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July 25, 2012
» New on your Glamlife home page: Today’s Menus

Keen-eyed students may have spotted a new addition to the bottom of the Glamlife home page today: links to the menus of several catering outlests.

Menus have been on Glamlife for a while now, but, admittedly, not always very easy to get to. We tried making them more prominent by including a link in the “Directory Insights” for most of last year, but now they get their own little piece of the home page. Even better, you can now see when they were last updated – so you’ll never need to doubt whether the menu on the web matches the menu in the outlet. (Hats off to Campus Services staff: the menus have been up to date on the vast majority of week days. However, on the rare occasion when something prevents the menus from being updated in time, you’ll now be able to spot this and avoid any disappointment.)

August 5, 2010

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» FP7 Calls – 2011 Work Programmes published

The latest FP7 calls which cover a number of thematic and multidisciplinary areas have been announced at the end of July through the publication of the 2011 Work Programmes. There are 51 new calls which cover four FP7 specific programmes (Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities) across areas including Health, Security, Energy, Environment and Transport. Deadlines vary across the four specific programmes.

FP7 Cooperation

The specific programme on ‘Co-operation’ supports fosters collaborative research across Europe and other partner countries through projects by transnational consortia of industry and academia. Research will be carried out in ten key thematic themes:

-Health (3 calls)

-Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) (5 calls)

-Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (8 calls)

-Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (12 calls)

-Energy (8 calls)

-Environment (including Climate Change) (8 calls)

-Transport (including Aeronautics) (9 calls)

-Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (4 calls)

-Space (1 call)

-Security (1 call)

More Information: Cooperation Calls

FP7 Ideas (European Research Council, ERC)

The Ideas programme will support “frontier research” solely on the basis of scientific excellence. Research may be carried out in any area of science or technology, including engineering, socio-economic sciences and the humanities. In contrast with the Cooperation programme, there is no obligation for cross-border partnerships. Projects are implemented by “individual teams” around a “principal investigator”.

ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants

ERC Starting Grants aim to provide critical and adequate support to the independent careers of excellent researchers, whatever their nationality, who are at the stage of establishing or consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

More Information: Ideas Calls

FP7 People (Marie Curie)

The People programme provides support for researcher mobility and career development, both for researchers inside the European Union and internationally. It is implemented via a set of Marie Curie actions, providing fellowships and other measures to help researchers build their skills and competences throughout their careers. Calls which have recently been announced are:

Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

This activity will seek to open and foster dynamic pathways between public research organisations and private commercial enterprises, particularly SMEs. It aims to achieve this predominately by secondments between sectors and networking activities.

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks 2011 (ITN)

This action aims to improve career perspectives of early-stage researchers in both public and private sectors, thereby making research careers more attractive to young people. This will be achieved through a trans-national networking mechanism, aimed at structuring the existing high-quality initial research training capacity throughout Member States and associated countries. Direct or indirect involvement of organisations from different sectors, including (lead-) participation by private enterprises in appropriate fields, is considered essential in the action.

More Information: People Calls

FP7 Capacities

There are a number of interesting schemes under the ‘Capacities’ specific programme that cut across a number of research themes. It can be approached in a more bottom-up way than the ‘Co-operation’ programme. The programme aims to support the coherent development of policies; complement the Co-operation programme; contribute to EU policies and initiatives to improve the coherence and impact of Member States policies; find synergies with regional and cohesion policies, the Structural Funds, education and training programmes and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). Within ‘Capacities’ there are seven main activities which can be seen below:

-Research Infrastructures (3 calls)

-Research for the benefit of SMEs (2 calls)

-Regions of Knowledge (1 call)

-Research Potential (1 call)

-Science in Society (2 calls)

-Activities of International Cooperation (3 calls)

More information: Capacities Calls

Please visit the relevant call links above or contact the European Office for advice on which call is best suited to your needs.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS

April 23, 2009

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» FP7 Information Day: Environment and FAFB Themes (Event)

FP7 Information Day: Environment and FAFB Themes (Event)

Start Date 2009-07-17

End Date 2009-07-17


Aston University

Lakeside Centre, Aston Triangle, BIRMINGHAM, B4 7ET


Defra, BBSRC, NERC and the Food Standards Agency are hosting a one-day FP7 Information Day at Aston University on Friday 17 July 2009.


The main focus of the meeting will be presentations by Commission speakers covering the two FP7 Co-operation themes ‘Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) and ‘Environment (including Climate Change)’ (ENV). Both thematic areas are currently expected to publish Calls for Proposals at the end of July 2009.

Further Information

Spaces are limited, so please return your registration form (see below) as soon as possible (deadline for registration: 3 July 2009). There is no charge for this event, and a buffet lunch will be provided.

For full details of the event, and how to register, please visit the Defra website

For University of Glamorgan members of staff seeking information on FP7 and other European funding opportunities, please contact the European Office

September 11, 2008

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» FP7 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology 2009

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission


Under the FAFB theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, one call for proposals was issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-KBBE-2009-3

There are three main activities/areas for this call:

1. Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments.

Topics include: new methods for forest functions, goods and services, self sustained aquaculture, bee health, spatial analysis of rural development measures and Globalisation.

2. Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well being

Topics include: food habit formation, stress, addiction and eating behaviour, biomarkers, transparency along the food value chain and by-products in food processing.

3. Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes

Topics include: Abiotic stress tolerance, biomass, nanobiotechnology and innovative biotechnology.

Budget: EUR 188.85m

Deadline: 15 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

September 8, 2008

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» FP7 2009 Calls Open

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission


The European Commission launched 22 calls for proposals in the Capacities and Co-operation Specific Programmes on 3rd September 2008. Please find a summary list below of each individual call by their call identifier code. The EuRO Office will be issuing more detailed information about each theme/call shortly.



- FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-two-stage

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology

- FP7-KBBE-2009-3


- FP7-ENERGY-2009-1

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-2

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-3

Environment (including Climate Change)

- FP7-ENV-2009-1

Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities

- FP7-SSH-2009-A

- FP7-SSH-2009-B

- FP7-SSH-2009-C


- FP7-SPACE-2009-1


- FP7-SEC-2009-1

JOINT CALL:FABF, NNM, Energy and Environment (including Climate Change)




Research for the Benefit of SMEs

- FP7-SME-2008-2

- FP7-SME-2008-3

- FP7-SME-2009-1

Regions of Knowledge

- FP7-REGIONS-2009-1

Science in Society


Activities of International Cooperation

- FP7-INCO-2009-1

- FP7-INCO-2009-2

- FP7-INCO-2009-4

- FP7-INCO-2009-5

More Information: CORDIS – Find a Call (Use the call identifier code listed above)

If you have any queries or need clarification regarding any of the themes mentioned please do not hesitate to contact the European Office for further assistance.