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1 R ESEARCH G RANTS & C ONTRACTS O FFICE Horizon 2020 – European Research Council & Marie Sklodowska-Curie Juan Vidal

2 S UMMARY Overview of Horizon 2020 European Research Council Marie Sklodowska-Curie Where to find more information on Horizon 2020

3 O VERVIEW OF H ORIZON 2020

4 W HAT IS H ORIZON 2020 The European Union’s funding instrument for research and innovation from Budget of €70.2 billion From research to innovation – from basic research to bringing ideas to the market Focus on societal challenges EU society is facing (e.g. health, clean energy, food security, integrated transport)

5 H ORIZON 2020 S TRUCTURE Excellent Science European Research Council (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions (MSCA) Research Infrastructures Industrial Leadership Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) - ICT, KETs, Space Access to Risk Finance Innovation in SMEs Societal Challenges Health and WellbeingFood securityTransportEnergyClimate actionSocietiesSecurity Widening Participation; Science with and for Society

6 E XCELLENT S CIENCE Total budget €21.6 billion Overall objective: “to strengthen the excellence of European research” Mostly operates on a “bottom-up” basis Four funding programmes European Research Council Future Emerging Technology Funds collaborative frontier research Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Infrastructures Funding mechanism for Europe-wide infrastructures to support research

7 I NDUSTRIAL L EADERSHIP Main programme under this pillar funds collaborative top-down research Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Risk Financing Innovation to SME’s Focused on applied research and innovation activities

8 S OCIETAL C HALLENGES ChallengeObjectives Health Improve lifelong health and wellbeing Food security Secure sufficient supplies of safe and high quality food and other bio-based products Energy Transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system Transport Resource-efficient, environmentally friendly, safe, seamless, and performing transport system for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society. Climate and resources Resource efficient and climate change resilient economy and a sustainable supply of raw materials Societies Foster inclusive, innovative and secure European societies

9 E UROPEAN R ESEARCH C OUNCIL

10 ERC F UNDING S CHEMES 1 Starting Grants Consolidator Grants Advanced Grants Synergy Grants Proof of Concept Grants

11 ERC F UNDING S CHEMES 2 Starting Grant Consolidator Grant Advanced Grant Deadline March20 May21 October Budget 2014 ( No. grants awarded ) €485 million ( 370 ) €713 million ( 400 ) €450 million ( 200 ) Deadline February12 March2 June Budget 2015 ( No. grants awarded ) €411 million ( 315 ) €603 million ( 340 ) €640 million ( 285 ) Summary of Main Grant Schemes

12 ERC F UNDING S CHEMES 3 Three research domains Indicative split between the domains Physical Science & Engineering 44% Life Sciences 39% Social Sciences & Humanities 17% Open to any nationality Funding for best “frontier research” – research excellence the only criteria Lead by a single PI, supported by a research team

13 ERC E LIGIBILITY C RITERIA 1 Starting Grant Specific eligibility criteria: Principal Investigator shall have been awarded his/her first PhD ≥ 2 and ≤ 7 years prior to the publication date of the call for proposals of the ERC Starting Grant (for 2014 the publication date is 11 th December 2013)

14 ERC E LIGIBILITY C RITERIA 2 Consolidator Grant Specific eligibility criteria: Principal Investigator shall have been awarded his/her first PhD > 7 and ≤ 12 years prior to the publication date of the call for proposals of the ERC Consolidator Grant (for 2014 the publication date is 11 th December 2013)

15 ERC B UDGETS 1 Eligible costs: Principal Investigator’s salary costs Cost of senior “researchers” at the College or at other institutions Post-doctoral researchers and other research staff (such as technicians) PhD student stipends Direct costs such as equipment, consumables, travel and subsistence, payments to participants, field work costs, and open access publication charges

16 ERC B UDGETS 2 Will fund 100% of direct costs + 25% indirect costs, except for sub-contracts (typically audit fees) which are only funded at 100% of direct costs i.e. PI50,000 PDRA250,000 Equipment700,000 Sub-contract (Audit Fees)5,000 Sub-total1,005,000 Indirect250,000 TOTAL ERC Contribution1,255,000

17 H OW TO P REPARE AN ERC B ID 1 Proposals are submitted via the Research and Innovation Participants Portal sktop/en/ Same portal is used to identify opportunities, and manage awarded grants The bid consists of two main sections – Part A and the Part B. The Part A will consist of a title page with summary, contact information for the PI and the College, and a summary budget

18 H OW TO P REPARE AN ERC B ID 2 Part B split into multiple sections Cover page Includes 2000 word summary & if cross-disciplinary, 1000 word justification of the cross-disciplinary nature Part B1 consists of: Extended synopsis: 5 pages – show how proposed research is ground breaking CV: 2 pages Funding ID: - list of on-going grants & grant applications Achievement track record: 2 pages

19 H OW TO P REPARE AN ERC B ID 3 Part B2 Detailed scientific proposal: 15 pages State of the art objectives Methodology Resources required (including breakdown & justification of costs) Template for starting grant available at: h2020/call_ptef/pt/h2020-call-pt-erc-stg_en.pdf h2020/call_ptef/pt/h2020-call-pt-erc-stg_en.pdf Template for consolidator grants is not available yet

20 E VALUATION Two-stage evaluation Stage 1 evaluate the extended synopsis and CV Stage 2 evaluate the full proposal Evaluate both research & PI Ground breaking nature research Scientific approach Intellectual capacity and creativity Commitment to spending at least 50% on the project and at least 50% in EU Member state or Associated Country

21 M ARIE S KLODOWSKA -C URIE

22 S CHEMES UNDER M ARIE S KLODOWSKA - C URIE Research and Staff Exchange (RISE) Individual Fellowships (IF) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) Deadlines RISE 24 th April ITN 9 th April IF will be published 12 th March for 11 th September deadline

23 S UMMARY OF RISE Funds two-way exchanges of staff between academic and non-academic institutions Promotes knowledge exchange, networking and workshops Total budget of €70 million Flat rate funding Top funding for personnel €2,000/person month Institution gets €1,000/person month for research, training and network costs, and €700/person month for management & indirect costs 30 page proposal – no details available yet on format of proposal

24 I NNOVATIVE T RAINING N ETWORKS Three types of ITN: European Training Networks (ETN) European Industrial Networks (EIN) European Joint Doctorates (EJD) Total budget for this call € million, with €25.5 million allocated to EIN and €30 million allocated to EJD All ITN require the mobility of the Early Career Researchers Projects run for 48 months, and Early Career Researchers are recruited for between 3 and 36 months

25 ETN ETN: Minimum of 3 beneficiaries in at least 3 different EU Member States or Associated Countries Typically 6 – 10 participants, must involve non- academic participants May apply for maximum of 540 researcher months per network Researchers will typically be enrolled on a PhD

26 EIN EIN: Minimum of 2 participants, 1 academic and 1 non- academic, located in different EU Member States or Associated Countries Maximum of 540 researcher months for Networks with more than two participants, otherwise maximum 180 researcher months Researchers must spend 50% of their time at the non- academic participant, plus up to 30% at other beneficiaries Must be enrolled for a PhD

27 EJD EJD: Minimum of 3 academic participants from 3 different EU Member States or Associated Countries. Above this minimum may include participants from any sector May apply for maximum of 540 researcher months per network As a minimum researchers must be enrolled for a Joint Doctorate The network must provide Joint/Double or Multiple Doctoral Degrees

28 B UDGET UNDER ITN Flat rate budget Monthly living allowance Monthly Mobility Allowance Monthly Family Allowance €3,110*€600€500 * Adjusted by country coefficient, so will get €3,741.33/month in UK Research, Training and Network Costs Management and Indirect costs €1,800€1,200

29 F ORMAT OF ITN 1 Part A General information about the proposal Data on participating organisations Budget (in terms of requested researcher months) Ethics table Information on partner organisations

30 F ORMAT OF ITN 2 Part B List of Participants 1. Summary 2. Excellence 3. Impact 4. Implementation Gantt chart 5. Capabilities of the participating organisations 6. Ethical aspects Letters of commitment oc/call/h2020/h2020-msca-itn-2014/ itn_2014_-_guide_for_applicants_1.2_en.pdf

31 E VALUATION OF ITN

32 W HERE TO F IND M ORE I NFORMATION 1 UKRO web-site: UKRO subscriber services (regular s on which EU funding call have been published and UKRO training sessions for ERC/Marie Sklodowska-Curie events) RGCO web-site: html Funding Opportunities section of the Research & Innovation Participants Portal: esktop/en/opportunities/index.html

33 W HERE TO F IND M ORE I NFORMATION 2 London Higher Workshop & 1:1 Surgeries at Senate House £499 per institution (with a max of 3 people attending)


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