The UK Research Office, who are also the UK National Contact Point for MSC, will be holding three information and proposal writing events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2014 MSCA Individual Fellowships call, The events will cover key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals.
The three events will be taking place in Cardiff, Coventry and London:
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 – Cardiff University
Monday, 9 June 2014 – University of Warwick
Thursday, 19 June 2014 – Royal Veterinary College, London
For further information, inlcuding the programme for the day, please see the UKRO website (log in required) or contact Research and Enterprise. Attendance is free of charge, but capacity at the venue is limited and places will therefore be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The DCC runs a series of free, online training sessions covering a wide range of digital curation-related topics. These brief sessions will last for one hour and will provide participants with an introduction to some of the current issues, some examples of emerging good practice, and an overview of tools and approaches.
The webinars will run on the second Thursday of each month. The sessions will be run using Google+ Hangouts but participants do not need to have a Google account to take part. Please register for each session before 11:00 on the day of the session so that we can provide you with links to the slides following the session.
- Customising DMPonline, 13th March 2014 *FULLY BOOKED*
- Customising DMPonline, 10th April 2014 (16:00 GMT) – Register
About the session:
DMPonline is the DCC’s web-based tool to help researchers write Data Management Plans. They’ve recently released a new version of the tool which offers a lot of flexibility in terms of how institutions can customise it. You can create your own template to provide questions and guidance that researchers should respond to, add tailored guidance to help researchers answer funders questions, and provide examples and suggested answers. This webinar will demo the new version of DMPonline and profile the options available for customising the tool by showing examples from a number of early adopters.
Future topics will be announced as they are confirmed. If you have an idea for a webinar or would like to suggest a topic, please get in touch with the DCC.
– See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/webinars#sthash.2coZ8oBb.dpuf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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