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1 7 th Framework Programme Birkbeck College 16 June 2010 Inga Benner

2 UK Research Office Established in Brussels in 1984 Staff of 14 Sponsored by the seven UK Research Councils Receives subscriptions from over 140 research organisations Services for sponsors and subscribers include: Query service – advice and guidance by and telephone Bespoke institutional briefing visits Website and tailored web- and -based information services Meeting room in Brussels Runs training courses and organises Annual Conference UK National Contact Point for the ERC and Marie Curie Produces European RTD Insight for the British Council For more information see UK Research Office

3 Agenda Introduction to UKRO and EU funding (FP7)Introduction to UKRO and EU funding (FP7) CooperationCooperation CapacitiesCapacities European Research Council (ERC)European Research Council (ERC) Marie CurieMarie Curie

4 EU funding and the 7 th Framework Programme (FP7)

5 What is FP7? The EU funding programme for research and technological development 7-year programme ( ) New Calls for Proposals each year Total budget of million Structured into four Specific Programmes Designed to complement activities in EU Member States, as well as other Community policies Contains significant international dimension Introduction to FP7

6 The EU Framework Programme – Why participate? Allows for large-scale collaborations, beyond scope of individual Member States Allows increased complexity and specialisation in projects Facilitates transnational networks, increasing European competitiveness Facilitates cross-border mobility Allows for European-level benchmarking EU Research

7 Research Infrastructures Research for the Benefit Of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Activities of International Co-operation Coherent Development of Policies Initial Training of Researchers Lifelong Learning and Career Development Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways The International Dimension Specific Actions Starting Independent Researcher Grants Advanced Investigator Grants Cooperation Capacities Ideas People + JRC+ Euratom Health Food, Agriculture, fisheries, & Biotechnology ICT Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials, & New Production Technologies Energy Environment (including Climate Change) Transport Socio-Economic Sciences & Humanities Space Security Introduction to FP7

8 Who is eligible for funding? EU-27 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK Associated Countries (FP7) Albania*, Bosnia and Herzegovina *, Croatia*, FYR Macedonia*, Iceland*, Israel*, Liechtenstein*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Serbia*, Switzerland, Turkey* *except Euratom FP7 Overview

9 ICPC Countries ICPC

10 Working with third countries (=non EU/AC countries), can either be: - Specified by the Commission Called a Specific International Cooperation Action (SICA) that require at least four participants: two in Member States or Associated Countries, two in ICPC - Suggested by the Commission if so, participation of international organisations and participants from third countries is in addition to normal minimum requirements - Initiated by the researcher if so, participation of international organisations and participants from third countries is in addition to normal minimum requirements International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) are listed in Annex 1 of the Work Programme Kosovo Mediterranean Partner countries Eastern European and Central Asian countries Africa Caribbean Pacific Latin America Asia International Co-operation: Co-operation and Capacities 10 FP7 Overview

11 FP7 Finances: Brief Overview

12 FP Finances – Key Principles Co-financing principle: Usually based on reimbursement of a proportion of direct and indirect costs Lump sums or flat rates in certain actions Different project types/funding schemes Collaborative projects Research – 75% Demonstration – 50% Management/Other – 100% Special Transitional Flat rate for indirect costs 60% EC principles of eligible costs and non-eligible costs No profit 12 FP7 Financial Issues

13 Direct Costs: Maximum EC reimbursement rates FP6FP7: Industry FP7: Public Bodies, Universities, SMEs, etc. RTD*50% 75% Demonstration35%50% Management100% Other**100% ERC100% direct costs, plus 20% flat rate for indirect costs Coordination Actions; Support Actions 100% direct costs, plus up to 7% for indirect costs Marie Curie ActionsLump sum + flat rates, some actions 10 % for indirect costs * Activities directly aimed at creating new knowledge, new technology, and products, including scientific coordination. ** Training, Consortium Management FP7 – EC Contribution 13

14 FP7: Process Overview

15 Process Overview FP7 Submission and Evaluation Call opens One/two stage e-submission Eligibility Check Individual Evaluation Panel Review/ Consensus Feedback (ESR) Post-evaluation Ranking Report to PC Negotiation of Proposals

16 FP7: Co-operation

17 1. Health6 100 M 2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries & Biotechnology (FAFB)1 935 M 3. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)9 050 M 4. Nano-sciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & Production Technologies (NMP) M 5. Energy2 350 M 6. Environment (including Climate Change)1900 M 7. Transport (including Aeronautics)4 160 M 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities 623 M 9. Space1 430 M 10. Security1 400 M FP7 – Co-operation - Themes Collaborative Research

18 Health Activity Areas Key Challenges for 2010 Work Programme: 1.Providing tools for translational research; 2.Structuring translational research in the field of cancer; and 3.Structuring translational research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. FP7 Co-operation: Health Biotechnology, generic tools & medical technologies for human health Translating research for human health Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens

19 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation – FAFB/KBBE Sustainable production & management of biological resources Fork to farm: food, health and well being Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes Build a Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) Enabling research, including the omics, converging technologies, biodiversity; Improved crops and production systems, incl. organic farming; Sustainable, competitive and multifunctional agriculture, forestry and rural development Animal welfare, breeding and production Infectious diseases in animals, including zoonoses Policy tools for agriculture and rural development Consumer, societal, industrial and health aspects of food and feed; Nutrition, diet related diseases and disorders; Innovative food and feed processing; Improved quality and safety of food, beverages and feed; Total food chain concept; Traceability Improved crops, feed-stocks, marine products and biomass for energy, environment, and high added value industrial products; Novel farming systems; Bio-catalysts; New-bio-refinery concepts; Forestry and forest based products and processes; Environmental remediation and cleaner processing.

20 FP7 – Co-operation - ICT ICT- Challenges Pervasive and Trusted network & Service Infrastructures Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Components, Systems, Engineering Digital Libraries and Content Towards sustainable and personalised healthcare ICT for Independent Living and Inclusion ICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability & Energy Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) PPPs Energy Efficient Buildings Factories of the Future Green Cars Future Internet

21 NMP - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation – NMP Nano-sciences and Nanotechnologies MaterialsNew Production Integration of Technologies for Industrial Application

22 Energy - Activity Areas (Expect Annual Calls & Work Programmes) FP7 – Co-operation - Energy 9. Knowledge for energy policy making 6. Clean coal technologies 5. CO 2 capture and storage 7. Smart energy networks 4. Renewables for heating and cooling 3. Renewable fuel production 1. Hydrogen and fuel cells 2. Renewable electricity generation 8. Energy savings and energy efficiency 10. Horizontal actions Plus calls for tender!

23 Environment (Expect Annual Calls & Work Programmes) FP7 – Co-operation – Environment Climate Change, Pollution and Risks Sustainable Management of Resources Environmental Technologies Earth Observation (EO) and Assessment Tools for Sustainable Development Plus horizontal activities

24 Transport Activity Areas Ga FP7 – Co-operation - Transport AAT Aeronautics and Air Transport SST Sustainable Surface Transport TPT Horizontal topics Galileo

25 Socio-economic sciences and humanities 6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators 5. The citizen in the European Union 7. Foresight activities 4. Europe in the world 3. Major trends in society and their implications 1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society 2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective 8. Horizontal actions FP7 – Co-operation - SSH

26 Space – Activity areas for 2010 FP7 – Co-operation – Space Space-based applications at the service of European Society Space-based applications at the service of European Society Strengthening of Space foundations - Research to support space science & exploration - Research to support space transportation and key technologies Strengthening of Space foundations - Research to support space science & exploration - Research to support space transportation and key technologies Cross-cutting activities

27 Security - Mission orientated R&D FP7 – Co-operation - Security 1 Security of citizens 2 Security of infrastructures and utilities 3 Intelligent surveillance and border security 4 Restoring security and safety in the case of crisis 5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity & interoperability 6 Security and Society 7 Security research co-ordinating and structuring

28 FP7:Capacities

29 Activities FP7 - Capacities Capacities – Research Capacity (4 217 million) 1. Research infrastructures 1 715m 2. Research for the benefits of SMEs1 336m 3. Regions of Knowledge 126m 4. Research Potential 340m 5. Science in Society 330m 7. Coherent dev. of research policies 70m 6. International co-operation 180m Co-ordination of national programmes (incl. ERA-NET +)

30 ERC or phone

31 What is the ERC? What is the European Research Council (ERC)? New pan-European funding organisation Supports the best in Europe - scientists, engineers and scholars Funding of 7.51 billion ( ) What are the aims of the ERC? Encourage highest quality research in Europe Competitive, flexible funding Retain, repatriate and recruit (career support) What are the ERC Grant Schemes? Starting Grants and Advanced Grants Support for a PI and (if necessary) team-members Investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence The ERC also has calls for tender for studies on the ERC itself ERC - Introduction 31

32 Key Points for ERC Grants Support for a PI and (if necessary) team-members No need for collaboration or to work with other countries Team all usually based at the same institution (in EU/AC), but possible to have team members in other organisations if strongly justified (anywhere in World - not just EU, AC and ICPC) Also for Advanced Grants can have a Co-I (must be from a different discipline to the PI) No nationality or mobility requirements Investigator driven (bottom-up) substantial advances Frontier Research Excellence is only peer review criterion 50% for the PI (must have an outstanding CV, (potential) leadership profile & track record 50% for the Research Project ERC

33 ERC Starting Grants Starting Independent Researcher Grants aims to provide critical and adequate support to the independent careers of excellent researchers who are at the stage of starting or consolidating their own independent research team or, depending on field, their independent research programme researchers applying for an ERC Starting Grant must be able to demonstrate their potential to become independent research leaders Now ~47% of Annual ERC Call Budget Annual calls: open late spring and close in autumn Grants of up to 2 million over 5 yrs (normally 1.5 million) 33 ERC - Introduction

34 ERC Advanced Grants Advanced Investigator Grants aims to encourage and support excellent, innovative and investigator-initiated research projects by leading advanced investigators complements the ERC Starting Grant scheme by targeting researchers who have already established themselves as being independent research leaders in their own right Now ~53% of Annual ERC Call Budget Annual calls: open in autumn and close in spring Grants of up to 2.5 million over 5 yrs (3.5 million in certain cases) ERC - Introduction

35 People Programme – Marie Curie Actions or phone

36 Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchers Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers Strengthen human potential by: Encouraging people to become researchers Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility 4.7 Billion Marie Curie Actions FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

37 Definition of researchers Early-Stage Researchers0 - 4 years (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorate Experienced Researchersi)in possession of a PhD or i)at least 4 years experience (FTE) FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

38 Marie Curie Actions Overview FP7 – Marie Curie Host ActionsIndividual Actions Initial Training Networks (ITN) Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Intra-European Fellowships Incoming International Fellowships Outgoing International Fellowships European Reintegration Grants International Reintegration Grants

39 Intra-European Fellowships Training through a research project prepared by an experienced researcher in coordination with the host organisation Researchers based in the EU or Associated Country Must have spent less than 12 months in the last three years in the country where the fellowship is undertaken 12 – 24 months in an EU Member State or Associated Country Individual applies with host and project Next deadline August 2010 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

40 International Outgoing Fellowships FP7 – Marie Curie Actions Acquiring new knowledge in the third country – bringing it back to the EU/AS EU Member or Associated State Nationals only Only fellowship that retains a nationality criterion 24 – 36 months in total of which months in third country Mandatory return phase of 1 year Individual applies with host

41 International Incoming Fellowships FP7 – Marie Curie Actions Experienced researchers based in third countries come to EU/AS 12 – 24 months incoming phase in EU/AS Individual applies with host, contract between EC and host Knowledge-sharing

42 European Re-integration Grants FP7 – Marie Curie Actions (Re)-integration into research career following a period of transnational mobility Applicants must have already benefited from a Marie Curie fellowship under FP6 or FP months minimum FTE The European Re-integration Grant: Supports a research project of 2- 3 years Contributes to the research costs Researcher applies with host institution Start within 12 months of your fellowship end

43 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions Integration into research career in Europe following a period of transnational mobility outside Europe for at least 3 years Support a research project of 2- 4 years Contributes to research costs Host institution commits to researcher for duration of the project Contribute to development of lasting co-operation with scientific community of the third country from which they have returned International Re-integration Grants

44 Initial Training Network (ITN) FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN A consortium of institutions develops a joint training programme At least 3 EU Member or Associated States ( of which 2 must be MS or Candidate Countries) Fellowships for 3 months to 3 years Training focussed on Early Stage Researchers Industrial participation a requirement Optional: - recruiting a visiting scientist - hold short training events

45 Industry Academia Pathways & Partnerships (IAPPs) FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Partnership – at least one commercial and one non- commercial entity Staff exchange – early stage or experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years Recruit experienced researchers for between 2 months and 2 years Organise common workshops/conferences Inter-sectoral mobility possible, within framework of whole project, in same country up to a maximum of 30% of total researcher months

46 International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Two-way staff secondments between institutions in EU/AC and eligible third countries At least two participants from two different MS/AC and one partner from an eligible third country Secondment between 0 – 12 months Project duration of 24 – 48 months Commission contribution: EUR 1800/researcher/month for EU/AC secondments FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

47 Further Information – 1 UKRO Website: UKRO information services: Use advanced search function on the UKRO Information Services! ERC Website: UK Marie Curie NCP: UK ERC NCP: Other NCPs: Technology Platforms: platforms platforms Cordis FP7 pages: EPSS Helpdesk: Tel: Links

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