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1 23/04/2010 # 1 Richard Burger Science Counsellor Delegation of the European Union to Russia 23 April 2010 EU Framework R&D programmes: general recommendations & information tools

2 23/04/2010 # 2 1.Participation in EU R&D Framework Programmes: some useful tips 2.Where can I get more information & support? Outline of this presentation

3 23/04/2010 # 3 Tips for a “good” proposal (I) Good science is not enough: comply with all evaluation criteria, not only the scientific ones! Ask independent colleagues to do mock evaluations, based on the published evaluation criteria! Make a reference to the general /political/ context of your proposal/application (e.g. 4th common EU-RU space in research, education & culture, EC-RU S&T Cooperation Agreement) Become an evaluator for European programmes yourself! Register at It gives you insight into how proposals should be prepared for being successful.

4 23/04/2010 # 4 Tips for a “good" proposal (II) Show your competence & comparative advantages in the scientific field; mention your recent & most relevant publications. Not only major research institutions get involved, also smaller ones participate in FP projects, if they have expertise. Check CORDIS web-site regularly for new calls & for partner search Most important step in joining an FP project: Find the right partner at the right time! =>For partner search: build on contacts already established through projects supported by INTAS, TEMPUS, ISTC, and within bilateral scientific programmes with EU Member States.

5 23/04/2010 # 5 Tips for a “good" proposal (III) Project partners should be aware that there are different cultures and different academic traditions, which can cause problems. (e.g. speed of reply to incoming s) Personal contacts are the single most important factor in the formation of new project consortia! =>Make yourself & your organization known; participate in meetings and pursue active networking. Attend brokerages, conferences, workshops. !If you are not successful with a proposal, keep trying! Re-work & re-submit proposals, based on evaluation comments received.

6 23/04/2010 # 6 Partnering Source: Paul Drath and Olga Pekushkina, Singleimage Limited (UK)

7 23/04/2010 # 7 Partnering Source: Paul Drath and Olga Pekushkina, Singleimage Limited (UK)

8 23/04/2010 # 8 Frequent weaknesses in project proposals Authors do not follow the guidelines Proposal is incomplete, or not clearly presented, and/or too long Scientific "state of the art" insufficiently described and/or relevant references are missing Objectives are not focussed enough Proposed research is not novel No/too little justification of why the research is relevant – scientifically and/or socio- economically Expected results (deliverables) are unclear Authors do not properly understand the question on "risk" English is too poor to be properly understood Project is too ambitious for time-scale and/or for funding In experimental projects: insufficient funds for equipment, consumables / unclear if the required resources are available Costs in some categories unexplained or not matching the needs (too high or too low) Unclear management (e.g. coordination meetings, communication, inter-play between teams) Expertise of teams overlaps or does not match the requirements for the tasks allocated to them No or insufficient publication lists of the participating teams No plans for dissemination of results etc.

9 23/04/2010 # 9 Where can I get more information & support? Network of Russian FP7 National Contact Points CORDIS -> Community Research & Development Information Service Network of Russian FP7 National Contact Points : CORDIS -> Contacts -> FP7 contacts in third countries -> Russia –Food/Agriculture/Biotechnology -> A.N.Bakh Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Acad. of Science –Health -> Moscow State University, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Moscow –Nanotechnology -> Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Russian Acad. Science –ICT -> Institute of Operational Systems, Moscow –Social-economic sciences & humanities -> Centre for Science Research & Statistics, Moscow –Transport/Aeronautics -> Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI), Zhukovsky –Environment -> Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow –Energy -> RUSDEM-EE, Moscow –Research Infrastructures -> Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Moscow –Mobility->State University–Higher School of Economics, Centre for International Projects, Moscow –International cooperation -> State University – Higher School of Economics –SMEs -> the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises, Moscow –Ideas SP -> Saint Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

10 23/04/2010 # 10 CORDIS europa.eu INFO on: FP7 CALLS PARTNERS CONTACTS PROJECTS + events + other useful info

11 23/04/2010 # 11 Web-site of the EU Delegation to Russia Areas of cooperation => S&T Where can I get more information? (II)

12 23/04/2010 # 12 Where can I get more information? (III) Compendium on Science & Research Cooperation between the European Union and the Russian Federation

13 23/04/2010 # 13 Where can I get more information &and support? (IV) Some other useful information resources & cooperation supporting platforms: “Gate2RuBIN” (RUITC-RA-RTTN) partner in CIP Enterprise Europe Network “incrEAST” - web portal to international S&T cooperation with Eastern European and Central Asian countries S&T Gate RUS.EU – web-portal to identify and analyse the S&T Potential of EU-Russia Cooperation FP7 ISTOK-SOYUZ project – Information Society Technologies to Open Knowledge for Eastern Europe & Central Asia FP7 E-Ural project – EU-Russia cooperation in the area of environment

14 23/04/2010 # 14 Thank you for your attention. Richard Burger Delegation of the European Union to Russia


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