Applying for the HR Excellence in Research Award: frequently asked questions

Who can apply for the HR Excellence in Research Award?

Who can apply for the HR Excellence in Research Award through the UK process?

Which institutions already have the HR Excellence in Research Award?

How does the HR Excellence in Research Award fit with European Commission policies for researchers?

Is the European Charter and Code or HR Excellence in Research referred to in funding calls?

What are the submission deadlines for 2016?

What are the submission deadlines for UK applications in 2016?

 

Who can apply for the HR Excellence in Research Award?

Any organisation employing or funding researchers is eligible to apply for the Award.

Who can apply for the HR Excellence in Research Award through the UK process?

Any UK organisation employing or funding researchers is eligible to apply for the Award. We would be happy to talk to member organisations from outside the UK about support we could offer.

Which institutions already have the HR Excellence in Research Award?

The list of institutions who have achieved recognition is published on the EURAXESS Rights website.

How does HR Excellence in Research fit with European Commission policies for researchers?

The European Partnership for Researchers (EPR) was published in 2008. It proposed a partnership with member states; the implementation of the European Charter and Code is part of the partnership.

Some countries, including the UK, responded with an action plan.

More recently, Horizon 2020 frequently references the European Charter and Code for Researchers within its funding calls. This includes the European Research Council and the Marie Slowdowska-Curie Actions where it is stated that organisations should provide an environment for researchers which is based on the European Charter and Code principles.

Is the European Charter and Code or HR Excellence in Research referred to in funding calls?

The European Commission are increasingly building references to the European Charter and Code into funding calls.

The HR Excellence in Research Award demonstrates commitment to meeting the principles of the European Charter and Code.

 See above for references to Horizon 2020 funding calls.

What are the submission deadlines for 2016?

Submissions to the European Commission can be made at any time. To find out more fill in the contact form or join the HRS4R online.

What are the submission deadlines for UK applications in 2016?

There will be two submission deadlines in 2016 for the UK process: Friday 25 March and Friday 28 October. for further information and advice.