Presentation on theme: "FP7 research funding opportunities in the field of neuroscience"— Presentation transcript:
1 FP7 research funding opportunities in the field of neuroscience Alain Deleener - IWTNational Contact Point FP7 Health for Flanders (Belgium)
2 EU support for Research and Innovation complementary programmes, from research to market.The €55 billion Seventh Framework Programme supports basic and applied research activities, still far from the market, leverages money and concentrate resources on strategic research areas, always on the basis of technological and scientific excellence.The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme does not finance research, but supports innovation activities, provides better access to finance and delivers business support services in the regions.Structural funds have just as much funding as FP7, however FP7 concentrates on excellence for competitiveness, while the Structural Funds' main objective is cohesion. However, there are synergies between these programmes.
3 (European Research Council) FP7 Structure and BudgetEC Framework Programme is delineated into four Specific Programmes;total budget of € billionCooperationEuratom4,061JRC (EC)1,751Capacities 4,097Ideas(European Research Council)People ,75CooperationPeople32,413*7,51IdeasCapacities*of which Health € 6.1 billionTotal FP7 budget, including EURATOM: € 54,582 billion
4 Collaborative research in FP7: The Cooperation programme Thematic PrioritiesHealth 6.1Food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology 1.9Information and communication technologies 9.1Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 3.5Energy 2.3Environment (including climate change) 1.9Transport (including aeronautics) 4.2Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 0.6Security & 10. Space 2.8Total for collaborative research €32.4 billion
5 Cooperation – ‘Tools’Under each theme there will be sufficient flexibility to address both Emerging needs and Unforeseen policy needsDissemination of knowledge and transfer of results will be supported in all thematic areasSupport will be implemented across all themes through:Collaborative research(Collaborative projects; Networks of Excellence; Coordination/support actions)Joint Technology InitiativesCoordination of non-Community research programmes(ERA-NET; ERA-NET+; Article 169)International Cooperation
6 Collaborative research in FP7: The Cooperation programme Thematic PrioritiesHealth 6.1Food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology 1.9Information and communication technologies 9.1Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 3.5Energy 2.3Environment (including climate change) 1.9Transport (including aeronautics) 4.2Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 0.6Security & 10. Space 2.8Total for collaborative research €32.4 billion
7 Scope of research in the Health Theme In the Health theme, the Framework programme can support both basic and applied researchThis includes discovery activities, translational research and clinical trials (normally only phase I and II).
8 generic tools & technologies research for human health Health research in FP7Pillar 1:Biotechnology,generic tools & technologiesfor healthPillar 2:Translatingresearch for human healthPillar 3:Optimisingthe deliveryof health carecross-cutting issues: child health, the health of ageing population gender-related health issuesHealthBudget: € 6.1 billion over 7 years ( )BiotechTranslationalPublic Health
9 1: Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies Health research in FP71: Biotechnology, generic tools and technologiesHigh-throughput research technologies for: sequencing (genotyping, phenotyping, gene expression) structural / functional genomics, bioinformatics, systems biologyDetection, diagnosis and monitoring tools and technologies for: visualisation, imaging, detection and analysisPredicting suitability, safety and efficacy of therapies pharmacogenomics, biomarkers, targeting and delivery approaches (incl. alternatives to animal testing), and in vivo methods and modelsHealthInnovative therapeutic approaches & intervention gene and cell therapy, regenerative medicine, transplantation, immunotherapy and vaccinesBiotechTranslationalPublic Health
10 2: Translating research for human health (1) Health research in FP72: Translating research for human health (1)Integrating biological data and processeslarge-scale data gathering: generate data to elucidate the function of genes and gene products and their interaction in complex networks systems biology: to develop and apply systems approaches to understand and model biological processesResearch on the brain and related diseases to better understand the integrated structure and dynamics of the brain, and to study brain diseases, incl age-related ones: dementia, ParkinsonHuman development and ageing to better understand the process of life-long development and healthy ageingHealthBiotechTranslationalPublic Health
11 2: Translating research for human health (2) Health research in FP72: Translating research for human health (2)Translational research in infectious diseases:drug resistanceHIV / AIDS, malaria, tuberculosishepatitisnew and re-emerging epidemicsTranslational research in major diseases: (~ 20-25% of request)cancercardiovascular diseasediabetes / obesityrare diseasesother chronic diseases e.g. rheumatic, respiratory, musculo-skeletal diseases & arthritis)HealthBiotechTranslationalPublic Health
12 3: Optimising the delivery of health care Health research in FP73: Optimising the delivery of health careTranslating clinical outcome into clinical practice patient safety, best clinical practice, decision making in clinical settings in primary and specialised care, foster application of evidence-based medicineQuality, efficiency and solidarity of health systemsorganizational, financial and regulatory aspects of health systemsEnhanced disease prevention and better useof medicines provide scientific evidence for best public health measuresHealthBiotechTranslationalPublic Health
13 Work programme 2010 preparation (4th call) Roadmap Strategy Paper >> DG and Commissioner (Nov.-Dec.‘08) Reflection paper >> 1st PC meeting (12 January ‘09) Draft WP >> 2nd PC meeting (5 March ‘09 ?) Draft WP >> Inter-service Consultation (May) Draft WP >> PC formal opinion (June) Work Programme adoption (July) & publication in July or September
14 Research priorities for 4th call Important features: • focus on 4 key research challenges • some areas closed • will probably be split into 2 or 3 calls • 2-stage submission for some areas/topicsfocus on 4 Key Research Challenges • Providing tools for translational research • Structuring translational research in the field of cancer neurodegenerative diseases. • Better health for Africa
15 Funding schemes in the Health theme (4th call) upper limitsLarge-scale integrating project (CP-IP)€12mNetwork of excellence (NoE)to be specifiedSmall- or medium-scale focussed research project (CP-FP)€3m or €6mCoordination action (CA)€2mSupport action (SA)€0.5m
16 FP7 – Health 4th call topics (1/5) Biotech, tools & technologies 1.1 – High-throughput research 1. Harmonisation of phenotyping and biosampling for clinical research. Funding scheme: Large scale integrating project.! Topics communicated with reservation !
17 FP7 – Health 4th call topics (2/5) Biotech, tools & technologies1.2 – Detection, diagnosis and monitoring1. Tools for the identification and the detection of biomarkers in clinical samples and patients.Multimodality biomarker analysisTools for detection, isolation and functional characterization of complexes of interacting molecules for diagnostic purposesDevelopment of new quantitative imaging biomarker(s) for monitoring therapeutic effects and safety in chronic diseasesHigh throughput molecular diagnostic imagingDevelopment and implementation of quantum imaging of X-rays/Y-rays for diagnosisFunding scheme: Small or medium-scale focused research projects. (2-stage)! Topics communicated with reservation !
18 FP7 – Health 4th call topics (3/5) Translating research for health2.1 – Integrating biological data and processes:2.1.2 – Systems biology1. Tackling Human Diseases through Systems Biology Approaches.Funding scheme: Large-scale integrating projects. (2-stage)2. Creating European multidisciplinary networks to address systems biology of basic biological processes relevant to health.Funding scheme: Network of Excellence. (2-stage)3. Coordination and support actions in large-scale data gathering and systems biology.Funding scheme: Coordinating Action.4. Developing new and improving existing mathematical algorithms for systems biology.Funding scheme: SICA Small or medium-scaled focused research project! Topics communicated with reservation !
19 FP7 – Health 4th call topics (4/5) Translating research for health – Research on the Brain and related diseases: 1. Validation of strategies for treating addiction. Funding scheme: Large scale integrating project. 2. Actions to support dissemination of scientific knowledge in neuroscience. Funding scheme: Supporting Action. Also considering possible initiatives linked to Joint Programming for research on neurodegenerative diseases.! Topics communicated with reservation !
20 FP7 – Health 4th call topics (5/5) Translating research for health – Human development and ageing: 1. Role of early-life developmental processes in longevity determination. Funding scheme: Large-scale integrating project. (2-stage) 2. Homeostasis in human development and its effects on lifespan. Funding scheme: Small or medium-scale focused research project. (2-stage)! Topics communicated with reservation !
21 Collaborative research in FP7: The Cooperation programme Thematic PrioritiesHealth 6.1Food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology 1.9Information and communication technologies 9.1Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 3.5Energy 2.3Environment (including climate change) 1.9Transport (including aeronautics) 4.2Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 0.6Security & 10. Space 2.8Total for collaborative research €32.4 billion
22 FP7 – ICT call topics (1/4)Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems and RoboticsObjective ICT : Cognitive Systems and Robotics“Pertinent research may be informed by neuro- and behavioural sciences and determine the requirements basic technologies have to meet in order to enable creating the targeted systems.”
23 FP7 – ICT call topics (2/4)Challenge 4: Towards sustainable and personalised healthcareObjective ICT : Personal Health SystemsTarget outcome b): Mental healthICT based solutions for persons suffering from stress, depression or bipolar disorders (other mental disorders are not in scope).Interdisciplinary research will address the parallel development of technological solutions, as well as new management or treatment models based on closed-loop approaches. Emphasis will be on the use of multiparametric monitoring systems, which monitor various metrics related to behaviour and to bodily and brain functions (e.g. activity, sleep, physiological and biochemical parameters).Objective ICT : Virtual Physiological Human“Coordination/Support action to develop an observatory on the achievements and evolution of the broader Biomedical Informatics field which builds on synergies between bioinformatics, medical informatics, and neuroinformatics. The action should incorporate intensive dissemination and training components and facilitate communication between projects.
24 FP7 – ICT call topics (3/4)Challenge 7: ICT for Independent Living, Inclusion and GovernanceObjective ICT : Accessible and Assistive ICT“ICT restoring and augmenting human capabilities compensating for people with reduced motor functions or disabilities: Radically new ICT-enabled approaches to restore and augment the ability of people in their daily life with a focus on reduced motor functions. Research should aim for breakthroughs in the way humans interact with computers and how they may overcome their disability and augment their capabilities.The research should build on progress in non-invasive sensor and actuator concepts for brain/neuronal-computer interaction (BNCI), smart bio-sensors, self-learning/adaptive systems and advanced signal processing.”
25 FP7 – ICT call topics (4/4)4.8 Future and Emerging Technologies (Open call – cut off dates)Radical breakthroughs in ICT increasingly rely on fresh synergies, cross-pollination and convergence with different scientific disciplines (for instance, biology, chemistry, nanoscience, neuro- and cognitive science, ethology, social science, economics) and with the arts and humanities.Objective ICT : FET proactive 4: Human-Computer Confluence.Objective ICT : FET proactive 8: Brain Inspired ICTTarget outcomea) Development of multi-scale models of information processing and communication in the brain and/or PNS.b) Synthetic Hardware Implementations of Neural Circuits
26 FP7 – ICT future calls Next calls in 2009 in June (deadline October/November)in November (deadline beginning 2010)every 2 calls all topics will be openFET : open call with cut off dates
27 FP7: from call to project Calls proposals e-proposal evaluation EPSS ranking EC decision negotiation GPF-file GA Project
28 Evaluation & submission procedures Evaluations may follow a single or a two-step evaluation procedure or two-stage submission procedureThe applicable procedure will be set out in the callTwo-step evaluation procedure, only proposals that pass the 1st step, based on the evaluation against a limited set of criteria, will go forward for further evaluationTwo-stage submission procedure, only applicants whose proposals pass the evaluation for the 1st stage will be requested to submit a complete proposal in the 2nd stageBrussels 30 Jan 2007
29 Who can participate?Any undertaking, university or research centre or other legal entity, whether established in a:Member State (MS)Associated country (Ac) , orthird countryJoint Research Centre (JRC) - is deemed to be established in another MS or AcInternational organisations and participants from third countries can participate only if in addition to the minimaBrussels 30 Jan 2007
30 Conditions for participation Minimum condition, general rule, at least 3 independent participants from 3 different MS or AcAdditional conditions can be established by the SP or WP (number or type of participant, place of establishment)Specific conditions may also apply for:Frontier research actions, at least 1 legal entity established in a MS or AcCollaborative projects addressing the participation of International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) minimum is 4 participants, 2 of which from MS or Ac and another 2 from ICPC countries unless otherwise foreseen in the WPBrussels 30 Jan 2007
31 Criteria for evaluation The Commission will evaluate the proposals submitted according to the following main criteria:Scientific and/or technological excellencerelevance to the topic of the callquality and efficiency of the implementation and managementpotential impact of project resultsAdditional requirements on the application of these criteria may be added in the work programmesFor research actions under the IDEAS Programme the sole criterion of excellence will applyBrussels 30 Jan 2007
32 Eligibility for funding Legal entities from MS and Ac or created under Community law and the JRCInternational European interest organisationsLegal entities established in international cooperation partner countries (ICPC), andInternational organisations and legal entities from third countries other than ICPC only if:provided for in SP or WP; ortheir contribution is essential for carrying out action; orprovision for funding is provided for in a bilateral agreement between Community and the third countryBrussels 30 Jan 2007
33 Upper funding limitsReimbursement will be according to the type of action and/or activityResearch and technological development activities: up to 50% of eligible costs, or up to 75% for:Non profit public bodiessecondary and higher education establishmentsresearch organisationsSMEsSecurity related research, for highly reliable capabilities with impact on security of European citizens and targeted to a limited number of public usersDemonstration activities: up to 50%Other activities including management: up to 100%Actions that will be reimbursed up to 100%:Frontier researchCoordination and supportTraining and career development of researchersBrussels 30 Jan 2007
34 Reimbursement of eligible costs Most funding schemes use reimbursement of eligible costsEligibleactual (average personnel costs may be used if do not differ significantly from actual)incurred during duration of projectin accordance with the beneficiary usual accounting and management principlesrecorded in the accounts of beneficiaryused for the sole purpose of achieving the objectives of the projectNon-eligible (identifiable indirect taxes including VAT…)Brussels 30 Jan 2007
35 Indirect CostParticipants may charge eligible direct and indirect costsReimbursement of indirect costs :For all:either actual overhead, or simplified method, orflat rate of 20% of direct costsFor Non profit Public Bodies, Secondary and Higher Education establishments, Research Organisations, and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs, may apply for a flat rate of 60% for funding schemes with Research, Technological Development & DemonstrationFor Coordination and Support Actions limit of7% of direct costsBrussels 30 Jan 2007
36 How to use FP7 Do and don’t… Match your objectives with the Programme funding opportunities. Have a clear vision of what you want to get.Do it only if it corresponds to your strategic goals.Use the various supporting options….
37 Consortium size and composition There is no ideal size:whether it is for small, medium or large proposals, the consortium must be composed of the right set of competences and resourceslarge Integrating projects do not necessarily require large consortiathere are not “political” / “geographical” requirements, although there should not be obvious imbalances eg: 5 out of 7 partners from same country
38 Key factors for success in applying for FP7 funding Competition is tough: only the best projects get fundedThe proposal must be in scope with the topic and the work programme (not wishful thinking)The consortium of partners must be excellent and appropriate for the task (select the right partners)The proposal must address all 3 criteriaConvince the evaluators (don’t rely on reputation)and, of course, respect the basic rules (deadlines, n° participants, ceilings, length, ethics, …)