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					   Human Nutrition Research Centre

Funding opportunities within the EU‟s 7th
Framework Programme for research and
   technological development (FP7)

          16th November 2009

                          Deirdre Dodd, EU Funding Manager
                          EU Office, URO, BDD
                          Deirdre.Dodd@ncl.ac.uk
                          Ext. 8629
           Purpose of this session


 To provide an overview of the main structure of
  FP7
 To suggest ways in which the different
  schemes could work for you and your group
EU‟s 7th Framework Programme for research and
technological development (FP7): 2007-2013


                                                                     Budget
                                                                   Million EUR


  COOPERATION (transnational collaborative research)                    32,365
  IDEAS (frontier research)                                               7,460
  PEOPLE (MARIE CURIE) (research training)                                4,728
  CAPACITIES (boosting research & innovation capacity)                    4,217
  TOTAL                                                                 50,521
     Each year will have a clearly defined budget allocation starting at €5008
                       million in 2008 and doubling by 2013



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    Cooperation – Ten themes

 Health

 Food, agriculture and biotechnology (KBBE)

 Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)

 Nano, Materials, new Production Technologies
                                                   Top-down
 Energy

 Environment (including climate change)

 Transport (including aeronautics)

 Socio-economic sciences and humanities

 Security research
 Space research
 Calls opened in July 2009
 Annual “Workprogramme” (2010) specifies exact
 topics you may apply for
  Health WP 2010


 Other chronic diseases (WP 2010)
  Investigation of the mechanisms of initiation of
    allergic response, genetic predisposition,
    biomarkers and identification of targets for therapy
    ….characterisation of potential food allergens…

 Diabetes and obesity – not open until WP 2011
  (i.e. call July 2010)
Food, agriculture and biotechnology (KBBE) 2010:
Sustainable agriculture


 Improving European berries production, quality,
  nutraceutical and nutritional value
  Food, agriculture and biotechnology (KBBE) 2010 -
  Fork to farm: Food, health and well being (i)
Consumers
 Determinants of food choice and eating habits
 Media training for food and nutrition scientists
Nutrition
 Neurological pathways regulating hunger/satiety and gut
  behaviour
 Diet and prevention of functional decline of the elderly
 Identifying research needs on malnutrition in Africa
Food processing
 Development of biodegradable food packaging
 Strategies for personalised nutrition
 Health-value-added food products for population groups at risk of
  poverty
Food, agriculture and biotechnology (KBBE) 2010- Fork
to farm: Food, health and well being (ii)
Food quality and safety
 Improving integration in food safety research
 Identification of the effect of processing on food
  contaminants
 Quality and safety aspects of feed
Environmental impacts and total food chain
 Transparency of food pricing
 Eco-challenges in the food chain of the Latin American
  region
European Research Area
 Strengthening cooperation in food safety research in
  the enlarged European Union
 Looking ahead - Work Programmes 2011: Call
 opens July 2010

 WPs 2011 currently being developed by the
  European Commission and Programme
  Management Committees
 Unofficial drafts will start circulating soon
 In-house FP7 mailing list for notification of early
  drafts
 Too late to influence main coverage but might be
  possible to get wording “tweaked” (contact national
  and/or Commission officials)
 How to influence future WPs

Technology Platforms
 Food for Life
 http://etp.ciaa.be/asp/home/welcome.asp
 Plants for the Future
    http://www.epsoweb.org/Catalog/TP/index.htm
 Farm Animal breeding & reproduction
    http://www.fabretp.org/

Other fora
 EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and
  Health
    http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_determinants/life_style/nutritio
     n/platform/platform_en.htm
            Cooperation – Partnerships
Mainstream topics:
 Normally, at least 3 different partners in 3 different EU Member
   States or Associated Countries (“European countries”)
 Then possible to add international partners where it adds
   scientific value
    Partners from International Cooperation Partner
       Countries (ICPCs), the developing & emerging countries,
       are fully funded on same basis as European partners.
    Industrialised economies can also participate but
       generally pay for selves
SICA (Specific International Cooperation Actions) topics:
 Focus on challenges in the ICPCs/areas of mutual benefit
 Partnership varies but often 2 EU + 2 ICPC
      EU Member States (MS) and
       Associated Countries (AC)
EU-27
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, FYR
Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro
Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, (Faroe Islands)



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ICPC countries
Cooperation – funding schemes


                             Collaborative
                               Project              Generating
                                                       new
                                 (CP)               knowledge



       Restructurin
       g research
                                                             Coordination &
                                Normally at least            Support Action
   Network of                      3 different                   (CSA)
   Excellence                    partners in 3
     (NOE)                          different
                                   European                        Networking
                                   countries                        , studies
                                                                       etc.



Don‟t usually get free choice. Topics identify
  which funding scheme/s may be used
EU‟s 7th Framework Programme for research and
technological development (FP7): 2007-2013


                                                                     Budget
                                                                   Million EUR


  COOPERATION (transnational collaborative research)                    32,365
  IDEAS (frontier research)                                               7,460
  PEOPLE (MARIE CURIE) (research training)                                4,728
  CAPACITIES (boosting research & innovation capacity)                    4,217
  TOTAL                                                                 50,521
     Each year will have a clearly defined budget allocation starting at €5008
                       million in 2008 and doubling by 2013



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    IDEAS: European Research Council (ERC)

 ERC is first pan-European funding agency for “frontier
                            research”
 Fund the most excellent “Frontier” Research” - basic
  science or at intersections of disciplines          Bottom up
  (groundbreaking)
 Will fund a Principal Investigator (PI), with team
  members if necessary, usually based in single institution
 The PI may be any age, any nationality and may reside
  anywhere in the world at the time of application
 The host institution must be located in a Member State
  or Associated State.
 Investigator driven - all research fields covered
ERC – two schemes

                                     Advanced Grants
           Starter Grants
                                    Established PIs with
       PI must be 2-10 years
                                       track record of
       from award of PhD at
                                          significant
      date of publication of the
                                   achievement in last 10
                 call
                                             years

 Projects may be up to 5 years in duration
 Funding 100% direct costs + 20% flat rate for overheads
 Extremely competitive – success rate around 10%
 Starter Grants – call partially open with remaining
  deadline in November and December
 Advanced Grants – call currently open with staggered
  deadlines in early 2010
EU‟s 7th Framework Programme for research and
technological development (FP7): 2007-2013


                                                                     Budget
                                                                   Million EUR


  COOPERATION (transnational collaborative research)                    32,365
  IDEAS (frontier research)                                               7,460
  PEOPLE (MARIE CURIE) (research training)                                4,728
  CAPACITIES (boosting research & innovation capacity)                    4,217
  TOTAL                                                                 50,521
     Each year will have a clearly defined budget allocation starting at €5008
                       million in 2008 and doubling by 2013



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  Marie Curie: The actions                                                               Bottom up


Initial Training Networks   Transnational partnerships of at least 3 different European institutions,
(ITNs)                      host training programmes for training early stage researchers (<5yrs),
                            doctoral training
Industry-Academic           At least academic and one industrial partner in two different European
Partnerships &              countries for exchange of staff and optional recruitment of experienced
Pathways (IAPP)             researchers


Life-long training and       Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
career development

Marie Curie World           Incoming International Fellowships (IIF)
Fellowships                 Outgoing International Fellowships (OIF)
                            International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)


Reintegration Grants        European Reintegration Grant (ERG): For previous MC fellows
                            International Reintegration Grants (IRG): For returning EU nationals
   Initial Training Networks (ITNs)

 Typically, transnational partnerships of at least 3 different
  organisations in 3 different EU MS or AC (normally 6-10 partners)
 Direct or indirect involvement of private enterprises essential
 Formed around a coherent research training programme in a well
  defined S&T area (can be used to fund a doctoral programme)
 Improve career prospects of researchers (the “fellows”) within
  first 5 years‟ of research experience, with emphasis on first 4 years
  Each fellow must have a well defined research project
 ITN must also provide generic skills training
 Once ITN is selected for funding, the partners can begin to recruit
  fellows
 ITN duration normally 4 years: individual fellows 3-36 months (<4
  years‟ experience) or 2-24 months (4-5 years‟ experience)



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  Marie Curie: The actions

Initial Training Networks   Transnational partnerships of at least 3 different European institutions,
(ITNs)                      host training programmes for training early stage researchers (<5yrs),
                            doctoral training
Industry-Academic           At least academic and one industrial partner in two different European
Partnerships &              countries for exchange of staff and optional recruitment of experienced
Pathways (IAPP)             researchers


Life-long training and       Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
career development

Marie Curie World           Incoming International Fellowships (IIF)
Fellowships                 Outgoing International Fellowships (OIF)
                            International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)


Reintegration Grants        European Reintegration Grant (ERG): For previous MC fellows
                            International Reintegration Grants (IRG): For returning EU nationals
Marie Curie – Individual Fellowships


 Intra-European Fellowships for Career
  Development (IEF)
 Outgoing International Fellowships for Career
  Development (OIF)
 Incoming International Fellowships (IIF)



    Next deadlines:
      Aug 2010
             Individual Fellowships:
               Common features
 „Experienced Researcher‟ – must have more than 4
  year‟s research experience and/or a PhD at the time of
  the deadline
 „Research project‟ - a named individual researcher and
  a supervisor in a named host institution (academic or
  industrial) jointly submit an application for a defined
  research project
 „Mobility‟ - The researcher is always expected to move
  country.
                  Individual fellowships
                 Researcher            Host organisation      Duration
Intra-European   Of any nationality,   In a different         1-2 years
Fellowships      based in a European   European country
(IEF)            country

International    Must be a European    Outgoing phase:        1-2 years
Outgoing         national              in a “third” country
Fellowships                            outside Europe;
(IOF)                                  Mandatory return       1 year
                                       phase: in Europe

International    Of any nationality,   In Europe              1-2 years
Incoming         based in a “third
                                       For nationals of       up to 1 year
Fellowships      country”
                                       ICPC countries,
(IIF)                                  optional re-
                                       integration phase
   ICPC = International Cooperation Partner Countries
   (developing & emerging economies)
  Marie Curie: The actions

Initial Training Networks   Transnational partnerships of at least 3 different European institutions,
(ITNs)                      host training programmes for training early stage researchers (<5yrs),
                            doctoral training
Industry-Academic           At least academic and one industrial partner in two different European
Partnerships &              countries for exchange of staff and optional recruitment of experienced
Pathways (IAPP)             researchers


Life-long training and       Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
career development

Marie Curie World           Incoming International Fellowships (IIF)
Fellowships                 Outgoing International Fellowships (OIF)
                            International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)


Reintegration Grants        European Reintegration Grant (ERG): For previous MC fellows
                            International Reintegration Grants (IRG): For returning EU nationals
Marie Curie International Research Staff
Exchange Scheme (IRSES)

 Objective is for European institutions to form enduring
  international relationships with institutions in countries
  with which Europe has a strategic partnership
 Minimum partnership: at least 2 institutions in different
  European countries and at least one institution in a
  country covered by European Neighbourhood Policy
  (ENP) or S&T Agreement
 Project formed around an identified research theme
 Partnership can then exchange staff (PhD students,
  experienced researchers, managerial, technical staff).
  IRSES: Eligible third countries

Countries with EU S&T agreements
 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt,
  India, Japan, (Rep. of) Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New
  Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA

European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries
 Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan,
  Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine)
 Mediterranean Partner Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan,
  Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian-administered areas,
  Syrian Arab Rep., Tunisia)

 Countries in red are International Cooperation Partner
  Countries (ICPC) and entitled to request EU funding
International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
(IRSES): Example




         UK
                                       CHINA




         SPAIN




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 Marie Curie International Research Staff
 Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
 Project can be 2-4 years in duration
 Individual exchanges normally 1-12 months
 Exchanges in and out of Europe must be “balanced”
  but the quality of exchanges will be taken into account
 Funding €1900/2100 per exchange month for
  European partners and ICPCs but industrialised third
  countries must fund their own participation
 Staff continue to be employed at their home institution
 Projects funded: between 3-28 partners
 Success rate in 2009: 65%

     Newcastle has
   100% success rate!
EU‟s 7th Framework Programme for research and
technological development (FP7): 2007-2013


                                                                     Budget
                                                                   Million EUR


  COOPERATION (transnational collaborative research)                    32,365
  IDEAS (frontier research)                                               7,460
  PEOPLE (MARIE CURIE) (research training)                                4,728
  CAPACITIES (boosting research & innovation capacity)                    4,217
  TOTAL                                                                 50,521
     Each year will have a clearly defined budget allocation starting at €5008
                       million in 2008 and doubling by 2013



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   CAPACITIES

Research           Optimising the use and development of existing research
Infrastructures    infrastructures; feasibility studies on new RIs; limited
                   construction/upgrades of RIs
Research for the   Special actions to support SMEs or associations of SMEs that need
benefits of SMEs   to outsource research to “RTD Performers” e.g. universities
Regions of         Supporting the development of regional research–driven clusters,
knowledge

Research           Building research capacity in the EU‟s less favoured regions – for
potential          institutions in those regions: linking with partners elsewhere in Europe
                   (for staff exchanges), recruiting experienced researchers; sending
                   staff to national/international conferences
Science in         Bringing science and society closer together by encouraging a
Society            European scale reflection and debate on science and technology and
                   their relationship with society and culture
 Research Infrastructures (RIs)

 To enable RIs to provide a better service to the
  research community
 Main call for “Integrating Activities” i.e. linking all
  infrastructures within a certain class to: engage in
  networking activities; do joint research; provide
  transnational access
 Selected targeted research areas only
 Expect topic on “Human nutrition resources and food
  research facilities” in call to be launched Jan. 2011
 Research for Benefit of SMEs

 SMEs with little or no research capacity engage
  “RTD Performers”, such as a university, to conduct
  research for them (customer-seller relationship)
 Minimum partnership = 3 different SMEs in 3
  different EU MS or AC + 2 different RTD Performers
 Completely “bottom up” – all research areas covered
 The RTD Performer receives an agreed price for its
  work. The SMEs owns the IPR (some negotiation
  possible)
 Can be problematic for universities. Contact G&C for
  advice!!
Research Potential (REGPROT)

 Covers any research topic covered by FP7
 Applicant (single proposer) = any public or private
  research organisation of a significant size, located in
  one of the EU‟s less favoured regions or any part of
  Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM,
  Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey
 Link with at least 3 knowledgeable and experienced
  “Partnering Organisations” elsewhere in Europe for
  two-way secondments of research staff
 Applicant only may recruit experienced researchers;
  upgrade/acquire equipment; organise
  workshops/conferences
 Remember it‟s a capacity building programme!
                         Cooperation                      FP7
  Health
  Food, agriculture and fisheries and biotechnology                                Capacities
  (KBBE)
  Information & communication technologies (ICT)      Research infrastructure

  Nanotechnologies, materials, production             Research for the benefit of SMEs*
  technologies (NMP)                                  Regions of knowledge
  Energy                                                                                  Top-down &
                                         Top-down     Research potential
                                                                                           Bottom-up
  Environment (incl. climate change)                  Science in society
  Transport (aeronautics & surface)_
  Socio-economic sciences & humanities (SSH)
                                                                            People (Marie Curie)
  Space
                                                      Initial training networks
  Security
                                                      Industry-academia partnerships

                                                      Intra-European fellowships
Ideas (European Research                                                               Bottom-up
                                                      World fellowships
Council)
Starting Independent Researcher Grants
                                         Bottom-up
Advanced Investigator Grants

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                            FP7 Deadlines

Call                         Opens     Deadline
Cooperation (KBBE)           open      14.01.10
ERC Starting grant           open      28.10.09 (PSE); 18.11.09 (LS);
                                       09.12.09 (SSH)
ERC Advanced grant           open      24.02.10 (PSE); 17.03.10 (LS);
                                       07.04.10 (SSH)
MC ITN                       open      22 Dec ‟09
MC Individual fellowships    Mar „10   Aug ‟10
MC IRSES                     Nov „09   Mar ‟10
MC Integration grants        open      09 Mar ‟10; 7 Sep ‟10
SMEs                         open      03 Dec „09
Research Potential           open      17 Dec ‟09
             What we can do to help

 In-house FP7 mailing list
 In-house FP7 website:
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-
    directorate/application2award/funding/european/index.php
   EU Office Newsletter
   FP7 Support Fund (50% up to £1000)
   Sight of early draft workprogrammes
   Reading proposals
   Sight of model proposals
   Individual or group “surgeries”
   Find national and Commission contacts
                 What you can do

 Register as an expert evaluator
  https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7
 Register for tailored alerts from UK Research Office
  http://ims.ukro.ac.uk
 Attend networking events in Brussels
 Finding partners
  http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html
Further information


Thank you and any questions!