MSC ITN & RISE Dr. Jennifer Brennan National Contact Point National Delegate Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions Marie Skodowska- Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story 97 million 13.3 million 6.3 million <50 2 Irelands Take from Horizon 2020 to-date Portion of this secured via MSCA
Funding to support research training for postgraduate students Successful Participations in MSCA (16%) #2 performing MS in 2015 ITN Call Data based on Contracts signed as of March 2015 Irish Marie Skodowska-Curie Office Sponsored by the Irish Research Council Promote the Actions to Irish researchers and research organisations Support researchers in preparing funding applications Contribute to policy initiatives relevant to the Actions Two staff members: Dr. Suzanne Miller-Delaney (SFI Centres) Dr. Jennifer Brennan Marie Skodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020: 6.2 billion budget
Training In the Excellence Science Pillar Funds ALL RESEARCH AREAS (no thematic calls or priorities) Implemented via Annual Calls for Proposals Career Marie S-Curie Actions Mobility Two Sectors Academic <-> Non-Academic
Academic: consists of public or private higher education establishments awarding academic degrees, public or private non-profit research organisations whose primary mission is to pursue research, and international European interest organisations Non-Academic: includes any socio-economic actor not included in the academic sector and fulfilling the requirements of the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation. e.g. Industry (incl. SMEs), charities, NGOs, government/public bodies, national archives, libraries Funding for PIs/Research Orgs RISE ITN COFUND NIGHT IF
Research & Innovation Staff Exchange Innovative Training Networks Co-financing fellowship or doctoral programmes with transnational mobility European Researchers Night Individual Fellowships RISE: Research & Innovation Staff Exchange Promoting transfer of knowledge between countries and sectors Research programme executed by: Secondment of staff between
consortium members Networking activities Collaborate with any sector and any country worldwide Lasting up to 48 months 70% success rate (IE) in 2014 Call Staff = research students, postdocs, PIs, technical and managerial staff. Consortium Requirements & Funding Model Minimum consortium 3 participants in 3 countries 1. 2 academic participants plus 1 non-academic (or vice versa) e.g. Irish HEI, UK HEI, French SME 2. 2 European participants plus 1 non-European participant e.g. Irish HEI, UK HEI, South African HEI Costs PER MONTH
Top-up Allowance MSCA-RISE 2000 Research, Training, Networking Costs 1800 Management/ Indirect Costs 700 Secondment Requirements Staff must be active at their host for 6 months before secondment
Must be reintegrated after secondment (no duration or mechanism specified) Duration 1 month to 1 year (split stays OK) All secondments within Europe (only) must be international & intersectoral Non-European Countries Secondments from Europe to non-European countries are paid for Secondments from most non-European countries* to Europe are paid for, except: Secondments from high-income countries e.g. USA, Brazil must be financed by their own budget All countries are funded to participate in the projects networking/training events * Annex A to the General Work Programme provides a list of countries that can be fully financed by Horizon 2020 RISE 2014 Call All European Project WASTCArD - Wrist and arm sensing technologies for cardiac arrhythmias detection in long term monitoring.
University of Ulster (UK/NI) WIT (IE) INSA Lyon (FR) SD Informatics Ltd. (Croatia) Southern Health and Social Care Trust (UK) Intelesens Ltd. (UK) Academic Non-Academic
4 countries (all Europe), 3 academic, 3 non-academic RISE 2014 Call International Project IMIXSED - Integrating isotopic techniques with Bayesian modelling for improved assessment and management of global sedimentation problems University of Plymouth (UK) Ghent University (BE) University of Liverpool (UK) CSIC (ES) Europe No secondments within Europe (all academic)
Not Europe No secondments between non-European countries Jimma University (Ethiopia) Kathmandu University (Nepal) 7 countries (3 outside Europe), No non-academic participants Scripps Institute (US) RISE: Reasons to get involved Build Links with Research Groups and Industry Worldwide Entry Level to EU funding
Build a consortium for future large Horizon 2020 proposals RISE 2016 Opening Sep 2015 Closing Date April 2016 ITN: Innovative Quality of Research Training Training Objective: to train a new generation of creative, Networks entrepreneurial and innovative researchers A Research Training Programme for Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) Less than 4 years research experience after undergrad
A Typical ITN Consortium of organisations from different countries and sectors Propose a joint research programme Recruit researchers across the consortium each researcher has an Individual Research Project Advanced research skills and transferable skills training Networking events Secondments for each researcher to another sector (academic to non-academic, or vice-versa) Participants Two Types 1. Beneficiaries: recruit and train researchers 2. Partner Organisations: host short secondments and/or contribute to
training activities PO B PO B B C B B B PO
PO PO Mobility Rule To be eligible to join a MSCA ITN a researcher cannot have resided in the country of host organisation for > 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the recruitment/Call deadline. No nationality/citizenship requirements 3 ITN Modes European Industrial Doctorate (EID) European Training Network (ETN) European
Joint Doctorate (EJD) Duration 48 Months Min. 2 beneficiaries 2 countries 2 sectors 3 academic beneficiaries 3 countries 3 beneficiaries 3 countries Partner Organisations from any sector (no min or max) ESRs funded 3 to 36 months 5 ESRs* / 15 ESRs PhD
(50% of time in nonacademic sector) * For a two-beneficiary project 15 ESRs Joint/Double PhD No educational degree reqd. (PhD typical) Consortium Tips and Pitfalls 1 No maximum consortium size 6 to 10 beneficiaries is considered manageable Must have non-academic sector participating (beneficiaries) Ok to have more than one partner from same country but no more than 40% of the budget can go to one country ESRs must be recruited by a named beneficiary One Irish organisation cannot participate on behalf of other members of a Centre/Cluster and recruit the ESRs across the
members of the Centre/Cluster All members of the Centre/Cluster must be Beneficiaries Consortium Tips and Pitfalls 2 Ok to include many non-European countries as beneficiaries or partner orgs but high income countries (e.g. US, BRIC) are better off applying as partner orgs. Check to see if there are already funded ITNs in your area http://cordis.europa.eu/search/advanced_en. If there are, need to think what added value yours can bring. 2015 Success Rates Coordinator ETN EJD EID
8.1% (14) EU Success Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a Cut off scores for funding typically 93 marks out of 100 (91-92 for EJD/EID) ITN 2014 Funded ETN Project: REMEDIATE Improved decision-making in contaminated land site investigation and risk
assessment 3.9 million 13 Partner Organisations (1 each from US and CA) DCU (IE) Cranfield University (UK) T.E. Laboratories IWW Zentrum Wasser QUB (UK/NI)
analysis for the forensic detection of drugs of abuse in performance and food producing animals 820k No Partner Organisations QUB (UK/NI) Irish Laboratory Diagnostics Services Ltd. (IE) ITN 2014 Funded EID Project: CropStrengthen Genetic and
molecular priming approaches to increase crop strength and stress tolerance Bioatlantis Ltd. (IE) Univ. Potsdam (DE) 1.3 million No Partner Organisations Enza Zaden R&D B.V. (NL)
All successful 3-Beneficiary EIDs involved 3 different countries Univ. Complutense Madrid (ES) ITN 2014 Funded EJD Project: EDEN European Dry Eye Network Optegra Mvz Gmbh (DE) Univ.
Valencia (ES) 2.5 million 3 Partner Organisations (incl. Bausch and Lomb) Wroclaw Polytechnic (PL) Aston Univ. (UK) Funding Model - ITN Categories of eligible costs Marie SkodowskaCurie action
ITN (100%) Living allowance (a) 3 110 Stage ESR Costs of researchers (1) PER MONTH Mobility Family allowance allowance (b)
(c) 600 500 Gross Salary (without family) 39,000 p.a. Top-up allowance (d) -- Institutional costs (2) PER MONTH Research, Management training and and indirect
networking costs costs (b) (a) 1 800 Gross Salary (with family) 44,000 p.a. Max Budget ~3.75 million (RTN costs 970k, Management 650k) 1 200 ITN 2016 Opening Sep 2015 Closing Date Jan 2016 Proposal Structure
RISE & ITN Administrative Forms Part B (Proposal) http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-msca-itn-2015.html Part B - Proposal Content Download from inside the online application system 1. Excellence 2. Impact Overall page limit of 30 pages No section page limits 3. Implementation 4. Gantt Chart 5. Capacities of the Participating Organisations (tables) 6. Ethical Aspects
7. Letters of Commitment Evaluation RISE & ITN Evaluation Panels Proposals are read by at least 3 disciplinary experts Distribution of budget across Panels is proportional to # of proposals received Chemistry (CHE) Physics (PHY) Mathematics (MAT)
Life Sciences (LIF) Economic Sciences (ECO) ICT and Engineering (ENG) Social Sciences & Humanities (SOC) Earth & Environmental Sciences (ENV) ITN EID and EJD multidisciplinary ranking Evaluation Criteria Criterion Weighting Priority (ex-aequo) Excellence 50%
1 Impact 30% 2 Implementation 20% 3 Overall threshold of 70% No individual thresholds The Charter and Code and Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) Embedded in Evaluation Criteria for all MSCA
Charter: researchers career management Code: open and transparent recruitment and appraisal If host has endorsed the C&C, include in proposal HRS4R: mainstreaming C&C in institutions Awarded the right to use HR Logo UCD, UL, NUIG, WIT, RCSI and UCC are awardees (to-date) If applicable, should be included in proposal http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/index List of institutions: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/strategy4ResearcherOrgs How the MSC Office can help Informatio n Support
Email Distribution List ([email protected]) Marie Skodowska-Curie Office Ireland on Linkedin Dedicated website www.iua.ie/mariecurie YouTube channel MarieCurieActionIre Twitter @mariescurie_ire Training Webinars for specific Calls (recordings on website and YouTube) Proposal writing workshops for IF Partner Search via the MSCA NCP network worldwide Thank you! [email protected] www.iua.ie/mariecurie Marie Skodowska-Curie
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