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HR Excellence in Research:

UCL has been successful in gaining the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the systems and practices we have in place to support researchers’ career and professional development in line with the national Research Concordat.

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Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals:

To view all of the available Horizon 2020 funding, please proceed to the European Union Research Participant Portal.

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Call for proposals for ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Aug 01, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: ERC-2017-PoC
Pillar: Excellent Science
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Call for proposals for ERC Starting Grant

Jul 25, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: ERC-2017-STG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016 - CO2 REUSE

Jul 04, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-LCE-Prizes-2016-03
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Opening Date:
Deadline: Wed, 3 Apr 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016 - PHOTOVOLTAICS MEETS HISTORY

Jul 04, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-LCE-Prizes-2016-02
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Opening Date:
Deadline: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016 - Low Carbon Hospital

Jul 04, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-LCE-Prizes-2016-01
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Opening Date:
Deadline: Wed, 3 Apr 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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SINGLE POINTS OF CONTACT - INCREASING AWARENESS AMONG ENTREPRENEURS

Jun 29, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: COS-SPOC-2016-02-03
Pillar: Improving access to markets
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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SESAR 2020 RPAS Exploratory Research call

Jun 27, 2016 22:00PM

Identifier: H2020-SESAR-2016-1
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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ERIO Events

  • UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) is holding a series of workshops to provide UCL’s research community with information on the EU’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation funding programme, along with advice on how to prepare successful proposals.
  • We plan to hold further workshops in the near future, which will cover various Horizon 2020 topics. Stay tuned for more information on this website and via Twitter.

‘Preparing Health Collaborative Horizon 2020 grants for October 2016 to April 2017 deadlines’

  • 12th September 2016, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Venue: Room 712, 7th Floor Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road (opposite Warren Street tube)
  • Registration contact: Dr Juliet A. Ellis: juliet.ellis@ucl.ac.uk (please state which call topic you plan to address)

UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) is holding a workshop to provide UCL’s health research community with information and advice on how to prepare Horizon 2020 Collaborative Health proposals with deadlines between Oct 4th 2016 and April 11th 2017. This includes both single and two stage applications.

The workshop will NOT cover guidance on ERC or MSCA fellowship applications.

A selection of Health collaborative calls which may be of interest are:

  1. SC1-PM-02-2017 New concepts in patient stratification. Two stage: deadline Oct 4th 2016 and April 11th 2017
  2. SC1-PM-03-2017 Diagnostic characterisation of rare diseases. Single stage: deadline April 11th 2017
  3. SC1-PM-07-2017 Promoting mental health and well-being in the young. Two stage:  deadline Oct 4th 2016 and April 11th 2017
  4. SC1-PM-08-2017 New therapies for rare diseases. Two stage: deadline Oct 4th 2016 and April 11th 2017
  5. SC1-PM-17-2017 Personalised computer models and in-silico systems for the well-being. Single stage: deadline March 14th 2017

For further information regarding the workshop, and to register your interest (please state which call topic you are interested in), please contact Dr Juliet A. Ellis (juliet.ellis@ucl.ac.uk).


ERIO Horizon 2020

Past Event: ‘Preparing Final Stage Health Collaborative Horizon 2020 grants for April 2016 Deadline’

  • January 27th 2016, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Venue: Room 712, 7th Floor Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road (opposite Warren Street tube)

UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) held a workshop to provide UCL’s health research community with information and advice on how to prepare Horizon 2020 Collaborative Health proposals for the April 13th 2016 deadline.

Past Event: ‘Preparing Final Stage Collaborative Horizon 2020 grants’

  • December 2nd 2015, 14.00-17.00
  • 7th Floor, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Rd (opposite Warren Street Tube station)
  • Slide Deck (UCL login required)

UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) held a workshop to provide UCL’s research community with information and advice on how to prepare proposals under the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2016-2017.

The workshop began by providing general information on how to prepare collaborative applications, including listening to the experiences of an evaluator, followed by 2-3 (as needed) thematic sessions to cover specific work programmes.

Past Event: Preparing full-length ("single-stage" or "Stage 2") collaborative Horizon 2020 proposals

This workshop was directed at UCL staff who had either confirmation of successful Stage 1 collaborative proposals and had therefore been invited by the EU to submit to Stage 2, or who planned to submit a single-stage proposal in the next 4 months.

We were happy to welcome Dr Peter Sheard (CEO of Trend 2000 Ltd) as a keynote speaker at theworkshop. Dr Sheard is an ex- EU grant evaluator and has significant experience in the preparation of proposals with strong dissemination & exploitation plans, which are crucial components of Horizon 2020 grants.

Past Event: Preparing “Stage 1” collaborative Horizon 2020 proposals

  • Tuesday 9th September 2014 from 09:30 to 11:30
  • Medawar Building, Room G01

On 1st January 2014 the new seven-year EU research & innovation funding scheme “Horizon 2020” commenced.  Horizon 2020 has been allocated a €79 billion budget to fund thousands of projects across a broad range of disciplines. The application process for Horizon 2020 has also been simplified and streamlined compared with its predecessor FP7, and greater use will be made of a “two stage” application process, in which a short project outline is evaluated before work commences on a full-scale proposal.

UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) is holding a series of events to provide UCL’s research community with insights into the Horizon 2020 programme and tips on how to secure funding. After the success of two earlier events (including one focused upon “Marie Curie” mobility funds), ERIO held a workshop centred on“Stage 1” (outline) proposals in Horizon 2020, for collaborative callsutilising the “two-stage” application process.

We were pleased to welcome Richard Hudson and Maryline Fiaschi ofScience|Business as keynote speakers at this workshop. Richard and Maryline provided insights and tips on how to address the crucial Impact and Dissemination components of Horizon 2020 proposals, based on Science|Business’s experience as an EU project partner specialising in this area.

Workshop Documents (UCL Password Required)

  1. Event Summary
  2. Presenter slides - Science|Business

Past Event: Marie Curie Info Workshop

  • Friday 1st August 2014 from 11:00 to 13:00
  • Chandler House, Room G10

In January 2014 the new EU research & innovation funding programme, Horizon 2020, commenced.  The application process for H2020 is somewhat simplified compared with its predecessor FP7, and there are many calls relevant to the research interests of UCL staff.

ERIO plans to hold a series of events to provide UCL’s research community with information on Horizon 2020, and after the success of the event dedicated to writing the “Impact” section of Horizon 2020 proposals, we are now holding an information workshop for UCL researchers on Friday 1st August to address the updated programme for research fellowships under Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Michael Blakemore (Chair of the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Marie Curie Evaluation Panel) as a keynote speaker at this event. We plan to adapt the programme to match the attendees' profiles and interests, and we therefore invite you to fill in this online registration form as accurately as possible to allow us to do this.

For further information regarding the workshop, please contact Pauline Chetail.

Workshop Documents (UCL Password Required)

  1. Event Programme
  2. Presenter slides - Michael Blakemore
  3. Impact and Knowledge Transfer Notes
  4. Guide to Part A of the Proposal Form

Past Event: Grant Impact Preparation

  • Thursday 5th June from 10:00 to 12:00
  • Chandler House, Room G10

Workshop Documents (UCL Password Required)

  1. Event Programme
  2. Horizon 2020 Guide for UCL PIs
  3. FAQ on 2014 Health Calls
  4. H2020 Self-evaluation Form
  5. H2020 Work Programme Breakdown of Health Calls
  6. Presenter document - McCarthy
  7. Presenter document - McCarthy (FP7 Evaluation)
  8. Presenter document - Ellis (Impact)