Over 40 academics from Staffs and Keele gathered last Wednesday to hear about the latest proposals for EU research funding from Jo Frost of the Brussels based UK Research Office. The day, organised by the External Projects team of Enterprise and Commercial Development covered the EU budget proposals for the 2024-2020 period.
Jo outlined areas that would continue as well as those where changes were anticipated, one potential development is for a separate area of funding for the humanities.
Areas for funding are to be grouped under three broad headings I) Excellent Science II) Industrial Leadership III) Societal challenges – in terms of Staffordshire University strengths, areas that there will be there will be funding available for include research related to health, demographic change, well being as well as inclusive and innovative societies.
Colleagues also heard from successful work the University is already undertaking with EU partners from Prof Nachi Chockaligham, and Enterprise Reader Jon Fairburn. Both highlighted areas of Continuing Professional Development as one of the benefits of partnership working.
Detailed power point presentations can be found here: