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

By Oct.12, 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.

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