H2020 Application - Useful Information:


NUI Galway PIC is 99978045


Legal Status

NUI Galway is a registered Charity, Registration Number CHY1388, Date of Registration 04 of April 1922
Our Legal formation can be found at http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/office-secretary/legislationandstatutes/ 

General Description of the Organisation

The National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway is the largest and oldest university based in the west of Ireland, employing in excess of 2,000 staff with a 17,000 strong student population.  NUI Galway is a research-led University and has an overall ranking of 284th in the QS world university rankings for 2013 and 314 in the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2013/2014.  Its research & teaching infrastructure is well established, of world calibre and strongly supported. In the past ten years alone, the University invested in excess of €400 million.  In 2013, University income exceeded €220,000 million of which over €50 million was from externally funded research - in excess of €50 million from FP7 including successes in ERC, Marie Curie, Cooperation and Capacities programmes.


In October 2013 NUI Galway was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Logo by the European Commission in recognition of our commitment in implementing the principles of European Charter & Code for Researchers.  The Charter and Code includes 40 principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. 


Ranked in the top 2% of Universities globally, NUI Galway has an academic community of world-leading researchers working at the forefront of their fields and has a commitment to support and encouraging postgraduates in their taught and research programmes. 


Campus Infrastructure

Please click here for a working document on Campus Infrastructure  - this document will be continuously updated.


Intellectual Property & Grant Agreements

An overview of IPR in Horizon 2020 IPR from the European Help Desk with a comparison to FP7.

Click IP Management in Proposal Stage for a factsheet on IP Management in Horizon 2020 at the proposal stage.

A complete annotated 'Model Grant Agreement' has been posted on the Participant Portal and is available here

Please click here to view a draft Model Consortium Agreement as well as a proposed governance structure for medium to large projects.


Financial Support

Click hereto access to the Travel Grant or Coordinator Support Forms.  This EI Financial Guide contains relevant financial support information and guidelines.    



Toolkit Gender in EU-funded research

Irish Research Council Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2013-2020 & Presentation - IRC Gender in research 


Register as Horizon 2020 Expert   

Fact sheet on call for expression of interest for experts in H2020


Grant Writing

Do you want to know how to write clearly? Click herefor a guide produced by the EC that will help you write an effective, clear and quickly understood document.

A  number of copies of Sean Mc Carthy's 'How to Write a Competitive Proposal are available from the Research Office.


Work packages

Please click here to view sample work packages as a Sample Gantt Chart


FP7 leading to H2020 NUI Galway documents of Interest

2014 list of NUI Galway FP7 co-ordinated projects
A list of NUI Galway and Irish ‘EU Evaluators’
A list of Irish consultants in the Research funding area

European Commission’s Horizon 2020

European Commission’s Horizon 2020

Promote your expertise by presenting at European Networks/Conferences for your area this year

Network with identified Potential Partners

Your European visibility & reputation

- you will be known across European reputation in that subject area

- you may be invited to participate in funding calls by existing or new networks

- by participating in conferences/networks/meetings - you will gain insight into your peers strategy and funding plans


Relevant EU Associations

Relevant R&D Conferences

News alerts

Research the Call environment

You should have an up to date european insight into what is happening in your research area. Who has lobbyed for this call, who are the  european influencers, have you attended any meetings in this topic, what is the latest policy in this area, who are the stakeholders, what are the trends, are you networking amongst any of these groups, what is industry or community groups saying.


On campus support

Review the Research Office website for a wide range of information & support:

National support


Does the relevant National Contact Pointknow you? Are you on their radar and do you know what they are saying about that research area? What is their advice?


Horizon 2020 News

July 2014

Innovative Medicines Initiative Info sessions - July and September  IMI has planned several information sessions and an Open Info Day in Brussels to help potential participants with the Call for proposals topics and procedures. Information on the webinars is now available on the IMI webinar web page and registration for the three webinar sessions is now open.

  • Webinar on the Type 1 diabetes topic - Friday 11 July at 14:00
  • Webinar on IMI 2 rules and procedures - Monday 14 July at 14:00
  • Webinar on the retinal diseases topic - Tuesday 15 July at 16:00

June 2014

FAQs for second stage health call . Applicants to Stage II health should be aware of it.


Water Joint Programming Initiative – June 2014 Newsletter  view Newsletter  *** new

 Climate Joint Programming Initiative – June 2014 Newsletter view Newsletter

 Cultural Heritage Joint Programming Initiative – April 2014 Newsletter view Newsletter

Water supply & sanitation Technology Platform – June 2014 Newsletter view Newsletter

v  INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH Update view Newsletter

v  SME Update – 2nd June 2014 View Newsletter

v  ERA Newsletter – June 2014 View Newsletter


Upcoming International Events

4th Gender Summit – EU: Focus on Horizon 2020 (Brussels: 30 June - 1 July More details

Info Day will take place in Brussels on ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation’, a new EU research funding action within Horizon 2020*** new

LET'S 2014 Conference “Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges” Bologna – Italy: September 29th – October 1st 2014 View more details

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014: Towards a Resource Efficient Economy Vienna: November 17 – 20, 2014 Read more

The European Research Council (ERC) has launched the first call to the ERC Advanced Grant scheme under the Horizon 2020 framework programme.  The Advanced Grant allows exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains. The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.  The closing date for applications is the 21st October 2014.  More information is available at: http://erc.europa.eu/

Factsheet on Widening & Twinning in Horizon 2020 in Horizon 2020

EPA Online Catalogue of Expertise in Environmental Research Go to the Catalogue


May 2014

IPR Helpdesk Factsheets

Open Access in Horizon 2020 - All projects receiving Horizon 2020 funding will have the obligation to make sure any peer-reviewed journal article which they publish is openly accessible, free of charge.  The fact sheet should be read in parallel with the “Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020”

IP Management in Proposal Stage – at the proposal stage” the fact sheet intends to assist applicants in Horizon 2020 with the management of intellectual property in the proposal stage of their project. Even though Horizon 2020 research and innovation activities are implemented through different forms of funding particularly grants, prizes, procurement and financial instruments, this fact sheet deals solely with grants.

IP Management in Implementation Stage – at the Implementation Stage” the grant agreement, as well as the consortium agreement are signed.  In terms of Intellectual Property, the implementation stage assumes particular importance as the exploitation and dissemination of project results is a key objective of Horizon 2020 projects. This fact sheet highlights the steps to follow so as to pave the way for the exploitation and dissemination of the Intellectual Property generated during the implementation of the project.


Horizon 2020, Personalising Health & Care(PHC) Stage 1 calls, there were 41 Irish coordinator applications with 17 going through to Stage 2.  Irelands success was 41% which is above the EU average, please see below an overview of the total Stage 1 PHC applications to the EU Commission






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HORIZON 2020 Marie Skłodowska-CurieActions Information Day, 4th June 2014, 11am to 4pm, The Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1. Register here


Public Health Programme information day to be held on 4th June 2014.  This event is for Public Health, Health Services Research and Population Health Researchers.      Register here  


The European Commission will deliver training on IF (Individual fellowships) and Cofund under the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and will be transmitted via this link on Tuesday 10th June 2014 from 1.00 to 5:00 pm.  No registration is required.

Click here for a powerpoint on the Horizon 2020 Evaluators Briefing procedure


Click here for a summary of the upcoming Horizon 2020 Deadline calls


Click here to view the Net4Society report which outlines the opportunities for researchers from the SSH domain. This document should be used only to inform your own research.

InterTradeIreland 'Focus on Horizon 2020' Energy Workshop will take place on 15th May in Belfast.  Are you an active researcher or company on the island interested in submitting project proposals to Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 3 – Secure, clean and efficient energy? Register here


April 2014

Please click here for a report on the April 2014 submissions to Societal Challenge 1, Societal Challenge 1, Personalising Health & Care, PHC - Personalising Health & Care