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Jan 2020Hi!

A month of the new year has already passed, even though it still feels more like spring that winter.

We kicked-off the new year by organising the WASP Winter Conference, which gathered over 350 doctoral students and senior researchers. WASP (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program) is Sweden's largest individual research programme and is coordinated through the Grants Office. At the present, about five people from our office are hired to support this programme with coordination, administration and economy. Find out more about WASP at wasp-sweden.org.

Next week we have two interesting seminars to look forward to! On the 5th of February, Dr Seán McCarthy will give an introduction to the upcoming European framework programme. During the workshop Getting Ready for Horizon Europe, you will learn more about how a framework programme is developed.

Two days later, on the 7th of February, the Grants Office will arrange a seminar with useful information and advice for those applying for a project- and starting grant from the Swedish Research Council. In March, there will be similar seminars, focusing on calls within Natural and Engineering Sciences and Educational Sciences.

Find out more about these events below.

Do not forget to register for these seminars!

 

CONTENT

  • Workshop: Getting Ready for Horizon Europe, 5 February
  • Prepare for the Swedish Research Council´s call with Grants Office
  • What happens after BREXIT
  • News from the Swedish Research Council 2020
  • Calendar
  • Calls for proposals

 

 

WORKSHOP: Getting Ready for Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe, the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, will be launched in 2021.

On the 5th of February, Grants Office invites you to the workshop Getting Ready for Horizon Europe at Linköping University.

The workshop will be given by Dr. Seán McCarthy from Hyperion Ltd., who has an extensive experience in helping organisations designing and implementing their European research strategies.

An overview of the proposed structure of Horizon Europe will be presented, focusing on what is new in relation to Horizon 2020. The workshop also covers the formal processes for preparing the next framework programme and the political, economic, social and technical issues that will influence its content.

Dr. McCarthy has been active in the European Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects he was the coordinator. Today he does not participate in the Framework Programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organisations who participate in the programmes, for example LiU.

Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to listen to one of the most well-known experts in the field of research funding!

Register by 31 January using the link below:

More information:


What: Workshop - Getting Ready for Horizon Europe
When: Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 09.00-12.30
Where: Ada Lovelace, B-house, Campus Valla

The workshop is free of charge.
Coffee/tea and a sandwich will be served.

 

Prepare for the Swedish Research Council´s calls with Grants Office

This spring, the Grants Office will arrange seminars with useful information and advice for those applying for grants from the Swedish Research Council. The seminars will be led by research coordinators Agneta Jansson and Josefin Fernius. Kirstin Kahl, financial officer at Grants Office, and Tove Kvarnström, supervisor for Prisma at LiU, will also be present.

During the seminar we will go through formalities and practical information required by VR, as well as provide you with useful advice on how to organise and formulate your application to VR. All researchers are welcome, whether you have applied for grants from the Swedish Research Council earlier or not.

For those applying for calls within Medicine & Health or Humanities & Social Sciences, we recommend that you attend the seminar on Friday next week (7th of February), when we will focus more on these areas.
Please register now (or 4/2 the latest)!

Seminar: Medicine & Health and Humanities & Social Sciences
When and Where: 7 February 2020, 13.00-15.30 at Campus US (Granitsalen, North Entrance)

Call opens 5 February 2020
Call closes 10 March 2020

Seminar: Natural and Engineering Sciences and Educational Sciences
When and Where: 5 March 2020, 08.30-11.00 at Campus Valla (TEMCAS, TEMA-house)
When and Where: 6 March 2020, 10.00-12.30 at Campus Norrköping (K21, Kåkenhus)

Call opens 26 February 2020
Call closes 31 March 2020

 

what happens after brexit?

As mentioned in the last newsletter, the conservative’s victory in the general election gave them a majority in the British Parliament. As expected, the withdrawal agreement with EU was therefore later passed by the Parliament. The withdrawal agreement is now to be ratified by the European Parliament, which is scheduled for today, January 29. United Kingdom will thereby leave the European Union on Friday January 31st with a deal. During the so-called transitional period (31 January 2020 – 31 December 2020), UK will continue to follow the EU’s rules. For example, UK organisations may continue to participate in Horizon 2020 as before and receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual project, including projects finishing after the transitional period. What will apply to Horizon Europe, is still very unclear. UK has expressed a will to be associated with Horizon Europe, like Norway and Switzerland. This would mean that British organisations may participate in the framework programme in the same way as organisations from EU member states. 

Presentation from the European Commission:

Fact sheet from UKRO (UK Research Office):

Briefing from EUA (European University Association):

  • Brexit – what now for universities (January 2020)

 

News from the Swedish Research Council 2020

This week, the Swedish Research Council (VR) presented more information about the calls of 2020.

- As from 2020, all who apply for a grant from VR must state whether sex and gender perspectives are relevant in their research.

- As from 2020, you must explain in your research plan how your stated activity level is suited to the implementation of the research project.

- As for 2019, all who are awarded a grant from VR must have a data management plan. Please note that you should not send any documentation concerning this to VR.

- Until further notice, there will be no calls for proposal for conference grants from VR.

Are you applying for project- or starting grant from VR? Do not miss our seminar on the 7th of February, 5th of March or 6th of March.

 

Calendar

Wednesday 5 Februari
09.00-12.30
Workshop: Getting Ready for Horizon Europe
Ada Lovelace, B-house, Campus Valla
Register by 31 January

Friday 7 February
13.00-15.30
Seminar: Swedish Research Council call 2020
Granitsalen, North Entrence, Campus US
Register by 4 February

Tuesday 11 February 09.00-11.00
Grants Office in your Coffee Room at TEMA
Coffee Room Brage

Tuesday 25 February
14.00-15.30
Grants Office in your Coffee Room at IFM
Coffee Room Zenit

Thursday 5 March
08.30-11.00
Seminar: Swedish Research Council call 2020
TEMCAS, TEMA-House, Campus Valla
Register by 3 March

Friday 6 March
10.00-12.30
Seminar: Swedish Research Council call 2020
K21, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping
Register by 3 March

Please contact grantsoffice@liu.se to set up a visit/seminar at your division or department.

 

Call for proposals

We have complied two lists of open calls from some of the major swedish funders and the EU-commission - an extensive document for 2019-2020 and a more detailed one for more imminent calls.

All available calls from Horizon 2020 can be found in Funding & Tenders Opportunites Portal. Research Professional is another good source with research funding opportunities.


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Last updated: 2020-04-27