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Horizon 2020:
What Funding Opportunities for
Criminology Research?
Adriana Brincat Scicluna
EU Team, Research Support Office
• Horizon 2020: the European Commission’s main
Programme for the Funding of Research
• Succeeds Framework Programme 7 (FP7)
• 70.2 billion EUR
• 2014-2020
• Excellent Science - Pillar I
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Horizon 2020 – MSCA
Innovative Training Networks supporting early-stage
training (Including Industrial doctorates & Joint
Individual fellowship supporting experienced
researchers undertaking mobility
of Staff
International and inter-sector cooperation through
research and innovation staff exchange
Co-funding of regional, national and international
programmes funding doctoral and postdoctoral
Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
The ITN consists of three strands:
• European Training Networks (minimum of three participants)
• Joint Doctorates (minimum of three academic participants
who can deliver a doctoral degree)
• European Industrial Doctorates (minimum of one academic
participant and one non-academic participant)
European Training Networks
• Aimed at Training of Early Stage Researchers
<< ESR Definition: Early stage researchers shall at the time
of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years
(full-time equivalent research experience) of their research
careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. >>
• Minimum of 3 organisations from 3 separate
Member States/Associated Countries
• Non-Academic Institutions should be included in the
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• ‘Academic Sector’ consists of public or private higher
education establishments awarding academic degrees,
public or private non-profit research organisations
whose primary mission is to pursue research, and
international European interest organisations as they are
defined in Article 2 of the Horizon 2020 Rules for
• Non-Academic Sector includes any socio-economic
actor not included in the academic sector and fulfilling
the requirements of the Horizon 2020 Rules for
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• Maximum of 540 ESR months (15 PhD students for
36 months each) per network
• Mobility rule applies: ESRs must not have resided
in the recruiting host country for more than 12
months in the previous 3 years
• Apart from the Beneficiary organisations that would
need to recruit ESRs, a consortium may also include
Partner organisations who would host secondments
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• ETN Funding covers:
• Living + mobility allowance of ESRs (UK figure:
52,095 EUR/year)
• 1,800 EUR/ESR/month for Training and Networking
to hosting organisation (21,600 EUR/ESR/year)
• 1,200 EUR/ESR/month towards Management and
Overheads to hosting organisation (43,200
European Joint Doctorates
• European Joint Doctorates (EJDs): same set-up
and similar conditions to ETNs with the additional
requirement of a minimum of three participants that
can award degrees and the delivery of joint, double
or multiple doctoral degree to ESRs.
European Industrial Doctorates
• European Industrial Doctorates (EIDs):
– 1 non-academic organisation (primarily enterprise)
1 academic organisation in different Member
States/AC at minimum
– Up to 5 PhD students spending a minimum of 50% of
their time based at the non-academic organisation (focus
on skills meeting public or private sector needs)
– Same funding as for ETN above
Individual Fellowships (IFs)
• Opportunities for Experienced Researchers
<< Experienced Researcher definition: ERs shall, at the time of
the relevant deadline for submission of proposals by the host
organisation, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at
least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. >>
– Grow your team through European Fellowships (any
country to MS/AC)
2 year duration
– Outgoing Fellowship (MS/AC to third country, with
mandatory return phase)
3 year duration
Research and Innovation
Staff Exchange (RISE)
• Aimed at Staff Exchanges (staff must have been
employed for at least 6 months before the start of the
• Minimum of three independent participant organisations
based in three separate countries
• The grouping must either include:
one third-country-based organisation; or
a non-academic sector organisation; or
– Or both of the above.
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• Secondments may be between 1 and 12 months
duration and must all be either international or
• Funding covers:
• Contribution towards travel and subsistence costs
(2,000 EUR/secondee/month), training costs (1,800
EUR/secondee/month) and management and
overheads (700 EUR/secondee/month)
• Marie Curie Upcoming deadlines:
– ITNs: 9th April 2014, 13th January 2015
– IFs: 11th September 2014, 10th September 2015
– RISE: 24th April 2014, 28th April 2015
»Work Programme
• Excellent Science - Pillar I
Research Infrastructures
Research Infrastructures
• Aim is to “develop new world-class research
infrastructures. The aim is to facilitate and support the
implementation, long-term sustainability and efficient
operation of the research infrastructures identified by
the European Strategy Forum on Research
Infrastructures (ESFRI) as well as other world-class
research infrastructures, which will help Europe respond
to grand challenges in science, industry and society.”
Minimum of three organisations based in three separate
Member States or Associated Countries
Research Infrastructures
Developing new world-class research infrastructures
– Integrating and opening research infrastructures of European
– Support to innovation, human resources, policy and international
Minimum of three organisations based in three separate
Member States or Associated Countries
Funding varies between 1-15m EUR
100% direct costs, 25% towards indirects
• Societal Challenges - Pillar III
 Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and
reflective Societies
 Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of
Europe and its citizens
Societal Challenges (Pillar III)
• Top down (pre-set) research calls
• Minimum of 3 organisations from 3
different Member States or Associated
• Bi-annual work programmes
• Typical project value €1M to €6M
Societal Challenges (Pillar III)
• Different Action Types (ex. Research and
Innovation, Coordination and Support Actions)
• Application split into: Scientific Excellence,
Implementation and Impact (max. 70 pages)
• Funding of 100% direct costs plus 25% towards
indirect costs
Societal Challenges- Pillar III
• Health, demographic change and wellbeing (Work Programme)
• Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime
research, bio-economy (Work Programme)
• Secure, clean and efficient energy (Work Programme)
• Smart, green and integrated transport (Work Programme)
• Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials (Work
• Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and
reflective Societies (Work Programme)
• Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of
Europe and its citizens (Work Programme)
• Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative
and reflective Societies Work Programme Calls:
– Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and
Governance Structures for Europe
– The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and
Sustainable Europe
– Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European
– Europe as a Global Actor
– New Forms of Innovation
• Secure societies – Protecting freedom and
security of Europe and its citizens Work
Programme Calls:
– Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society,
including adapting to climate change
– Fight against Crime and Terrorism
– Border Security and External Security
– Digital Security: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust
Other European
Funding Schemes
• COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology):
funding for networking within established
• HERA (Humanities) and NORFACE (Social
Sciences): Coordinated funding on a European
level by National Research Councils
• Different European Organisations and
Directorate Generals within the European
Commission offer pockets of funding which may
involve research work
Useful Links
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Adriana Brincat Scicluna
[email protected]
EU Team, Research Support Office,
University of Glasgow