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H2020: MSCA Individual Fellowships Information Event – reminder

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For those of you interested in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions “Individual Fellowships”, we will be holding an event on 23 May 2017, from 2.00-4.00 pm where you can find out more and also hear about Dr Emma Hodson-Tole’s experiences of securing funding from the scheme. If you are interested in attending please register here by 10 May 2017 – we have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Unfortunately, attendance is restricted to our Manchester Met-based subscribers, but those of you based at different institutions may be interested in the events being run by UK Research Office.

About the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions “Individual Fellowships”

The scheme provides fully funded fellowships of up to 24 months for researchers to come to Manchester Met from any country other than the UK. They can be working in any discipline and together with colleagues at Manchester Met, they can build their own programme of research in any field. The application is made jointly between the prospective fellow and Manchester Met and does not require a large partnership.

The next deadline is 14 September 2017.

(* even if they don’t have their PhD, if they have four years full time research experience they also qualify) 


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Horizon 2020: Do you know a talented researcher who wants to come to the UK?

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Picture the scene. You know someone who would be a perfect addition to your research group – they have their PhD* and a good track record, their research is a great fit and they have good links to other organisations (including their current employer). The only snag is they’re not local, in fact they’re not even based in the UK.

If this sounds familiar, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions “Individual Fellowships”, may be just what you’re looking for.

So how do they work?

The scheme provides fully funded fellowships of up to 24 months for researchers to come to Manchester Met from any country other than the UK. They can be working in any discipline and together with colleagues at Manchester Met, they can build their own programme of research in any field. The application is made jointly between the prospective fellow and Manchester Met and does not require a large partnership.

The really good news is you also have plenty of time to prepare your application – the next deadline will be 14 September 2017. However, the scheme is competitive, so we would advise you to start thinking now and get a head start on the competition!

If you’re interested in finding out more or think you may have someone who fits the bill, please get in touch (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk).

(* even if they don’t have their PhD, if they have four years full time research experience they also qualify) 

Manchester Met Information Event

For those of you interested in the scheme, we will be holding an event on 23 May 2017, from 2.00-4.00 pm where you can find out more and also hear about Dr Emma Hodson-Tole’s experiences of securing funding from the scheme. If you are interested in attending please register here by 10 May 2017 – we have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Unfortunately, attendance is restricted to our Manchester Met-based subscribers, but those of you based at different institutions may be interested in the events being run by UK Research Office.

 


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H2020: MSCA Individual Fellowships – Info Events

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In preparation for the call for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships, our  colleagues at UKRO (the UK National Contact Point for MSCAs) have announced details of two information events (Liverpool on 5 May 2017 and Bristol on 23 May 2017).

The events are free of charge, and you can find out more and register for the Liverpool event here and the Bristol event here.

Manchester Met information session

For those of you unable to make it to Liverpool or Bristol for the UKRO sessions, we are in the process of planning an information session of our own at Manchester Met.

So we can get an idea of interest, please drop us a line at euro_res@mmu.ac.uk if you would be interested in attending (Ed – please note that this session will only be open to colleagues from Manchester Met).

MSCA Individual Fellowships

The MSCA Individual Fellowships can support researchers to pursue a fellowship at Manchester Met for up to two years. The scheme targets individuals with a PhD or equivalent full time research experience. Manchester Met can apply for support to host researchers in any discipline who have spent less than 12 months of the past three years in the UK. The next call for proposals will open on 11 April 2017, with a deadline of 14 September 2017.


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Horizon 2020 – Key Deadlines

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As discussions continue about priorities for 2018/20 and the next Framework programme there is still plenty to bid for in the 2017 call for proposals.

To help you navigate what’s out there, the list below gives an overview of some of the main deadlines and links to help you access the relevant work programme. In each document you’ll see a range of topics and those with a ‘2017’ or ‘2016-17’ suffix (e.g MG-1.2-2017 or MG-1-5-2016-2017) are the ones to focus on.

As ever, we’re keen to hear from you and support you with your submissions, so please do get in touch if you’re thinking of applying, need help deciding on a topic or just want to know more (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk). The earlier you get in touch, the more we can help!

Overview of Key Deadlines – Horizon 2020, 2017 Call for Proposals

 

10 January Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks
17 January / 29 September Future and Emerging Technologies – Open
26 January / 1 February Societal Challenge 4 – Transport
31 January/ 14 March / 11 April Societal Challenge 1 – Health
2 February Societal Challenge 6 – Society
14 February Societal Challenge 2 – Food/Agri/Marine/Bioeconomy
14 February / 7 September Societal Challenge 3 – Energy
1 March Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Tech (LEIT) – Space
7 March Societal Challenge 5 – Climate Action
5 April Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
25 April LEIT – ICT
25 April / 24 August Societal Challenge 7 – Security
30 August Science with and for Society
14 September Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships

 


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Horizon 2020 – Calling all evaluators!

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We’ve been alerted by our colleagues at UKRO that the European Commission are very keen to hear from would-be evaluators who are interested in reviewing Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Individuals who match up to some or all of the following are particularly sought after:

  • Experts who have not yet worked with the Research Executive Agency for MSCAs
  • Those with a practical knowledge of the research community in their area and who have already been reviewers at national levels
  • Individuals with very good English writing skills
  • Experts from (or with experience of) the non-academic sector – particularly industry
  • Individuals with specific expertise in ethics

If you’re interested in signing up you can do so via the experts area of Participant Portal.

It’s not just MSCA … 

The call for experts for Horizon 2020 is open continuously, and you can register at any time. Once you are on the list, you may be invited to evaluate proposals, get involved in monitoring of actions or even assist in the design or evaluation of programmes.

We’d strongly encourage you to get involved – being an evaluator can give you valuable insight for your future bids and also help you to develop your networks.

 


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Horizon 2020 – Individual Fellowships Information Session – 26th May, Manchester Met

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A reminder about our information session for those of you interested in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ Individual Fellowships (deadline 14 September 2016).

As you might remember from our previous post, the scheme offers an opportunity for researchers to come to Manchester Met for a fellowship of up to 24 months in any research discipline.

The session will give an overview of the scheme and some pointers on how to approach your applications. In addition, Prof Jon Stobart (Department of History, HLSS) will share his thoughts on what it takes to develop a winning proposal based on his experiences with the HAHPEC project (Ed – you can find out about the work that Jon and his colleague Dr Cristina Prytz (MSCA Fellow) are doing on HAHPEC here).

2pm – 4pm Thursday 26th May 2016

Business School Room 3.11, All Saints Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and you can register HERE.

If you have any issues with registration or any questions about the event please don’t hesitate to get in touch (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk).


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Horizon 2020 – Individual Fellowships Information Session – 26th May, Manchester Met

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We’re pleased to announce that we will be holding an information session for those of you interested in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ Individual Fellowships (deadline 14 September 2016).

As you might remember from our previous post, the scheme offers an opportunity for researchers to come to Manchester Met for a fellowship of up to 24 months in any research discipline.

The session will give an overview of the scheme and some pointers on how to approach your applications. In addition, Prof Jon Stobart (Department of History, HLSS) will share his thoughts on what it takes to develop a winning proposal based on his experiences with the HAHPEC project (Ed – you can find out about the work that Jon and his colleague Dr Cristina Prytz (MSCA Fellow) are doing on HAHPEC here).

2pm – 4pm Thursday 26th May 2016

Business School Room 3.11, All Saints Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and you can register HERE.

If you have any issues with registration or any questions about the event please don’t hesitate to get in touch (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk).