deadline (for individual actions) NEW: Only International Outgoing Fellowships and International Re-integration Grants have a nationality requirement Europeans based in e.g. the US: apply for an Incoming International Fellowship Third country nationals in the EU/AC: apply for an Intra-European Fellowship Researchers can now return to the country of their nationality if the mobility rule is respected NEW: additional Impact sub-criterion for individual fellowshipsbenefit of the mobility to the ERA FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

42 Key documents FP7 – Marie Curie Call FicheFocus People Work Programme Guide for ApplicantsPreparation & submission EPSS Guide Rules on Submission and Evaluation, Guide for Evaluators Background Model grant agreement Financial, negotiation, reporting and IPR guidelines FP7, People Specific Programme Text Other policy documents e.g. Mobility Strategy, Charter and Code

43 Mobility NCP - helpdesk Web, email, telephone, visits Advice on applying for MC actions: Eligibility Application help Results Contractual issues Advice to those with MC contracts: Social security and tax Model agreements between host and fellow Contractual issues Events and Comprehensive Hints/Tips Slides UK Research Office – Mobility NCP

44 Marie Curie – Useful Links UK National Contact Point for Marie Curie/ People http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mobility/index.htm CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu/mariecurie-actions The Charter and the Code text: http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/europeancharter UK HE Sector analysis: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/news/gapanalysis.htm http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/news/gapanalysis.htm European Researchers Mobility Portal (incl. link to ERA-More) http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/index_en.cfm Marie Curie Vacancies http://cordis.europa.eu/mc-opportunities FP7 – Marie Curie

45 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 timetable & sources of information

46 Recently Opened Calls Co-operationCall identifierDeadlines HealthFP7-ERANET-2009-RTD 21/04/09 FAFBFP7-KBBE-2009-3 FP7-ERANET-2009-RTD 15/01/09 21/04/09 ICTICT-2009-4 FP7-ICT-ENERGY-2009-1 01/04/09 31/03/09 EnergyFP7-ENERGY-2009-BRAZIL FP7-ENERGY-2009-2 05/05/09 29/04/09 NMPFP7-ERANET-2009-RTD FP7-NMP-2009-CSA-3 FP7-NMP-2009-EU-Russia FP7-NMP-2009-Mapping FP7-NMP-ENV-2009 FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3 FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3 FP7-2009-SME-3 21/04/09 31/03/09 17/02/09 EnvironmentFP7-ERANET-2009-RTD FP7-NMP-ENV-2009 21/04/09 31/03/09 TransportFP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-131/03/09 SSHFP7-ERANET-2009-RTD21/04/09 Calls

47 Recently Opened Calls CapacitiesCall identifierDeadline Research for SMEsFP7-SME-2009-127/01/09 Regions of KnowledgeFP7-REGIONS-2009-127/01/09 Research Infrastructures FP7- INFRASTRUCTURES- 2009-1 17/03/09 Research PotentialFP7-REGPOT-2009-1 FP7-REGPOT-2009-2 13/02/09 Calls

48 ERC Indicative Call Schedule 2007-2010 Please note that resubmission and multiple application rules apply Work Programme Revision ERC Action Call openCall Deadlines Estimated Call value ( M) Evaluation Oct. 2007AdG1Autumn 07Spring 08517 Spring 08 - Autumn 08 July 2008AdG219 November 08 PE 25 March 2009 SH 15 April 2009 LS 6 May 2009 489.5 Spring 09 - Autumn 09 Spring 2009AdG3Autumn 09Spring 10741 Spring 10 - Autumn 10 Spring 2010AdG4Autumn 10Spring 11869 Spring 11 - Autumn 11 ERC Work Programme Revision ERC Action Call openCall Deadlines Estimated Call value ( M) Evaluation Feb. 2007StG1Winter 06Spring 07290 Spring - Autumn 07 July 2008StG224 July 08 PE 29 October 2008 SH 19 November 2008 LS 10 December 2009 295.8 Winter 08 – Spring 09 Spring 2009StG3Summer 09Autumn 09340 Winter 09 – Spring 10 Spring 2010StG4Summer 10Autumn 10400 Winter 10 – Spring 11

49 MCA - Deadlines Researchers Night14 January 2009 Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes 19 February 2009 International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) 27 March 2009 International Re-integration Grant and European Re- integration grants (RG) 2 cut-off dates: 2 April & 8 October 2009 Intra- European Fellowships (IEF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) 18 August 2009 Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways 27 July 2009 FP7 – People – Marie Curie

50 Sources of Information UKRO Website: http://www.ukro.ac.ukhttp://www.ukro.ac.uk UKRO information services: http://ims.ukro.ac.uk Use advanced search function on the UKRO Information Services!http://ims.ukro.ac.uk ERC Website: http://erc.europa.euhttp://erc.europa.eu UK Marie Curie NCP: mariecurie-uk@bbsrc.ac.ukmariecurie-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk UK ERC NCP: erc-uk@bbsrc.ac.ukerc-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk Other NCPs: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.html Cordis: http://cordis.europa.eu/en/home.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/en/home.html Technology Platforms: http://cordis.europa.eu/technology- platformshttp://cordis.europa.eu/technology- platforms FP7 – Further information

51 Further Information CORDIS FP7 Pages: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html FP6 funded projects: http://cordis.europa.eu/citizens/projects.htm http://cordis.europa.eu/citizens/projects.htm DG Research http://ec.europa.eu/research/index_en.cfm http://ec.europa.eu/research/index_en.cfm Technology Platforms: http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms Prepare for FP7! Register as an evaluator… https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7

52 Further Information EPSS Helpdesk E-mail: support@epss-fp7.orgsupport@epss-fp7.org Tel: +32 2 233 3760 IPR helpdesk Website www.ipr-helpdesk.org European Commission FP7 Ethics Website http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en FP7 – ERC - Summary

53 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 People: Marie Curie Actions

54 Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchers Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers Strengthen human potential by: Encouraging people to become researchers Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility 4.7 Billion Marie Curie Actions FP7 – People – Marie Curie

55 Marie Curie Actions Quick Recap: Marie Curie Actions FP7 – Marie Curie Host ActionsIndividual Actions Initial Training Networks (ITN) Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) NEW Intra-European Fellowships Incoming International Fellowships Outgoing International Fellowships European Reintegration Grants International Reintegration Grants

56 Definition of researchers Early-Stage Researchers0 - 4 years (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorate Experienced Researchersi)in possession of a PhD or i)at least 4 years experience (FTE) FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

57 New Transnational Mobility Requirements Must not have been resident in host country for more that 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before application deadline (for individual actions) NEW: Only International Outgoing Fellowships and International Re-integration Grants have a nationality requirement Europeans based in e.g. the US: apply for an Incoming International Fellowship Third country nationals in the EU/AC: apply for an Intra-European Fellowship Researchers can now return to the country of their nationality if the mobility rule is respected NEW: additional Impact sub-criterion for individual fellowshipsbenefit of the mobility to the ERA FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

58 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

59 What is an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN Aims: Offering a series of fellowships to ESR and EXR through a Joint Training Programme including complementary skills modules And, as an option, hold short training events open to researchers outside the network As an option, recruit visiting scientists ITNs are in: Defined scientific fields as well as inter-disciplinary, new and emerging supra-disciplinary fields

60 Who can participate in an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN At least 3 different research groups from Member or Associated States BUT ALSO it can be single or twin sites (in Member or Associated States) if the international context is strong Third country partners are eligible, in addition to the minimum requirements. International Co- operation Partner Countries (ICPC) may receive funding, whilst those in non-ICPCs may receive funding if absolutely essential for the project

61 Who participates in an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN An ITN has both industrial and academic partners. Industry must be in involved at one of three levels: As a full partner Provider of specific training or secondment opportunities On the Advisory Board An ITN must have Coherent quality standards and mutual recognition of training/ diplomas

62 Who can you recruit to an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN An ITN supports researchers: With up to 5 years FTE From all over the world For periods of 3 - 36 months (ESRs) For periods of 3 – 24 months (EXRs) As well as visiting scientists (optional) To carry out teaching and supervisory work For a period of at least 1 month

63 Number of partners per project – first call FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

64 ITNs – key issues Ratio ESR/ER: - The total amount of ESRs and ERs should be reasonable and in line with what is recommended in the Guide for Applicants (80/20) Visiting Scientists: - Exceptional and duly justified in the context of the training programme Conferences: -should be proportionate to the proposed research training programme -is an opportunity for the recruiter researchers to exchange knowledge with more experienced researchers from outside the network. FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

65 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Example of a funded ITN proposal

66 LECHE: Lactase persistence and the early Cultural History of Europe This large (15 researcher, 24 participant) European training network explores the origin and impact of dairying Europe. The participating researchers will draw on the latest genetic studies of modern humans and domestic animals to identify markers of specific traits, but will also travel back in time and search for these in ancient remains.15 researcher, 24 participant For more information please visit: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/LeCHE/welco me.html http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/LeCHE/welco me.html FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

67 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Financial information

68 Living allowance (salary) Travel costs – depending on distance 250 - 2500 Mobility allowance Without family: 500 per month With family: 800 per month Correction factor applied for cost of living Career Exploratory allowance 2000 for stays of more than one year Training / research costs of eligible researchers (ITNs only) Lab-based research: 600 per month Non-lab-based research: 300 per month FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates Allowance rates

69 Researcher Salaries for ITNs ExperienceStipend (/yr) Employment contract (/yr) Early-Stage researchers 17,25034,500 Experienced researchers (< 5yrs) 26,50053,000 Visiting Scientist (4 - 10 yrs experience) 34,45068,900 VS (> 10 yrs experience) 51,675103,350 FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates Salaries are inclusive of all compulsory deductions Correction factor applied for cost of living (UK Coefficient 109.2%)

70 Benefits for the institution – ITNs Research Training 600 (ITN) per month Organisation of international conferences etc 300 per researcher per day for those outside ITN Management Activities maximum 7% (ITN) of the total EC contribution Contribution to overheads 10% of direct costs except for subcontractors Other types of eligible expenses N/A FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates

71 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPPs) and IRSES

72 What is an Industry–Academia Pathways and Partnership? FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP It is a two-way partnership with at least one commercial enterprise and one academic organisation in two different Member or Associated Countries An IAPP aims to increase industry-academia co-operation by: Supporting the creation, development, reinforcement and execution of strategic partnerships Creating diverse career possibilities and experience for researchers Knowledge sharing/cultural exchange, especially SMEs Aiming for longer term co-operation between both sectors

73 What can you do with an IAPP? FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Recruit experienced researchers for between 2 months and 2 years Staff exchange – experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years Organise common workshops/conferences Inter-sectoral mobility possible, within framework of whole project, in same country up to a maximum of 30% of total researcher months For SMEs, a contribution towards small equipment costs (up to 10% of project total) Call open: 24 April 2009 Deadline: 27 July 2009

74 What is the International Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)? FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES A new scheme aimed at Strengthening research partnerships through staff exchanges and networking activities Support to research organisations establish or reinforce long-term research co-operation through a coordinated joint programme of exchange for researchers for short periods Encourages exchange of best practice

75 What is IRSES? Two-way staff secondments between institutions in EU/AC and eligible third countries At least two participants from two different MS/AC and one partner from an eligible third country Secondment – up to 12 months Project duration of 24 – 48 months Commission contribution: EUR 1800/ researcher/month for EU/AC secondments Deadline:27 March 2009 FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

76 Who can participate in IRSES? Eligible staff include researchers, technical and management staff Eligible countries: EU Member States and Associated Countries Countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy: Armenia, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian-administered areas, Syrian Arab Rep., Tunisia, Ukraine Countries that have an S&T agreement with the EU: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

77 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

78 Individual Fellowships Aimed at Experienced Researchers Skills diversification Three categories: Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) Call Open:18 March 2009 Deadline:18 August 2009 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

79 Intra-European Fellowships Researchers based in the EU or Associated Country Must have spent less than 12 months in the last three years in the country where the fellowship is undertaken 12 – 24 months in an EU Member State or Associated Country Resuming a career in research Individual applies with host Attaining or strengthening professional independence Skills diversification FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

80 International Outgoing Fellowships FP7 – Marie Curie Actions EU Member or Associated State Nationals only 24 – 36 months in total of which 12 -24 months in third country followed by mandatory reintegration phase in European host institutions Individual applies with host Acquiring new knowledge in the third country – bringing it back to the EU/AS Contract is between European host institution and Commission for duration of fellowship Mandatory return phase of 1 year

81 International Incoming Fellowships FP7 – Marie Curie Actions Researchers based in third countries 12 – 24 months incoming phase in EU/AS Possible 1 year reintegration for nationals from International Co-operation Partner Countries Individual applies with host Contract between European host institution and EC for incoming phase, and between third country host and EC for reintegration / return Knowledge-sharing Mutually-beneficial research co-operation

82 Marie Curie Actions Individual Fellowships – IEF/IOF/IIF Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) – Aug 2007 1699 proposals received Success rate: 25% International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) – Aug 2007 341 proposals received Success rate: 29.3% International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) – Aug 2007 573 proposals received Success rate: 23% Overall Success Rate The budget was distributed among the evaluation panel in direct proportion to the number of eligible proposals. However, the exact number of proposals funded will depend on the outcome of negotiations, the available budget and the completion of formal procedures. FP7 – Marie Curie

83 Definition of Fellows Allowances These are all flat rates Living Basic salary Varies according to research experience Mobility Relocation costs including language courses Varies according to family situation Travel Every 12 months travel from location of origin to fellowship location Career exploratory Fellowships at least 1 year to spend on career development activities FP7 – Marie Curie - Allowances

84 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Marie Curie Reintegration Grants

85 European Re-integration Grants FP7 – Marie Curie Actions (Re)-integration into research career following a period of transnational mobility Applicants must have already benefited from a Marie Curie fellowship under FP6 or FP7 - 18 months minimum FTE The European Re-integration Grant: Supports a research project of 2- 3 years Contributes to the research costs Researcher applies with host institution Start within 12 months of your fellowship end

86 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions Integration into research career in Europe following a period of transnational mobility outside Europe for at least 3 years Contribute to development of lasting co-operation with scientific community of the third country from which they have returned No requirement to have benefited from MCA previously The International Re-integration Grants Support a research project of 2- 4 years Contributes to the research costs Researcher applies with host institution Host commits to researcher for at least 3 years Exceptionally those already employed in research in EU will be considered International Re-integration Grants

87 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Marie Curie Actions Further Information for Reference

88 Key documents FP7 – Marie Curie Call FicheFocus People Work Programme Guide for ApplicantsPreparation & submission EPSS Guide Rules on Submission and Evaluation, Guide for Evaluators Background Model grant agreement Financial, negotiation, reporting and IPR guidelines FP7, People Specific Programme Text Other policy documents e.g. Mobility Strategy, Charter and Code

89 Mobility NCP - helpdesk Web, email, telephone, visits Advice on applying for MC actions: Eligibility Application help Results Contractual issues Advice to those with MC contracts: Social security and tax Model agreements between host and fellow Contractual issues Events and Comprehensive Hints/Tips Slides UK Research Office – Mobility NCP

90 Marie Curie – Useful Links UK National Contact Point for Marie Curie/ People http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mobility/index.htm CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu/mariecurie-actions The Charter and the Code text: http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/europeancharter UK HE Sector analysis: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/news/gapanalysis.htm http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/news/gapanalysis.htm European Researchers Mobility Portal (incl. link to ERA-More) http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/index_en.cfm Marie Curie Vacancies http://cordis.europa.eu/mc-opportunities FP7 – Marie Curie

91 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 Ideas: European Research Council

92 What is the ERC? What is the European Research Council (ERC)? New pan-European funding organisation Supports the best in Europe - scientists, engineers and scholars Funding of 7.51 billion (2007-13) What are the aims of the ERC? Encourage highest quality research in Europe Competitive, flexible funding Retain, repatriate and recruit (career support) What are the 3 ERC Grant Schemes? Starting Grants, Advanced Grants and Support Actions Support for a PI and (if necessary) team-members Investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence ERC - Introduction

93 ERC Grant Schemes Starting Independent Researcher Grants aims to provide criticial and adequate support to the independent careers of excellent researchers who are at the stage of starting or consolidating their own independent research team or, depending on field, their independent research programme researchers applying for an ERC Starting Grant must be able to demonstrate their potential to become independent research leaders ~1/3 Annual ERC Budget ERC - Introduction

94 ERC Starting Grant Calls Indicative Call Schedule 2007-11 Please note that resubmission and multiple application rules apply Work Programme (published on) ERC ActionCall OpenCall Deadlines Estimated Call Value ( M) Evaluation 2007 (Feb 2007) ERC-2007-StGWinter 06Spring 07290 Spring - Autumn 07 2009 (July 2008) ERC-2009-StG24 July 08 PE 29 October 08 SH 19 November 08 LS 10 December 08 295.8 Winter 08 - Spring 09 2010 (Spring 2009) ERC-2010-StGSummer 09Autumn 09340 Winter 09 - Spring 10 2011 (Spring 2010) ERC-2011-StGSummer 10Autumn 10400 Winter 10 - Spring 11 ERC - Introduction

95 ERC Grant Schemes Advanced Investigator Grants aims to encourage and support excellent, innovative and investigator-initiated research projects by leading advanced investigators complements the ERC Starting Grant scheme by targeting researchers who have already established themselves as being independent research leaders in their own right ~2/3 Annual ERC Budget ERC - Introduction

96 ERC Advanced Grants Calls Indicative Call Schedule 2007-11 Please note that resubmission and multiple application rules apply Work Programme (published on) ERC ActionCall OpenCall Deadlines Estimated Call Value ( M) Evaluation 2008 (Oct 2007) ERC-2008-AdGAutumn 07Spring 08542 Spring - Autumn 08 2009 (July 2008) ERC-2009-AdG19 November 08 PE 25 March 09 SH 15 April 09 LS 6 May 09 489.5 Spring - Autumn 09 2010 (Spring 2009) ERC-2010-AdGAutumn 09Spring 10741 Spring - Autumn 10 2011 (Spring 2010) ERC-2011-AdGAutumn 10Spring 11869 Spring - Autumn 11 ERC - Introduction

97 ERC Support Actions Aim: Projects, studies, expert groups, seminars, data access and dissemination, information and communication activities, and initiatives for the monitoring, assessment and evaluation of the ERC Activities (NOT RTD) Topics for 2009 Call were: Science management and organisation Science Management and efficiency Research themes and scientific output Emerging research areas Researchers and host institutions Institutional and individual excellence Policy and structures Changing structures and policies Funding complementarities Bottom up suggestions are also welcome Call closed: 12 November 2008 Call budget: 2.5 million ERC - Introduction

98 Advanced Grants (AdG) Aims: Support excellent, innovative and investigator-initiated research projects Carried out by leading advanced investigators whatever their nationality must be already established and recognised as being independent research leaders in their own right PI can lead a team, if needed (more on this later) Will Support: Flexible projects to promote substantial advances in frontier research such as: knowledge pursuit of questions at or beyond the frontiers of knowledge any field of research* interdisciplinary proposals crossing the boundaries between different research fields pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research proposals introducing unconventional, innovative approaches and scientific inventions but must have a significant impact on science, scholarship or engineering reviewers understand the high-risk/high-gain profile should aim to broaden scientific and technological knowledge should not be linked to commercial objectives *all fields of science and scholarship are eligible, except nuclear research ERC AdG - Introduction

99 PI Profile Overview ERC AdG - Introduction Am I a Competitive Candidate? Am I an active researcher? Do I have a track record of significant achievements in last 10 years? Significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed journals which are multidisciplinary or in their field If appropriate to your research field, should have: monographs, granted patents, invited presentations, lead expeditions, organised international conference, won awards and prizes… Am I an exceptional leader in terms of originality and significance of my research contribution? Content and impact of work International recognition May have changed fields or established interdisciplinary approaches (PI does not need to have a PhD) All this needs to be shown in your application…. …which will include: - a ten year track record - a scientific leadership profile - a cv

100 Host must give PI independence to: Apply for funding independently Manage the research and funding for the project and make appropriate resource allocation decisions Publish as senior authors and invite as co-authors only those who have contributed substantially to the reported work Supervise & recruit team members, including research students, doctoral students and others Have access to reasonable facilities and space for research PI Independence Statement from Host Decided by the Peer Review Panels Does not apply to team members ERC AdG - Introduction

101 Individual Team Concept Overview Diagram provided by the European Commission ERC AdG - Introduction

102 Funding Levels and Duration of Grant Direct Costs 100% of eligible and approved direct costs funded Indirect Costs: 20% flat rate (of the total direct costs excluding subcontracting and third party resources not used on premises) Is allocated and charged (for all institutions no proof needed of how spent) Normally Up to ~2.5 million over 5 years EC contribution (or pro-rata for shorter projects) Can be higher, but only if: Co-Investigator Project (which MUST be inter- or multi-disciplinary) or The PI is coming from outside the EU/AC (third country) to establish a research team at a host institution in an EU MS/AC or Proposal requires the purchase of major research equipment In these cases: up to ~3.5 million over 5 yrs EC contribution (or pro-rata) ERC AdG - Introduction

103 Peer Review Structure and Funding Levels Submission Single Stage Submission, but 2-Step Peer Review (with no interviews) Electronic Submission via EPSS Peer Review 4 research domains 25 panels (AdG - 2 separate sets of panel members, StG – 1 set) The remaining 13% allocated to an support Interdisciplinary Research Domain *Strictly 17.00, Brussels time! ERC AdG - Submission/Evaluation DomainPanelsBudgetDeadline Physical Sciences and Engineering (PE)1039%25 March 2009* Social Sciences and Humanities (SH)614%15 April 2009* Life Sciences (including Medical) (LS)934%6 May 2009*

104 Evaluation Criteria Principal Investigator Quality of research output/track record Intellectual capacity and creativity Research Project Ground breaking nature of the research Potential impact Methodology High gain/high risk balance Research Environment (only at step 2) Contribution of the research environment Participation of other legal entities Each evaluation criterion (Heading 1 and 2) will be marked on a scale of 1 to 4: 4 = Outstanding, 3 = Excellent, 2=Very Good, 1=Non-fundable A quality threshold of 2 will be applied to these criteria Proposals ranked on basis of marks received and an overall appreciation of their strengths and weaknesses 1-4 Pass/Fail 1-4 ERC AdG - Submission/Evaluation

105 Remote Reading and Assessment by Panel Members (only?) If oversubscribed, possibly only: A1T Form (A1T-Summary of Track Record and Leadership Profile) and Part B1 (Extended Synopsis) Panel Meetings and Ranking Proposals retained for stage 2, or rejected STEP 2 - Evaluation Panel Meetings Domain Panel Chairs ranking and selection per Domain Proposals Selected Reading and Assessment by Panel Members and Remote Evaluators of Full Proposal Applicant Logs into EPSS Completes Full Proposal Chooses Primary Panel (and Secondary Panel if needed) Presses SUBMIT before the Primary Panel deadline! STEP 1 - Evaluation Eligibility Check All 25 Panel Chairs rank remaining Interdisciplinary Proposals ERC AdG - Submission/Evaluation

106 Structure of Application Forms (TBC) Part A – Administrative and Summary Forms (completed directly onto EPSS) A1 Proposal & PI information A1T Forms - summary Track Record & Leadership Profile ( PI) A2 Host Institution(s) information & PIC A3 Budget – financial information Part B1 – Proposal Details (template from EPSS, submitted as.pdf) Cover page - abstract Section 1a - the PI Scientific Leadership Profile (2 pages) (+2 per Co-I) CV, including Funding ID (2 pages) (+2 per Co-I) 10 Year Track Record (2 pages) (+2 per Co-I) Section 1b - Extended Synopsis (5 pages) Part B2 – Proposal Details (template from EPSS, submitted as.pdf) Section 2 - Scientific Proposal (15 pages + ethical issues) State-of-the-art and objectives Methodology Resources (including project costs) Ethical issues table + ethical issues info (tbc) Section 3 - Research Environment ( 2 pages) PIs Host institution Additional institutions/participants Annexes Commitment of the Host Institution (template from EPSS, submitted as.pdf) Ethical Issues info (tbc) ERC AdG - Submission/Evaluation

107 Scientific Leadership Profile (2 pages max) a self evaluation of the research career achievements demonstrating the applicants capacity to go beyond the state of the art a presentation of the content and impact of the major scientific or scholarly contributions of the applicant to his or her own research field and/or neighboring research fields and, if applicable, their wider societal impact the international recognition and diffusion that these major contributions have received from others (publications, citations or appropriate equivalents/additional funding/ students/international prizes and awards/ institution-building/other) evidence of efforts and ability to inspire younger researchers towards high quality research (highlights of research mentoring record, information on the careers of supervised graduate and post-doctoral students, etc.) where applicable: proven ability to productively change research fields and/or to establish new interdisciplinary approaches ERC AdG - Application – PI

108 Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max) Academic record Research record Succinct funding ID Current research grants and their subject Ongoing application for work related to the project ERC AdG - Application – PI

109 10 Year Track Record (2 pages max) Benchmarks Top 10 publications, as senior author (or in fields where alphabetic order of authorship is the norm, joint author) in major international peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary scientific journals and/or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective research fields, also indicating the number of citations (excluding auto-citations) they have attracted. Research monographs*, chapters in collective volumes (+any translations)* (for fields where monographs are the norm such as humanities and social science)(3) Granted patents* (5) Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools* (10) Research expeditions that the applicant has led* (3) Organisation of International Conferences in the field of the applicant (membership in the steering and/or organising committee)* (3) International Prizes/Awards/Academy Memberships* Memberships to Editorial Boards of International Journals* (tbc) (*if applicable) ERC AdG - Application – PI

110 A1T Form (TBC) Summary of Track Record and Leadership Profile Online electronic template to be filled in directly in EPSS Summary of the Leadership Profile 1800 Character Summary of data from the Track Record Tables provided for Publications (10 max) Monographs (5 max) Granted Patents (5 max) Chapters in Collective Volumes (5 max) Publications in Refereed Conference/International Advanced School proceedings (10 max) Research Expeditions Led (5 max) Committees or International Conferences (5 max) Prizes, Awards, Academy Memberships (5 max) Editorial Boards of International Journals (5 max) ERC AdG - Application – PI

111 Statistics - StG 2007-StG Was same deadline for all domains (two stage submission and evaluation) 9167 first stage (outline) proposals of which 1144 were with UK host institutions 87% involve 1 institution, 7% involve 2 institutions, 2% involve 3 institutions 559 invited to second stage (431 passed thresholds) ~50% success rate at the 2 nd stage (~300-305 proposals to be funded?) Of top 300: 32 nationalities, 21 host counties, 170 Host Institutions, 15 moving to EU Of top 300: ~19% (56) hosted at UK, ~9.5% UK nationals UK success rate as host ~5.2%, average of all countries ~3.3% Average requested grant size: 1.1 million Average age 35 (spans from 28-44) Average experience 6-7 years Gender 26% women (as low as 12% in LS2, up to 71% in SH4) Database, first awardees http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html Brochure including 6 case studies: http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/policy_docs/080929_erc_stg_case_studies.pdf http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/policy_docs/080929_erc_stg_case_studies.pdf List of proposals above threshold in 2 nd stage & further stats at www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/stgwww.ukro.ac.uk/erc/stg 2009-StG PE Domain received 1112 proposals SH Domain received 463 proposals LS Domain received 927 proposals ERC Feedback

112 Statistics - AdG 2008-AdG Overall 2167 submitted (299 from UK), of which 340 passed thresholds (16%) Results so far PE: 997 proposal submitted, 114 funded so far, 20 hosted by UK (18%) SH: 404 proposals submitted, 48 funded so far, 12 hosted by UK (25%) LS: 766 proposals submitted, 84 funded so far, 18 hosted by UK (21%) Interdisciplinary Domain: 29 funded so far, 9 hosted by UK (31%) Of top 275: 26 nationalities, 23 host counties, 6 moving to EU Of top 275: UK top in terms of hosting at 59 (21%) and nationality (17%) UK success rate as host ~19.7%, average of all countries ~12.6% Average requested grant: PE 1.9 Million LS 2.1 Million SH 1.7 Million Average age: ~51 (spans from 30-79, with single cases of 23 and 87) Average experience: 23 yrs (spans mainly 7 to 45 yrs) Gender: 14% women (as low as 3% in PE7 up to 29% in SH5) Further statistics and funding lists (including names of funded PIs and projects) at www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/adg.htm www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/adg.htm ERC Feedback

113 ERC-2009-StGERC-2009-AdGERC-2007-StG Call Opens24/7/0819/11/08 tbc22/12/06 Call ClosesPE 29/10/08 SH 19/11/08 LS 10/12/08 PE 25/3/09 tbc SH 15/4/09 tbc LS 6/5/09 tbc 1st Stage 25/4/07 2nd Stage 17/9/07 Call (million)~295.8~489.5~300 Eligibility (post PhD) 3-8 yrs (up to 11 yrs) Last 10 yrs significant achievements 2-9 yrs (up to 12 yrs) Co-I allowed?NoYesNo Submission1 Stage Evaluation2 Step Panels25 20 CriteriaPotential of PI / Quality of Research Project / Research Environment Interviews?YesNoYes Budget limitUp to 2 million for up to 5yrs (pro rata) Up to 2.5 million for up to 5 yrs (pro rata) but up to 3.5 million in certain cases 100-400 thousand per yr up to 5 yrs

114 Further Information (1) UK ERC NCP Website http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc UK ERC NCP Newsletter http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/events_ukro/events_alerts.htm ERC Website http://erc.europa.eu ERC Newsletter http://erc.europa.eu/index.cfm?fuseaction=reg.edit#01 ERC Europa Helpdesk http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?lg=en&pg=enquiries UKRO Information Services (For UKRO subscribers) http://ims.ukro.ac.uk Links

115 European Research Council National Contact Point helpdesk Website http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erchttp://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc ERC mailing list for events and key updates Helpdesk via email and telephone (erc-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk or 0032 2289 6121)erc-uk@bbsrc.ac.uk Specialist training courses and information events UK Research Office – ERC NCP Advice on applying for ERC actions Eligibility Application help Results Contractual issues Advice to those with ERC grants

116 http://www.ukro.ac.uk FP7 Proposal writing

117 What types of projects can I do? Co-operation and Capacities Funding Schemes: Small and Large Collaborative Project Network of Excellence Coordination and Support Actions – either Coordination or Support Action Specific International Co-operation Action Research for the benefit of Specific Groups (i.e. SMEs, CSOs) found in SSH, Env, SIS, SMEs. Combination of CP and CSA (Research Infrastructures) ERA-NET and ERA-NET Plus FP7 – Funding Schemes

118 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Approaching Proposal Writing

119 Process Overview FP7 Submission and Evaluation Call One/two stage e-submission Eligibility Check Individual Evaluation Panel Review Consensus Feedback (ESR) Commission Ranking Report to PC Negotiation of Proposals

120 Application and Negotiation Process Final Work Programme Consortium Application Activities Decision (via EC or Co-ordinator) Negotiation Project Start Preparation of Grant Agreement Authorisation Project Account Staff Recruitment ESR Grant Agreement Consortium Agreement Budget Ranking Consortium Agreement Consortium Agreement 120 FP7 Overview

121 Negotiation Project Start Project Account Staff Recruitment Grant Agreement Consortium Agreement Scientific Reporting Financial Reporting Commission Pre-financing Certificate on Financial Statement Kick off Meeting Interim Payment Final Reporting Project Implementation Start Interim Reporting Finish 121 FP7 Overview

122 Who do I need in my consortium? FP7 – Building your consortium Depends on topic Partners must match activities in proposal Impact should be a focus here as well Diverse consortium EU dimension Certain target partner types: Small Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Third Country, International Co operation Partner County (ICPC) Commission may offer advice in key areas e.g. Health and SMEs

123 Building your consortium.. How do I find partners? Existing contacts FP6 Projects http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/projects.htmhttp://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/projects.htm FP7 Projects http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html Networks of Excellence EU conferences http://ec.europa.eu/researchhttp://ec.europa.eu/research SINAPSE http://ec.europa.eu/sinapse/sinapsehttp://ec.europa.eu/sinapse/sinapse European Technology Platforms http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms Evaluating UKRO can distribute partner profiles NCPs, CORDIS, IDEAL-IST partner search (ICT research) Note! Use partner searches with caution; Check out track record; Understand motives for getting involved Choosing Partners

124 FP7 Funding Schemes FP7 – Funding Co-operation Theme Collaborative Projects (S/M) Collaborative Projects (L) Co-ordination and Support Actions Health Max 3 million (eligibility criteria) Must be from 6 to 12 million (eligibility criteria) No firm limits FAFB Max 3 million (eligibility criteria) Must be from 3 to 6 million (eligibility criteria) CSA max 1 million (eligibility criteria) ICT No firm limits Socio-Economic Sciences 500k to 1.5 million (eligibility criteria) 1.5 to 4 million (eligibility criteria) No firm limits but around 1 million

125 Direct Costs: Maximum EC reimbursement rates FP6FP7: Industry FP7: Public Bodies, Universities, SMEs, etc. RTD*50% 75% Demonstration35%50% Management100% Other**100% ERC100% direct costs, plus 20% flat rate for indirect costs Coordination Actions; Support Actions 100% direct costs, plus up to 7% for indirect costs Marie Curie ActionsLump sum + flat rates, plus 10 % for indirect costs * Activities directly aimed at creating new knowledge, new technology, and products, including scientific coordination. ** Training, Consortium Management FP7 – Funding 125

126 Discuss budget early Costs of activities discussed first Share of costs amongst consortium Procedure for changing this share if necessary Bear in mind limits imposed by Commission Researchers and Administrations should both be involved Guidelines on Finances, Negotiation and Reporting FP6 experience of managing, budgeting and reporting is useful background Make sure that all eligible costs are included in the budget FP7 Financial Considerations

127 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Evaluation criteria

128 Evaluation Criteria FP7 Proposal Writing Implementation S/T Quality Excellence Impact 3/5 3/5 3/5 Overall threshold = 10/15 NOTE – check Work Programme for specific criteria, weightings and thresholds

129 Relevance is considered in relation to the topic(s) in the Work Programme open in a given call, and to the objectives of the call Integrated into S&T quality and Impact This must be addressed in the proposal! If it is only partially relevant – it will be reflected in the scoring If it is not relevant – it will be out of scope and rejected on eligibility grounds before the evaluation FP7 Proposal Preparation Relevance

130 S&T Quality Scientific and/or technological excellence (relevant to the topics addressed by the call) Soundness of concept itself Quality of objectives Acknowledgement of, and development beyond, the state-of-the-art Methodology and Work Plan Quality of co-ordination FP7 Proposal Preparation

131 Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the management Management Structure Management Procedures Quality, Complementarity and Balance of the Consortium Matching of Consortium to objectives Appropriateness of allocation of: Budget Staff resources Equipment FP7 Proposal Preparation Implementation

132 The potential impact through the development, dissemination and use of project results Expected Impact is described in the Work Programme The nature of the Impact can vary considerably between calls Think of your measures for: Dissemination Exploitation of project results IPR management Disseminating knowledge through stakeholder and public engagement FP7 Proposal Preparation Impact

133 From idea to getting started Work Programme New partners Deadline Forms Authorisation? Consortium Agreement Topic 1. Project Idea FP7 – Key Stages 2. Proposal meeting/s Objectives Existing Network Work packages Management Exploitation

134 Some key advice 1. Clarify your own goals for participation 2. Research previous and current projects 3. Set aside enough time 4. Meet with consortium partners 5. (Coordinator) Register in EPSS, update, press submit 6. Work with your institution 7. Ask someone to read through your proposal 8. Put yourself in the shoes of the evaluator 9. Read the Guide for Applicants (per call) 10. Write clearly and concisely FP7 - Essentials

135 Part B: Top Tips Fully address the evaluation criteria Include well worked out plan Outline any Plan B (risk analysis) Flexible partnership Use tables and diagrams Get the right balance (budget, activities, etc) FP7 – Part B

136 Part B: Top Tips - continued Think about the structure of their proposal Have you reflected on why you want / have chosen these partners in the network? Do all partners have realistic expectations? Do you want an MoU in place (when?) The science has to be top – but reinforce the importance of management… Dissemination – ensure that this is included sufficiently… FP7 – Part B

137 Before you start to write… What is the main objective of your proposal? How is your proposal unique? Whose problem does this solve? Why cant other actors be expected to carry out this work? Which consortium member will provide which skills? How will you know if you have succeeded? How will you measure your progress? What infrastructure and data sets will be needed? FP7 – Good Proposals

138 Advice for the Science part Be a want-to-read proposal rather than a have-to-read proposal Show how your domain of expertise connects to broader objectives in the field / in society What will be different when you are done? How is your idea different? How does it all fit into a plan? What data will you use to test your work? FP7 – Good Proposals

139 Evaluator comments: S&T Quality t he WPs and deliverables should also be better described While the concept is good and novel, it addresses the topics of the call only partially There are missing or removed parts in this proposal. Thus, they cannot be evaluated does not demonstrate major progress beyond the state-of-the-art The work described is not particularly novel Proposal is too broad Given the extent of previous work and patenting in this area, doubts were raised as to whether a novel product could be developed FP7 – Evaluator Comments

140 Advice for the Implementation Part Quality of the consortium: Do you have all the necessary skill sets covered? Is it clear what the motivation of different members of the Consortium is? Quality of the management: Does the coordinator have support to carry out administrative tasks? Is there an established & efficient way to exchange information and resources? Has the status of background knowledge been sorted out? FP7 – Good Proposals

141 Evaluator comments: Implementation Role of the Co-ordinator is unclear the standard and experience of partners is variable the management structure is not sufficiently worked out to guarantee the success of this project unclear how partners will exchange information the role of partner X is unclear the costs are not linked to activities and not well balanced no formal planning of assessment of milestones the coordinating partner is well experienced in performing European projects the overall budget seems balanced, justified and well calculated. However, sustainability after the project is vaguely formulated and should be addressed during the course of the project FP7 – Evaluator Comments

142 Comments on Impact Exploitation and dissemination plans are not specific to the project appropriate measures for spreading excellence and disseminating knowledge with the involvement of the different stakeholders the European added value of the consortium is limited there is no indication of publication plans Does not explicitly describe the importance of solving the problem in a European context the list of potential impacts is short and poorly described. There are no plans for dissemination of the results outside the participants geographical area. It will contribute only partially to a pan-European discussion on these issues has the potential to have an immediate, large scale impact. In turn, the policy change it advocates has the potential to make a huge difference for millions of people world-wide FP7 – Evaluator Comments

143 In short, the best proposals… FP7 - Success Factors Have an EU added value Clearly address the topic and meet objectives Push back the frontiers of S&T Consist of the right consortium for the project Highlight the impact of the project Are well budgeted Are concise and easy to read

144 The Institutional Aspect Use experience within the institution – ask European Office for examples, speak to successful colleagues Standard text / facts on the institutional track- record? Experience of managing FP6 and FP7 projects? Use calls strategically – success-rates vary greatly for different areas! Institutional approach to co-ordinating projects? FP7 – Proposal Tips

145 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Key documents and EPSS

146 Key documents FP7 Submission and Evaluation Call FicheFocus Work Programme Guide for ApplicantsPreparation and submission EPSS Guide Rules on Submission and Evaluation, Guide for Evaluators Background Model Grant Agreement Financial, negotiation, reporting and IPR guidelines FP7, Specific Programme Text Other policy documents

147 Electronic Submission (EPSS) Co-ordinator must register on Cordis and be sent password and access details PIC code – ask your institutions European Office Passes on access to other participants Complete A forms (admin details) Upload.pdf file of Part B (10Mb limit) Submission must be selected Automated check Can revise up to deadline Deadline strictly enforced Technical problems addressed to EPSS helpdesk Submission and Evaluation


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