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Staff workshops being held on new EU Framework Programme

31 March 2003

UCL's European Research & Development Office has announced staff workshops on FP6, the new EU Framework Programme.

Dr Ilse Vickers will host workshops for staff on FP6 The first calls for funding proposals have been announced, with deadlines in March and April 2003.

Dr Ilse Vickers, Director of Research Europe, stated: "It is vital that UCL's research community receives extensive information, guidance and detailed understanding of the opportunities, success factors and bidding processes in FP6."

Launched in November 2002, FP6 is radically different from its predecessors. The overall budget covering the period 2002-2006 is €17.5 billion, representing an increase of 17% from the Fifth Framework Programme. The workshops will explain and explore various issues and equip proposers with the knowledge to prepare bids.

Dr Vickers stated: "FP6 will be implemented in a fundamentally different way from previous FPs. The new instruments, the Networks of Excellence and Integrated Projects with their ambitious aims, large consortia and corresponding large budgets provide unprecedented opportunities and challenges." Workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • 4 March 2003, 8am, Pearson Building
  • 7 March 2003, 12:30pm, Chadwick Lecture Theatre
  • 11 March 2003, 5pm, Chadwick Lecture Theatre.

To register for a workshop and to find out more about the European Research & Development Office use the link below.

Workshop Registration