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Research Operations Office


The European Commission funds research and innovation in Europe through their Framework Programmes.

Framework Programme 7 (FP7) ran for 7 years, providing €53 billion of research funding. Although FP7 ended in 2013 there are still active grants in Cambridge, the ROO website therefore still provides information on Managing FP7 grants.

The current framework programme (#8), entitled Horizon 2020, started in 2014 and will run until 2020, providing total funding of almost €80 billion. Horizon 2020 grants in Cambridge will remain active until 2026.

The European Commission is currently consulting and formulating plans for Framework Programme 9, which will run from 2021. It is anticipated that many of the Horizon 2020 funding models will continue into FP9 (ERC, Marie Sklodowska-Curie). The initial proposals for FP9 are due in early 2019. The effect of the Brexit referendum on UK involvement in FP9 is currently unknown however the University remains engaged in FP9 preparations.






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Upcoming EC Call Deadlines

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN - 14 January 2020
  • ERC Proof of Concept - 21 January 2020
  • ERC Consolidator Grant - 04 February 2020

The Research Office EU Team will run workshops for the ERC and MSCA (only for Individual Fellowships) schemes prior to the each call deadline – further information about these events are made available closer to the time. Tailored training on other EC schemes or for specific groups can also be arranged upon request. Please contact the EU team to arrange one of these sessions.