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Workshop on Applications for Horizon 2020

CEB to host first Application for H2020 Marie Curie Fellowship Workshop, 21 May 2015
When May 21, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where LT2, Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, New Museums Site
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Attendees * PIs looking for talented researchers and international collaboration.
* Postdocs or PhD students considering their next career move.
* Final year undergrad students thinking of doing a PhD abroad.
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CEB is to host this workshop in collaboration with the University’s Research Office on Thursday 21 May to give more information on the benefits of the Horizon 2020 Maria Sklodowska Curie Actions (H2020 MSCA) EU- funded research fellowships with an aim to encourage more applications from global talented researchers.  

The Marie Curie fellowships present a dedicated programme for structuring researcher training whilst promoting mobility and career development and CEB is very much interested in attracting talented researchers from all around the world who wish to apply for Individual Fellowships (IF).

Dr Graham Dransfield, CEB’s Knowledge Transfer Facilitator and experienced Evaluator of FP7 and H2020 proposals, will lead workshop with the help of Dr Renata Schaeffer, the University’s European Policy Manager. She will give an overview of the H2020 Programme, while he will give attendees simple tips on how to improve application success chances including the importance of focusing on ‘impact’ whilst writing the proposal.

CEB, a truly multi-disciplinary department encompassing chemistry, life sciences and materials, is a high quality research-lead host institution with state-of-the-art facilities on offer to inspire the research and innovation of the future in healthcare, energy and sustainability. Therefore, the Department is well-positioned to receive more applications from gifted young scientists from all over the world, whether they be doctoral candidates or experienced researchers wanting to further their career in a top quality research organisation like ours. Dr Dransfield comments; ‘Some good potential applicants may be put off applying for this mobility scheme funding by the apparent difficulty in making a successful bid. I’d like the take-up within CEB to increase and we have planned a H2020/MSCA seminar to address this issue and help potential applicants with the process’. 

The workshop will take place in Lecture Theatre 2 Pembroke Street building at 2 pm. It will consist of two brief presentations with informal Group Discussions and a Q&A Session (more information in the event poster)

With the Department moving to brand new facilities in its new home in West Cambridge next academic year, CEB is also well-equipped to offer wonderful academic development opportunities. A Marie Curie Fellowship can allow researchers to work in new exciting directions and researchers are then very much encouraged to consider applying for a H2020’s Marie Curie fellowship to develop their line of research at CEB, a hosting institution of high standing and value.

All PIs, Postdocs and PhD students considering applying for Innovative Training Networks or Individual Fellowships are invited to attend this informal informative workshop to learn more about the benefits of the H20202 MSCA scheme and can give young researchers useful tips on how to help put together a good case for application.


  • Overview of the H2020 Programme Mobility Scheme funding
  • Benefits of the scheme
  • Successful tips to help put together a good case for application
  • Group Discussions
  • Q&A Session

Aim: A workshop of value for all researchers to raise awareness of and facilitate the application process for Horizon 2020 Maria Sklodowska Curie (H2020/MSCA) mobility scheme funding.

In collaboration with:

Ms Renata Schaeffer, University of Cambridge European Policy Manager

Dr Graham Dransfield, CEB’s Knowledge Transfer Facilitator