COFUND Information Event 2019

With the objective of leveraging national funding and encouraging future COFUND applications, Dr. Geraldine Canny organised an information event at the IUA on March 21st. Among those in attendance were representatives from government departments and funding bodies.

Invited speakers included Dr. Alan Craig, Head of Sector at the Research Executive Agency as well as evaluators and those running COFUND programmes. You can view all presentations below and their respective presentation slides are also available.

Dr. Alan Craig, Head of Sector, Research Executive Agency.
How does COFUND benefit a country or region?

 

Dr. Alan Craig presentation slides
 
Dr. Paddy Healy, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, UL

    

Dr. Paddy Healy presentation slides
 
Dr. Conor O’Carroll, Independent Consultant on Research and Higher Education Policy, SciPol

Dr. Conor O’Carroll presentation slides
 
Dr. Andrea Valova, CAROLINE Programme Manager, Irish Research Council.

Dr. Andrea Valova presentation slides
 
Dr. Maire Brophy, EU Research Manager, ADAPT Centre, TCD

Dr. Máire Brophy presentation slides

 

Dr. Imelda Lambkin, Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Manager, Enterprise Ireland.

Dr. Imelda Lambkin presentation slides
 
Liam Cronin, Associate Director of Commercialisation, ADAPT Centre, TCD.

Liam Cronin presentation slides
 

Extra Information here: COFUND Information Event Vox Pops

 

ITN 2019 Application Supports

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office has prepared a series of supports to assist in writing a successful application for the ITN 2019 call. These should be used in conjunction with the Guide for Applicants.

ITN 2019 Handbook

An application handbook, incorporating details of common weaknesses in unfunded applications and relevant EU policies to include in your proposal is available for download here:
ITN 2018 Handbook (455 downloads)

 

ITN 2019 Webinars

A four part webinar comprising an overview of the programme as well as webinars devoted to the Excellence, Impact and Implementation sections of the proposal, are available for download below. The slides are also available for download.

 

ITN 2019 Overview and Evaluation Video 

ITN 2019 Overview and Evaluation (slides only) (168 downloads)

 

 

ITN 2019 Excellence Section Video 

ITN 2019 Excellence Section (slides only) (147 downloads)

 

ITN 2019 Impact Video 

ITN 2019 Impact Section (slides only) (139 downloads)  

 

ITN 2019 Implementation and Part B2 Video 

ITN 2019 Implementation and Part B2 (slides only) (130 downloads)  

 

An exhaustive analysis of ESR from the 2018 call compiled by the Net4Mobility+ NCP network is also available for download here:
ESR 2018 Analysis (176 downloads)

 

24th and 25th January 2018- Research and Training Projects with European Organisations

This webinar was given on January 24th and 25th by Geraldine Canny and Grace McCarthy to inform potential applicants from Third countries how they could participate in Innovative Training Networks and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange actions. 750 people from around the world registered for these webinars.

The webinar recording and slides can be accessed at the links below.

11 December 2017 – Innovative Training Networks (ITN) information day

The fourth Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) info day took place in Brussels on 11 December 2017. The agenda of the meeting focused on providing the coordinators of the H2020 ITN projects with information on specific implementation matters. 196 people representing 125 projects took part in the meeting.

Innovative training networks bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. The funding boosts scientific excellence and business innovation, and enhances researchers’ career prospects by developing their skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

Presentations shown during the InfoDay can be accessed here

Go to the latest ITN call for proposals (2018).

10 Nov 2017 – Proposal Preparation Training for ITN Call 2018

Applying to the MSCA ITN Call 2018? The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office has prepared a series of supports to assist in writing  a successful application.

ITN 2018 Webinars & FAQ

A webinar providing an overview of the ITN programme and its evaluation process is available for download below.

Three webinars, covering the Excellence, Impact and Implementation sections of the proposal, are available for download below.

An FAQ document is available for download here.

 

ITN 2018 Handbook

An application handbook, including a full annotated template (incorporating details of common weaknesses in unfunded applications and relevant EU policies to include in your proposal) and a “how to submit” guide is available for download below.

Downloads

Handbook –  Handbook – 2018 ITN Handbook v1.0 (935 downloads)

 

Video: ITN 2018 Overview and Evaluation Process: 

ITN 2018 Overview and Evaluation Process (slides only):  MSCA ITN 2018 Overview&Evaluation (482 downloads)

 

Video: ITN 2018 Excellence Section: 

ITN 2018 Excellence Section (slides only):  ITN 2018 - General & Excellence rec (496 downloads)

 

Video: ITN 2018 Impact Section:

ITN 2018 Impact Section (slides only):  ITN 2018 - Impact (481 downloads)

 

Video: ITN 2018 Implementation & B2 sections:

ITN 2018 Implementation & B2 sections (slides only):  ITN 2018 Implementation & Part B2 (456 downloads)

17th February 2017 – Proposal Preparation Training for RISE 2017 Call

Applying to the MSCA RISE 2017 Call or just want to know more about the programme? This webinar will introduce the fundamentals of Research & Innovation Staff Exchange and the supports offered by the Irish Marie Sklodowska-Curie Office.

Webinar SlidesIntroduction to RISE 2017

RISE 2017 Handbook2017 RISE Handbook – Irish MSC Office – Final

RISE Training Videos x 4 – click here for playlist

Webinar Video

 

29th Nov 2016 – Celebrating 20 years of Marie Curie Actions

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Celebrating 20 years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are Minister of State John Halligan with  Jennifer Brennan and Suzanne Miller-Delaney from the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office. Minister Halligan joins Marie Curie and colleagues to mark 20 years of EU funding for business, academic and community-engaged research. Named after the Polish-born Nobel Prize winning scientist the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions is the top performer in Ireland’s bid for Horizon 2020 funding.  Under the scheme Irish researchers have won close to €60 million euro of funding to support projects across the full breadth of research areas from science and technology to humanities, social science, business and law. The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office, which supports researchers with their funding proposals, is based at the Irish Universities Association and is supported by the Irish Research Council.

17 Nov 2016 – Proposal Preparation Training for ITN Call 2017

Applying to the MSCA ITN Call 2017? The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office has prepared a series of supports to assist in writing  a successful application.

Webinar

A general information webinar, including information on how to frame your proposal for maximum impact was hosted on 17th November. The recorded video is available here and the slides can be downloaded below:

 

Training Videos

To complement the webinar, a series of short Training Videos focusing on certain sections of the ITN application are available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL-59S0e6HfLP54GUhK3OZwfS5hFSVwUh and the associated slides can be downloaded below. The topics covered are:

  • Section 1 – Excellence
  • Section 2 – Impact
  • Section 3 – Implementation
  • Focus on Training & Supervision
  • Focus on Dissemination & Communication

Handbook

An application handbook, including a full annotated template (incorporating details of common weaknesses in unfunded applications and relevant EU policies to include in your proposal) and a “how to submit” guide is available for download below.

Downloads

Webinar Slides – introduction-to-itn-2017

Handbook – 2017-itn-handbook-irish-msc-office-final

Excellence Slides – itn-2017-video-general-excellence

Impact Slides – itn-2017-video-impact

Implementation Slides – itn-2017-video-implementation

Training & Supervision Slides – itn-2017-video-training-and-supervision

Dissemination & Communication Slides – itn-2017-video-dissemination-and-communication

Proposal Preparation Training for Individual Fellowships Call 2016 – Webinar & Workshops

The Irish Marie Sklodoska Curie Office (IMSCO) is offering two types of training to assist applicants to the Individual Fellowships Call 2016 (deadline 14th September 2016):

1) Webinar: a training webinar took place on 4th July. The webinar was recorded and is available below: The following documents are also webinar related:

IF webinar -July 2016 – slides

IF 2016 Webinar Q&A Report

IF 2016 – Research Policy Brief

Net4Mobilitys_Survivors-Guide-to-MSCA-IF_2016

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Youtube:

 

Vimeo:

 

2) Workshops: A series of proposal writing workshops hosted at various Higher Education Institutions and centrally in the IUA Offices  in Merrion Square Dublin.  See below for details. There is a limited number of places at these workshops. Priority will be given to researchers applying to the 2016 call with an Irish organisation as their host organisation. If there is strong demand for the IUA-based workshops, extra dates will be added. The IUA-based workshops are open to applicants, supervisors of applicants and research officers supporting applications. It often works well if both applicant and supervisor can attend together.

Note 1: The workshops hosted by the Higher Education Institutions are generally open only to those applying with that institution to the 2016 Call. The workshops at the IUA Offices are open to all, with priority given to researchers applying to the 2016 Call with an Irish organisation as their host organisation.  

Note 2: There is significant overlap in the content of the Webinar and the Workshop. It is more efficient to attend one training event (webinar or workshop) rather than both. 

 

Date and Venue How to register
20th June UCD Contact Máire Coyle maire.coyle@ucd.ie
22nd June TCD Contact Oonagh Kinsman oonagh.kinsman@tcd.ie
24th June QUB Contact Immaculada Higueras i.higueras@qub.ac.uk
5th July UCC Contact Louise Burgoyne l.burgoyne@ucc.ie
29th July Teagasc Contact Kim Reilly kim.reilly@teagasc.ie
3rd August UL (tbc) Contact Sharone O’Loughlin Sharone.OLoughlin@ul.ie
4th August IUA Offices, Dublin 2 Complete the registration page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTLKDKS. Deadline for registration 22nd July
9th August NUIG (tbc) Contact NUIG Research Office
10th August IUA Offices, Dublin 2 Complete the registration page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTLKDKS. Deadline for registration 22nd July

 

 

Webinar on RISE 2016 Call

In advance of the 2016 Call deadline for MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (28th April 2016), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office offered a webinar to assist researchers with writing an RISE proposal. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and took place on 23rd February.

Supporting Documents are now available:

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Part B – Document 1 – Annotated by NCP

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Part B – Document 2 – Annotated by NCP

RISE 2016 – Research Policy Brief

RISE 2016 Support Document – Analysis of funded and unsuccessful proposals

RISE 2016 Webinar Q&A Report

RISE Call 2016 Webinar Slides

The webinar has been recorded and is available below on YouTube or Vimeo for viewing at your own convenience:

YouTube:

https://youtu.be/rAl85E1mzrQ

 

Vimeo:

Webinar on 2016 ITN Call

In advance of the 2016 Call deadline for MSCA Innovative Training Networks (12th January 2016), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office are offering a webinar to assist researchers with writing an ITN proposal. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and will take place from 16:00 to 17:00 on December 1st.

How to participate:

To register, please email mariecurie@iua.ie. You will receive an email confirming your registration and containing more information about accessing the webinar. Please note that it may be up to 72 hours before you receive the confirmation email.

NB: For those unable to participate at the appointed time, the webinar will be recorded and placed on the IUA website for viewing at your own convenience.

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XdNR0JRV38

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/146756276

 

ITN Call 2016 Webinar – Slides

ITN 2016 Webinar Q&A Report

ITN 2016 – Research Policy Brief

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H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 Part B – Document 2 – Annotated

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 Part B – Document 1 – Annotated

ESR Analysis 2014 ITN Call

EID – ESR Analysis 2015 ITN Call

Webinar on 2016-2017 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Work Programme

The 2016-2017 Work Programme for Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions was published on 14th October. The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office is offering a webinar to summarise the Calls and new aspects in the Work Programme, including the new Society and Enterprise Panel within the Individual Fellowships Call. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and will take place from 15:00 to 16:00 on November 2nd.

How to participate:
To register, please email mariecurie@iua.ie. You will receive an email confirming your registration and containing more information about accessing the webinar. Please note that it may be up to 72 hours before you receive the confirmation email.

NB: For those unable to participate at the appointed time, the webinar has been recorded for viewing at their own convenience.

MSCA Work Programme 2016-2017

MSCA WP 2016-2017 – Nov 2015 – webinar

MSCA WP 2016-2017 Webinar Q&A Report

YouTube – http://youtu.be/Iq4lo57hFxE

Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/144617059

Individual Fellowships Writing Workshops – Various Dates from June 10th to August 14th, 2015

To assist researchers and supervisors in preparing a competitive proposal for the upcoming MSCA Individual Fellowships Call (deadline 10th September), a series of proposal writing webinars hosted at various Higher Education Institutions and centrally in the IUA Offices  in Merrion Square Dublin.  See below for details. There is a limited number of places at these workshops. Priority will be given to researchers applying with an Irish organisation as their host organisation. If there is strong demand for the IUA-based workshops, extra dates will be added.

 

Date and Venue How to register
10th June
UCD
Contact Máire Coyle maire.coyle@ucd.ie
11th June
NUIG
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nui-galway-marie-skodowska-curie-proposal-writing-workshop-tickets-17223006476
17th June
Maynooth University
Contact Aoife Shanley aoife.shanley@nuimaynooth.ie
18th June
TCD
Contact Oonagh Kinsman oonagh.kinsman@tcd.ie
23rd June
QUB
Contact Ciaran Prunty c.prunty@qub.ac.uk
6th August
IUA Offices, Dublin 2
Complete the registration page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GX327R8 .
Deadline for registration 31st  July
11th August
IUA Offices, Dublin 2
Complete the registration page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GX327R8 .
Deadline for registration 31st July
14th August
UCC
Contact Louise Burgoyne l.burgoyne@ucc.ie

Webinar on Individual Fellowships Proposal Writing – July 3rd, 2015 at 11.00-12.00

In advance of the 2015 deadline for MSCA Individual Fellowships (10th September 2015), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office offered a webinar to assist researchers with writing an IF proposal. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions on July 3rd.

 

NB: For those who were unable to participate at the appointed time, the webinar has been recorded and is available below for viewing on Youtube and Vimeo  at your own convenience.

YouTube:

https://youtu.be/ReGDSRNjbQ4

 

Vimeo:

 

Building Collaborative North South Partnerships in MSCA

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office and InterTradeIreland held a networking and information event for research centres and multidisciplinary groups across the island.

Presenters Avril Monaghan SFI, Suzanne Miller-Delaney IUA, Graeme Horley SFI, Bernadette McGahon InterTradeIreland and Jennifer Brennan IUA

Presenters Avril Monahan SFI, Suzanne Miller-Delaney IUA, Graeme Horley SFI, Bernadette McGahon InterTradeIreland and Jennifer Brennan IUA

Information sessions were held on the following topics:

The final programme and profiles of all research centres attending the event can be downloaded here: Final Programme & Profiles Doc

Aileen Mackin and Carrie Small of InterTrade Ireland

Aileen Mackin and Carrie Small of InterTrade Ireland

Networking sessions facilitated by the appropriate National Contact Points / Northern Ireland Contact Points were held in the following areas:

  • ICT /Data Analytics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing & Materials
  • Health (incorporating connected health, medical devices, drug delivery & food for health)

 

Photographs from the Event:

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MSCA Webinar 26 Feb – to assist researchers writing a RISE proposal

In advance of the 2015 deadline for MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (28th April 2015), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office are offering a webinar to assist researchers with writing a RISE proposal.

The webinar is hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and is available below along with supporting documentation:

http://youtu.be/-78JA517Al4