European Union Funding - International Relations

European Union Funding - International Relations

The European Union’s7th Research Framework ProgrammeEU-India Relations in Science and Technologyand possibilities for cooperationPolicyResearch andInnovation

Benefits from EU research and innovation• Reduce fragmentation, enable cross-border pooling of resources to achieve criticalmass and diffusion of knowledge• Promote competition in research and innovation, thereby raising levels ofexcellence• Pool resources to support and undertake major projects, infrastructures etc.• Build international cooperation and raise international attractiveness of EUresearch and innovation• Provide a sound scientific basis for European policy challenges (e.g. knowledgeeconomy, sustainable development, security etc)• Promote the development of a strong and flexible European Research Areaincluding free flow of knowledge, researchers etcPolicyResearch andInnovation

7 th EU Research FP basic principles• Scientific Excellence• Transnational cooperation• Public calls, peer review evaluation, competitive selection• Cost-sharing• Participants own the results• Open to international participationPolicyResearch andInnovation

7 th Framework Programme (2007 – 2013)Total budget 53.27B€PolicyResearch andInnovation

Cooperation Programme – Collaborative Research10 Thematic Priority Areas1. Health 6050 M€2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology 1935 M€3. Information and Communication Technologies 9110 M€4. Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials 3500 M€and new Production Technologies5. Energy 2300 M€6. Environment (including Climate Change) 1900 M€7. Transport (including Aeronautics) 4180 M€8. Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities 610 M€9. Space 1430 M€10. Security 1350 M€PolicyResearch andInnovation

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies• One call currently open (deadline 5 February 2013)• Budget available: 341M€• Research priorities:‣ Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry‣ Sustainable and Competitive Agri-Food Sector for a Safe and HealthyDiet‣ Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Living Resources‣ Sustainable and Competitive Bio-based Industries• Strong emphasis on stimulating innovation including knowledge exchangewith SMEs and supporting international cooperation (e.g. Tacklingchallenges of a global nature, Millennium Development Goals)• For more information: andInnovation

Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities• Two calls currently open (deadlines 31 January 2013)• Budget available: 98M€• Priorities for 2013 work programme:‣ Underpinning innovation for smart growth‣ Public sector reform and strengthening governance in the EU‣ Inclusive and sustainable growth‣ Support for developing the external policies of the European Union• Of special interest to India:‣ Establishment of EU-India Social Sciences & Humanities platform toencourage effective, structured and coherent co-operation. This €1.5million (approximately INR 10 crores) call for proposal will steer theresearch collaboration between EU & India towards social science andhumanities arena, endeavouring to develop multi-disciplinary solutionsto tackle global societal challenges.• For more information: andInnovation

32 G Blo¨ schl and R GraysonFigure 2.5. (a) Variogram of a stationary random function (i.e. no spatial trend) showing a nuggetconsisting of subgrid (small scale) variability and measurement error, sill, and range; (b) variogramfor a random function that is non-stationary in the mean (i.e. possesses a spatial trend); (c) variogramas it is often derived from hydrologic data with zero range.processes that lead to the pattern. The sill is a measure of the overall variability ofthe process. The range is a measure of the spatial scale of the process. The nuggetcan be interpreted as the sum of two variances related to two distinct phenomena(see e.g. de Marsily, 1986, p. 304). First, a non-zero nugget can be due to randommeasurement errors rather than a feature of the physical process. In this case,even if the samples are very closely spaced, there will be some variance betweenthe measured data. This part of the nugget is equal to the measurement errorvariance. Second, a non-zero nugget can be due to the data not having beencollected at sufficiently small spacings to reveal the continuous behaviour ofthe phenomenon, i.e. the measurement spacing is too coarse to represent theunderlying process of interest. This part of the nugget is equal to variability atscales smaller than the sample spacing and is also termed sub-grid variability or‘‘apparent nugget’’ (de Marsily, 1986). An apparent nugget will disappear if thedata are collected at sufficiently small spacings.Geostatistical approaches consist of two phases. In the first phase (termedstructural analysis) a variogram is estimated from the observed data. This is doneby plotting the variances of differences of the values of data pairs versus their lag(i.e. plotting the sample variogram) and fitting a smooth function, known as the

Security• One call currently open (deadline 22 November 2012)• Budget available: 300M€• Priorities for 2013 work programme:‣ Security of citizens‣ Security of infrastructures and utilities‣ Intelligent surveillance and border security‣ Restoring security and safety in case of crisis‣ Security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability‣ Security and society‣ Security research coordination and structuring• For more information: andInnovation

Cross cutting calls 1• Energy efficient buildings (NMP and Environment thematic areas)‣ Deadline: 4 December 2012‣ Budget available: 116M€‣ For more information:• Factories of the Future (NMP and ICT thematic areas)‣ Deadline: 4 December 2012‣ Budget available: 230M€‣ For more information: andInnovation

Cross cutting calls 2• Ocean of Tomorrow (FAB, NMP, Energy, Environment andTransport thematic areas)‣ Deadline: 7 February 2013‣ Budget available: 55M€‣ For more information:• Smart Cities (ICT and Energy thematic areas)‣ Deadline: 4 December 2012‣ Budget available: 209M€‣ For more information: andInnovation

Cross cutting calls 3• Green cars (NMP and ICT thematic areas)‣ Deadline: 4 December 2012‣ Budget available: 80M€‣ For more information: for ICT and for Materials• Eranets (FAB, NMP, Energy, Environment, Transport, SSH and SiSthematic areas)‣ Deadline: 28 February 2013‣ Budget available: 61M€‣ For more information: andInnovation

Ideas Programme – Frontier Research• The European Research Council – first pan-European fundingorganization for basic research• Investigator driven research /bottom-up approach. No thematicpriorities• Grants for young and senior individual researchers, of anynationality, and their teams, up to five-years. No consortia, nonetworks. Grant packages: Starting grant: up to 2.0 M€ (14 croresINR)/Advanced grant: up to 3.5 M€ (24.5 crores INR)• Promotes high-quality research through competition for funds atEuropean level, also open to researchers from outside Europe• Scientific excellence is the only criterion for success• European Research Council website: erc.europa.euPolicyResearch andInnovation

ERC calls currently open 1• Starting Grants‣ Deadline: 17 October 2012‣ Budget available: 398M€‣ Competition targeted at early-career research leaders, of anyage, with 2-12 years of experience after their PhD. Applicantscan be of any nationality as long as they are working, ormoving to work, mainly, in Europe. Team members can also belocated and work in Countries outside Europe.‣ Open to proposals in any field of research (from Social Sciencesand Humanities to Life Sciences and Physical Sciences)‣ For more information: andInnovation

ERC calls currently open 2• Advanced Grants‣ Deadline: 22 November 2012‣ Budget available: 662M€‣ Competition targeted at established research leaders of anynationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-riskprojects that open new directions in their respective researchfields or other domains . Applicants can be of any nationality aslong as they are working, or moving to work, mainly, in Europe.Team members can also be located and work in Countriesoutside Europe.‣ Open to proposals in any field of research (from Social Sciencesand Humanities to Life Sciences and Physical Sciences)‣ For more information: andInnovation

People Programme - Marie Sklodovska-Curie Actions -Fellowships ProgrammeInitial trainingNetworks for Early stage researchersLife long training and careerdevelopment:Intra European FellowshipsCo-funding of national programmesEuropean Reintegration GrantsIndustry dimensionIndustry-academia partnership andpathwaysInternational dimensionOutgoing fellowshipsIncoming fellowshipsInternational reintegration grantsInternational Staff Exchange ProgrammesSpecific actionsSuch as: ‘Researchers’ Night’; Marie Curie Awards, ERA-More; networking of NCPs andInnovation

Marie Sklodovska-Curie Calls for Proposals currently open• Marie Curie Initial Training Networks‣ Deadline: 22 November 2012‣ Indicative Budget: 470 M€• Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme‣ Deadline: 17 January 2013‣ Indicative Budget: 30 M€‣ For more information: next Marie Sklodovska-Curie Incoming and Outgoing FellowshipCalls should be published in March 2013PolicyResearch andInnovation

Capacities Programme – Research CapacityThis part of the FP will enhance research and innovation capacitiesthroughout Europe and ensure its optimal use through:• Development of research infrastructures• Research for the benefit of SMEs• Supporting development of regional research-driven clusters• Unlocking research potential in the EU region• Bringing science and society closer• Activities of targeted international cooperation to supportinternational participation across the whole of FP7PolicyResearch andInnovation

Open calls in the Capacities Programme of interest to India 1• Research for the benefit of SMEs‣ Deadline: 15 November 2012‣ Indicative Budget: 252 M€‣ For more information:• Science in Society‣ Deadline: 16 January 2013‣ Indicative Budget: 51.7 M€‣ Focus areas: Better understanding of the place of science andtechnology (S & T) in society; Broader engagement toanticipate and clarify political, societal and ethical Issues;Gender and research; Young people and science‣ For more information: andInnovation

Open calls in the Capacities Programme of interest to India 2• International Cooperation‣ Four calls currently open‣ Deadline: 18 December 2012‣ Indicative Budget: 31.3 M€‣ Focus areas: Bi-regional coordination of S&T cooperation includingpriority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies (INCO-NET); Bilateral coordination for the enhancement and developmentof S&T Partnerships (BILAT – India targeted); Supporting thecoordination of national policies and activities of Member Statesand/or Associated States on international S&T cooperation (ERA-NET/ERA-NET PLUS - India targeted); Supporting the trans-nationalactivities of International Cooperation NCPs (INCO-NCP)‣ For more information: andInnovation

EU-India Research and Innovation CooperationSome Milestones2001 : Signature of the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement2007 : First India- EU Ministerial Science Conference in New Delhi2007 : Signature of the renewed Cooperation Agreement2007 - Coordinated Calls in Computational Materials Science; Food and Nutrition2011 : Research; Solar Energy Research; Water Research2009 : Signature of the cooperation agreement on fusion research2010 : Conference on India-EU/Member States partnership for a strategic Roadmap inResearch and Innovation2012 : Joint Declaration on Research and Innovation Cooperation at the EU-India Summit,calling for building an “Indo-European Research and Innovation Partnership”2012 : India – European Union / Member States Conference on the Indo-EuropeanResearch and Innovation Partnership and the Brussels Communiqué on the SharedVision and Pathways for this cooperation issued after EU-India Research MinistersMeetingPolicyResearch andInnovation

EU-India:2 main types of S&T cooperation using FP7• “Bottom up” openness of the EU 7 th Research FP‣ All calls open for participation by researchers from allcountries.‣ For certain partner countries – including India –theirparticipation in FP7 projects can be fully funded by the EU.• “Top down” EU-India strategic S&T Cooperation‣ Coordinated Calls for Proposals Based on shared priority andco-investment of resources‣ Overall framework of EU-India S&T Cooperation AgreementPolicyResearch andInnovation

“Bottom Up”: Indian Participation in FP7(January 2007 – June 2012)• In all proposals submitted (excluding Marie Curie and ERC)‣ 753 proposals involving 1237 Indian partners• In the mainlist‣ 144 proposals involving 243 Indian partners (19.1% successrate)‣ 35.3 M€ EC contribution to Indian partners‣ Successful areas of cooperation: Health (33 proposals); ICT (19proposals); FAB (18 proposals); Environment (17 proposals)India is the 4 th largest participant country in FP7 outside of Europe• Marie Curie Actions‣ 59 Fellowships offered to Indian researchers‣ 42 IRSES proposals involving 59 Indian partnersPolicyResearch andInnovation

“Top Down”: EU-India Coordinated Calls for Proposals• Five EU-India Coordinated Calls for proposals so far‣ Common call text, joint evaluation, simultaneous launch, co-funding• Computational Materials Science (2007)‣ Co-funding of 5M€ from each side (DST on Indian side); 6 projects ongoing• Food and Nutrition Research (2008)‣ Co-funding of 3M€ from each side (DBT on Indian side); 2 projects ongoing• Solar Energy Systems (2009)‣ Co-funding of 5M€ from each side (DST on Indian side); 3 projects ongoing• Partnering Initiative on Biomass and Biowastes (2010)‣ Co-funding of 1M€ from each side (DBT on Indian side); 1 project ongoing• Water Research (2011)‣ Co-funding of 16M€ from each side (10M€ from DST and 6€ from DBT on Indian side)‣ 6 projects selected for funding. Kick-off of the projects expected in October 2012PolicyResearch andInnovation

How to get started?Finda call andInnovation

Who can participate?• All Cooperation thematic areas open‣ minimum legal consortium requirement: 3 independent partnersfrom 3 different EU Member States or Associated States‣ Additional partners joining the consortia can come from any countryEU Member StatesAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria,Czech Republic, Cyprus,Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece,Hungary, Ireland, Italy,Latvia, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Malta,Netherlands, Poland,Portugal, Romania,Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,Sweden, United KingdomPolicyResearch andInnovationAssociated StatesAlbania, Bosnia andHerzegovinia, Croatia,Faroe Islands, FormerYugoslav Republic ofMacedonia, Iceland, Israel,Lichtenstein, Moldova,Montenegro, Norway,Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey

Submitting a ProposalA proposal is submitted electronically by the Coordinator (whomust be European)• You have to provide some administrative details of your institution• Provide inputs on your part of the proposed scientific work to theCoordinator, who will submit the proposal to the ECPolicyResearch andInnovation

Evaluation Criteria• Scientific and Technological Quality‣ Concepts‣ Objectives‣ work plan‣ relevance to Call for proposals• Implementation‣ Quality of participants and consortium‣ distribution of resources‣ management• Impact‣ Contribution to work programme expected impacts‣ dissemination and exploitation of resultsPolicyResearch andInnovation

Some Key factors for success in applying for FP7 funding• Competition is tough: only the best proposals get funded – onlyabout 15-20% of proposals get funded• Proposals must be within the scope of the Call for Proposals• The Consortium of partners must be excellent in their field andappropriate to the task to be performed – select the right partners• The proposal must address all the evaluation criteria – scientificand technological quality, implementation, impact• Respect the basic rules – deadlines, number of participants,ceilings, length, ethics, …PolicyResearch andInnovation

Become an FP7 evaluator• Each project submitted for funding is evaluated by 3 or moreindependent evaluators.• The European Commission selects about 30% of new independentexperts for each call.• Usually involves 1 week in Brussels (honorarium, travel andsubsistence covered by the European Commission)• Registration online of potential evaluators at andInnovation

EURAXESS"EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion" is a key initiative to enhance careersof researchers. It provides a one-stop shop for researchers seeking toadvance their careers and personal development by moving to othercountries. The EURAXESS portal comprises four sections – Jobs, Services,Rights and Links - which offer a wealth of practical information on livingand working in the European countries involved. More info at Links India is a networking tool for Europeanresearchers working in India andInnovation

Information Sources• General information on FP7:• General information on European research:• Check the USB key handed out: includes overview of cooperation, ppt presentations,compendium of mobility schemes, partner search tool, testimonies, catalogue of FP7 projectswith Indian partners, etc.• Research and Innovation Participants Portal:• List and description of projects in FP7 and;• EU-India S&T Relations:• Any questions?;• EU Research & Innovation Newsletters: To keep up to date on EU research, subscribe to oneor more of free mailing lists andInnovation

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