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1 European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Samantha McGregor NCP for FP7 SSH (Theme 8) Stephanie Remola NCP for FP7 SIS

2 What is FP7? 7 th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development 2007 – 2013 Budget of over 50 billion Two main strategic objectives: to strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry; to encourage international competitiveness while promoting research that supports EU policies.

3 FP7 Structure: The building blocks Cooperation (32,413m) Capacities (4,097m) Ideas (7,500m) People (4,700m) JRC (2,268m) Euratom (4,985m)

4 2010 Work Programme Statistics: Submissions

5 2010 Work Programme Statistics: Success Rates

6 Cooperation Ten thematic priorities: Health - 6,100m Food, Agriculture, Fisheries & Biotechnologies (FAFB) - 1,900m ICT - 9,100m Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & New Production Technologies - 3,500m Energy - 2,350m Environment (incl. Climate Change) - 1,900m Transport - 4,160m Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities – 610m Space - 1,400m Security – no budget available

7 2010 Work Programme Statistics: Cooperation Success Rates

8 UK Participation in FP7 CountryNumber of Projects% of Total UK4, Germany3, France3, All Countries10,598

9 FP7 Finance: Key Principles Co-financing: reimbursement of direct, indirect and third-party costs (%/lump sums/flat rates) No profit No commercial activities Different project types/funding schemes EC principle of eligible and non-eligible costs Use your institutions accounting processes

10 SSH&SIS funding schemes SSHCollaborative project (Large)large scale integrating research projects SSH &SIS Collaborative Project (S&M)small/medium scale focused research projects SSH &SIS Coordination and supporting Actions (CSA) Support to coordinating or supporting policies: Coordination or networking actions(CA) Support Actions (SSA)

11 FP7 Finance: Maximum Reimbursement Rates RTD75% (50% for industry) Demonstration50% Other (including dissemination, training, networking, coordination, impact studies, project management) 100%

12 Identifying Project Partners: Who do I need in my consortium? Partners must be well-matched to activities outlined in proposal Appropriate balance of sectors i.e. academia, industry, civil society, user groups etc. Consideration of the impact of the project Consideration of EU added-value In line with European Commission recommendations where applicable Dont recruit project partners for the sake of appearance – this will be obvious!

13 Identifying Project Partners: Who is eligible? EU-27: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK FP7 Associated countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey International Cooperation Partner Countries (SICA only)

14 Identifying Project Partners: Who is eligible?

15 Identifying Project Partners: What can I do? Use your NCP (me!) Complete a partner search form here: (SSH) Join the net4society Research Directory (SSH) (SIS) CORDIS website – past projects UKRO representative Utilise existing contacts

16 Application Process Final Work Programme Consortium Consortium agreement Application Activities Budget Decision (Via EC or Co- ordinator) ESR Ranking Consortium agreement Authorisation Negotiation Preparation of Grant agreement Project Start Grant Agreement Project account Staff recruitment Consortium agreement

17 Evaluation Criteria S/T Quality Scientific and or technological excellence(relevant to the topic addressed by the call) Implementation Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the management Impact Potential Impact through the development and dissemination and use of project results Soundness of concept, and quality of objectives Quality and effectiveness of the support action mechanisms, and associated work plan Appropriateness of the management structure and procedures Quality and relevant experience of the individual participants Quality of the consortium as a whole (including complementarily, balance) [only if relevant] Appropriateness of the allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (budget, staff, equipment) Contribution, at the European [and/or international] level, to the expected impacts listed in the work programme under the relevant topic/activity Appropriateness of measures for spreading excellence, exploiting results, and disseminating knowledge, through engagement with stakeholder 3/5

18 For more information… NCPs - UKRO - European Commission -

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