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1 H2020 Miss Cate Cowton EU Research and Development Officer for Biology (and HYMS, Health Science, CHE, CRD & History of Art) July 2014

2 Intro  Why Apply for EU Funding?  Intro to Horizon 2020  Societal Challenges  ERC  Marie Sklodowska-Curie  LEIT  Other H2020 Schemes  Events  The European Team at York 2

3 Why Apply for EU Funding?  Prestigious and world renowned – boosts reputation/visiblility  Large budget available/up to 5 years of funding  World-wide collaborations, create strong research networks  Strongly encourage working with industry and SME’s  Huge variety in the possibility of research (i.e. bottom up/top down)  Improved bureaucracy – main aim is successful research  Dedicated EU Grants and Contracts Team at York  York Compliant to EU  It should be fun and exciting! Vibrant, diverse consortiums developing the future of research with one of the most prestigious funders supporting you. 3

4 Horizon 2020 Intro   Biggest EU Research and Innovation programme yet, with 79 billion euros of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)   Main Aims of H2020- o o Strengthen the EU’s position in sciencescience o o Improve European economy. o o Address major societal concerns shared by all Europeans such as sustainable food security, health and well-being, the challenge of an ageing population, developing sustainable transport and mobility, affordable renewable energy and climate change.societal

5 Work Programme Part 1 (2014/15)  Personalising health and care  Sustainable food security  Blue growth: unlocking the potential of seas and oceans  Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials 5   Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe   Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change   Digital security   Mobility for growth   Competitive low-carbon energy   Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe   Smart cities and communities   Energy Efficiency 12 focus areas

6 Horizon 2020: Structure

7 Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges  Multi-partner international teams  Size/funding highly variable  Duration 2-5+ years  Research and Innovation Actions  Co-ordination and Support Actions eg standardization, dissemination, awareness-raising and communication 7   Challenge-based approach, allowing applicants to have considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutions   Interdisciplinary: ‘brings together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines’   ‘emphasis on innovation-related activities’

8 H2020 Societal Challenges 8

9 Societal Challenges Up & Coming Calls  Call for Competitive Low-Carbon Energy – 03/09/14  Personalising Healthcare – 14/10/14  Waste: A Resource to Recycle, Reuse & Recover Raw Materials – 16/10/14  Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy – 24/02/15  Sustainable Food Security – 24/02/15  Blue Growth: Unlocking the Potential of Seas and Oceans – 24/02/15  Health Co-ordination Activities – 21/04/15 9

10  Personalising Healthcare – 14/10/14 10

11  Sustainable Food Security – 24/02/15 11

12 3 Criteria, each scored out of 5:  Excellence clarity of objectives, credibility of approach, soundness of concept  Impact expected impacts, dissemination + IPR, communication  Quality and efficiency of the implementation work plan,participants + consortium, management, sound financial plan Usual threshold = 3/5 for each criterion, 10/15 overall For 1 st stage of 2-stage submissions: Excellence + Impact, threshold 4/5 Independent assessment by external evaluators Then reviewed by Panel = chaired by EC + involving external experts → proposals listed in priority order Evaluation of Pillar 3 12

13 Tips for Success in Societal Challenges 1. Scientific Excellence, especially something innovative and different 2. Societal and economic benefit and growth is a big theme – Engaging industry and SMEs 3. Strong partnership with Member States and international cooperation 5. Demonstration of product/research and promotion of your research (include costs for a website and outreach activity to promote results/H2020), open access (€5k per partner) 6. Evidence of sound financial management (include some costs for administration) 7. Clear Leadership and organisation of the project 8. Gender equality in research and attention to Ethical issues 13

14 Horizon 2020 - European Research Council  Support to the individual researcher  No predetermined subjects (bottom-up approach); all disciplines and cross boundaries between research fields - pioneering  Frontier research projects – ground-breaking nature, novel hypotheses, new and emerging fields of research, etc.  Excellence is the sole criterion (of the idea & the individual)  Open to all researchers from anywhere in the world willing to do research in Europe  Highly competitive; restrictions on re-applying (C:2 ys, B:1y) – Very prestigious

15 Horizon 2020 - Types of ERC Grants Consolidator Grants (7-12 years after PhD*) up to € 2.0 Mil for 5 years PI should commit 50% of their time Starting Grants (2-7 years after PhD*) up to € 1.5 Mil for 5 years PI should commit 50% of their time Advanced Grants Track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years up to € 2.5 Mil for 5 years PI should commit 30% of their time Call Open – Deadline 21/10/2014 *To 1 st January the year of the call

16 Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions  The researcher’s career, training and skills acquisition  Transnational mobility requirements: General Mobility rule: must not have been resident in host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before application deadline  Opportunities for researchers at any stage of career  For all nationalities willing to work in Europe  All domains of research (bottom-up approach)  MC contributes to building a research “community”  Gender balance (aim of 40% women)  Increasing participation from “non-academic” sector

17 Networks supporting early-stage training (doctoral) Early Stage Researcher (ESR): < 4 years experience (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualifies to embark on a doctorate (“~PhD Students”) Not achieved PhD yet. ITN: Early-Stage Researchers IF: Experienced Researchers Individual Fellowships undertaking mobility (European and Global) Experienced Researcher (ER) - with PhD or > 4 years experience (FTE) Call Open – Deadline 11/09/2014 RISE: Exchange of Staff International and inter-sector cooperation through exchange of staff (ESR, ER, Admin staff etc) COFUND: Co-funding Co-funding of programmes funding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Call Open – Deadline 02/10/2014 Horizon 2020 -Types of MSC Actions

18 Industrial Leadership Universities can apply to European Investment Bank for loan (€25 -300M)

19 Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) Strong focus on industrial involvement and applied research  Research and Innovation Actions  Coordination and Support Actions  Procurement a) Developing industrial capacity in focus areas: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Biotechnology, Advanced Materials, Micro- and nano-electronics etc - Strong focus on the contribution of KETs to societal challenges and on leveraging private sector investment Relevant Up & Coming Calls…  Sustainable Low Carbon II - 02/09/14  Biotechnology – 24/02/2015

20 FET - Future and Emerging Technologies  Supports frontier research: alternative ideas, concepts or paradigms of risky or non-conventional nature  Up&Coming Calls:  Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies – Research Projects – 30/09/2014 or 31/03/2015 or 30/09/15  Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies – Co-ordinator and Support Actions – 30/09/2014 Research Infrastructures  Facilities, resources & services used by research community to conduct research and foster innovation. Multi-partner projects comprising research, Networking Activity and Transnational Access. E-Infrastructure –improve efficiency and access of data.  Developing New World Class Research Infrastructures – 14/01/15 Other H2020 Funding

21 Horizon 2020 - Rules for Participation Single set of rules for everyone (academia & industry) One project – one funding rate 100% of direct costs for all types of partners 70% for actions close to market (100% for non-for profit entities) Indirect costs: a flat rate of 25% of direct eligible costs Non-deductible VAT is eligible cost Audit is not subcontract anymore; one at end of project if EC contr > €325K The audit threshold doesn’t count flat rate costs (i.e. overheads and most Marie Curie Costs). Improved rules on intellectual property, new emphasis on open access Fewer, more targeted audits from EC Reduction of average time to grant No timesheets for staff who are 100% on grant

22 H2020: Participant Portal 22 Participant Portal  Details of funding Opportunities (Calls, deadlines, Keyword Search)  Guidance documents (e.g. manual) http://www.ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en http://www.ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en  All applications submitted via Portal  Details of previously funded projects and events http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm

23 Events  EUROPA website events http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfmhttp://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm  This has a list of all up and coming events related to the EC, also available in calendar format. There is a filter option on the left hand side which allows you to find more relevant events 23

24 Future Events  22-25 September 2014, Vienna, Austria 2nd Annual Congress of the European Society for Translational Medicine & Global Network Conference on Translational Medicine (EUSTM - 2014)  30 September - 2 October 2014, Alkmaar region, The Netherlands European Biogas Association Conference  1-3 October 2014, Madrid 3rd International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014  18-21 October 2014, Berlin 27th ECNP Congress of Applied and Translational Neuroscience  29-31 October 2014, Buchen/Innsbruck, Austria 8th Alpine Meeting: Current & Future challenges of oncology drug development  20-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy Instruct Biennial Structural Biology 2015 24

25 EU Research Team - service Our website: https://www.york.ac.uk/staff/research/external-funding/european/support/  Proactive and practical pre-award support for example: alerts to new/upcoming calls and programme updates; explain requirements, advise on topics; if we’re coordinating: consult work plan, deliverables, milestones, timing; help with implementation (management and resources) and impact sections; help with costing so that it fits the work plan (+eligible, etc) advice and help through negotiations, with co-ordinator and with the EC if funded  Proactive and practical post-award management support Practical project management advice (financial, legal and scientific) Focus on helping cost recording for easier reporting Focus on audit requirements/risks, for example: Timesheets Internal charges (facilities, etc) 25

26 Our G+ community 26

27 Team contact https://www.york.ac.uk/staff/research/externa l-funding/european/ cate.cowton@york.ac.uk +44 190432 2122 Heslington Hall, HG01-02 27


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