Did you know that FP7 is the EU’s programme to support research and development activities covering almost all scientific disciplines?

Did you know that FP7 is a great way to foster stronger links with academic and industrial partners not only across Europe, but also with non-EU countries (where applicable)? Access to new networks and contacts is vital for improved research, teaching, and consultancy opportunities.

Did you know that FP7 provides a platform to elevate your research profile across Europe? FP7 funding can lead to publications in scientific journals, invitations to join additional consortia in the EU and elsewhere, significant interest developed in a research project through the media, and more.

Did you know that some of your direct project costs can be funded 100% by the European Commission? The lowest funding for direct project costs is 50%, for demonstration activities.

Did you know that FP7 funds both research and demonstration projects?

Did you know that FP7 supports a wide range of research areas? These include:

• Health

• Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology

• Information & communication technologies

• Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies

• Energy

• Environment (including Climate Change)

• Transport (including aeronautics)

• Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

• Space

• Security

Did you know that FP7 provides support for the training and career development of researchers? The People programme/ Marie Curie actions to support individual researchers operate across all research themes, and can be a useful tool for bringing new talent to the University.

Did you know that FP7 also funds activities to support research infrastructures, SMEs, international cooperation, regional capabilities and ‘science in society’? The Capacities programme supports this activity, and it is important that the University builds on its current research capabilities.

Did you know that FP7 is focussed on encouraging research excellence? The Ideas programme aims to reinforce excellence, dynamism and creativity in European research, and improve the attractiveness of Europe for the best researchers from both European and third countries.

Did you know that there are over 30 calls for proposals currently open across the research and programme areas?

Did you know that the University of Glamorgan benefits from a one-stop shop for FP7 projects, where you can receive professional advice and full support from project development, through to proposal submission, through to project implementation and closure?

The European and External Resource Office (EuRO) is here to help. With 60 years’ combined experience of European funding, EuRO has the expertise to support you. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity for furthering your research. Contact us now for further information on FP7 and all other trans-national EU funding.