Accessing Horizon 2020 Funding
  • Rolle Building, Room 605

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As the EU is preparing to release the last €30 billion for research and innovation projects through. Horizon 2020, UK universities still have an excellent opportunity to access these funds over (at least) the next two years. Nevertheless, the programme remains very competitive and in order to succeed with your proposal, you must have a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in applying for Horizon 2020 funding. This Accessing Horizon 2020 Funding training course will provide researchers and research facilitators with a comprehensive insight into what it takes to be awarded Horizon 2020 funding. The focus of this training course will be on collaborative proposals (RIA, IA and CSA).

Learning objectives

  • receive a comprehensive overview of the political context of European funding
  • understand the diversity of funding instruments within Horizon 2020
  • gain a step-by-step understanding of the funding application and evaluation process
  • get practical advice on how to address cross-cutting issues, including impact and innovation
  • learn how you can write a successful Horizon 2020 collaborative proposal
  • raise your individual questions with an expert in the field.

Trainer biography

Linda Pialek is currently Head of European Office at Kiel University Germany and former Head of the EU Team at the University of Oxford. At Oxford, Linda was responsible for increasing the profile of European funding within Oxford and for influencing policy at the European level. Linda represented Oxford in the European Research Project Managers community of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), which was a key partner in the negotiations for Horizon 2020. She was also a member of the UKRO focus group on preparing the Horizon 2020 model grant agreements. Since 2009, Linda has regularly participated in the European Commission’s official and informal focus groups, which review and
discuss various issues ranging from the EC’s IT tools for Horizon 2020, the proposal submission and project management processes as well as simplifying legal and financial issues. Today, she is a representative in the National Working Group of EU Funding Advisors at German Universities and as such has been called to give evidence to the German Ministry for Education and Research and the German Rectors Conference regarding the mid-term review of Horizon 2020 and the preparation of the EU’s next framework programme.

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