Presentation on theme: "Opportunities for young Kazakh researchers in getting funded by the European Commission – A Rough Guide to: Why, What and How Presentation at Al-Farabi."— Presentation transcript:
1 Opportunities for young Kazakh researchers in getting funded by the European Commission – A Rough Guide to: Why, What and HowPresentation at Al-Farabi National University,Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan28 October 2011
2 Who am I? Prof. Sergey V. Mikhalovsky, Biomaterials and Medical DevicesResearch Group LeaderSchool of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences,Faculty of Science and EngineeringUniversity of Brighton, UKGroup is comprised of: 3 Professors, 1 Reader, 3 Senior Lecturers, 3 Principal Research Fellows, one of them RCUK Fellow, 1.5 Senior Research Fellows, 4 Research Fellows, 3 Marie Curie Fellows, 4 PhD students. Required funding 1,000,000 euros/year
3 Project proposal evaluator: Framework Programme 5, 6 and 7INCO-COPERNICUS, INTAS, TEMPUS III and IV, Erasmus-Mundus I and II,Lead expert in Life Sciences, Erasmus-Mundus INANO-Austria, Fundamental Research Fund – Russia, NANO-Cyprus,UK national funding bodies: EPSRC, BBSRC, the Royal Society
4 Framework Programme 7, FP7 – the main funding body in the EU for research Co-operation – Collaborative ResearchFramework Programme 7European Research CouncilMarie Curie ActionsCapacities – Research CapacityJRCEURATOM
5 Budget Split 2007-2013 €4 097 €7 460 €32 413 Values in € Millions Co-operationIdeasPeopleCapacitiesJRCValues in€ Millions€1 751FP7 – Specific Programmes€4 097€7 460€4 700€32 413
6 Structure of FP7 Plus JRC and Euratom Co-operation – collaborative researchCapacitiesHealthResearch InfrastructuresFood, Agriculture and Fisheries, BiotechnologyResearch for the BenefitOf SMEsInformation and Communication TechnologiesStructure of FP7Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production TechnologiesRegions of KnowledgeEnergyResearch PotentialEnvironment (including Climate Change)Science in SocietyTransportActivities of InternationalCo-operationSocio-Economic Sciences and the HumanitiesCoherent Developmentof PoliciesSpaceSecurityPeople - Marie CurieIdeas – European Research Council (ERC)Initial Training of researchersLifelong Training and Career DevelopmentStarting Independent Researcher GrantsIndustry-Academia Partnerships & PathwaysThe International DimensionAdvanced Investigator GrantsSpecific Actions
7 What about Kazakhstan? Eligible for most FP7 projects! Kazakhstan is an ICPC country – International Collaboration Partnership CountryA target country in SICA – Specific International Cooperation Actions. The required two or more partners should be from two different countries.Framework Programme 7
8 ICPC (international cooperation partnership countries) FP7 – International cooperation
9 Why participate?Good Money – typically 200, ,000 € per participating organisation for yearsMoney for salaries, travel expenses, consumables, management, modest sums for equipment.Expanding your network of contacts.Knowledge transfer – opportunity to work in different labs, access to unique equipment and instruments, methods and techniquesFramework Programme 7
10 What project? Diverse formats and degrees of participation: (i) Top-bottom projects with Call specific priorities (COOPERATION themes, Euroatom)(ii) Bottom-up project – you choose what you want to do(PEOPLE, ERC-IDEAS, CAPACITIES)(iii) Participation as a team (COOPERATION, CAPACITIES, PEOPLE-IAPP)(iv) Participation as individual/team (PEOPLE-IIF, ERC-IDEAS)Framework Programme 7
11 Health - Activity Areas 2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. SecurityBiotechnology,generic tools& medicaltechnologiesforhuman healthTranslatingresearchforhuman healthOptimisingthe deliveryof health careto EuropeancitizensFP7 – Co-operation - HealthChild healthHealth of the ageing population
12 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology - Activity Areas - KBBE 1. Health2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. SecuritySustainableproduction &managementof biologicalresourcesFork to farm:food, healthand well beingLife sciences,biotechnology andbiochemistryfor sustainablenon-food productsand processesFP7 – Co-operation - FAB...Build a Knowledge Based Bio-Economy…2012 Call – All areas open July 2011
13 ICT- Challenges Pervasive and Trusted network & Service Infrastructures1. Health2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. SecurityCognitive Systems, Interaction, RoboticsFP7 – Co-operation - ICTComponents, Systems, EngineeringDigital Libraries and ContentTowards sustainable and personalisedhealthcareICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability& EnergyICT for Independent Living and InclusionFuture and Emerging Technologies (FET)
14 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies – NMP Activity Areas 1. Health2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. Security1. Nanosciences and NanotechnologiesFP7 - Co-operation - NMP2. Materials3. New Production4. Integration of technologies for industrial production
15 Energy - Activity Areas (Expect Annual Calls & WPs) 5. CO2 capture and storage for zero emission power generation4. Renewables for heating and cooling3. Renewable fuel production1. Hydrogen and fuel cells2. Renewable electricitygeneration1. Health2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. SecurityFP7 – Co-operation - Energy6. Clean coal technologies7. Smart energy networks8. Energy savings and energy efficiency9. Knowledge for energy policy making10. Horizontal actions
16 Environment – Activity Areas Climate Change, Pollution and RisksPressures on Environment and Climate (€42m)Environment and Health (€20m)Natural Hazards (€14m)1. Health2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. SecuritySustainable Management of ResourcesConservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity (€30m)Management of marine environments (€20.5m)FP7 – Co-operation – EnvironmentEnvironmental TechnologiesEnvironmental technologies for…the natural and man-made resources (€39m, incl. €5m for joint call with NMP)Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, including human habitat (€9m)Technology assessment, verification and testing (€7m)Earth Observation (EO) and Assessment Tools for Sustainable DevelopmentEO systems and methods for the environment and sustainable development (€21m)Forecasting methods & assessment tools for sustainable development over different scales of observation (€12m)
17 Aeronautics and Air Transport 1. Health2. Food3. ICT4. Nano5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Security and SpaceProposed objective oriented research themes:1. The greening of air transport2. Increasing time efficiency3. Ensuring customer satisfaction and safety4. Improving cost efficiency5. Protecting aircraft and passengers6. Pioneering air transport of the future7. Cross cutting activitiesFP7 – Co-operation - Transport
18 Sustainable Surface Transport 1. Health2. Food3. ICT4. Nano5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Security and Space(includes rail, road and waterborne transport)Proposed objective-oriented research themes:1. The greening of surface transport2. Encouraging modal shift and decongesting transport corridors3. Ensuring sustainable urban mobility4. Improving safety and security5. Strengthening competitiveness6. Cross cutting activitiesFP7 – Co-operation - Transport
19 Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities - Activity Areas 1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society1. Health2. FABFP7 – Co-operation - SSH2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective3. ICT4. NMP3. Major trends in society and their implications5. Energy4. Europe in the world6. Environment7. Transport5. The citizen in the European Union8. SSH6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators9. Space7. Foresight activities10. Security8. Strategic activities
20 Space - Activities FP7 – Co-operation – Space Space-based applications at the service of European Society1. Health2. FAB3. ICT4. NMP5. Energy6. Environment7. Transport8. SSH9. Space10. SecurityFP7 – Co-operation – SpaceStrengthening of Space foundations - Research to support space science & exploration- Research to support space transportation and key technologiesHorizontal actions
21 Currently:Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology / 2 open callsInformation and Communication Technologies / 5 open callsNanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies - NMP / 8 open callsEnergy / 4 open callsEnvironment (including Climate Change) / 2 open callsTransport (including Aeronautics) / 8 open callsGeneral Activities / 1 open callsHealth / 1 open callsSocio-economic sciences and Humanities / 3 open callsSpace / 1 open callsSecurity / 1 open calls
22 How? Regularly monitor the funding opportunities Most obvious source of funding for regular monitoring is:FP7 - become a regular visitor on this site:and become familiar with the structure of this programme. The Participant Portal has become the European Commission's single authoritative website for the publication of FP7 calls.Framework Programme 7
23 How?(continued)Try to get information about forthcoming Calls – it is possible to do so by contacting your NCP (National Contact Point), getting information from an insider, etc.The earlier you know the contents of the future Call, the better your chances for success. When the Call has been announced, it is too late! You will have 2-3 months to submit a proposal from the date when the Call opens.Often the expected date of the Call is known in advance.Framework Programme 7
24 What to start with?Formulate the idea, which fits a particular Call (probably several ideas to have a choice)Identify potential partners – do a lot of networking, and do it all the time regardless of Calls.Learn the Brussels speak – it takes time, but once you understand it – your chances of success are much higher.
25 What to do next? You have to understand how to write a proposal. Read all relevant documents: contents of the Call, Work Programme, Guide for Applicants.Follow instructions of the Guide for Applicants as close as possible.
26 What to do next?Write a proposal – preferably not by yourself if it is your first one.Write a proposal yourself if you have done this beforeSeek advice and assistance of people with experience: colleagues who have got such grants, advisory bodiesInteract with other partnersNotify senior management about your intention to submit a proposal and get their support in principle and agree financial aspects of the proposal.
27 Assessment criteriaScience and Technology quality (aim, objectives, innovation, originality, multi-, inter-disciplinarity, state-of-the-art) Detailed Work Programme description (Work packages, tasks, milestones, deliverables, person-months) Description of the consortium (experience of international collaboration, achievements, publications, complementarity of skills, infrastructure, previous contacts with partners)
28 Assessment criteria (continued) Management, dissemination, risk management, structure, decision making process, previous experience of management, IP protection Impact – benefits for partners, benefits for Europe, benefits for major stakeholders, society PEOPLE – additional criterion – quality of knowledge transfer Follow instructions for writing the proposal as exactly as you can!
29 Evaluation - Process Overview CallOne stagee-submissionEligibilityCheckIndividualEvaluationFP7 – How to applyConsensusPanelReviewFeedback(ESR)CommissionRankingNegotiation ofProposals
30 Who evaluates? Selected from a wide pool from a database Minimum 3 evaluators per projectSelected per callReplace about ¼ in any given area annuallySign confidentiality and conflict of interest declarationsNames published after evaluation (though not at call or proposal level)Target at least 40% femaleMix of geographical location and backgroundFP7 – How to apply
31 Tips on writing a successful proposal An interesting and innovative ideaStrong consortiumExperienced co-ordinatorComplementarity of skills and expertisePerfect matching between the proposal and the callAt least 6 months to prepare a proposalEuropean added valueSustainability after the end of the projectDissemination strategyFP7 – Tips
32 Marie Curie Actions Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchersStructuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectorial mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchersStrengthen human potential by:Encouraging people to become researchersEncouraging researchers to carry out their research in EuropeTrans-national and inter-sectorial mobility€4.7 BillionFP7 – People – Marie Curie
33 Principles of Marie Curie Actions Skills and competence development at all stages of researchers careerOpen to all research areas addressed under the Treaty plus possibility of targeted callsStrong participation from enterprisesReinforce international dimensionAppropriate gender and work/life balanceGood working environment, transparent recruitment and career developmentFP7 – People – Marie Curie
34 Overview of Marie Curie Actions Host ActionsIndividual ActionsInitial Training Networks (ITN)Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)People Specific ProgrammeNo longer exists: the Awards scheme
35 Marie Curie Calls in 2011-2012 FP7 – Next Calls for Proposals MC SchemeOpensDeadlineITN Initial Training Networks20 July 201112 January 2012IAPP Industry Academia Partnerships & Pathways19 October 201119 April 2012IIF International Incoming Fellowships13 March 201216 August 2012FP7 – Next Calls for Proposals
37 Definition of researchers Early-Stage researchers0 - 4 years (FTE)from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorateExperienced researchersin possession of a PhD,or> 4 years experience (FTE)FP7 – Marie Curie Actions
38 Individual Fellowships 3/5S & T Quality – 25%FP7 – People – Marie CurieTraining & knowledge transfer – 15%3/5 No thresholds for IIFResearcher – 25%3/5Implementation – 15%No thresholdImpact – 20%No thresholdOverall threshold 70%
39 IIF grant12-24 monthsER yearly living allowance: 58,500 euros (4-10 years experience) and 87,500 euros (>10 years)Mobility (Family) allowance: euros/monthPossible funding of the return phase 15,000 euros
40 Host institutions/network applies for a number of fellows/researchers Host ActionsITNs and IAPPs are Host ActionsThis means:Host institutions/network applies for a number of fellows/researchersHost’s proposal is evaluatedFor IAPP and ITNs: selected host/network advertises fellowship position and selects fellows/researchersContract duration with host, usually 3-4 yearsFP7 – Marie Curie – Host Actions
41 What is an Industry–Academia Pathways and Partnership? It is a two-way partnership with at least one commercial enterprise and non-commercial organisation in two different Member States or Associated CountriesAn IAPP aims to increase industry-academia co-operation by:Supporting the creation, development, reinforcement and execution of strategic partnershipsCreating diverse career possibilities and experience for researchersKnowledge sharing/cultural exchange, especially SMEsAiming for longer term co-operation between both sectorsFP7 – Marie Curie - IAPPNon-commercial = academic… i.e. would also include hospitals, NGOs, charities and so on.They are called industry-academia, this is misleading! Really should be commercial-non-commercial…
42 What can you do with an IAPP? Recruit experienced researchers for between 12 and 24 months – advertised on EURAXESS Jobs Portal ec.europa.eu/euraxess Staff exchange – early stage or experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 yearsOrganise common workshops/conferencesFP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP
43 Salary (mobility allowance) for MC Fellows ExperienceStipend (€/yr)Employment contract (€/yr)Early-Stage researchers19,00038,000Experienced researchers (4 – 10 yrs)29,25058,500ER (> 10 yrs experience)43,75087,500Note: salaries have increased from 2007 to take account of inflation (av. 1.9%)Salaries are inclusive of all compulsory deductions Correction factor applied for cost of living (UK Coefficient 134.4%, Kazakhstan 85.1%)
44 Without family: €700 per month With family: €1000 per month Allowance rates - IAPPTravel costs – depending on distance€ €2500Mobility allowanceWithout family: €700 per monthWith family: €1000 per monthCorrection factor applies for cost of livingTraining related expenses€ 1800 per month per personFP7 – Marie Curie - Rates
45 FP7 - IDEAS FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant1,500,000 euros for 5 yearsboost the independent careers of excellent researchers by providing adequate support at the critical stage where they are starting or consolidating their own independent research team or programme.ERC Advanced Grant2,500,000 euros for 5 yearsERC Synergy Grant15,000,000 euros for 6 yearsFP7 – Marie Curie - Rates
46 Non-FP7 funding - Erasmus-Mundus http://eacea. ec. europa Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)Currently there are 131 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses offering scholarships starting in the academic year This includes the 30 EMMCs selected – or re-selected - in July 2011.Students or scholars should contact the consortium offering the Masters Course for more information on courses and application procedures and dates. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between November 2011 and January 2012.FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates
47 Non-FP7 funding - Erasmus-Mundus Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)34 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates will be offering fellowships starting in the academic yearDoctoral candidates should contact the consortium offering the Joint Doctorate for more information on courses and application procedures. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between November 2011 and January 2012.
48 Good luck! Questions? NCP for Kazakhstan is Dr Kamila Magzieva, PhD Website:Good luck!Questions?