Introduction to FP7


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Introduction to FP7

  1. 1. Preparing an ERC Starting Grant Application 11 September, 2008 Karen Fiorini Ideas National Contact Point
  2. 2. Procedure <ul><li>Proposal must be submitted by the PI in conjunction with the HI </li></ul><ul><li>In response to a call </li></ul><ul><li>Via the Electronic Proposal submission Service (EPSS) </li></ul><ul><li>One stage submission 2 stage evaluation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Starting Grant Application <ul><li>The StG consists of 3 components: </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Research Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Documentation </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Administrative Forms <ul><li>Standard Forms on EPSS </li></ul><ul><li>Form A1 – Snap shot of Proposal & PI </li></ul><ul><li>Form A2 – Host Institution/s </li></ul><ul><li>Form A3 – Financials </li></ul><ul><li>Form A1T – Summary of the scientific leadership profile and early achievements </li></ul>
  5. 5. Form A1& A1T <ul><li>A1 </li></ul><ul><li>General info on Proposal such as; title, duration, abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Indication of relevant panel for evaluation from the list provided (Primary panel & Secondary panel* in case of interdisciplinarity) </li></ul><ul><li>Info on Principle Investigator such as name nationality, name, date of first PhD, etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>A1T </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of track-record and achievements </li></ul><ul><li>*The primary evaluation panel will decide whether the proposal requires expertise from other panels </li></ul>
  6. 6. Physical Sciences & Engineering <ul><li>PE1 Mathematical foundations : all areas of mathematics, pure and applied, plus mathematical foundations of computer science, mathematical physics and statistics </li></ul><ul><li>PE2 Fundamental constituents of matter : particle, nuclear, plasma, atomic, molecular, gas, and optical physics </li></ul><ul><li>PE3 Condensed matter physics: structure, electronic properties, fluids, nanosciences </li></ul><ul><li>PE4 Physical and analytical chemical sciences : analytical chemistry, chemical theory, physical chemistry/chemical physics </li></ul><ul><li>PE5 Materials and synthesis : materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>PE6 Computer science and informatics: informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems </li></ul><ul><li>PE7 Systems and communication engineering : electronic, communication, optical and systems engineering </li></ul><ul><li>PE8 Products and processes engineering : product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy systems, material engineering </li></ul><ul><li>PE9 Universe sciences: astro-physics/chemistry/biology; solar system; stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, planetary systems, cosmology, space science, instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>PE10 Earth system science : physical geography, geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, climatology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Social Sciences & Humanities <ul><li>SH1 Individuals, institutions and markets: economics, finance & management </li></ul><ul><li>SH2 Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour: sociology, social anthropology, political science, law, communication, social studies of science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>SH3 Environment and society: environmental studies, demography, social geography, urban and regional studies </li></ul><ul><li>SH4 The Human Mind and its complexity: cognition, psychology, linguistics, philosophy and education </li></ul><ul><li>SH5 Cultures and cultural production: literature, visual and performing arts, music, cultural and comparative studies </li></ul><ul><li>SH6 The study of the human past: archaeology, history and memory </li></ul>
  8. 8. Life Sciences <ul><li>LS1 Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry: molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, biochemistry of signal transduction </li></ul><ul><li>LS2 Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: genetics, population genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, biological modelling and simulation, systems biology, genetic epidemiology </li></ul><ul><li>LS3 Cellular and Developmental Biology: cell biology, cell physiology, signal transduction, organogenesis, developmental genetics, pattern formation in plants and animals </li></ul><ul><li>LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology: organ physiology, pathophysiology, endocrinology, metabolism, ageing, regeneration, tumorigenesis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>LS5 Neurosciences and neural disorders: neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuroimaging, systems neuroscience, neurological disorders, psychiatry </li></ul><ul><li>LS6 Immunity and infection: immunobiology, aetiology of immune disorders, microbiology, virology, parasitology, global and other infectious diseases, population dynamics of infectious diseases, veterinary medicine </li></ul><ul><li>LS7 Diagnostic tools, therapies and public health: aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of disease, public health, epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical medicine, regenerative medicine, medical ethics </li></ul><ul><li>LS8 Evolutionary, population and environmental biology: evolution, ecology, animal behaviour, population biology, biodiversity, biogeography, marine biology, ecotoxicology, prokaryotic biology </li></ul><ul><li>LS9 Applied life sciences and biotechnology: agricultural, animal, fishery, forestry and food sciences; biotechnology, chemical biology, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, industrial biosciences; environmental biotechnology and remediation; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Form A2 & A3 <ul><li>A2 </li></ul><ul><li>Host institution; info on the organisation </li></ul><ul><li>On filling the Participation Identification Code (PIC) some of the A form will be filled in automatically </li></ul><ul><li>A3 </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of financial data </li></ul><ul><li>HI must should fill in the different type of costs; personnel, other direct and indirect costs, subcontracting, etc.. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Research Proposal <ul><li>Must also be uploaded and submitted via EPSS. </li></ul><ul><li>It consists of 2 parts: </li></ul><ul><li>Part B1: </li></ul><ul><li>Cover Page </li></ul><ul><li>Section 1 – The PI </li></ul><ul><li>Part B2: </li></ul><ul><li>Section 2- The Scientific proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Section 3 – Research Environment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cover Page <ul><li>Name of PI </li></ul><ul><li>Name of PI’s Host Institution for the project </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal full name </li></ul><ul><li>Acronym </li></ul><ul><li>Duration in months </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal summary (half page) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Section 1: The Principle Investigator <ul><li>Scientific Leadership Potential (max 2 pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Self-evaluation of early research career achievements; beyond state-of-the-art </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of content of applicant’s early scientific or scholarly contributions to research field </li></ul><ul><li>The recognition obtained and diffusion of these early contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Must include a succinct ‘funding ID’ </li></ul><ul><li>Cont… </li></ul>
  13. 13. Section 1: The Principle Investigator cont… <ul><li>Early Achievements Track-record list (max 2 pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Publications in major internal peer-reviewed scientific journals, peer-reviewed conferences.. </li></ul><ul><li>Research monographs, chapters in collective volumes, etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>Granted patents, when applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Invited presentations to peer-reviewed international conferences or advanced schools </li></ul><ul><li>Research expeditions, when applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of international conferences </li></ul><ul><li>International prizes/awards/academy memberships, when applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Memberships to editorial boards of international journals, when applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Extended synopsis of scientific proposal (max 5 pages) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Section 2 – The Scientific Proposal <ul><li>Max 15 pages + ethical issues </li></ul><ul><li>O bjectives must indicate State-of-the art in the particular field. How is the project imp for the field ( open up new horizons) </li></ul><ul><li>Description of proposed Methodology , highlight any intermediate stages where results may require adjustments to the project planning </li></ul><ul><li>Resources , incl. project costs, describe nature and size of team indicating the roles of key team members. Infrastructure and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical issues </li></ul>
  15. 15. Section 3 - Research Environment <ul><li>Max 2 pages </li></ul><ul><li>PI’s Host Institution, specify what facilities and assistance it will provide to project, illustrating capacity to support project including broader intellectual support. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional institutions (additional participants) </li></ul><ul><li>Justify the scientific added value of using more than one institution </li></ul>
  16. 16. Supporting Documentation <ul><li>Scanned copies in PDF submitted via EPSS </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting statement from HI; on letterhead, signed, stamped and dated by institute’s legal rep (See Annex 3 Guide for Applicants) </li></ul><ul><li>PhD certificate in case of requested extension of eligibility period, documentary evidence of maternity, paternity leave national service, illness, unavoidable leave for statutory reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>See annex 3 in Guide </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>