Horizon H2020 and Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)

Horizon H2020 and Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)
Harvard University
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, the Bray Room
77 Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
9:30am – 12:30pm

 

Harvard Global, Harvard’s Office for Sponsored Programs and the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) are pleased to invite you to attend a half-day seminar on the European Commission’s current funding programme, Horizon H2020, future funding under Horizon Europe, and a presentation on Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) fellowships.  Light refreshments will be provided.  

If you have questions, please contact Peggy Darnowsky (Peggy_Darnowsky@harvard.edu, 617-495-1664).  

Time Topic Presenter
9:30am – 10:00am Horizon H2020 – Open to the World Martina de Sole, APRE
10:00am – 11:00am Funding Opportunities for International Partners and How US Scientists Can Participate Martina de Sole, APRE
11:00am – 12:30pm MSCA from the US Perspective/ Testimonials Carolina Harvey, Megan Moore, and Peggy Darnowsky, Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs

This seminar is presented in part by the BILAT USA 4.0 Project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 692468.

Speakers:
Martina De Sole is the Head of International Cooperation of APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research. Since 2002 she is National Contact Point of the European Commission for Industrial technologies and during the years, she led different projects on Innovation and Science Diplomacy. 

Megan Moore is the Associate Director, Grants and Contracts, in the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University. She oversees the team responsible for the review, negotiation and execution of sponsored research awards and related agreements for researchers across Harvard’s Cambridge campus, including grant awards and non-funded collaborations under the EU Framework Programmes. 

Carolina Harvey is a Grants and Contracts Officer in the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University. She is responsible for the review, negotiation and execution of sponsored research awards and related agreements for researchers across Harvard’s Cambridge campus, and serves as the office’s point of contact regarding Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships. 

Peggy Darnowsky is an International Programs Officer at the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University. She manages all pre-award administration related to EU H2020 funding, Harvard’s Center for AIDS Research (P30), and Harvard Global’s research programs in India.  
                                                                                                                                  
Background:
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

In 2018 The Commission has published its proposal for Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020. The programme will start in 2021 and last 7 years. It will be an evolution (not a revolution) of H2020, with a focus on missions, flagships and partnerships. 

The United States of America (US) are a longstanding partner of the European Union (EU), and during our seminar, we will have the chance of examining the many opportunities offered by the two programmes both from the EU and the US perspective.