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.
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for facilitating transnational tourism flows of seniors within Europe in the low season under the 2013 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP). This is a sub-programme of the EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Programme which runs from 2007 to 2013.
Call identifier: 75-G-ENT-CIP-13-B-N03S01
Deadline: 26 September 2013 at 17:00 (Brussels local time)
The Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) is to hold a series of webinars throughout July covering all the topics to be included under the 9th call, and also on the IMI rules and procedures.
The webinars will provide the opportunity to learn more about the IMI 9th call topics, interact directly with the topic coordinators, and get in touch with potential project partners. All webinars will feature a presentation by the topic coordinator from the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) as well as time for questions and answers.
Click here for more details on the webinar and also how to register.
Developing innovative therapeutic interventions against physical frailty and sarcopenia (ITI-PF&S) as a prototype geriatric indication
Monday 1 July, 15:00 CEST
Driving re-investment in R&D and responsible use of antibiotics (ND4BB topic 4)
Wednesday 3 July, 13:00 CEST
WEBAE – Leveraging emerging technologies for pharmacovigilance
Friday 5 July, 10:00 CEST
Clinical development of antibacterial agents for Gram-negative antibiotic resistant pathogens (ND4BB topic 5)
Tuesday 9 July, 15:00 CEST
IMI’s rules & procedures
Monday 15 July, 11:00 CEST
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, has published a call for tenders regarding the second generation of the ‘European Cluster Observatory’.
The subject of the contract is to launch the second generation of the ‘European Cluster Observatory’ aimed at supporting efforts to promote the development of more world-class clusters in Europe, notably with a view to fostering competitiveness and entrepreneurship in emerging industries and facilitating SMEs’ access to clusters and their internationalisation activities through clusters.
The main task of the ‘European Cluster Observatory’ is to offer statistical analysis, mapping tools and policy advice towards the design of more evidence-based cluster policy in Europe.
Specific aims to be met by ‘European Cluster Observatory II’ are to:
Publish a biannual European cluster panorama (statistical cluster mapping)
Provide a European cluster trend analysis report
Develop a European stress test for cluster policy
Provide customised advice to selected model demonstrator regions
Promote and raise awareness of the role that clusters and cluster policy can play