UK Research Office (UKRO) briefing on EU funding

This event was held on 8 February 2018

Research and Innovation are delighted to announce the next UK Research Office (UKRO) briefing event for University staff and researchers.

Małgorzata Czerwiec, our European Advisor from the UK Research Office in Brussels, will provide an update on Horizon 2020 including an overview of the new 2018–20 Work Programme, early insights on Framework 9 and funding available under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and Societal Challenges. 

You will have an opportunity to put questions about Brexit to our panel who will share their own observations and perceptions of developments so far. Successful Plymouth grant holders and European reviewers will share their experiences. 

Speakers include Professor Jerry Roberts, Professor Will Blake, Dr Verity Campbell-Barr, Professor Mary Farrell, Dr Xinzhong Li and Professor Genhua Pan.


Slides from the event 

9:00–9:30: Registration and networking, tea and coffee

9:30–9:45: Welcome (Professor Jerry Roberts)


  • UKRO services and Horizon 2020 - an overview, new 2018–2020 Work Programme and early insights on FP9
  • Brexit: update on developments  

10:45–11:15: Q&A panel: an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, observations and perceptions of Brexit from different perspectives (Panel - Professor Jerry Roberts, Dr Verity Campbell-Barr, Małgorzata Czerwiec, Professor Mary Farrell, Professor Genhua Pan)

11:15–12:00: Plymouth case studies: sharing experiences from EU reviewers (Professor Will Blake, Professor Mary Farrell)

12:00–12:45: Lunch and networking

12:45–13:30: Opportunities under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Innovative Training Networks, Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges, Individual Fellowships) (Małgorzata Czerwiec, Ewa Thompson)

13:30–14:00: Plymouth case studies: sharing experiences from successful Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions applicants (Dr Verity Campbell-Barr (Individual Fellowship), Dr Xinzhong Li (Innovative Training Network)

14:00–15:00: Navigating the Participant Portal (finding calls and partners and submitting proposals) and Opportunities under Societal Challenges

15:00–16:00: Bookable 15 minute sessions to discuss project ideas or specific issues (e.g. grant agreements, open access, research data management, finance, ethics) with UKRO (Małgorzata Czerwiec)

  • 15:00–15:15 - Session 1
  • 15:15–15:30 - Session 2
  • 15:30–15:45 - Session 3
  • 15:45–16:00 - Session 4

To book a place, please email


Małgorzata Czerwiec, European Advisor, UK Research Office (Brussels)

Professor Will Blake, Professor of Catchment Science, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions reviewer and successful applicant (SEDiLINK, IMIXSED)

Dr Verity Campbell-Barr, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship recipient in Hungary (ECECworkforce)

Professor Mary Farrell, Professor of International Relations, School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)

Dr Xinzhong Li, Lecturer in Medical Statistics/Bioinformatics, Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network Co-ordinator (AiPBAND) 

Professor Genhua Pan, Professor of Nanomaterials and Devices, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network Co-ordinator (BBDiag)

Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise

Ewa Thompson, Specialist Advisor, Research Gateway (Advisory) (Research and Innovation).