Horizon 2020 – our targets 2/5 HORIZON 2020 – our target: €17.1m EXCELLENT SCIENCE SOCIETAL CHALLENGES €6.9m INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP €8.5m €0.5m European Research Council (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Research Infrastructures (RI) Health and wellbeing Food security Transport Energy Climate action Societies Security Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Access to Risk Finance Innovation in SMEs OTHER E.g., COST actions €1.2m
www.sspc.ie European Research Council What are the main ERC principles? 1 researcher; 1 host institution; 1 project; 1 selection criterion: scientific excellence No consortia, no networks, no co-financing Applications can be made in any field of research, including social sciences and humanities Independent researchers from anywhere in the world, of any age and career stage can apply Host institutions must provide conditions for the researcher to direct the research and manage its funding The grant is 'portable' to another host institution Research must be carried out in one of the 28 EU member states or associated countries
www.sspc.ie What type of grants does the ERC fund? 1.ERC Starting Grant Deadline 3 rd Feb 2015 – for young, early-career top researchers (2-7 years after PhD) up to 2 million euro for a period of 5 years. 2.ERC Consolidator Grant Deadline 12 th Mar 2015 – for already independent excellent researchers 7-12 years after PhD) up to 2.75 million euro for a period of 5 years. 3.ERC Advanced Grant Deadline 2 nd June 2015 – for senior research leaders with significant research achievements in the last 10 years up to 3.5 million euro for a period of 5 years. 4.ERC Proof of Concept Grants Deadline 1st Oct 2015 – for ERC grant holders who want to check the market and/or innovation potential of research results from ERC-projects -up to 150,000 euro for a period of 12 months.
www.sspc.ie MSCA Individual Fellowships A personal fellowship to support mobility For Experienced Researchers Post-PhD or equivalent No upper experience limit No age limits Fully-funded fellowships Salary, research costs etc. 2 fellowship types: European Fellowships Includes Career Restart and Reintegration options – 1 to 2 years Global Fellowships – 2 to 3 years, including 1 year back in Europe
www.sspc.ie MSCA Innovative Training Networks A typical Innovative Training Network (ITN) is a consortium of host organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors. Deadline 13 th January 2015 There are 3 types of ITN: 1.European Training Network 2.European Industrial Doctorate 3.European Joint Doctorate
www.sspc.ie European Training Network (ETN) 1.European Training Networks (ETN) – Typical consortium size 6 to 10 participants (minimum is three participants in at least three different Member States or Associated countries). – The Beneficiaries who form the core of the consortium should include a mix of participants from the academic and non-academic sectors. Additional participants can get involved as Partner organisations. – The project can fund doctoral and/or masters’ degree students. – Project Duration 4 years. – Typical Project Budget €3 – 5 million.
www.sspc.ie Typical ETN Consortium of organisations from different countries and sectors; 1. Beneficiaries: recruit researchers 2. Partner Organisations: host secondments/provide training Propose a joint research programme Recruit researchers across the consortium– each researcher has an Individual Research Project Advanced research skills and complementary skills training Networking events Secondments for each researcher to another sector (academic to non-academic, or vice-versa)
www.sspc.ie European Industrial Doctorates (EID) 2.European Industrial Doctorates (EID) The minimum consortium size is one academic Beneficiary and one non-academic Beneficiary from two different Member States or Associated Countries. Other participants from any sector can be added if required, either as Beneficiaries or Partner Organisations. The researchers must spend at least 50% of their time working in the non-academic sector. Project Duration 4 years. Typical Project Budget €1 – €5 million.
www.sspc.ie European Joint Doctorates (EJD) Typical consortium size 6 to 10 participants (minimum is three academic participants in at least three different Member States or Associated countries).Associated countries The Beneficiaries who form the core of the consortium can include a mix of participants from the academic and non- academic sectors. Additional participants can get involved as Partner organisations. The project can fund doctoral students only and upon completion of the EJD programme, a researcher must receive a joint, double or multiple doctoral degree. Project Duration 4 years. Typical Project Budget €3 – 5 million.
www.sspc.ie MSCA RISE Promoting transfer of knowledge between countries and sectors Research programme executed by: Exchange of “staff” around the consortium (Duration 1 month to 1 year) Networking activities Collaborate with any sector and any country worldwide Per Researcher/Month: €2000 for travel costs €2500 networking, management, etc. 57% of Irish participations in 2014 Call were funded
www.sspc.ie MSCA RISE Requirements Project duration 48 months Minimum consortium 3 participants in 3 countries 1. 2 academic participants plus 1 non-academic (or vice versa) 2. 2 European participants plus 1 non-European participant Secondments: “Staff” must be active at their host for 6 months before secondment Must be reintegrated after secondment (no duration or mechanism specified) All secondments within Europe must be international & intersectoral
www.sspc.ie MSCA RISE Secondments Secondments from Europe to non-European countries are paid for Secondments from most non-European countries to Europe are paid for, except: Secondments from high-income countries e.g. USA, Brazil All countries are funded to participate in the project’s networking/training events
www.sspc.ie Open Industrial Leadership Calls H2020 CallDeadline BIOTEC 5 Phase 1&2 18 th March 2015 17 th June 2015 17 th Sept 2015 16 th Dec 2015 BIOTEC 6 Metagenomics as innovation driver 24 th Feb 2015 Phase 1 11 th June 2015 Phase 2 NMP-3 Manufacturing and control of nanoporous materials26 th Mar 2015 NMP 6 Novel nanomatrices and nanocapsules26 th March 2015 NMP 25 Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SME’s 18 th March 2015 17 th June 2015 17 th Sept 2015 16 th Dec 2015 NMP 29 Increasing the capacity to perform nano-safety assessment 26 th Mar 2015 Stage 1 28 th Sept 2015 Stage 2 NMP 30 Next Generation tools for risk governance of nanomaterials 26 th Mar 2015 Stage 1 28 th Sept 2015 Stage 2 Fast Track Innovation Pilot28 th April/ 1 st Sept/1 st Dec 2015
www.sspc.ie Open Excellent Science Calls Excellent Science PillarDeadline MSCA RISE28 th April 2015 MSCA COFUND2 nd Oct 2015 MSCA IF11 th Sept 2015 ERC Starting Grant3 rd Feb 2015 ERC Consolidator Grant12 th Mar 2015 ERC ADV2 nd June 2015 ERC Proof of Concept1 st Oct 2015 TWINNING Call7 th May 2015 FET OPEN RIA– Novel ideas for radically new technologies 31 st March 2015 29 th Sept 2015 FET OPEN CSA31 st March 2015 29 th Sept 2015
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