The UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) will be organising a series of events to support the UKs participation in the first set of ERC and MSCA calls under Horizon Europe.
The NCPs will hold a short webinar to introduce the various research funding opportunities offered by the ERC and MSCA in Horizon Europe, as well as dedicated training sessions to support those preparing applications to the individual calls. The events aim to provide applicants based in the UK or those looking to carry out a project with a UK-based host organisation with the information necessary to submit a successful application and provide an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with the NCPs on specific elements of their proposal.
As with all UKRO events, the sessions will be free to attend, but registration will be mandatory. Details on the events, including how to register will be published on the UKRO portal, and ERC and MSCA webpages in due course. The sessions are primarily aimed at applicants, as well as ELOs and research administrators planning to submit, or support proposals to the 2021 ERC and MSCA calls.
The planned events include:
- Introduction to ERC and MSCA in Horizon Europe, 31 March;
- ERC 2021 Starting Grant Call Information Event, 18 & 19 February;
- ERC 2021 Consolidator Grant Information Event, 16 & 19 March;
- ERC 2021 Advanced Grant Information Event, 11 & 13 May;
- MSCA 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships Call Information Event, 22, 27 & 28 April; and
- MSCA 2021 Doctoral Networks Call Information Event, 12, 18 & 20 May.
Additional events will be held throughout 2021 to support the remaining 2021 MSCA calls as well as to prepare for the 2022 ERC calls. For the time being these events are being conducted as online webinars with presentations followed by Q&A sessions. To enhance the amount of information provided and to ensure wide attendance, the individual information events are organised as a series of short events over two or three days.