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European Funding UpdateNovember 2004
  • Amanda Crowfoot
  • UK Research Office
  • amanda.crowfoot_at_bbsrc.ac.uk

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The UK Research Office
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research
Council
Economic and Social Research Council
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Medical Research Council
Natural Environment Research Council
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
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UKROs Services
  • Web http//www.ukro.ac.uk
  • Information Services http//ims.ukro.ac.uk
  • Advice to ELOs and researchers
  • UK briefing visits
  • Brussels meeting room
  • Training events
  • UK Mobility National Contact Point

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Overview of Presentation
  • Update on FP6
  • Mid-term Review of FP6 New Instruments
  • The Marie Curie Programme
  • Development of FP7
  • Overview of Non-FP Funding Opportunities
  • European Proposal Writing

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The Framework Programme
  • EU Programme for RTD
  • 4 years in duration (FP6 2002 2006)
  • It involves
  • Contract research
  • European collaboration
  • User driven approach
  • Prioritised research areas

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FP6 Programme Structure
Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for
Health
New/Emerging ST and Policy Support
Information Society Technologies
Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences,
Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials and
New Production Processes and Devices
SME Activities
Specific Activities Covering a Wider Field of
Research
Aeronautics and Space
Food Quality and Safety
International Co-operation
Sustainable Development, Global Change and
Ecosystems
Citizens and Governance in the Knowledge Society
Science and Society
Research and Innovation
Human Resources and Mobility
Research Infrastructures
Co-ordination of Research Activities
Development of RTD/Innovation Policies
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FP6 Instruments
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New and Traditional Instruments
LSH-2003-1.1.5-3 Functional genomics of inner
ear development and disorders INTEGRATED
PROJECT OR NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE. The focus
should be on using functional genomics approaches
and animal models to further understand the
mechanism of hearing, to identify the genes that
are essential for inner ear functions and those
that predispose to severe hearing impairment,
thereby facilitating development of new
preventive and therapeutic tools.
LSH-2003-1.2.2-3 Molecular diagnostics in
mitochondrial diseases STREP. The objective is
to foster research into the understanding of
function, regulation and structure of
mitochondria as vital metabolic organelles,
thereby providing insight into diagnostics and
treatments of diseases related to mitochondrial
dysfunctioning.
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Mid-term Review of FP6 New Instruments
  • Report by high-level expert group, chaired by
    Professor Ramon Marimon, recommended that
  • New Instruments should be maintained in FP7
  • Many design and implementation aspects to be
    improved
  • Commission should classify instruments according
    to their aims and establish guidelines for their
    use
  • NoEs should be designed to cover different forms
    of collaboration and sizes of partnerships
  • Clarify differences between IPs and STREPs
  • Larger role for STREPs and small IPs
  • Emerging groups should be attracted to
    participate
  • SME participation should be improved
  • Two-step evaluation should be introduced
  • Administrative procedures and financial rules
    should
  • be simplified

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FP6 Issues
  • Responding to the Work Programme
  • Confusion over instruments especially NoE
  • Variable success rates
  • Industry/SME participation
  • New Member States participation
  • Third Country participation
  • Innovation and originality
  • Gender Action Plans
  • Consortium management
  • Consortium Agreements/IPR
  • Reporting and auditing/audit certificates

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Evaluation Criteria
Integrated Projects
Relevance to the Programme
ST Excellence
Management Quality
Consortium Quality
Potential Impact
Mobilisation Of Resources
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Networks of Excellence
Relevance to the Programme
Excellence of the Participants
Organisation and management
Quality of Integration
Potential Impact
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Evaluators Comments 1
  • Include Gantt chart (or similar) to show timings
    of work programme
  • More consideration to management of large IPs
  • SME participation more prominent/explicit
  • Marketing experts more involved from early stages
  • Links to national initiatives explicitly
    mentioned
  • Better feasibility studies and more risk analysis
    (e.g. SWOT analysis)
  • More technical details and quantified measurement
    needed in order to examine ST excellence of IPs
  • Inclusion of take-up initiative to spread results
    wider
  • Work in IPs should improved by the integration
  • into a single project

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Evaluators Comments 2
  • NoEs need industrial guidance and participation
  • NoEs need clear linking of activities and
    resources needed
  • Commitment towards durable integration must be
    visible in an NoE
  • Attention must be given to IPR issues
  • Novelty and originality should be clear in a
    STREP
  • Breakthrough rather than incremental
  • Efficient consortium rather than collection of
    research units
  • Good scientific insight does not guarantee good
    management
  • Often benefit from less democratic
    configuration
  • Avoid disproportionate funding
  • Need rationale for relation between effort and
    travel

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Marie Curie Programme
MC Chairs (EXC)
Re-integration Grants (IRG, ERG)
Institutional funding
Excellence Grants (EXT) Awards (EXA)
Transfer of Knowledge Fellowships (TOK)
Experienced
Individual funding
Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
International Fellowships (OIF, IIF)
Return funding
Conferences Courses (SCF)
Excellence funding
PhD (or 4 years)
Research Training Networks (RTN)
Early Stage Training (EST)
Early Stage
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Marie Curie Key Features
  • Human Resources and Mobility programme
  • Research training and transfer of knowledge
  • Bottom-up approach
  • Individual and host actions
  • Opening of actions to 3rd country nationals
  • No age limit, but experience criterion
  • Re-integration and excellence promotion measures
  • Life-long learning concept
  • Personal/family situation of researchers

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FP6 Success Marie Curie Call 1
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Marie Curie 2005-2006 Key Changes
  • Two-stage submission/evaluation for RTN and EST
  • 1st stage limited to 10 pages (RTN) or 8 pages
    (EST)
  • 2 criteria only content of project and training
    activities
  • Full criteria evaluated at 2nd stage
  • Two-stage evaluation for IEF, OIF, IIF, EXT and
    EXC
  • 2004 RTN deadline targeted to inter-disciplinary
    and/or inter-sectoral projects
  • Only one more deadline for EST
  • Cross-border consortia in EST mono-sites
  • No further funding for large conferences

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Marie Curie Deadlines Individual



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Marie Curie Deadlines Host



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Framework Programme Budgets
Billion Euro
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Towards FP7
  • January 2004
  • Commission Communication on Basic Research
  • February 2004
  • Commission Communication on Financial
    Perspectives 2007 2013
  • June 2004
  • Commission Communication on the Future of
    Research
  • 2005 (first half)
  • Formal Commission proposal on FP7
  • 2005 2006
  • FP7 negotiations (EP, MS etc.)
  • Late 2006/early 2007
  • Launch of FP7

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Proposed FP7 Structure
Co-ordination of National Research Funding
TechnologyPlatforms
Research Infrastructures
Strategic
Human Resources (MC)
Collaborative ResearchProjects
Competitive FundamentalResearch Funding
Focused
Fundamental
Industry-oriented
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Technology Platforms
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanomedicine
  • Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Water supply and Sanitation
  • Photovoltaics
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Global Livestock Development
  • Road Transport
  • Rail Transport
  • Maritime Transport
  • Mobile and Wireless Communications
  • Innovative Medicines for Europe
  • Embedded Systems
  • Aeronautics
  • Steel
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Manufacturing Technologies

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European Research Council?
  • Credibility
  • Free from political steering
  • Bottom-up, scientific decision making
  • Proportionality
  • Individual teams in a balanced programme
  • Adequate means
  • Appropriate and sufficient funding
  • Efficiency
  • Lean management, minimal admin for applicants
  • Autonomy
  • Independent of the FP and national funders
  • Accountability
  • Appropriate reporting regime

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Further Information
  • UKRO
  • http//www.ukro.ac.uk
  • CORDIS
  • http//www.cordis.lu/fp6
  • Call for Experts
  • http//www.cordis.lu/experts/fp6_candidature.htm
  • DG Research
  • http//www.europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/research/index_
    en.html
  • Future of European Research Policy
  • http//www.europa.eu.int/comm/research/future/ind
    ex_en.html
  • Mid-term Review of FP6 New Instruments
  • http//www.cordis.lu/fp6/instruments_review
  • UK Office of Science and Technology

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Non-FP Funding Opportunities
COMMISSION DIRECTORATES-GENERAL
POLICIES AgricultureCompetition Economic and
Financial AffairsEducation and
CultureEmployment and Social Affairs Energy and
TransportEnterprise Environment
FisheriesHealth and Consumer ProtectionInformat
ion SocietyInternal MarketJustice and Home
Affairs Regional Policy ResearchTaxation and
Customs Union
EXTERNAL RELATIONS DevelopmentEnlargementEurope
Aid Co-operation Office External Relations
Humanitarian Aid Office ECHOTrade
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DG Education and Culture
Education SOCRATES Education LEONARDO
Vocational Training TEMPUS / EU-USA /
EU-Canada YOUTH Mobility of young
volunteers eLearning Jean Monnet Erasmus
Mundus
Culture Culture 2000 MEDIA-Plus and MEDIA
Training
http//europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/education_culture/in
dex_en.htm
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Example LEONARDO DA VINCI
  • Aim Improving quality, fostering innovation and
    promoting the European dimension in vocational
    training
  • Actions Mobility (staff and students) Pilot
    Projects Language Competences Transnational
    Networks Reference Materials Joint Actions
  • Amount Up to 200,000 per year up to 75
    Community contribution
  • Duration 2000 2006
  • Participation Any organisation involved in
    vocational training of any type at least three
    partners from EU, EEA, and Candidate Countries
  • Deadlines Mobility 11 February 2005, 10 June
    2005 others 30 September 2005

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Example Culture 2000
  • Aim To encourage cultural creation and mobility
    access to culture for all dissemination of art
    and culture intercultural dialogue and knowledge
    of the history of the European peoples
  • Actions Specific annual activities Multiannual
    activities Special cultural events (e.g.
    European Capitals of Culture)
  • Amount Up to 60 Community contribution
    Specific annual activities 50,000 150,000
    Multiannual activities up to 300,000
  • Duration Extended to 2006
  • Participation All artistic and cultural fields
  • Deadline Annual deadline (October)

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DG Employment and Social Affairs
Action Programme to combat discrimination http//e
uropa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/fundamri/prog/
index_en.htm Fight against poverty and social
exclusion http//europa.eu.int/comm/employment_soc
ial/soc-prot/soc-incl/index_en.htm Tenders
http//europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/employment_social/t
ender_en.htm
http//europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/index_
en.htm
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DG Justice and Home Affairs
AGIS Framework programme on police and judicial
co-operation in criminal matters  ARGO Action
programme for administrative co-operation in the
fields of external borders, visas, asylum and
immigrationDAPHNE II Actions against all forms
of violence Co-operation with Third Countries In
the area of migration Exchange Programme for
Judicial Authorities Fundamental Rights Research
and evaluation programme INTI Integration of
third country nationals Judicial Co-operation in
Civil Matters European Refugee Fund Victims of
terrorist acts
http//europa.eu.int/comm/justice_home/funding/int
ro/funding_intro_en.htm
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DG Information Society
eContent Production, use and distribution of
European digital content eTEN Deployment of
telecommunication networks based services
(e-services) with a trans-European
dimension Safer Internet Action Plan Dealing
with illegal and harmful content on the Internet
http//www.europa.eu.int/information_society/progr
ammes/index_en.htm
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DG Health and Consumer Protection
  • Public Health Programme
  • Health Information
  • Threats to Health
  • Health Determinants

http//www.europa.eu.int/comm/health/ph_programme/
programme_en.htm
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Example Public Health Programme
  • Aim To protect human health and improve public
    health
  • Actions Networks Co-ordinated responses
    Sharing of experience Training Dissemination of
    information and knowledge
  • Amount Commission usually funds up to 60 of
    project costs (up to 80 in exceptional
    circumstances)
  • Duration 2003 2008
  • Participation Any public or private body active
    in the field of public health no minimum or
    maximum partner numbers Member States, EFTA,
    Candidate Countries (subject to signing of
    memorandum)
  • Deadline Annual deadline call launched November
    2004

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DG Environment
LIFE III Environment SMEs and Local
Authorities Nature Birds and Habitats
Directives Third Countries Baltic and
Mediterranean http//europa.eu.int/comm/life/home.
htm General Call for Proposals Yearly call
areas vary. http//europa.eu.int/comm/environment/
funding/general/index_en.htm Accidental Marine
Pollution http//europa.eu.int/comm/environment/ci
vil/index.htm
http//europa.eu.int/comm/environment/funding/intr
o_en.htm
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DG Energy and Transport
Intelligent Energy Europe TEN-E Trans-Europe
an Energy Networks
Marco Polo Intermodal Freight Transport
TEN-T Trans-European Transport Networks
http//europa.eu.int/comm/energy_transport/en/pfs_
en.html
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DG External Relations
NIS TACIS
Mediterranean MEDA EUMEDIS
Asia Asia Link Asia-ITC Asia-URBS ASEAN-EU
University Network Programme
(AUNP)
Latin America AL-Urbs ALFA II ALßAN _at_LIS
http//europa.eu.int/comm/external_relations/index
.htm
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Example Asia Link
  • Aim To promote regional and multilateral
    networking between higher education institutions
    in EU member States and South Asia, South East
    Asia and China
  • Actions Curriculum development Human resource
    development Institutional and Systems
    Development
  • Amount Up to 750,000 in 2005 up to 75
    Community contribution (90 for least developed
    Asian countries)
  • Duration 2002 2004 (to be extended on annual
    basis)
  • Participation At least two EU Member States at
    least two from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei,
    Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia,
    Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal,
    Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and
    Vietnam
  • Deadline Two deadlines annually
  • (February and June 2005)

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Other Funding
  • European Social Fund
  • (EQUAL)
  • http//www.europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/es
    f2000/index-en.htm
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • (Interreg III, Urban II)
  • http//www.europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/inde
    x_en.htm
  • European Science Foundation
  • http//www.esf.org
  • European Cultural Foundation
  • http//www.eurocult.org

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Planning your Proposal
Proposal
FP6 Structure
Partners
Policy
WP (1)
WP (2)
WP (3)
What
Instrument (1)
Instrument (2)
Instrument (3)
How
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Building a Consortium
  • Respect the minimum requirements
  • Ensure a range of complementary expertise,
    disciplines, sectors, countries and human
    resources
  • Industrial partners needed PLEASE!
  • No core competitors
  • No-one just along for the ride
  • Previous European experience preferred
  • Meet ALL partners (if possible)
  • Long-term relationship expected

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Finding Partners
  • FP6 partner search databases
  • http//www.cordis.lu/fp6/partners.htm
  • http//www.kowi.de/services/IPS/igloservice.htm
  • The FP6 Expressions of Interest
  • http//eoi.cordis.lu/search_form.cfm
  • CORDIS past funded projects
  • http//dbs.cordis.lu/search/en/simple/EN_PROJ_simp
    le.html

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Writing a Good Part B
  • Follow the suggested format exactly
  • Clearly specify the relevance to the WP objective
    (B.2)(e.g., This proposal addresses Strategic
    objective number and title in the number call
    of the title or acronym Priority. This proposed
    project is important to this Strategic objective
    because)
  • Leave nothing to the imagination (BUT remember
    that this is not an academic proposal)
  • Show that you have a clear plan and vision
  • Respect the recommended lengths
  • Give equal time to all the sections
  • Cross-objective proposals vs. Multi-objective mess

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Evaluation Criteria
Integrated Projects
Relevance to the Programme
ST Excellence
Management Quality
Consortium Quality
Potential Impact
Mobilisation Of Resources
3
4
3
3
3
3
Networks of Excellence
Relevance to the Programme
Excellence of the Participants
Organisation and management
Quality of Integration
Potential Impact
3
3
3
4
3
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Delivering on Policy Issues
  • Lisbon Objectives
  • to become the most dynamic and most competitive
    knowledge-based economy
  • Barcelona Objectives
  • education and training, innovation
  • Gothenburg Objectives
  • sustainable development (environment, economy,
    employment)
  • Stockholm Objectives
  • fostering entrepreneurship and harnessing new
    technologies
  • Website for all the above Council/Presidency
    Conclusions
  • http//ue.eu/en/Info/eurocouncil/index.htm
  • All underpinned by the ERA objectives
  • http//www.cordis.lu/era/background.htm

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ERA Objectives
Increasing RTD efforts and Reducing the
competitive gap
  • Meeting the Lisbon and Barcelona objectives
  • EU to become the most competitive knowledge
    economy
  • Increase in EU RTD spend (esp. in industry)
  • Developing spin-offs and enabling access to
    investment
  • More coherent use of public instruments and
    resources

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ERA Objectives
Strengthening coherence and Promoting capacity
building
  • Integrating the research potential of CEE
    countries
  • European approach to research facilities
  • Better use of electronic networks
  • More abundant and mobile human resources
  • Greater place and role for women in research

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ERA Objectives
Addressing the broad context and Improving the
impact of RTD
  • Common systems of scientific and technical
    reference
  • Developing the research needed for policy making
  • Development of effective Intellectual Property
    tools
  • Creation of companies and risk capital
    investment
  • Tackling the questions of science and society
  • Promotion of research careers

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Managing the Project
Co-ordinator
Project Board
Project Office
Feedback and Control
Reporting
Work-package Co-ordinator
Contractor
Contractor
Contractor
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Submitting the Proposal
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Other Top Tips for Proposals
  • Read the objectives of the programme
  • Innovation preferred to development
  • Include a Gantt chart
  • Include feasibility studies / risk analysis
  • NoEs should have industrial guidance
  • Illustrate novelty and originality
  • Consider European added-value
  • Collaboration not collection of research teams
  • Justify the budget
  • Management, Dissemination and IPR
  • Register as an evaluator

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Ten-point Proposal Checklist
  • Does your project address the Work Programme?
  • Is your instrument the right one for the job?
  • Have you built an appropriate consortium?
  • Have you completed all forms in Part A?
  • Is your Part B as clear as it can be?
  • Have you addressed the soft issues?
  • Is your proposal over- or under-costed?
  • How will you manage your consortium?
  • What does the Commission get out of this?
  • Have you planned your (electronic) submission?

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Where to Find Information
European Research/Liaison Officer - Interpret
documentation, provide support UKRO
(http//www.ukro.ac.uk) - Access to documents,
technical support National Contact Points -
Technical support CORDIS (http//www.cordis.lu) -
Documentation for non-UK partners European
Commission - Crucial if you will co-ordinate an
IP/NoE useful if a STREP/CA RDAs / Chambers of
Commerce - For those useful SMEs other support
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