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UKRO Annual Visit to Warwick

UKRO Visit: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Warwick's UK Research Office in Brussels (UKRO) contact, Jon Brookes, will be visiting the University on Wednesday 21 March, to lead a series of sessions on European research funding and policy. The sessions will be open to academics, departmental administrators and professional services staff. The programme is:

Horizon 2020 – 2018-20 Work Programmes/the outlook for FP9


Common pitfalls in applications/evaluation and review processes

Research Development Session

09.30 - 11.00: Horizon 2020's 2018-20 Work Programmes and the outlook for FP9

Venue: P5.21, Sciences Building

This session will be an opportunity to hear about the thematic priorities and collaborative research funding opportunities available under Horizon2020’s Societal Challenges in 2019 and 2020. Jon will also present the latest on the shape of Framework Programme 9, the follow-up to Horizon2020, as well as setting out the current state-of-affairs in relation to the UK and European research funding after BREXIT.

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11.15 - 12.15: ERC/MSCA

Venue: P5.21, Sciences Building

The European Research Council schemes and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions provide 'bottom-up' opportunities for researchers to secure EU funding for their research. Under Horizon 2020, the ERC has received a substantially increased level of funding while the MSCAs have been reorganised. Jon's presentation will cover:

  • an overview of ERC and MSCA programmes, including eligibility and reimbursement rules
  • information about upcoming calls

The session will be of interest to academics and researchers who want to know more about how ERC and MSCA programmes can assist their research, and to administrators who support proposals, either in the central administration or in departments and research centres.

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13.30 - 14.30: Common pitfalls in applications/evaluation and review processes

Venue: IAS Seminar room, Milburn House

This session will identify some of the common problems and pitfalls encountered during the application development process. Jon will provide advice about what to do before the writing begins, what should be included (and what should not be included) in applications, and how to prepare for the evaluation and review processes.

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14.30 - 15.30: Research Development Session

Venue: IAS Seminar Room Milburn House

This session, which is aimed at research development staff based either in the central administration or in departments and research centres, Research Finance and International Strategy & Relations will offer a Q&A and informal discussion around both the operational and policy side of supporting European research funding applications.

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