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					The European Funding Landscape

             Stephen Yeo
 Centre for Economic Policy Research
I will outline the sources of funding
at the European level

  I will
      Largely ignore the national level
      Focus on opportunities for individual researchers
  European Science Foundation
      Exploratory workshops
  European Commission
      Framework Programme 7
      European Research Council
         of considerable interest to individual researchers
      Other Directorates General in the Commission
         Often commission studies, sometimes with a
          substantial research component
European Science Foundation

  Consortium of national funding bodies
  Application procedures
      Complicated but improving slowly over time
      Decision-making can be complicated
         In some cases the ESF must first approve, and then the
         national funding bodies must agree to contribute their
         share of the money!
What does the ESF fund?

  Research Networking Programmes
      Large research networks
      Funding decisions are complex, with very unclear political
      Similar to research networks
  Two Conference Schemes
      ESF Research conferences
         Large - up to 150 participants and invited speakers
         4 or 5 days
      Exploratory workshops
         aimed at exploring new fields
         50 workshops across domains each year
         20 participants, 1-3 days
The COST Programme

  Funded by the Framework
  Programme and administered by
  the ESF
  Does offer some opportunities for
  funding European networks of
The Commission and Framework
Programme 7

  Four programmes:
     Ideas
     People
     Capacities
     Cooperation

  “Enhance the dynamism, creativity and
  excellence of European research at the frontier
  of knowledge.”
     European Research Council is funded from this
      budget line
     Began operation earlier this year with its first round
      of grants
European Research Council

    Focuses on
        basic research
        high quality peer review process
        Grants to individual researchers, or small research teams
    Executive agency overseen by the Commission, not part
    of DG Research
    Andreu Mas-Colell will take over as ERC Secretary
    General from July 2009
    Proposals evaluated by panels, consisting of one or
    possibly two disciplines
        On the economics panel – Jean Tirole, Torsten Persson
    Distinguishes between early stage and established
How does the ERC fund research?

  “Starting Independent Research Grants”
      First round in April 2007 for early stage researchers
       (within 9 years of PhD)
      Two-stage process with short outline proposal
      9167 applications submitted (across all fields)
      559 applicants were invited to make a second-stage
       submission, about 250 will be funded
      Interviews at the second round to be held next week
… and in 2008 …

  Application round for established
     “Advanced Investigator Grant”
     To be announced in November or December
      of 2007
     Deadlines likely to be in March/April/May
     Procedure will be different
        You must submit a full proposal in the first round

  Strengthening of human resources through
  Marie Curie actions, including
     The initial training of researchers via Marie Curie
     Life-long training and career development Industry-
      academia pathways and partnerships. Support to
      longer term cooperation programmes between
      academia and industrial entities, in particular SMEs,
      via staff secondments and workshops aimed at
      exchanging information and experience.
     The international dimension: intended to attract
      research talent from outside Europe

  Support for research infrastructures, research
  for the benefit of SMEs, the research potential
  of European regions (Regions of Knowledge),
  realisation of the full research potential
  (Convergence Regions) of the enlarged Union
  Of less interest to individual researchers

  Collaborative projects and networks,
  coordination of national research programmes,
  international cooperation between the EU and
  third countries is an integral part of this
  action. This action is industry-driven and
  organised in four sub-programmes:
      Collaborative research
      Joint Technology Initiatives, based on European
       Technology Platforms
      Coordination of non-Community research
      International Cooperation
Cooperation – Themes

  Within the Collaboration programme, there are
  nine themed sub-programmes:
     Health
     Food, agriculture and biotechnology
     Information and communication technologies.
     Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new
      production technologies
     Energy
     Environment (including climate change)
     Transport (including aeronautics)
     Socio-economic sciences and the humanities
     Security
     Space

  Networks of Excellence
  Collaborative Projects
  Coordination and Support Actions
Socio-economic sciences and the
humanities (8)

  Deadlines in May and 29 November for
  collaborative projects
  Small/medium projects have budgets of
  0.5 to 1.5 million € over 2-3 years
  Large projects have budgets of 1.5 to
  4.0 million € over 3-4 years
        More emphasis on multidisciplinarity in
         large projects
Some topics for the November call
for Collaborative Projects

  Interactions between knowledge, economic
  growth and social well-being
  Globalisation and its interaction with the
  European economy
  Regional development challenges in an
  evolving international context
  Macroeconomic policy, its interaction and
  coordination with other policies
  Multilateralism and the new external relations
  of the European Union
  Blue Sky Research on Emerging Issues
  Affecting European S&T
Specific sectors may be interesting
for economists

  Optimising the delivery of health care to
  European citizens
Quality, efficiency and solidarity of
health systems
  Provide a basis for countries to adapt their health systems in the light
  of experience of others, taking into account the importance of
  national contexts and population characteristics (ageing, mobility,
  migration, education, socioeconomic status and the changing world of
  work etc). Focus will be on organisational, financial and regulatory
  aspects of health systems, their implementation and their outcomes in
  terms of effectiveness, efficiency and equity. Special attention will be
  paid to investment issues and human resources.
  Topics for Second Call – Deadline 18 September 2007
      Evaluation of disease management programmes
      Health systems and long term care of the elderly
      Mobility of health professionals
      Health care human resource planning in nursing
      Clinician working time and patient safety
      Health outcome measures and population ageing
      Trends of population health European system of Diagnosis-related group
  Funding scheme: Collaborative Projects (small or medium-scale
  focused research projects)
… and international research teams
as well

  Topics for Specific International Cooperation
  Agreements– Deadline 18 September 2007
      Epidemiological investigations into long-term trends of
       population health as a consequence of socio-economic
       transitions, including lifestyle induced problems
          Target Regions: Mediterranean Partner Countries,
           Russia, Eastern Europe
      Universal and equitable access to health care and health
          Target Regions: Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP),
           Mediterranean Partner Countries, Asia & Latin America
      Funding scheme: Collaborative Projects (small or
       medium-scale focused research projects)