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1 Framework Programme 7 Goldsmiths, University of London 14 December Inga Benner

2 Agenda Introduction to UKRO and EU funding (FP7)
The 7th Framework Programme Cooperation Capacities Ideas: European Research Council (ERC) People: Marie Curie Examples for Non Framework Programme Funding Opportunities

3 UK Research Office UK Research Office Established in Brussels in 1984
Staff of 13 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

4 UKRO Information Services
UK Research Office

5 UK Research Office

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

7 What is FP7? FP7 Overview FP7 is 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’ FP7 Overview Main EU-level tool for meeting ‘European Research Area’ objectives Designed to complement activities in EU Member States, as well as other EU policies Lifelong Learning Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP) European Institute of Innovation and Technology National funding FP7 contains a significant international dimension

8 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

9 Key Policy Drivers EU Research
The EU 2020 Strategy (replaces the Lisbon Strategy) Commission's new 10 year strategy aimed at making the EU more dynamic and competitive Three key drivers: Smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth Seven flagship initiatives: ‘Innovation Union’ ‘Youth on the move’ ‘A digital agenda for Europe’ ‘Resource efficient Europe’ ‘An industrial policy for the globalisation era’ ‘An agenda for new skills and jobs’ EU Research

10 Introduction to FP7 Cooperation Capacities Ideas People + JRC
Health Food, Agriculture, fisheries, & Biotechnology ICT Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials, & New Production Technologies Energy Environment (including Climate Change) Transport Socio-Economic Sciences & Humanities Space Security Capacities 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 Introduction to FP7 Ideas People Starting Independent Researcher Grants Advanced Investigator Grants Initial Training of Researchers Lifelong Learning and Career Development Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways The International Dimension Specific Actions + JRC + Euratom

11 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*, Faroe Islands*, FYR, Macedonia*, Iceland*, Israel*, Liechtenstein*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Serbia*, Switzerland, Turkey*, *except Euratom FP7 Overview

12 ICPC Countries ICPC

13 International Co-operation: Co-operation and Capacities
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 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 FP7 Overview 13

14 FP7 Finances: Brief Overview

15 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 FP7 Financial Issues 15

16 Direct Costs: Maximum EC reimbursement rates
FP6 FP7: Industry Public Bodies, Universities, SMEs, etc. RTD* 50% 75% Demonstration 35% Management 100% Other** ERC 100% 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 Actions Lump sum + flat rates, some actions 10 % for indirect costs FP7 – EC Contribution * Activities directly aimed at creating new knowledge, new technology, and products, including scientific coordination. ** Training, Consortium Management 16

17 FP7: Process Overview

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

19 FP7: Co-operation

20 Collaborative Research
1. Health €6 100 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) €3 475 M 5. Energy €2 350 M 6. Environment (including Climate Change) €1900 M 7. Transport (including Aeronautics) €4 160 M 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities € M 9. Space €1 430 M 10. Security €1 400 M FP7 – Co-operation - Themes

21 FP7: Co-operation – Socio-economic sciences and humanities Theme

22 Socio-economic sciences and humanities
FP7 – Co-operation - SSH You can also get specific help for this area from the NCP for energy in the UK also have a newsletter you may wish to sign up for, and they also regularly run information events as well as proposal review clinics… we send information out about these on our updates… 1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society 5. The citizen in the European Union 2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective 6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators 3. Major trends in society and their implications 7. Foresight activities 4. Europe in the world 8. Horizontal actions

23 New approach for 2010-2013 FP7 – Co-operation - SSH New approach:
Identifies important Societal Challenges for the EU to be addressed by specific set of research actions Work Programmes will still include some topics to be addressed by smaller collaborative projects and CSA But: Main funding scheme to be used = Collaborative Projects (Large Scale Integrating Research Projects) Four to five years in duration Minimum EC contribution = EUR 6,500,000 At least 7 partners from 7 MS/ACs

24 SSH 2011 call FP7 – Co-operation - SSH
Consolidates the new approach adopted in 2010 Societal Challenges accompanied by topics which focus on more short term needs or complement challenges Overall budget €84 million Ratio of budget allocation between Challenges to Topics of approximately 50:50 Budget allows for one project per challenge, one-two per topic Based on Indicative Strategic Research Roadmap but budget constraints mean reduction of Societal Challenges from 10 to 5.

25 2011 – Societal Challenges FP7 – Co-operation - SSH
Europe moving towards a new path of economic growth and social development Economic, social and political conditions for satisfying the world food needs Tackling poverty in a development context (SICA societal challenge) The evolving concept of borders Corruption & resistance to corruption in the private and public sphere

26 2011 – Example topics for small-medium CPs/CSAs
FP7 – Co-operation - SSH Lifelong Learning in Europe: appropriate skills for sustaining better jobs Combating poverty in Europe: a key question of human dignity and social cohesion Criminal behaviour and policy responses in the European Union Co-ordinated call with Security: Surveillance and the challenges for democracy and an open society SICA: Connections between rural areas & cities in Sub-Saharan Africa Social platform on ‘Innovative Social Services’

27 FP7: Co-operation – Opportunities for social sciences and humanities in other themes

28 FP7 Co-operation: Health
Health Activity Areas 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 Main areas to be covered in 2011: How lifestyle affects health and how this can this be mitigated. Supporting clinical trials to verify safety and efficacy. Increasing competitiveness of European health-related industries and services. Global health issues.

29 Topics with SSH relevance
FP7 Co-operation: Health HEALTH : A road-map for mental health research in Europe. FP7-HEALTH-2011-single-stage. The aim should be to address a coordinated and comprehensive approach to promote and integrate research on the biological, epidemiological, social and public health aspects of mental health and well being in Europe. (…) HEALTH.3.3-2: Analysis of integrated strategies for sustainable behaviour change. FP7-HEALTH-2011-two-stage. The aim is to define generalisable, effective, and sustainable behaviour change interventions that can be effectively translated into health promotion practice. Research on behaviour change in its widest sense is called for. (…)

30 Private Public Partnerships
ICT- Challenges Pervasive and Trusted network & Service Infrastructures Cognitive Systems and Robotics FP7 – Co-operation - ICT Alternative Paths to Components and Systems Plus Private Public Partnerships Technologies for Digital Content and Languages ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance ICT for a Lower Carbon Economy ICT for Manufacturing and Factories of the Future ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

31 Topics with SSH relevance
Objective ICT Trustworthy ICT The objective is a trustworthy Information Society based on an ecosystem of digital communication, data processing and service provisioning infrastructures, with trustworthiness in its design, as well as respect for human and societal values and cultures. Projects must ensure strong interplay with legal, social and economic research in view of development of a techno-legal system that is usable, socially accepted and economically viable. Objective ICT – Language Technologies There is a growing need for effective multilingual solutions that support business and interpersonal communication and enable people to make sense of online content and services in Europe's many languages. Projects shall address multiple languages and cater for written and/or spoken language as appropriate. (…) FP7 – Co-operation - ICT

32 FP7 – Co-operation - Security
Security - Mission orientated R&D 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 FP7 – Co-operation - Security 5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity & interoperability 6 Security and Society 7 Security research co-ordinating and structuring

33 Topics with SSH relevance
Topic SEC Analysis of the security systems in Europe The objective is to explore and compare relevant cultural phenomenon and legal determinations of civil security across Europe, taking into account the existing significant differences between countries and regions. (…) Topic FP7-SEC Surveillance and the challenges for the security of the citizen(coordinated with the topic SSH Surveillance and the challenges for democracy and an open society of the 2011 SSH Work Programme.) FP7 – Co-operation - Security

34 FP7:Capacities

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

36 FP7 Capacities – Science in Society

37 Science in Society - Overview
Three main action lines: FP7 – Capacities - SIS More dynamic governance of Science & Society relationship Place of S&T in Society Better engagement science issues Science system, codes, expertise Modernising Universities Strengthening potential, broadening horizons Gender and research Young people and science education Science & Society Communicate Two-way communication of science & the public, and role of the media

38 Horizontal Actions – topics include:
Involvement of civil society organisations in research (CP) Regulating emerging scientific and technological developments (CP) Reinforcing European strategies on access, dissemination & preservation of scientific information in the digital age (CSA) Clusters of cities of scientific culture for innovation (CSA) Science-society interaction in the digital technologies era (CP) Innovative methods in science education: teacher training on enquiry-based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe (CSA) FP7 – Capacities - SIS

39 ERC or phone 0032 2289 6121

40 What is the ERC? 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 Excellence is the sole criterion Competitive, flexible funding Retain, repatriate and recruit (career support) What are the ERC Grant Schemes? Currently - 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 New proof of Concept Scheme (early 2011) & possible new scheme (2012 Work Programme in Spring 2011?) ERC

41 Key Points for ERC Grants
Support for a PI and (if necessary) team-members No need for collaboration 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

42 ERC Grant Schemes ERC - StG
Starting Independent Researcher Grants (Starting Grants) boost the independent careers of excellent researchers by providing adequate support at the critical stage where they are starting or consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Now 50% of Annual ERC Call Budget Annual calls: open late spring and close in autumn Grants of up to €1.5 million over 5 yrs (€2 million in certain cases) For latest call, the PI has to be 2-12 years from PhD (extendable to 16.5 years in certain cases) ERC - StG

43 Starting Grant PI Profile
Am I a Competitive Candidate? Expected to have: already shown potential for research independence & evidence of maturity produced independently at least one important publication without the participation of their PhD supervisor Be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their field and career stage, including: significant publications (as main author) in peer-reviewed major international multidisciplinary journals or leading international journals in their field May have monographs, invited presentations, granted patents, awards, prizes Have good leadership potential ERC – StG All this needs to be shown in your application…. …which will include: - scientific leadership profile - a cv - an early achievements track record

44 ERC Grant Schemes ERC - AdG
Advanced Investigator Grants (Advanced Grants) encourage substantial advances at the frontier of knowledge by supporting excellent, leading advanced investigators to pursue ground breaking, high-risk/high gain research Now 50% 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 - AdG

45 Advanced Grant PI Profile
Am I a Competitive Candidate? Am I an active researcher? Do I have a track record of significant achievements in last 10 years? Significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed journals which are multidisciplinary or in their field If appropriate to your research field, should have: monographs, granted patents, invited presentations, lead expeditions, organised international conference, won awards and prizes, membership of academies… Am I an exceptional leader in terms of originality and significance of my research contribution? Content and impact of work International recognition May have changed fields or established interdisciplinary approaches (PI does not need to have a PhD) ERC AdG All this needs to be shown in your application…. …which will include: - a ten year track record - a scientific leadership profile - a cv

46 European Research Council (ERC)
Call Schedule Starting Grants: Advanced Grants: Work Programme (published on) ERC Action Call Open Call Deadlines Call Value (€ M) Evaluation 14/07/2010 ERC-2011-StG 20 July 2010 PE: 14 October 10 LS : 9 November 10 SH: 24 November 10 661.4 Winter 10 - Spring 11 FP7 ERC Calls Work Programme (published on) ERC Action Call Open Call Deadlines Estimated Call Value (€ M) Evaluation 14/07/2010 ERC-2011-AdG Call expected: 2 November 2010 Deadlines: PE: 9 February 11 LS: 10 March 11 SH: 6 April 11 661.4 Spring - Autumn 11

47 People Programme – Marie Curie Actions mariecurie-uk@bbsrc. ac
People Programme – Marie Curie Actions or phone

48 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions
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 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

49 Overview of Marie Curie Actions
Host Actions Individual Actions Initial Training Networks (ITN) Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPPs) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Intra- European Fellowships (IEF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) New! Career Integration Grants (CIG) People Specific Programme Also funded: Researcher’s Night, CO-FUND

50 Transnational Mobility Requirements
A fellow not have been resident in host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before application deadline / date of recruitment or secondment Applies to all individual fellowships and fellows recruited for ITNs Only International Outgoing Fellowships have nationality criteria FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

51 FP7 People: Individual Actions

52 Intra-European Fellowships
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 Resuming a career in research Individual applies with host Attaining or strengthening professional independence Skills diversification FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

53 International Outgoing Fellowships
EU Member or Associated State Nationals only PLUS non-nationals in MS/AC for more than 5 years at deadline 24 – 36 months in total of which months in third country followed by mandatory reintegration phase in European host institutions Individual applies with host Acquiring new knowledge in the third country – bringing it back to the EU/AS Contract is between European host institution and Commission for duration of fellowship Mandatory return phase of 1 year FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

54 International Incoming Fellowships
Researchers based in third countries 12 – 24 months incoming phase in EU/AS Possible 1 year reintegration grant for nationals from International Co-operation Partner Countries (€15,000) Individual applies with host Contract between European host institution and EC for incoming phase, and between third country host and EC for reintegration / return Knowledge-sharing Mutually-beneficial research co-operation FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

55 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions
Career Integration Grants Supports integration into research career in Europe To provide those taking up stable post with own research budget Should enable transfer of knowledge & building of links with country from which researcher has moved No requirement to have benefited from MCA previously Must comply with mobility rule Support a research project of 2- 4 years Contributes to the research costs Researcher applies with host institution Host commits to researcher for at least duration of project € per year flat rate funding FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

56 FP7 People: host actions

57 Initial Training Network (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 FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

58 FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Industry Academia Pathways &
Partnerships (IAPPs) 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 FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

59 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 – up to 12 months Project duration of 24 – 48 months Commission contribution: EUR 1900/ researcher/month for EU/AC secondments plus EUR 200 per researcher/month long distance allowance (where applicable) FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

60 FP7 – People – Marie Curie Calls
MCA - Deadlines Initial Training Networks (ITN) 26 January 2011 Researchers’ Night 12 January 2011 COFUND 17 February 2011 IRSES 17 March 2011 Reintegration Grant (ERG & IRG) last cut-off dates 7 September 2010 Career Integration Grants 8 March 2011 6 September 2011 Intra- European Fellowships (IEF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) 11 August 2011 Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways 7 December 2010 FP7 – People – Marie Curie Calls

61 Links 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: Cordis FP7 pages: EPSS Helpdesk: Tel: Links etc.

62 FP8 development - Timetable for next FP - The role of BIS - The role of UKRO

63 Estimated FP8 Timetable
November 2010 Expert Group report on FP7 Interim Evaluation December 2010 Commission reaction to FP7 Interim Evaluation February 2011 Communication on FP8 Feb - April 2011 Stakeholder consultation Q Commission Proposal for FP8 European Parliament readings and Council Common positions Q Conciliation and Adoption of FP8 FP8 Evidence gathering Sept June Dec

64 The role BIS will play Influencing FP8
BIS represents the UK in FP negotiations Review existing documentary evidence (e.g. evaluations and impact assessments) Informal consultations with policy leads and stakeholders Develop formal negotiating position Public consultation Ministerial sign-off Submit formal position to the Commission and to other Member States Influencing FP8

65 BIS Tasks and Processes
Review existing documentary evidence (e.g. evaluations and impact assessments) Identify any need for further study Informal consultations with policy leads and stakeholders Develop formal negotiating position Public consultation Ministerial sign-off Submit formal position to the Commission and to other Member States Influencing FP8

66 FP8 Evidence Gathering BIS - Timetable
June - August 2009 Review existing evidence (evaluation reports etc) June 2010 Delivery of Technopolis report on FP impacts in the UK Summer Events for researchers and ELOs Autumn 2010 Wider engagement with stakeholders Autumn 2010 BIS Call for Evidence Spring 2010 Delivery of UK position paper FP8 Evidence Gathering

67 BIS Call for Evidence FP8 Evidence gathering Opened on 13 October 2010
Runs until 4 January 2011 Advise submitting early Asks series of 42 questions Space for free text submissions On-line discussion forum Don’t forget to mention the things you like and want to keep! Further information: FP8 Evidence gathering

68 UKRO work towards FP8 FP8 evidence gathering
BIS/UKRO workshops in Spring/Summer 2010 For Academics (May) For European Liaison Officers (July) UKRO facilitating RCUK discussions New Future Framework Programme pages on UKRO website Sign up for the UKRO information services to keep up to date with opportunities to feed in FP8 evidence gathering

69 Be strategic…involve Use UKRO web pages Internally
Whole of institution - senior management, research support officers, contracts and finance team, and researchers Externally Utilise your networks and contacts BIS, UKRO , Research Councils UUK, EUA MEPs ETPs Use UKRO web pages

70 Further information Influencing FP8
UKRO policy pages Information about BIS events on FP8 on the UKRO website, including the BIS questionnaire Impact study on the Framework Programme, article on the UKRO Information Services: Influencing FP8

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