The planned launch of Horizon 2020 is January 2014 and there are important new developments that are included in the programme; one being the emphasis of funding specifically for SMEs and the other being a strong emphasis on Healthcare.
To find out more, attend ‘Horizon 2020: Healthcare Funding & Collaboration Opportunities’ on Wednesday 11 December at BioCity Nottingham.
The EU UK National Contact Point for Health will give an overview of H2020, specifically focusing on the health call priority areas and timings of the various calls. We will also have a panel discussion where your specific questions will be answered.
Innovation Awards under the Science in Culture theme are now available.
Successful proposals under the Innovation Awards call are expected to expand and explore the Science in Culture theme in new and innovative ways. Proposals may address any aspect of the theme as outlined in the call document.
In the context of this call, innovation can take a number of forms:
Exploring new inter-disciplinary concepts, methodologies and approaches drawing on both the arts and humanities and the sciences
Developing reciprocal collaborations of a new nature or in new or emerging fields of collaborative enquiry between the arts and humanities and the sciences
Addressing innovative and inter-disciplinary research questions co-produced through dialogue between the arts and humanities and the sciences
Funding of up to £80,000 (fEC) over a period of 12 months will be awarded to successful grants. Up to 10 Innovation Awards are expected to be funded under the Science in Culture theme.
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
To celebrate the incredible innovation that has taken place over recent decades and, in particular, the researchers who have led that innovation, EPSRC, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering are launching the RISE awards – Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers.
An independent judging panel will select their top 10 established inspirational scientists and engineers from nominees put forward by universities, industry, professional bodies and learned institutes. Each of these ten will then nominate someone they see as a future world-class talent.
EPSRC is at the heart of UK innovation, generating the fundamental knowledge that fuels economic and social prosperity and investing in the skilled people who drive research forward. Together with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the EPSRC supports the very best researchers throughout their careers by fostering their ambition, innovation and adventure.
In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the European Research Council, the UK Research Office, in partnership with the hosting institutions, is holding three information and proposal writing events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2014 ERC Starting Grants call.
Each session will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the Starting Grant scheme. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and costing a proposal. The sessions are aimed at researchers based in, or moving to, the UK who are planning to submit a proposal to the Starting Grants call. Attendance at these events will be free of charge, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
To be eligible for the 2014 Starting Grant call, the applicant Principal Investigator must have been awarded their PhD between 2 and 7 years prior to the publication date of the call (11 December 2013). This is extendable up to 11.5 years in certain cases. The call deadline is very likely to be on 25 March 2014.
The sessions will be held as follows:
University of Birmingham, Friday 10 January 2014 - The session will start at 11:00 (with registration from 10:30) and close at 15.00
University of Edinburgh, Tuesday 14 January 2014 - The session will start at 11:00 (with registration from 10:30) and close at 15.00
Natural History Museum, London, Wednesday 15 January 2014 - The session will start at 11:00 (with registration from 10:30) and close at 15.00
Further information about the events and the venues will be communicated to delegates once registered.
These bursaries are for researchers engaged in full-time academic pursuits and committed to research projects which will involve substantial use of The Rothschild Archive.
The Bursaries are not intended to cover the full cost of any period of research in the Archive but are designed to provide practical assistance with travel, accommodation or incidental costs associated with such work.
The maximum sum usually granted to any applicant will be £1,000.