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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

UKRO to Visit Lincoln on the 25th February

The University of Lincoln’s UK Research Office European Advisor, Edward Heelas, will be visiting the university on Tuesday 25th February. The agenda for the day has now been finalised and is as follows: 

Time Session
9:00-10:30 Horizon 2020 Overview
10:30-11 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30pm Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (NCP:UKRO*)
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm European Research Council (NCP:UKRO*)

The UK Research Office (http://www.ukro.ac.uk/Pages/UKRO.aspx) is the Europe-based office of RCUK, providing information and advice on European Union funding for research and higher education. In addition to supporting UK universities with the new Horizon 2020 funding programme, UKRO are also the UK National Contact Point for the prestigious European Research Council funding grants and the Marie Curie schemes within Horizon 2020.

All will take place in Think Tank in the Orange Room. Attendance is open to all University of Lincoln Academic and Support staff. If you would like to attend any or all of the above please email research@lincoln.ac.uk with details of what which sessions.

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:


Call for Proposals: Facilitating Transnational Low Season Tourism Exchanges in Europe

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)
  • Indicative budget: EUR 1,000,000
Additional Information

For further support, please contact Research and Income Generation Support at Research & Enterprise.

Source: UKRO

Innovative Medicines Initiative: Webinars on 9th Call in July

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.

Webinar schedule:

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

Source: UKRO