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The REA manages about half of all EU-funded research grants and provides support in selecting proposals for EU funding, helping to maximise the societal benefits of science and innovation.
Aberdeen university's team (left) and Kenneth Skeldon and Jenifer Scott, respectively Head and development coordinator of the Public Engagement Unit at University of Abeerden, during the ceremony on 7 June in Birmingham. / Pictures provided by the University of Aberdeen and ARMA Awards.
25 July

EXPLORATHON, a European Researchers' Night 2014-2015 project, was last month granted the ARMA award in the category of "outstanding collaboration". The scientific events organised by the five Scottish universities involved in the project managed to engage 17,000 citizens. The ARMA Awards acknowledge excellent work in the field of research.


Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info Week:  registrations opening
21 June

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie project, GraWIToN, involving 14 EU-funded researchers, has once more contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves. Following the announcement of the ground-breaking discovery in February that confirmed Einstein's 100 year old theory of relativity, scientists have detected gravitational waves yet again from a second pair of colliding black holes.


Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info Week:  registrations opening
26 April

Between 27 and 29 June 2016, the Research Executive Agency (REA) is co-organising an Info Week in Brussels for the 2017 calls for proposals of the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) on ‘Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy’.


FET-Open grant preparation to start
29 February

Out of 822 FET-Open research proposals submitted under the call Novel ideas for radically new technologies, which closed last September with record participation figures, 13 proposals have been invited to prepare grant agreements. 11 Research Innovation Action (RIA) and 2 Coordination and Support Action (CSA) applications are likely to be supported by a total of €40 million in EU research grants.


EmerGent - Secure Societies
11 February

Einstein was right! 100 years after Einstein’s prediction, scientists, 14 of which backed by EU funding, observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.


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