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Networking Research in Europe. Mr Neil Williams Head of the Physical and Engineering Sciences Unit CG & EW meeting : 1 September 2010. Setting Science Agendas for Europe. The European Science Foundation provides a common platform for its Member Organisations in order to:

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Networking research in europe

Networking Research in Europe

Mr Neil Williams

Head of the Physical and Engineering Sciences Unit

CG & EW meeting : 1 September 2010


Setting science agendas for europe

Setting Science Agendas for Europe

  • The European Science Foundation provides a common platform for its Member Organisationsin order to:

  • advance European research

  • explore new directions for research at the European level

  • Through its activities, the ESF serves the needs of the European research community in a global context.

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Esf member organisations

ESF Member Organisations

ESF is an independent association of 79 Member Organisations

 research funding organisations

 research performing organisations

 academies and learned societies

in 30 countries

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Esf and partners in the era pluralism

EURO-HORCs

ERAB

ERC

ESF and partners in the ERA: pluralism

ALLEA

PrivateFoundations

EMBO

CERN

ESO

ESA

Research Institutes

Academies

NationalFunding Organisations

EC – FP

European Associations

UniversitiesEUA

Academia Europaea

HFSP

ISE

Euroscience


About esf

About ESF

  • Established in 1974

  • Offices in Strasbourg, Brussels, Ostend

  • ESF budget: 23M€ in 2008 (GB ~13M€) ex-COST

  • Staff: ~100 in 2008 ex-COST

ESF headquarters, Strasbourg

Marine Board, Ostend

Research Conferences Unit, 15th floor, Tour Louise, Brussels

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Networking research in europe

ESF Activities

Strategic Plan 2006-2010

SCIENCE

STRATEGY

SCIENCE

SYNERGY

SCIENCE

MANAGEMENT

Peer Reviewsupport

EUROCORES Research Programmes

Forward Looks

Coordination ofEUROHORCs projects

ExploratoryWorkshops

Research Networking Programmes

Coordination ofERA projects

Science PolicyBriefings

ResearchConferences

Implementing agent for the COST office through EC contract

Member Organisation Fora

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A chain of instruments

A Chain of Instruments

EUROCORES

RNPs

ForwardLooks

Conferences

ExploratoryWorkshops

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Forward looks

Forward Looks

Medium - long term scientific perspectives

Multidisciplinary topics viewed at a European level

Bring together scientists with policy makers

Wide consultation

Result in major reports and actionplans

www.esf.org/flooks

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Forward looks1

Forward Looks

No Closing Dates: suggestions to ESF Committees

Suggestions developed with MOs

Approved by Science Advisory Board and Governing Council

~k€250 each over 2 years

Examples:

Science and Society;

Mathematics and Industry;

Food and Safety;

Perspectives for Nuclear Physics in Europe

www.esf.org/flooks

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Exploratory workshops

One-off specialist meetings

Spearheading topics

‘Bottom-up’ topics based on open calls

Should catalyse significant and strategic activities, other actions, at European level

25-30 scientists involved

ESF grant per event 14k€

Exploratory Workshops

www.esf.org/workshops

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Exploratory workshops1

Annual Call

Early March to late April 2010

Decision By November

Workshops in 2011

200-300 proposals per Call

40 awards for 2010 Workshops

Co-funding welcome

Exploratory Workshops

www.esf.org/workshops

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Eurocores european collaborative research programmes

The science community and Funders submit their ideas for a large-scale collaborative research programme

International and joint peer review

Research funding remains national

Networking funded through ESF

5-6 new Programme Calls a year.

CRPs (Projects) – single science case with minimum 3 eligible PIs from 3 participating countries.

EUROCORES(European Collaborative Research Programmes)

www.esf.org/eurocores

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Eurocores european collaborative research programmes1

Annual Call for Themes

Call Open mid March - late May 2010

Quality selected and financially viable themes launched as Programmes by Calls for proposals in December 2010

Research projects start March 2012

Typical duration 3-4 years

~ 30 Programmes ~ 65+ agencies ~ 180 projects ~130M€+

EUROCORES(European Collaborative Research Programmes)

www.esf.org/eurocores

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Research networking programmes

Networking to enable major scientific endeavours over a four or five-year period

Supported by ESF MOs through additional à la carte funding

Typically include workshops, conferences,inter-laboratory exchanges, fellowship programmes, summer schools and dissemination

Can link to other initiatives, including the EC Framework Programme

Financing in the range of 100k€ - 130k€ per annum

Research Networking Programmes

www.esf.org/programmes

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Research networking programmes1

Annual Call

2010 Call postponed 

RNPs starting ~ 1 year after submission

Core’ Steering Group of 8-12 scientists ~ one per participating country

Research Quality and added value of European networking

10-15 launched per year

50-60 total – > 50% in PESC

Success rates 10-15%

Can include non-ESF MO funders

Research Networking Programmes

www.esf.org/programmes

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Research conferences

Research Conferences

Interdisciplinary scheme for Europe implemented in collaboration with high-profile partners

Stimulate dialogue between early-stage researchers and scientific leaders worldwide

Cover the latest topics, proposed by and for the scientific community

Full organisational support by ESF conference organisers

Grants of 20-60k€ per conference, including support earmarked for early-stage researchers

www.esf.org/conferences

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Research conferences1

Research Conferences

Themed partnerships

Potential conference chairs submit proposals within a partnership theme

30-40 per year

100-200 participants

Call mid January – mid September 2010 for conferences in 2012

Call for new Partnerships Open

www.esf.org/conferences

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European co operation in science and technology

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

  • Intergovernmental Framework, governed

  • by its Member States

  • Origin:

    • Started 1971: Ministerial Conference, - 19 Member States

  • Current Participation:

    • 2009: 35 COST Member States + 1 cooperating state (Israel)

  • COST Actions:

    • Concerted Actions of nationally funded R&D projects

    • Open networks on a global scale

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European co operation in science and technology1

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

  • The Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) is the main decision-making body responsible for the strategic development of COST

  • ~250 Actions current

  • Between 65 and 300k€ pa over 4 years

  • Meetings, workshops, conferences, short term scientific visits, training schools.

  • Open call with collection dates of 27 March and 25 September 2009

  • ~ 9 month decision path

www.cost.esf.org

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Open calls for proposals

Open Calls for Proposals

ESF issues annual open calls for proposals for:

EUROCORES themes and projects

Research Networking Programmes

Exploratory Workshops

Research Conferences

www.esf.org/calls

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Networking research in europe

European Science Foundation1 quai Lezay-MarnésiaBP 9001567080 Strasbourg cedexFrance

+33 3 88 76 71 00

www.esf.org/pesc

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