MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships: A great opportunity for a fully funded fellowship

In this post Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions- Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the support provided by Edinburgh Research Office for applicants. Overview of the scheme MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships support early career researchers moving to the UK to work on cutting-edge research projects that will …

Networking events to find partners for Horizon Europe funding applications

In this post, Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights upcoming networking events that can help you find partners for Horizon Europe research funding applications. You might already be very familiar with EU research funding opportunities such as the ERC or Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowships, but perhaps you’re …

Full details of Horizon Europe funding calls for 2021/2022 now published

Now that the Horizon Europe 2021-2022 Work Programme has been officially launched, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, provides a general overview of available funding opportunities. Horizon Europe is the ninth Framework Programme through which the EU will fund research and innovation. It will run for seven years from 2021-2027, …

New £3 million research fund available to boost Scotland–EU research collaboration, networking and exchange

With the formal launch of the Horizon Europe Work Programmes due soon, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, highlights a new £3 million fund aimed at boosting Scottish universities’ research links with the EU following the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Researchers based in Scotland and Europe can apply to the …

New resources to help you with your ERC application

Thinking about applying for European Research Council Grant? Boz Czarnecki, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), summarises new resources to help you develop your application and make the most of the support ERO offers. In Edinburgh Research Office we have particular strengths in enabling successful applications across ERC Starting, Consolidator …

Brexit and EU Research Funding – January 2021 update

Now that the EU and the UK have reached an agreement on their future relationship, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, writes about what this means for UK-based researchers’ access to EU funding. We finally have some clarity about the UK participation in future EU research funding programmes, primarily Horizon …

Green Deal Call: Resources and support for researchers

In today’s blog, Natasha Curley and Boz Czarnecki (EU & International Team), share learning from our recent Green Deal call information events, and highlight the support Edinburgh Research Office provides to researchers who are interested in this call. We delivered three online information sessions introducing the Green Deal Call this …

EU Green Deal Call: Information event for researchers

In today’s blog, Natasha Curley, Senior Research Funding Specialist, highlights the European Commission’s Green Deal call, and our information events for University of Edinburgh researchers. Update: Please refer to our most recent blog post to access resources from these events. The Green Deal call opened last week. As highlighted in …

EU Green Deal call: Applications opening soon

Boz Czarnecki, Proposal Development Executive, outlines the details of the EU Green Deal call. Your participation is strongly encouraged. We will be running events for our researchers to find out more about this opportunity. As part of its commitment to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050, the European Commission (EC) is …

Postdoctoral EC-funded fellowship opportunity

In today’s blog, Dr Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive, highlights the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship, and the support provided by Edinburgh Research Office for applicants, including our information event on the 11 June. Did you know you can attract postdoctoral researchers with outstanding potential from around the world …

Update: Impact of Brexit on European Commission research funding

Update 27/1/20. This information in this post is now out of date. Please refer to this post for the latest information.   Áine Ryan, Research Funding Manager (EU & International), outlines the implications of the UK leaving the EU on current awards, on applications awaiting notification and on applications not …

ERC and Marie Curie work programme updates

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy, Senior Research Development Specialist (EU & International) gives an update on the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) work programmes. As well as the Societal Challenge work programme updates that I discussed in yesterday’s blog, the European Commission has also published the …

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge Work Programme update

Following from yesterday’s EU update, in today’s blog Alan Kennedy, Senior Research Development Specialist (EU & International), updates us on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge work programme. I still can’t believe we’re entering the last stage of Horizon 2020. I remember the consultations on the creation of the 2014-2020 programme, …

An update from the EU: Elections, Horizon Europe, strategic agenda and more

Update 27/1/20. This information in this post is now out of date. Please refer to this post for the latest information.   In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy, Senior Research Development Specialist (EU & International) gives an update from the EU, including the recent EU elections, Horizon Europe, the new strategic …

The European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant

Alan Kennedy, Senior Research Development Specialist, explains the ERC Consolidator Grant. The University of Edinburgh is 4th in the UK and 7th in Europe for ERC grants. We’re currently hosting 19 Consolidator Grants. “The fundamental activity of the ERC is to provide attractive, long-term funding to support excellent investigators and …

Petition for an increased EU budget for research and innovation

Alan Kennedy explains the background to the current petition calling for an increased EU budget for research and innovation. Euroscience and the ‘Initiative for Science in Europe’ have created a petition to call for an increased EU budget for research and innovation. As you probably know the European Commission, in …

The UK’s industrial strategy and engagement in EU research and innovation programmes

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy, pulls out some key points from the Prime Minister’s speech on the UK’s industrial strategy and our future involvement in EU research and innovation programmes. Last week, the Prime Minister gave a speech at Jodrell Bank entitled “Science and Modern Industrial Strategy”. In it she …

Reflections on Europe Day and a view to the future – Towards Horizon Europe

We hear from Alan Kennedy in our latest blog, as he takes us on a deep dive into the world of Horizon Europe. If it was not already obvious, and as you will have seen from Professor Charlie Jeffery’s email last Wednesday that we are, undoubtedly, a European University. The …

Horizon Europe outlined as EC seeks to ‘capitalise on strong brand’

On the blog today, Al Innes, gives us the skinny on the newly announced Research and Technology framework from the European Commission. Gathered to discuss the EU budget, European officials unveiled plans last night for the next wave of European research funding. Long-mooted as FP9, the new phase of research and technology funding …

Brexit in perspective: Reasons to be optimistic about UK participation in Horizon 2020 and beyond

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy European Funding Advisor for the Research Support Office, talks to us about why we have (even more) cause to be optimistic about the European Funding landscape and how you can keep up to date with all related news via the University’s European Team. Mar 26, …

“The Future of EU Research and Innovation” – the view from the EU commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

Carlos Moedas’ talk was a breath of fresh air and positivity. Given some of the recent negative and disheartening news surrounding the uncertainties affecting the lives of thousands of researchers across Europe due to Brexit. The key message delivered by the Commissioner was: “Horizon 2020 is fully open to you, …