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ERC Synergy Grant information session reminder – 9th August 2017

The European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant scheme is aimed at groups of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems in any discipline. The nature of the collaboration within an ERC Synergy Group should be a group of distinct PIs, demonstrating the synergies and added value that could lead to breakthroughs that would not be achieved by the individual PIs working alone.

The PIs can be at any stage in their career (2+ years from the award of their PhD) and their track records should be measured against the usual criteria for ERC Starting/Consolidator/Advanced grant profiles. PIs are expected to spend a minimum of 30% of their time on the project. Funding of up to €10M is available for projects up to 6 years and the call deadline is expected to be  14th November 2017. More details about the scheme can be found at https://erc.europa.eu/funding/synergy-grants.

Wednesday 9th August

9:30am - 12:00pm

Lecture Room 2, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres

To register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/erc-synergy-grant-information-session-tickets-36401206990.

The session will include a brief overview of the scheme by Bethan Jones, the ERC Officer for the University of Cambridge, with hints and tips from Dr Andrea Salter, Research Facilitator for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and insights from two of our current Synergy Grant holders, Dr Mary Laven and Professor Deborah Howard who, along with Dr Abigail Brundin, are holders of the Synergy Grant "Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home".

An additional follow up event will be held in September – further details about this follow up event will be announced in due course.

ERC Starting Grant information session reminder – 11th August 2017

The European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant scheme is aimed at academics from any discipline who is between 2 – 7 years from the award date of their PhD (although extensions to this eligibility window are possible under certain circumstances).  Funding of up to €1.5M is available for projects up to 5 years and the call deadline is expected to be  17th October 2017. More details about the scheme can be found at https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants.

Friday 11th August

9:30am - 12:00pm

Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/research-office-eu-team-9884571020.

The session next week is being run by the Research Operations Office (ROO) and will include a brief overview of the scheme by Bethan Jones, the ERC Officer for the University of Cambridge, with hints and tips from current grant holders, Dr Ana Cvejic and Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, as well insights from Dr Andrea Salter, Research Facilitator for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

X5 – How to Archive a Project

As presented at the recent Research Grants User Group meeting, the Research Office and UIS are developing a Research Dashboard and data from X5 will pull through to the system. In order that only current data appears on the dashboard, could Department Administrators review their costings that are no longer required and change the status to “Closed” in the project set up screen?

Guidance for this is available on the ROO website.  Please note costings should be finished or withdrawn from workflow before performing this action.

We would recommend that this work is undertaken by the end of August to enable testing of the Research Dashboard to take place during September.  

Research Grant User Group - new dates

The presentations from the RGUG meeting on 27 July are now available on the ROO website https://www.research-operations.admin.cam.ac.uk/about-us/rgug/rgug-meeting-27-july-2017

Future meeting dates are

Thursday 28th September 2017 10am - 11:30am Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Thursday 30th November 2017 10am - 11:30am Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building, West Cambridge

 

 

Dropbox Business: self-service institutional purchasing now available

Dropbox Business is a secure, cloud-based file sharing and storage service. By purchasing a subscription through the University you can benefit from a discount of more than 50% on consumer prices.  

 

Accounts can now be acquired on behalf of colleagues via UIS's Self-Service Gateway https://selfservice.uis.cam.ac.uk/storage/DBX. To do this you will need is a list of CRSids, a PDF of your purchase order and the purchase order number. Further details can be found on the UIS website www.uis.cam.ac.uk/dropbox. If you have any queries, please email dropbox@uis.cam.ac.uk.