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.
Check – does your innovation fit within the specific research area above and do your evaluation plans fit within the remit of the EME commissioned work stream?
Suggest – if it doesn’t, keep an eye on the NIHR website for future calls or submit a suggestion for a future call, or consider applying through our researcher led work stream.
Collaborate and plan – if it does, great! Now establish a strong collaboration with an academic unit and / or NHS organisation and/or industry and start to prepare your bid with them using the information on the EME website and their expertise.
Submit an outline proposal with your collaborators to the relevant call.
In order to help you with your application, a webinar will run for each topic on the following dates.
13/160 Passive and bioactive implantable medical devices 20 March 2014 11:30am to 12:15pm
13/179 Microbial therapies to treat gastrointestinal disease 20 January 2014 3:00pm to 3:45pm
They will consider an expression of interest to tackle any of the gaps in risk and prevention of breast cancer. However, in light of the NICE clinical guidance being updated to recommend the use of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene in the prevention setting, they particularly welcome expressions of interest relating to this area of chemoprevention.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 January 2014.
As part of the EPSRC’s commitment to support the development of early career researchers, EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme is inviting expressions of interest from early career ICT researchers to attend one of two workshops that will be held in Oxford and Glasgow in February 2014.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
Receive advice on funding opportunities, strategic priorities, grant writing and the peer review process from EPSRC staff and research leaders in ICT.
Engage with EPSRC staff on the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
Consider and debate the impact of ICT research and responsible innovation in ICT research.
Form new connections with colleagues from across the ICT research landscape.
Each workshop will be residential and run across a two-day period to allow participants sufficient time for in-depth discussions and to maximise networking opportunities.
Overnight accommodation for the first day of the workshop and meals during the workshop will be provided. However, EPSRC is unable to reimburse participant’s travel or other expenses.
We anticipate that this event will be of greatest interest to ICT researchers that have completed a PhD (or equivalent qualification) within the previous ten years and are eligible to hold an EPSRC grant. However, we do not wish to be prescriptive based on years of post-doctoral experience and welcome applications from prospective participants with a different pattern of academic experience, early career researchers based in industry and postdoctoral research assistants.
HOW TO APPLY
Early career ICT researchers wishing to participate in either the Oxford or Glasgow workshop should apply by completing and submitting online, the Expression of Interest form before 16:00 on Friday 3 January 2014.
Submission of a complete expression of interest form will be taken as a commitment that you are available for the entire duration of your preferred workshop and will attend if selected.
Completed expression of interest forms will be assessed by a panel of EPSRC staff. The panel will select participants on the basis of the justification for attendance provided in the completed expression of interest form, while also seeking to ensure the participants are a representative cross-section of the ICT research community by research expertise and institutional representation.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.
Decisions on attendance will be communicated to applicants by email in the week commencing 13 January 2014.