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Upcoming European Funding Opportunities, 2018

25 October 2017

Please see below for a number of European funding opportunities are coming up in the first quarter of 2018. Target areas include:

  • researcher training, staff exchange, and career development
  • transport
  • energy
  • migration and integration
  • aging and sustainable health care
  • aquatic biodiversity and resources
  • agriculture and food systems
  • climate change and greenhouse gases
  • rural economies and culture
  • globalisation, digitisation, and the fourth industrial revolution

For further information on any of the opportunities please contact your funding team representative, or come along to the UKRO EU Research Funding day on Wednesday 1 November.

The UK government has committed to funding all successful applications for EU funding made prior to the UK’s formal exit from the  EU. Moreover, the European Commission has issued assurances that bids led by or involving UK partners will be treated equally.

(Links below lead to Research Professional; the programmes associated with the calls are currently in the draft phase.)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovative training networks.
This aims to raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training, extending the traditional academic research training setting. Grants are worth €39,240 a year for up to 36 months.
Closing date: 17 Jan 18
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1975181

H2020-MG-2018 mobility for growth. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that develop new solutions regarding transport challenges, such as addressing transport means, infrastructure and operation models and integrating them into a user friendly European transport system of smart connected mobility with low impact on climate and environment. Grants are worth between €2m and €20m each.
Expected to open on 31 October 2017. Closing date: 30 Jan 18
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1971204

H2020-LC-SC3-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 31 January 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981425

H2020-LC-SC3-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Grants are worth between €2m and €5m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 31 January 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981427

H2020-SC1-BHC-2018 better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health system. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that reconcile better health and healthy ageing with the need to develop sustainable health and care systems and growth opportunities for the health and care related industries. Grants are worth between €5m and €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 6 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1982021

H2020-BG-2018 blue growth. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim at sustainably harvesting the potential of aquatic resources from seas, oceans and inland waters for different uses and across the range of marine and maritime industries, while protecting biodiversity and enhancing climate resilience. Grants are worth up to €9m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018. http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981054

H2020-SFS-2018 sustainable food security. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to deliver healthy food, increase resource efficiency of food systems, understand the impact of climate change on agriculture or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Grants are worth up to €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981058

H2020-SFS-2018 sustainable food security. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to deliver healthy food, increase resource efficiency of food systems, understand the impact of climate change on agriculture or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Grants are worth up to €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018. http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981060

H2020-BG-2018 blue growth. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim at sustainably harvesting the potential of aquatic resources from seas, oceans and inland waters for different uses and across the range of marine and maritime industries, while protecting biodiversity and enhancing climate resilience. Grants are worth up to €9m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981064

H2020-RUR-2018 rural renaissance. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to raise the natural, social, cultural and economic potential of rural areas and to foster policy coherence and to boost economic development, ecosystem services and entrepreneurial innovation. Grants are worth up to €6m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981070

H2020-RUR-2018 rural renaissance. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to raise the natural, social, cultural and economic potential of rural areas and to foster policy coherence and to boost economic development, ecosystem services and entrepreneurial innovation. Grants are worth up to €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981072

H2020-LC-SC3-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Grants are worth between €1m and €20m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981429

ERC-2018-CoG consolidator grants Horizon 2020: Excellent Science
These grants support principal investigators who are at a career stage at which they may be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Grants are worth up to €2 million each over five years, plus an additional €750,000 start-up grant.
The next call is expected to open on 24 October 2017 with a deadline on 15 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1850545

H2020-LC-CLA-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future – climate action in support of the Paris Agreement. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to produce solutions for the achievement of the PA’s mitigation and adaptation goals, and to further relevant scientific knowledge for the implementation of the nationally determined contributions and in advance of key PA-related milestones. Grants are worth between €5m and €10m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 27 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1980634

H2020-SC5-2018 greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to improve the efficiency of resource use to minimise the production of waste and increase the use of resources originating from secondary sources while avoiding adverse health effects and to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the medium term. Grants are worth up €5m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 27 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1980640

H2020-SC5-2018 greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to improve the efficiency of resource use to minimise the production of waste and increase the use of resources originating from secondary sources while avoiding adverse health effects and to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the medium term. Grants are worth between €3m and €15m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 27 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1980642

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018 socioeconomic and cultural transformations of the fourth industrial revolution. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects related to the challenges linked to the compounded socioeconomic and cultural origins and effects in Europe of the fourth industrial revolution in a context of globalisation and digitisation. Grants are worth between €1m and €5m each.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 13 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1973156

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018 migration. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects related to the global and European governance of migration as well as offering innovative solutions for the successful integration of migrants into European host societies. Grants are worth between €3m and €4m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 13 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1973158

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018 governance for the future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects related to key constitutional and institutional areas such as social rights in Europe, trust, citizenship, differentiation in the EU, open innovation, security and defence policy, digital democracy, governance of the digital single market and European cloud infrastructure. The indicative budget is worth €40.5 million. Grants are worth up to €9m each.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 13 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1973164

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation staff exchange. Horizon 2020: Excellent Science
This call supports international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market.
The next call is expected to open on 22 November 2017 and have a deadline on 21 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1975185

 

Research Development Funding Training Sessions

17 October 2017

Please see the Funding Team pages for information and bookings on the following upcoming training events:

Designing a successful research application

Starts: 8 Nov 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 8 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2
Remaining places: 16
This session goes through the different aspects of a research bid, and the basic principles in writing each aspect, such as the case for support and justification of resources. It will offer insights into how best to structure your bid to gain the maximum chance of success.

Opportunities with Innovate UK & the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Starts: 15 Nov 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2
Remaining places: 35
This session will look at how to maximise opportunites with the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Innovate UK.

Santander Universities Travel Award

17 October 2017

The Santander Universities Travel award is currently open, with a deadline of Friday 24th November 2017.

The award will support travel to the following countries (other countries could be considered), preferably at a Santander University Partner.

  • In the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA
  • In Europe: Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK
  • In Asia: China, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UAE
  • In Africa: Ghana

The programme offers awards of £500, £1,000 & £5,000.

Who can apply?

Applications will be accepted from all current University of Salford staff.

How to apply

To apply for funding applicants must submit an online application detailing their project and the need for funding. The criteria will be checked and a judging panel will determine if funding is awarded.

Apply for a Santander Universities Travel Bursary – Awards of £500, £1,000 & £5,000

For more information or to discuss your application further please see the web page here or contact RI-internalfunding@salford.ac.uk.

EU Research Funding UK Research Office (UKRO) visit days at Salford, Manchester and MMU

12 October 2017

Our annual EU Research Funding day takes place on Wednesday 1 November 2017. In addition, this year we are coordinating our event with those being held by MMU and University of Manchester on 31 October and 2 November, allowing Salford staff to register for sessions on whichever day is most suitable for them.

The Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme is the EU’s primary research funding mechanism. The programme is hugely popular and many calls are extremely competitive. We have therefore invited our UKRO European Advisor, Ian Devine, to visit the 3 Manchester universities to give an insider’s view on the how give your proposals the best possible chance of success, to coincide with the announcement of the latest Work Programme, covering 2018-2020.

With a budget of nearly €80bn covering the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the key source of research funding available from the EU and offers opportunities for international research collaboration, European and international fellowships, individual research grants, feasibility studies and research for SMEs, doctoral training and much more.

University of Salford staff are free to book places at any of the following sessions:

Session 1: Proposal Writing for Horizon 2020

The session will cover a range of issues to consider when developing a Horizon 2020 proposal, including finding partners, key policy issues to address, and evaluator feedback, pitfalls to avoid and tips for writing a winning proposal.

Date/Time Venue Registration
1 November 2017

10:00-11:30

Room 3.08, MediaCityUK Campus, University of Salford Reserve your place

 

Session 2: The 2018-20 Work Programmes and The Future of the European Research Funding Programme after 2020

Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multi-annual work programmes and this session will provide an overview of what to expect in the 2018-20 Work Programme as well as discussing the future of European research funding after 2020.

Date/Time Venue Registration
31 October 2017

09:45-10:50

Lecture Theatre 6, Geoffrey Manton Building,, MMU Reserve your place
1 November 2017

13:00-14:30

Lecture Theatre 1.15, Maxwell Building, University of Salford Reserve your place
2 November 2017

10:30-12:00

Zochonis Lecture Theatre A, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester Reserve your place

Session 3: Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions 2018 Work Programme

This session will focus on the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme of Horizon 2020, and in particular the following calls:

  • Individual Fellowships (IF)
  • Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

The session will include an introduction to the schemes, details of the application process, and hints and tips on developing a successful proposal.

Date/Time Venue Registration
31 October 2017

11:00-12:00

Lecture Theatre 6, Geoffrey Manton Building, MMU Reserve your place
1 November 2017

15:00-16:30

Lecture Theatre 1.15, Maxwell Building, University of Salford Reserve your place

 

Session 4: Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Networks 2018 Call

Innovative Training Networks (ITN) are joint research training programmes implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry and other non-academic organisations. The research training programmes are intended to provide doctoral students with excellent research skills, coupled with experience outside academia to develop their innovative capacities and employment prospects. This session will provide an overview of the 2018 call and hints and tips on planning and writing an application.

Date/Time Venue Registration
2 November 2017

13:00-14:30

Zochonis Lecture Theatre A, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester Reserve your place

For further information or queries about any of the sessions please contact Stephen Parkinson from the Research Development Team on s.d.parkinson@salford.ac.uk or extension 52265.

ERASMUS+ KA2 Information session Wednesday 18th October

11 October 2017

Please note the information session next week on Erasmus + and Research Opportunities in Key Action 2. The session will provide an overview of the opportunities for funding within Erasmus + KA2.

Starts: 18 Oct 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 18 Oct 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2

Places can be booked via the Salford Advantage pages

The full list of training and information sessions for 2017-2018 can be found on the Training section of the Research and Knowledge Exchange website

Key funder deadlines, health and social science: October 2017 update

3 October 2017

Please see below for a list of upcoming deadlines from funders of interest to researchers in CARe. Please note not only deadlines but also when calls opened, and be aware that it can take several months to develop a viable proposal.

All calls are included in the fortnightly Research Professional Bulletins soon after they open.

1 November

British Academy/Leverhulme Trust small research grants

3 November

NERC Unconventional hydrocarbons in the UK energy system – environmental and socio-economic impacts and processes

9 November

Leverhulme TrustResearch fellowships

Leverhulme Trust International academic fellowships

14 November

NIHR Promoting independence in older people

NIHR Digital interventions for sexual health promotion

NIHR Changing drinking behaviours

15 November

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in science

16 November

British Academy/Leverhulme Trustsenior research fellowships

21 November

NIHR Public health research programme researcher-led work stream – including complex health and care needs in older people

Department of Health Health and Wellbeing Fund – social prescribing

28 November

NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-led

NIHR Virtual and augmented reality technologies for treating psychological disorders

NIHR Mechanisms of action of health interventions

29 November

Department of Health/NIHR Programme grants for applied research

30 November

ESRC EqUIP (EU-India) call for collaborative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections

RCUK Newton-Colciencias UK-Colombia research partnerships

 16 December

ESRCMethodological research projects


2018

9 January

Wellcome Trust Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in humanities and social science

Leverhulme Trust Leverhulme research centres

11 January

Wellcome Trust Research fellowships in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust University awards in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust Research awards for health professionals

18 January

Royal Society/Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships (forecast deadline)

2 March

Leverhulme Trust Early-career fellowships

 4 April

Department of Health/NIHR Invention for innovation (i4i) challenge awards (forecast deadline)

11 May

Leverhulme Trust Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences

19 May

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship/ESRC Research and knowledge exchange fund (RAKE) (forecast deadline)

6 September (forecast)

Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

Department of Health/NIHR Cochrane programme systematic reviews scheme


No deadline / various deadlines

ESRCResearch Grants

ESRCNew Investigator Grants

ESRCKnowledge Transfer Partnerships

NIHR – Programme Grants for Applied Research

Global Challenges research fund

Newton Fund current opportunities

European Research Council Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants