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Published on 29 March 2011

EC Funding Presentations - Thursday 31 March 2011

Amy Williams, European Advisor for the UK Research Office (UKRO) in Brussels will be visiting Cambridge and giving two presentations on Thursday 31 March 2011 in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. These sessions are aimed at researchers who are planning to submit an ERC proposal or have done recently, as well as administrators who support ERC research activities in their Schools/Departments. The second session will be of particular interest for those who are currently involved or have an interest in the FP8 consultations.

9:15am – 10:45am, European Research Council (ERC)

  • Overview of the ERC structure and funding schemes
  • Successful proposals: writing a good application and interview hints & tips

11:15am – 12noon, Common Strategic Framework for Research & Innovation (FP8)

  • EU policies influencing the Common Strategic Framework (CSF) 
  • Interim evaluation of FP7
  • Development of CSF and timetable

It would be helpful, though not essential if you could indicate which sessions you will be attending by emailing

Research Grants User Group (RGUG) minutes and presentations

The next meeting of the RGUG will take place on Tuesday 12 April at 9:30am and will be held at LT2, Computer Lab, William Gates Building, West Cambridge Site. The RGUG is led by the Research Office and is a forum where research grant administration issues and developments are discussed. Minutes and presentations of the previous meeting on 1 March can be found on the Research Office website