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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.

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

AHRC/EPSRC Immersive Experiences session

11 July 2017

The Research Development Team have organised a session to run through the AHRC/EPSRC Immersive Experiences call for proposals, and follows on from an RCUK event that took place on Friday 7 July at MMU where the call was announced and explained. Anyone who may be interested in the call is welcome to attend, and please do feel free to pass to colleagues that may be interested.

This session will be held Wednesday 19 July 2:00 – 3:30pm in Chapman Seminar rooms 1-2.

We wish to convene all those interested so that we can fully support your project proposals and help to facilitate potential interdisciplinary collaborations. We will run through the call specification and then invite anyone who has an idea to present it via a two minute pitch and one powerpoint slide to generate ideas for collaboration and a starting point for further discussion.  This is not compulsory, but if you wish to take part do let us know and, if possible, send your Powerpoint slide in advance of the session. We will then run through the call timetable and finally end with coffee and networking so you get chance to begin the conversations to develop your bid.

 

Planned Schedule

2:00 – 2:10           Introduction to call

2:10 – 2:50           Discussion & presentation of proposed ideas.

2:50 – 3:00           Timeframe and practicalities of submissions

3:00 – 3:30           Coffee and networking

To book a place, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ahrcepsrc-immersive-call-briefing-tickets-36096905817

 

For those wishing to present their ideas could you email d.woodman@salford.ac.uk with an attached slide.

Details of the call can be found at:

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/research-and-partnership-development-call-for-the-next-generation-of-immersive-experiences/

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Deborah Woodman d.woodman@salford.ac.uk.

ERC Consolidator Grant and UKRO Information/Writing events

26 September 2016

The 2017 call for ERC Consolidator Grants is expected to open on 20 October 20116 and close on 9 February 2017.

The grants are aimed at researchers with 7-12 years post-PhD experience, and are designed to support the development independent research leaders. Grants are worth up to €2m over 5 years. Applicants should have an appropriate track record of research and publishing.

UKRO is hosting two information/grant writing events in the run up to the call.  The first is at the University of Glasgow on 26 October, the second is yet to be announced and will be in London.

Further information on the Glasgow event, and the signing up form, can be found on the UKRO website here.

UKRO Events/Training: ERC Starting Grants

20 July 2016

UKRO is hosting two Starting Grants Information and Proposal Writing Events for researchers interested in applying for the European Research Council’s Starting Grants.

ERC Starting Grants are designed for researchers with between two and seven years post-PhD experience on 1st January 2017 .

The events are:

  1. University of York, 5th September 2016. You can register for this event via the UKRO website here.
  2. Kings College, London, 6th September 2016. You can register for this event via the UKRO website here.

For further information please follow the links above or contact your Funding Team representative.

EU Research Funding: UKRO Day at Salford

31 May 2016

EU Research Funding: UK Research Office (UKRO) visit day at Salford

Information sessions with Ian Devine, European Adviser at UKRO, and the Research & Enterprise Development Team, University of Salford

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Newton Building, Room 233

The Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme is the EU’s primary research & innovation 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 Salford on 15 June to give the view from Brussels on how to develop your proposals in order to have the best possible chance of success.

With a budget of €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.

Book your place now for the following sessions:

10:30am-12pm: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships scheme

The session will include an introduction to the scheme and the application process and tips on writing a successful proposal. It will also include personal reflections from recently successful applicants based here at Salford.

Reserve your place

2pm-3pm: Writing a successful Horizon 2020 proposal

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

Reserve your place

Places are limited, so please follow the links above to book now.

Individual Consultations

In addition, individual consultations on EU funding proposals on any topic can be arranged for a limited number of colleagues on a first come first served basis at various points throughout the day by contacting Stephen Parkinson.

For additional queries about the event please contact Stephen Parkinson as above or on extension 52265.

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Events to celebrate International Open Access Week

14 October 2015

19-25 October is International Open Access Week.  The University of Salford is offering a series of events to mark this and to support researchers to increase the reach and impact of their research by making it more openly accessible.  It is increasingly common for researchers to make the outputs of their research freely available online, including releasing published papers and the data sets that underpin the findings.

Making research open access is becoming more important for researchers, both in increasing the visibility and impact of research and to comply with funders’ policies.

During International Open Access Week, we will be running workshops for staff and postgraduate research students covering ORCID, Open Access Publishing and Research Data Management.

For more information and to book, please visit http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/research/openaccess/open-access-week-2015

Workshop – Managing Your Research Data

17 April 2014

Managing Your Research Data – Thursday 22 May 2014

The Library, working with Research & Innovation, has invited the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) to the University of Salford to present an afternoon workshop about data management planning for your grant applications, and managing your data throughout the project lifecycle. This workshop has been designed around the needs of our academic staff who are actively engaged in research projects, or developing project bids. 

Session overview

Research Councils, the EU Commission and many other funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for research data management (RDM) & storage in new grant funding applications.

This half-day workshop provides an introduction to research data management and the range of activities and roles that we need to consider when preparing research applications, as well as implementing new projects.

The session will also provide an overview of a range of tools that can assist with your data storage and management activities in order to make your grant applications and subsequent awards a success.

More importantly, the workshop will bring together researchers from different Schools to enable you to share & learn from each other’s experiences and identify key issues or problems regarding Research Data Management that you are facing, and which the University needs to take into account when developing its RDM strategy and implementation plans.

Learning Objectives  

  • understand funders’ requirements for data management and sharing
  • learn how research data management and curation can facilitate data sharing and help to increase citations
  • understand what a data management plan is and how to go about completing one
  • be aware of some of the free services and tools available  

Agenda

12:30 Welcome and institutional objectives
12:45 – 13:00 Quick quiz on RDM requirements
13:00 – 13:30 Overview of the RDM and data sharing landscape
13:30 – 14:00 Data sharing exercise
14:00 – 14:45 Coffee
14:45 – 15:00 Overview of data management planning
15:00 – 15:30 Data management planning exercise
15:30 – 15:45 Demo of DMPonline
15:45 – 16:00 Questions and wrap up

 

Booking

To book your place at the workshop, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dc101-managing-your-research-data-tickets-11219234031

For any questions about the event please contact Hannah Baker ext. 56707, h.baker@salford.ac.uk