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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

August 6, 2009

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» FP7 Health Call

Summary

The European Commission has launched the latest FP7 Health calls. This is an excellent opportunity for you to obtain European funding to further your research.

The 2010 work programme describes new and continued health-related topics to be funded by an indicated budget of €620 million.

The work programme, which was published on 30th July, covers six different calls with a range of deadlines, some of which are sooner than expected.

The majority of topics are designated as ‘single stage’, so the full application should be submitted by the November deadline. Some topics are designated as ‘two-stage’, and for these an outline should be submitted by the October deadline. Some topics lie within specific additional calls (e.g. a new influenza topic), and these are explained further in the Work Programme text.

Call Theme: Indicative Budget – Provisional Deadlines

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage: 333.5 EUR million 19 November 2009

FP7-HEALTH-2010-two-stage: 205.0 EUR million 29 October 2009

FP7-INFLUENZA-2010: 12.0 EUR million 29 October 2009

FP7-COORDINATED CALL FOR AFRICA-2010: 39.0 EUR million 14 January 2010

FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD: 6.0 EUR million 19 January 2010

FP7-HEALTH-2010-Joint-Research-Initiative-Commission-COLIPA: 25.0 EUR million 3 February 2010

Four core themes in the call:

• Biotechnology, generic tools and medical technologies for human health

• Translating Research for human health

• Optimising the delivery of healthcare to the European Citizen

• Coordination and support actions, including responding to EU policy needs and a joint research initiative with COLIPA (European Cosmetics Association).

Three key challenges:

1. Providing tools for translational research – better understanding of disease mechanisms, drug discovery and translational research by looking at systems biology, cell therapy and diagnostics.

2. Structuring translational research in the field of cancer – e.g. understanding genes involved in cancer development, new avenues for cure and survivor studies.

3. Structuring translational research in the field of neurogenerative diseases – addressing the global medical and socio-economic challenges that these bring.

In addition there are two topics to address the additional specific areas of “Africa” and “Influenza”, which are described in separate calls FP7-COORDINATED CALL FOR AFRICA-2010 and FP7-INFLUENZA-2010.

A parallel set of actions will be undertaken to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in other areas and support EU policies – these form part of the call FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD.

The work programme has been designed to attract participation from SMEs, contributing either by research and development activity or management, intellectual property expertise etc. In addition, project consortia are encouraged to include participants from non EU Member States and non FP7 associated countries.

Further details The call and links to the full Work Programme are available through the CORDIS website

If you are a member of University staff that requires further assistance, or you wish to apply for FP7 funding, 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

Summary:

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 9, 2008

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» FP7 Health 2009

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

Summary:

Under the Health theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, two calls for proposals were issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-Health-2009-single-stage

There are four main activities/areas for this call:

1. Biotechnology, Generic Tools and Medical Technologies for Human Health

Topics include: Detection, diagnosis and monitoring and innovative therapeutic approaches

2. Translating Research for Human Health

Topics include: Brain and related diseases, human development and major threats to public health

3. Optimising the delivery of Healthcare to European citizens

Topics include: patient safety, dementia care, health promotion and mental health

4. Other Actions

Topics include: EU policy needs and specific international cooperation actions.

Budget: EUR 476m

Deadline: 3 December 2008, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-Health-2009-two-stage

There are two main activities/areas for this call:

1. Biotechnology, Generic tools and medical technologies for human health

Topics include: High through-put research

2. Translating Research for Human Health

Topics include: Large scale data gathering and systems biology

Budget: EUR 115m

Deadline: First stage submission: 3 December 2008, 17.00 Brussels local time. Second stage submission: 22 April 2009.

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

Summary:

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.

CO-OPERATION SPECIFIC PROGRAMME

Health

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-two-stage

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology

- FP7-KBBE-2009-3

Energy

- 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

Space

- FP7-SPACE-2009-1

Security

- FP7-SEC-2009-1

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

- FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY-CSA

- FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY-CP

CAPACITIES SPECIFIC PROGRAMME:

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

- FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1

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.

July 24, 2008

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» FP7 Health 2009

Funding Source: FP7

Summary:

Subject to final confirmation from the European Commission, the next call for proposals will open on the 3rd September, whereupon two calls will open in parallel.

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage Deadline: 3rd December (tbc).

FP7-HEALTH-2009-two-stage Budget: 115m€ from the 2009 budget * Deadline for stage 1 proposals: 3rd December (tbc) Deadline for stage 2 proposals: 22nd April 2009 (to be communicated by letter to successful first-stage applicants).

  • Under the condition that the preliminary draft budget for 2009 is adopted without modification.

The July draft of the Health work programme is available on request from the European Office

Please note that this document is unofficial and for internal use only. It should therefore not be circulated externally, or be placed on an externally-accessible website. You are encouraged to treat this document with caution as the contents may still change.

Sum: 476m€ from the 2009 budget

Deadline: 3rd December (tbc)

Funder Link:* CORDIS

January 11, 2008

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» Title: FP7 – Calls for Proposals – Research for benefit of SME’s

Funding Source: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Summary: Strengthening the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets by helping them outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how, bridging the gap between research and innovation.

Call Identifier: FP7-SME-2008-1

This call is open to all research fields for the benefit of particular groups (in particular SME’s).

• At least 3 participants must be independent SMEs established in at least 3 MS or AC.

• At least 2 participants must be RTD performers (having the capacity to carry out research at the request of SMEs), independent from any other participant.

The size of the consortium should typically be between 5 and 10 participants. The overall budget of the project should typically be between EUR 500 000 to EUR 1 500 000 and the duration of the project should normally be between 1 and 2 years.

Sum: EUR 92.72m

Deadline: 11 April 2008

Funder Link: CORDIS

Scheme Link: CORDIS – Find a Call

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

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.

January 9, 2008

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» Title: FP7 – Calls for Proposals – Research Potential

Funding Source: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Call Identifier: FP7-REGPOT-2008-1

This call is for any research topic covered by the EC FP7 and aims to stimulate the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged Union by unlocking and developing existing or emerging research potential in the European Union’s convergence regions and outermost regions1, and helping to strengthen the capacities of their researchers to successfully participate in research activities at EU level.

Restrictions: Only public or private research entity (as a single proposer) in the EU Convergence region and Outermost regions are allowed to participate.

Sum: EUR 29m

Deadline: 14 March 2008


Call Identifier: FP7-REGPOT-2008-2

This call is for any research topic covered by the EC FP7 and aims to provide evaluation facilities through which any research entity in the qualifying regions, whether or not applying for funding under the above call, can obtain an international independent expert evaluation of the level of their overall research quality and capability (including management and research infrastructures) and define an Action Plan to improve their research capacities.

Restrictions: Only public or private research entity (as a single proposer) in the EU Convergence region and Outermost regions are allowed to participate.

Sum: EUR 1m

Deadline: 14 March 2008

For more information, please see the individual call fiche and work programme.

Funder Link: CORDIS

Scheme Link: CORDIS – Find a Call

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

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.