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TOPIC : European Researchers' Night

Topic identifier: MSCA-NIGHT-2016
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
15 October 2015
Deadline: 13 January 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Excellent Science
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Work Programme Part: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Topic Description
Objective:

The European Researchers' Night aims to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers.

Scope:

The European Researchers' Night takes place yearly, typically on the last Friday of the month of September, and is the occasion for a Europe-wide public and media event for the promotion of research careers, in particular towards young people and their families. Supported events can start early Friday afternoon and last until early morning the following day.

Activities focus on the general public, addressing and attracting people regardless of the level their scientific background, with a special focus on pupils and students. Activities can combine education aspects with entertainment, especially when addressing young audience. They can take various forms, e.g. hands-on experiments, science shows, simulations, debates, games, competitions, quizzes, etc.

Where appropriate, engagement with educational institutions should be sought in order to encourage formal and informal science education with the aim to improve the scientific knowledge base.

Each proposal should set up at least one European corner. Activities should be organised with researchers actively involved and directly in contact with the public. They should promote the European dimension and gender balance in research and innovation. Involvement of researchers funded by Horizon 2020, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, is encouraged.

Participants can be any legal entity in the EU Member States and Associated Countries, and/or if relevant, constitute a partnership at regional, national or international level. The maximum duration of support will be two years from the starting date specified in the grant agreement. Proposal should cover two editions of the Night, in successive years. One single edition of the Night may also be considered.

Applicants not retained due to lack of funding may be granted the status of associated events.

Expected Impact:
  • Increased awareness among the general public of the importance of research and innovation and more favourable general attitude towards its funding
  • Better understanding of the key benefits that research brings to society
  • Reduction in the stereotypes about researchers and their profession
  • Increase, in the long term, of people taking up research careers
Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
 

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    The conditions specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are described in the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

    The award criteria and evaluation procedure specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

     
    Provisions and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement
     
  5. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply. 

 

         6. Additional documents:

            H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction

            H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)

            H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation

            H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes

            Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment

            Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation

            Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme 

 

 

 

 

 

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