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New Deadline iCalendar for Horizon 2020

A new iCalendar has been produced by the European Commission, providing up-to-date information on Horizon 2020 deadlines for the next two years.

The iCalendar, which can be accessed through the Participant Portal will be kept up-to-date centrally by the EC and can also be downloaded to be used with Microsoft Outlook.

To access the iCalendar, you simply need to click on the calendar icons located next to ‘Calls’ and ‘Call Updates’ on the left hand side of the Participant Portal’s ‘Funding Opportunities’ page.

Source: UKRO

Call for Individual Fellowships under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions opens today

Individual Fellowships from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) will award experienced scientists (postdocs) who want to strengthen their career through mobility. The MCSA offer funding schemes for moving and working at a host institution within or outside Europe. Candidates of any nationality can participate.

Only the country of the institution where the candidate will work is determinant. In that context, and following recent political developments, please note that Switzerland is currently considered as a Third Country and Swiss institutions cannot host MSCA fellowships.

For questions, please contact Research & Enterprise. The 2014 budget for Individual Fellowships under MSCA is €240.5 millions.

The deadline is 11 September 2014.

Further Information

Source: Cyrille Girardin, EURESEARCH

Staff Research Development Day – Monday 16 December

UoL-logo-general-use-white-backgroundThe next University of Lincoln Research Development Day will take place on Monday 16 December in ENG207.

These sessions are open to all academics and research support staff and will concentrate on grant writing skills, networking and Horizon 2020:

1. Grant Writing Skills: the Art of a Strong Proposal – Traps, Tricks and Techniques, 9am – 11:15am

This presentation covers the art of Grantmanship and is designed for all types of grant applications covering the do’s and dont’s when preparing a proposal together with the necessary building blocks, over and above the research context, with which to construct the application.

2. The Importance of Networking and how to be effective, 11:15am – 1:45pm

With an ever increasing emphasis on multi-disciplinarity, impact, dissemination, exploitation and outreach the network structure behind a research bid is an essential component to be competitive. This workshop presents an understanding of these requirements and the basic principles behind the networking process; helping to identify key players and stakeholders as well as how to approach them.

3. Strategic Opportunities Within Horizon 2020 and How to Address them, 2:30pm – 5pm

This session will introduce Horizon 2020 from a strategic position. The session will explain changes from the FP7 programme and provide a background for insights into the substantial opportunities and requirements for a Competitive Horizon 2020 bid.

You are able to attend as many workshops as you would like and there is no preparation necessary for any of the sessions.  To book a place on any of these sessions please email research@lincoln.ac.uk.

Medilink East Midlands: Horizon 2020

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.

To register for this no-charge event please complete the online booking form http://www.medilinkem.com/events/events-list/2013/12/11/horizon2020

ERC – Starting Grants – Information and Proposal Writing Events

 

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.

Further information
Events registration page:
http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/events/Pages/stg_events.aspx