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Framework Programme 7Goldsmiths, University of London14 December 2010Inga

  • Introduction to UKRO and EU funding (FP7)
  • The 7th Framework Programme
    • Cooperation
    • Capacities
    • Ideas: European Research Council (ERC)
    • People: Marie Curie
  • Examples for Non Framework Programme Funding Opportunities
uk research office
UK Research Office
  • Established in Brussels in 1984
  • Staff of 13
  • Sponsored by the seven UK Research Councils
  • Receives subscriptions from over 140 research organisations
  • Services for sponsors and subscribers include:
    • Query service – advice and guidance by email and telephone
    • Bespoke institutional briefing visits
    • Website and tailored web- and email-based information services
    • Meeting room in Brussels
  • Runs training courses and organises Annual Conference
  • UK National Contact Point for the ERC and Marie Curie
  • Produces European RTD Insight for the British Council
  • For more information see

UK Research Office

ukro information services
UKRO Information Services

UK Research Office

what is fp7
What is FP7?
  • FP7 is the EU funding programme
  • for research and technological development
  • 7-year programme (2007 -2013)
  • New Calls for Proposals each year
  • Total budget of €50 521 million
  • Structured into four ‘Specific Programmes’
  • Main EU-level tool for meeting ‘European Research Area’ objectives
  • Designed to complement activities in EU Member States, as well as other EU policies
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP)
    • European Institute of Innovation and Technology
    • National funding
  • FP7 contains a significant international dimension

FP7 Overview

the eu framework programme why participate
The EU Framework Programme – Why participate?
  • Allows for large-scale collaborations, beyond scope of individual Member States
  • Allows increased complexity and specialisation in projects
  • Facilitates transnational networks, increasing European competitiveness
  • Facilitates cross-border mobility
  • Allows for European-level benchmarking

EU Research

key policy drivers
Key Policy Drivers

The EU 2020 Strategy (replaces the Lisbon Strategy)

  • Commission's new 10 year strategy aimed at making the EU more dynamic and competitive
  • Three key drivers:
      • Smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth
  • Seven flagship initiatives:
      • ‘Innovation Union’
      • ‘Youth on the move’
      • ‘A digital agenda for Europe’
      • ‘Resource efficient Europe’
      • ‘An industrial policy for the globalisation era’
      • ‘An agenda for new skills and jobs’

EU Research


Research Infrastructures

Research for the Benefit


Regions of Knowledge

Research Potential

Science in Society

Activities of International


Coherent Development

of Policies

Initial Training of Researchers

Starting Independent Researcher Grants

Lifelong Learning and Career Development

Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways

Advanced Investigator Grants

The International Dimension

Specific Actions



Introduction to FP7




+ Euratom

who is eligible for funding
Who is eligible for funding?


Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria , Cyprus, Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,

Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta,

Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,

Spain, Sweden, UK

Associated Countries (FP7)

Albania*,Bosnia and Herzegovina *, Croatia*, Faroe Islands*, FYR, Macedonia*, Iceland*, Israel*, Liechtenstein*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Serbia*, Switzerland, Turkey*,

*except Euratom

FP7 Overview

international co operation co operation and capacities
International Co-operation:Co-operation and Capacities
  • Working with third countries (=non EU/AC countries), can either be:
  • - Specified by the Commission
  • Called aSpecific International Cooperation Action (SICA) that require at least four
  • participants:two in Member States or Associated Countries, two in ICPC
  • - Suggestedby the Commission
  • if so, participation of international organisations and participants from third countries is in
  • addition to normal minimum requirements
  • - Initiated by the researcher
  • if so, participation of international organisations and participants from third countries is in
  • addition to normal minimum requirements
  • International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC)
          • arelisted in Annex 1 of the Work Programme
          • Kosovo
          • Mediterranean Partner countries
          • Eastern European and Central Asian countries
          • Africa Caribbean Pacific
          • Latin America
          • Asia

FP7 Overview


fp7 finances brief overview

FP7 Finances: Brief Overview

fp finances key principles
FP Finances – Key Principles
  • Co-financing principle:
    • Usually based on reimbursement of a proportion of direct and indirect costs
    • Lump sums or flat rates in certain actions
  • Different project types/funding schemes
  • Collaborative projects
    • Research – 75%
    • Demonstration – 50%
    • Management/Other – 100%
    • Special Transitional Flat rate for indirect costs 60%
  • EC principles of eligible costs and non-eligible costs
  • No profit

FP7 Financial Issues


direct costs maximum ec reimbursement rates
Direct Costs:Maximum EC reimbursement rates

FP7 – EC Contribution

* Activities directly aimed at creating new knowledge, new technology, and products, including scientific coordination.

** Training, Consortium Management


fp7 process overview

FP7: Process Overview

process overview
Process Overview

Call opens

One/two stage






FP7 Submission and Evaluation


Review/ Consensus





Negotiation of


Report to


fp7 co operation

FP7: Co-operation


Collaborative Research

FP7 – Co-operation - Themes


Socio-economic sciences and humanities

FP7 – Co-operation - SSH

1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society

5. The citizen in the European Union

2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective

6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators

7. Foresight activities

3. Major trends in society and their implications

8. Horizontal actions

4. Europe in the world

new approach for 2010 2013
New approach for 2010-2013

FP7 – Co-operation - SSH

New approach:

  • Identifies important Societal Challenges for the EU

to be addressed by specific set of research actions

  • Work Programmes will still include some topics to be addressed by smaller collaborative projects and CSA


Main funding scheme to be used = Collaborative Projects (Large Scale Integrating Research Projects)

      • Four to five years in duration
      • Minimum EC contribution = EUR 6,500,000
      • At least 7 partners from 7 MS/ACs
ssh 2011 call
SSH 2011 call

FP7 – Co-operation - SSH

  • Consolidates the new approach adopted in 2010
  • Societal Challenges accompanied by topics which focus on more short term needs or complement challenges
  • Overall budget €84 million
  • Ratio of budget allocation between Challenges to Topics of approximately 50:50
  • Budget allows for one project per challenge, one-two per topic
  • Based on Indicative Strategic Research Roadmap but

budget constraints mean reduction of Societal Challenges from 10 to 5.

2011 societal challenges
2011 – Societal Challenges

FP7 – Co-operation - SSH

fp7 co operation opportunities for social sciences and humanities in other themes

FP7: Co-operation – Opportunities for social sciences and humanities in other themes

health activity areas
Health Activity Areas

FP7 Co-operation: Health


generic tools

& medical



human health


the delivery

of health care

to European





human health

Main areas to be covered in 2011:

  • How lifestyle affects health and how this can this be mitigated.
    • Supporting clinical trials to verify safety and efficacy.
    • Increasing competitiveness of European health-related industries and services.
    • Global health issues.
topics with ssh relevance
Topics with SSH relevance

FP7 Co-operation: Health

HEALTH.2011.3.3-4: A road-map for mental health research in Europe. FP7-HEALTH-2011-single-stage.

The aim should be to address a coordinated and comprehensive approach to promote and integrate research on the biological, epidemiological, social and public health aspects of mental health and well being in Europe. (…)

HEALTH.3.3-2: Analysis of integrated strategies for sustainable behaviour change. FP7-HEALTH-2011-two-stage.

The aim is to define generalisable, effective, and sustainable behaviour change interventions that can be effectively translated into health promotion practice. Research on behaviour change in its widest sense is called for. (…)


ICT- Challenges

Pervasive and Trusted network &

Service Infrastructures

Cognitive Systems and Robotics

FP7 – Co-operation - ICT

Alternative Paths to Components and Systems


Private Public Partnerships

Technologies for Digital Content and Languages

ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion

and Governance

ICT for a Lower Carbon Economy

ICT for Manufacturing and Factories of the Future

ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

topics with ssh relevance1
Topics with SSH relevance

Objective ICT-2011.1.4 Trustworthy ICT

The objective is a trustworthy Information Society based on an ecosystem of digital communication, data processing and service provisioning infrastructures, with trustworthiness in its design, as well as respect for human and societal values and cultures. Projects must ensure strong interplay with legal, social and economic research in view of development of a techno-legal system that is usable, socially accepted and economically viable.

Objective ICT-2011.4.2 – Language Technologies

There is a growing need for effective multilingual solutions that support business and interpersonal communication and enable people to make sense of online content and services in Europe's many languages. Projects shall address multiple languages and cater for written and/or spoken language as appropriate. (…)

FP7 – Co-operation - ICT


Security - Mission orientated R&D




and safety

in the


of crisis

















FP7 – Co-operation - Security

5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity &


6 Security and Society

7 Security research co-ordinating and structuring

topics with ssh relevance2
Topics with SSH relevance

Topic SEC-2011.6.1-1 Analysis of the security systems in Europe

The objective is to explore and compare relevant cultural phenomenon and legal determinations of civil security across Europe, taking into account the existing significant differences between countries and regions. (…)

Topic FP7-SEC-2011.6.1-5 Surveillance and the challenges for the security of the citizen(coordinated with the topic SSH.2011.5.1-227 Surveillance and the challenges for democracy and an open society of the 2011 SSH Work Programme.)

FP7 – Co-operation - Security

fp7 capacities



Capacities – Research Capacity (€4 217 million)

1. Research infrastructures €1 715m

2. Research for the benefits of SMEs €1 336m

FP7 - Capacities

3. Regions of Knowledge € 126m

4. Research Potential € 340m

5. Science in Society € 330m

6. International co-operation€ 180m

7. Coherent dev. of research policies € 70m

Co-ordination of national programmes (incl. ERA-NET +)

science in society overview
Science in Society - Overview

Three main action lines:

FP7 – Capacities - SIS

  • More dynamic governance of Science & Society relationship
    • Place of S&T in Society
    • Better engagement science issues
    • Science system, codes, expertise
    • Modernising Universities
  • Strengthening potential, broadening horizons
    • Gender and research
    • Young people and science education
  • Science & Society Communicate
    • Two-way communication of science & the public, and role of the media
horizontal actions topics include
Horizontal Actions – topics include:
  • Involvement of civil society organisations in research (CP)
  • Regulating emerging scientific and technological developments (CP)
  • Reinforcing European strategies on access, dissemination & preservation of scientific information in the digital age (CSA)
  • Clusters of cities of scientific culture for innovation (CSA)
  • Science-society interaction in the digital technologies era (CP)
  • Clusters of cities of scientific culture for innovation (CSA)
  • Innovative methods in science education: teacher training on enquiry-based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe (CSA)

FP7 – Capacities - SIS

what is the erc
What is the ERC?

What is the European Research Council (ERC)?

  • New pan-European funding organisation
  • Supports the best in Europe - scientists, engineers and scholars
  • Funding of €7.51 billion (2007-13)

What are the aims of the ERC?

  • Encourage highest quality research in Europe
    • Excellence is the sole criterion
  • Competitive, flexible funding
  • Retain, repatriate and recruit (career support)

What are the ERC Grant Schemes?

  • Currently - Starting Grants and Advanced Grants
    • Support for a PI and (if necessary) team members
    • Investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence
  • New proof of Concept Scheme (early 2011) & possible new scheme (2012 Work Programme in Spring 2011?)


key points for erc grants
Key Points for ERC Grants
  • Support for a PI and (if necessary) team-members
    • No need for collaboration with other countries
    • Team all usually based at the same institution (in EU/AC), but possible to have team members in other organisations if strongly justified (anywhere in World - not just EU, AC and ICPC)
    • Also for Advanced Grants can have a Co-I (must be from a different discipline to the PI)
    • No nationality or mobility requirements
  • Investigator driven (bottom-up) substantial advances “Frontier Research”
  • Excellence is only peer review criterion
    • 50% for the PI (must have an outstanding CV, (potential) leadership profile & track record
    • 50% for the Research Project


erc grant schemes
ERC Grant Schemes

Starting Independent Researcher Grants (Starting Grants)

  • boost the independent careers of excellent researchers
  • by providing adequate support
  • at the critical stage where they are starting or consolidating
  • their own independent research team or programme.
  • Now 50% of Annual ERC Call Budget
  • Annual calls: open late spring and close in autumn
  • Grants of up to €1.5 million over 5 yrs (€2 million in certain cases)
  • For latest call, the PI has to be 2-12 years from PhD (extendable to 16.5 years in certain cases)


starting grant pi profile
Starting Grant PI Profile

Am I a Competitive Candidate?

  • Expected to have:
    • already shown potential for research independence & evidence of maturity
    • produced independently at least one important publication without the participation of their PhD supervisor
  • Be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their field and career stage, including:
    • significant publications (as main author) in peer-reviewed major international multidisciplinary journals or leading international journals in their field
    • May have monographs, invited presentations, granted patents, awards, prizes
  • Have good leadership potential


All this needs to be shown in your application….

…which will include:

- scientific leadership profile

- a cv

- an early achievements track record

erc grant schemes1
ERC Grant Schemes

Advanced Investigator Grants (Advanced Grants)

  • encourage substantial advances at the frontier of knowledge
  • by supporting excellent, leading advanced investigators
  • to pursue ground breaking, high-risk/high gain research
  • Now 50% of Annual ERC Call Budget
  • Annual calls: open in autumn and close in spring
  • Grants of up to €2.5 million over 5 yrs (€3.5 million in certain cases)


advanced grant pi profile
Advanced Grant PI Profile
  • Am I a Competitive Candidate?
  • Am I an active researcher?
  • Do I have a track record of significant achievements in last 10 years?
      • Significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed journals which are multidisciplinary or in their field
      • If appropriate to your research field, should have: monographs, granted patents, invited presentations, lead expeditions, organised international conference, won awards and prizes, membership of academies…
  • Am I an exceptional leader in terms of originality and significance of my research contribution?
      • Content and impact of work
      • International recognition
      • May have changed fields or established interdisciplinary approaches
  • (PI does not need to have a PhD)


All this needs to be shown in your application….

…which will include:

- a ten year track record

- a scientific leadership profile

- a cv

european research council erc
European Research Council (ERC)

Call Schedule

Starting Grants:

Advanced Grants:

FP7 ERC Calls

people programme marie curie actions mariecurie uk@bbsrc ac uk or phone 0032 2 230 52 75

People Programme – Marie Curie or phone 0032 2 230 52 75


Marie Curie Actions

Objectives and Policy Context:

  • Make Europe more attractive to researchers
  • Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers
  • Strengthen human potential by:
    • Encouraging people to become researchers
    • Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe
  • Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility
  • €4.7 Billion

FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

overview of marie curie actions
Overview of Marie Curie Actions

People Specific Programme

Also funded: Researcher’s Night, CO-FUND

transnational mobility requirements
Transnational Mobility Requirements
  • A fellow not have been resident in host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before application deadline / date of recruitment or secondment
  • Applies to all individual fellowships and fellows recruited for ITNs
  • Only International Outgoing Fellowships have nationality criteria

FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

fp7 people individual actions

FP7 People: Individual Actions

intra european fellowships
Intra-European Fellowships
  • Researchers based in the EU or Associated Country
  • Must have spent less than 12 months in the last three years in the country where the fellowship is undertaken
  • 12 – 24 months in an EU Member State or Associated Country
  • Resuming a career in research
  • Individual applies with host
  • Attaining or strengthening professional independence
  • Skills diversification

FP7 – Marie Curie Actions


International OutgoingFellowships

  • EU Member or Associated State Nationals only
    • PLUS non-nationals in MS/AC for more than 5 years at deadline
  • 24 – 36 months in total of which 12 -24 months in third country followed by mandatory reintegration phase in European host institutions
  • Individual applies with host
  • Acquiring new knowledge in the third country – bringing it back to the EU/AS
  • Contract is between European host institution and Commission for duration of fellowship
  • Mandatory return phase of 1 year

FP7 – Marie Curie Actions


International IncomingFellowships

  • Researchers based in third countries
  • 12 – 24 months incoming phase in EU/AS
  • Possible 1 year reintegration grant for nationals from International Co-operation Partner Countries (€15,000)
  • Individual applies with host
  • Contract between European host institution and EC for incoming phase, and between third country host and EC for reintegration / return
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Mutually-beneficial research co-operation

FP7 – Marie Curie Actions


Career Integration Grants

  • Supports integration into research career in Europe
  • To provide those taking up stable post with own research budget
  • Should enable transfer of knowledge & building of links with country from which researcher has moved
  • No requirement to have benefited from MCA previously
  • Must comply with mobility rule
  • Support a research project of 2- 4 years
  • Contributes to the research costs
  • Researcher applies with host institution
  • Host commits to researcher for at least duration of project
  • €25 000 per year flat rate funding

FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

fp7 people host actions

FP7 People: host actions


Initial Training Network (ITN)

  • A consortium of institutions develops a joint training programme
  • At least 3 EU Member or Associated States (of which 2 must be MS or Candidate Countries)
  • Fellowships for 3 months to 3 years
  • Training focussed on Early Stage Researchers
  • Industrial participation a requirement
  • Optional:

- recruiting a ‘visiting scientist’

- hold short training events

FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN


Industry Academia Pathways &

Partnerships (IAPPs)

  • Partnership – at least one commercial and one non-commercial entity
  • Staff exchange – early stage or experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff andresearch managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years
  • Recruit experienced researchers for between 2 months and 2 years
  • Organise common workshops/conferences
  • Inter-sectoral mobility possible, within framework of whole project, in same country up to a maximum of 30% of total researcher months

FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

international research staff exchange scheme irses
International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
  • Two-way staff secondments between institutions in EU/AC and eligible third countries
  • At least two participants from two different MS/AC and one partner from an eligible third country
  • Secondment – up to 12 months
  • Projectduration of 24 – 48 months
  • Commission contribution: EUR 1900/ researcher/month for EU/AC secondments plus EUR 200 per researcher/month long distance allowance (where applicable)

FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

mca deadlines
MCA - Deadlines

FP7 – People – Marie Curie Calls

further information 1
Further Information – 1

UKRO Website:

UKRO information services: advanced search function on the UKRO Information Services!

ERC Website:

UK Marie Curie NCP:


Other NCPs:

Technology Platforms:

Cordis FP7 pages:

EPSS Helpdesk: e-mail: Tel: +32 2 233 3760


estimated fp8 timetable
Estimated FP8 Timetable

November 2010Expert Group report on FP7 Interim Evaluation

December 2010

Commission reaction to FP7 Interim Evaluation

February 2011Communication on FP8

Feb - April 2011Stakeholder consultation

Q4 2011Commission Proposal for FP8

2012 - 2013 European Parliament readings and Council Common positions

Q3 2013 Conciliation and Adoption of FP8

FP8 Evidence gathering




the role bis will play
The role BIS will play

BIS represents the UK in FP negotiations

  • Review existing documentary evidence (e.g. evaluations and impact assessments)
  • Informal consultations with policy leads and stakeholders
  • Develop formal negotiating position
  • Public consultation
  • Ministerial sign-off
  • Submit formal position to the Commission and to other Member States

Influencing FP8

bis tasks and processes
BIS Tasks and Processes
  • Review existing documentary evidence (e.g. evaluations and impact assessments)
  • Identify any need for further study
  • Informal consultations with policy leads and stakeholders
  • Develop formal negotiating position
  • Public consultation
  • Ministerial sign-off
  • Submit formal position to the Commission and to other Member States

Influencing FP8

bis timetable
BIS - Timetable
  • June - August 2009Review existing evidence (evaluation reports etc)
  • June 2010Delivery of Technopolis report on FP impacts in the UK
  • Summer 2010 Events for researchers and ELOs
  • Autumn 2010Wider engagement with stakeholders
  • Autumn 2010
  • BIS Call for Evidence
  • Spring 2010Delivery of UK position paper

FP8 Evidence Gathering

bis call for evidence
BIS Call for Evidence
  • Opened on 13 October 2010
  • Runs until 4 January 2011
  • Advise submitting early
  • Asks series of 42 questions
  • Space for free text submissions
  • On-line discussion forum
  • Don’t forget to mention the things you like and want to keep!
  • Further information:

FP8 Evidence gathering

ukro work towards fp8
UKRO work towards FP8
  • BIS/UKRO workshops in Spring/Summer 2010
    • For Academics (May)
    • For European Liaison Officers (July)
  • UKRO facilitating RCUK discussions
  • New Future Framework Programme pages on UKRO website
  • Sign up for the UKRO information services to keep up to date with opportunities to feed in

FP8 evidence gathering

be strategic involve
Be strategic…involve
  • Internally
  • Whole of institution - senior management, research support officers, contracts and finance team, and researchers
  • Externally
  • Utilise your networks and contacts
  • BIS, UKRO , Research Councils
  • UUK, EUA
  • MEPs
  • ETPs

Use UKRO web pages

further information
Further information
  • UKRO policy pages
  • Information about BIS events on FP8 on the UKRO website, including the BIS questionnaire
  • Impact study on the Framework Programme, article on the UKRO Information Services:

Influencing FP8


Framework Programme 7Goldsmiths, University of London14 December 2010Inga