Promoting the participation in research, cooperation and training programmes for all disciplines. The services available cover the entire project lifecycle: from the identification of the most suitable types of funding, through support in the presentation of the proposal, to assistance in the management and reporting of the funded project.
The European and International Research Unit is in charge of promoting available funding opportunities among UNIFI’s researchers and lecturers through a series of targeted internal dissemination and communication tools. As of today, the following services are made available:
Previews of upcoming calls, dissemination of public consultations and programmatic documents useful for proposal planning are also shared with the Target Information Service subscribers, thanks to the continuous cooperation of the Unit with Tuscan Organization of Universities and Research for Europe (TOUR4EU) and Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE).
The staff is available to provide support in the preparation of the project proposal. This support consists in the complete and in-depth study of the call (eligibility conditions, participation procedures, funding terms), in verifying the consistency between the project idea and the objectives of the call the support for the creation of the international consortium (in coordinated projects), support in the preparation of the project budget; assistance in the drafting of the project management section (in coordinated projects); full support in the proposal submission phase, including the entry of administrative and financial data into the IT applications required by the funding programme.
In the case of coordinated projects, the Office staff is also active in managing communication with partners for the collection of data useful for filling in the participation form.
The European and International Research Unit is responsible for managing relations with the funding body and any project partners, in compliance with the deadlines and all requirements provided by the concerned programme. The service also provides for the monitoring of expenses on financed projects and specific consultancy for an optimal use of financial resources, as well as the resolution of legal and organizational issues related to project implementation (consortium agreement, third-party management, intellectual property rights) in collaboration with the General and Legal Affairs Area, with the other departments of the Research and Technology Transfer Area (CsaVRI) and with the University Library System.
The Unit manages the administrative and financial reporting of projects financed under direct and indirect funds of the European Union and it supports its Departments in the management of international funds. It is also in charge of collecting all supporting documents for financial (interim and final) reports and of their preparation, as well as of the assistance during audit activities by the project appointed auditor or funding agency.
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