The UK Research Office (UKRO) – the Brussels-based office of Research Councils UK – is visiting the University of Glamorgan on Tuesday 23rd November 2010 for a day of presentations and discussions about research opportunities through European funding.

UKRO is the UK’s leading information and advice service on EU funding for research and higher education. Based in Brussels since 1984, UKRO is jointly funded by all seven UK Research Councils to promote effective UK participation in EU funded research programmes and other related activities.

The event which will be held in the Glamorgan Conference Centre (GCC) will be divided into two sessions. The morning session (9.30-12.00) will provide staff with an introduction and overview of the latest opportunities in the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7), which is the European Union’s chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. This will be followed by a networking lunch and an afternoon surgery session (1.00-3.30), whereby staff can meet with Inga Benner, UKRO key speaker and European & External Resource Office (EuRO) staff to discuss potential project ideas and opportunities.

The need to actively generate Research funding is becoming even more important in the context of planned government cuts to the HE sector and the consequent squeeze on UK-based research funding resources. This event provides the perfect opportunity to familiarise yourself with the funding available, as well as the wealth of support on offer from EuRO to help you prepare bids and find partners.

Further details on the event will be communicated shortly so if you’re interested in attending please hold the date in your diaries!!

For more information: FP7 Programme