Posts tagged: Europe

Latest update on UK participation in EU funding programmes

13 August 2018

The UK government recently published an updated note on UK participation in the EU research funding programme, Horizon 2020. The update includes details on the current negotiation status on future UK participation as part of Brexit discussions, as well as confirmation of the recently announced extension of the Underwrite Guarantee for UK participants in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome.

The updated note follows previous updates issued following the EU referendum and outlines the current position in relation to the proposed Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and EU, the UK government’s Underwrite Guarantee (including the newly announced Post-EU Exit Guarantee Extension), and the UK government’s aspirations for UK participation in Horizon 2020’s successor programme, Horizon Europe (2021-2027).

Withdrawal Agreement

The note outlines the position in the draft of the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and EU that UK participants in on-going EU funded projects will continue to receive an uninterrupted flow of EU funding for the lifetime of the project. Furthermore, it envisages that UK participants will be eligible to bid for Horizon 2020 funding for the duration of the programme, including after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, as both partners and in coordinating consortia. read more

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

14 November 2017

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020, covering the final three years of the EU’s current research & innovation funding programme, was officially announced at the end of October. The Work Programme contains details of all of the proposed calls across all three pillars of Horizon 2020.

The list of calls announced runs in the hundreds and therefore can seem to be overwhelming to navigate. In this post therefore, we wanted to provide a brief overview of the structure of the Work Programme, a selection of some of the calls that may be of particular interest to Salford academics, along with details of where to go to find out more and to search through all of the available opportunities.

Horizon 2020 Structure

The Horizon 2020 programme is structured into three main ‘pillars’ (Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges). Each of these pillars focuses on a different type of research & innovation action: bottom-up, curiosity-driven research (Excellent Science); applied and close-to-market research & innovation actions with an industry focus (Industrial Leadership); challenge-driven collaborative research & innovation actions addressing some of the grand themes affecting both the EU and the wider world (Societal Challenges). Within each pillar there are sub-categories, all of which have their own part of the Work Programme. read more

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. read more

Horizon 2020: Evaluation of Proposals

5 February 2014

This article outlines the overall procedure for Horizon 2020 proposals, which will be very similar to its predecessor the Framework Programme 7. However, given the different nature of Horizon 2020, including the more multidisciplinary nature of some projects and the more bottom up formulation of topics, there are a few differences in approach to note.

EU Horizon 2020 Programme officially launched

20 December 2013

Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) launched its first calls on 11 December, detailing the Work Programmes and topics that will be open for submissions in 2014 and 2015.

The official Horizon 2020 webpages can be accessed here:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020

All of the 2014-15 Work Programmes can be accessed here:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html#h2020-work-programmes-2014-15-main-wp read more

EU Horizon 2020 – Social Science and Humanities information events

19 December 2013

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities that the new EU research programme HORIZON2020 has to offer for researchers in social sciences and humanities, there will be several  events taking place in the New Year:

1)  Achieving Impact: Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020” Athens, 26th and 27th of February 2014

The two-day event will appeal to members of the SSH research community who are looking for networking and funding opportunities within Horizon 2020. It will be of particular interest to researchers from universities and research organisations in the field of SSH, Civil Society Organisations & Non-governmental Organisations. SSH-relevant industries involved in Research and Innovation activities are also among the target audience. Established networks such as ERA-NETs will be invited to attend. read more

EU Horizon 2020 Research Programme Workshop for ELS Staff

18 December 2013

Dear ELS Colleagues,

Further to last week’s sessions on the EU HORIZON2020 research programme at the School of Environment and Life Sciences, please find attached:

  • The HORIZON 2020 programme  overview slides;
  • The relevant Work Programmes, which contain topics that will be called for applications in the 2014 and 2015 Calls for submissions: A summary of the relevant H2020 2014-15 topics for ELS.

    Futhermore, I also wanted to make you aware of an information day organised by Defra, BBSRC, NERC and FSA that is currently open for registration – places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    The day is aimed at academic and business organisations interested in exploring funding opportunities in two key areas  – read more

UKRO presentation slides on Horizon2020 Programme

31 October 2013

Following the presentation of Dr Sobia Aslam last week, you can download her slides from the Research intranet on:

http://www.ri.salford.ac.uk/page/information

Please contact Vera Barron on ext. 53538  if you have any problems with accesing the presentation slides.

What will the new EU Programme for Research and Innovation look like?

28 August 2013

h2020 visualHorizon 2020 is the new EU’s new programme for research and innovation with a key aim of creating new growth and jobs in Europe though knowledge generation and innovation. The Programme promises major simplification from its predecessor (Framework Programme 7, ‘FP7’), especially in the areas of budgetary preparations, costing models, audits, proposal submissions and the contract negotiation process.

Running from 2014 to 2020 with a €70 billion budget, the proposed programme will consist of 3 pillars: read more

EU Budget Discussions: Latest Developments

22 May 2013

On 14 May, EU finance ministers agreed to commit an extra EUR 7 billion to cover outstanding payments under the 2013 annual EU budget. This mainly concerns money for EU-funded infrastructure projects, but also some research projects funded through FP7. This agreement was a precondition for the European Parliament to begin formal ‘trialogue’ talks with the European Commission and national governments on finalising the 2014 to 2020 budget.

2014 to 2020 EU Budget and Horizon 2020
The first formal trialogue meeting on the 2014 to 2020 EU budget (known as the Multi-Annual Financial Framework) has also taken place this week. In a press release, the EU Budget Commissioner, Janusz Lewandowski, stated that a final agreement “should be reachable by the end of June”. In this case, a final budgetary allocation for Horizon 2020, and final approval for the programme, could also be agreed upon around this time. read more