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I am a Researcher and I want to apply for an International Project - What can I do?

How do I contact International Partners? The usual procedure for contacting international partners is: if you already know someone, contact them and then establish some kind of collaboration (preferably through a publication); after that initial contact you can apply for a project.

How can I find an International Partner? There are several ways to find international partners. You can meet international partners at international conferences but you should not forget about the possibility of direct contact. Direct contact includes, for example, sending an email showing interest in a research paper, asking for materials, inviting an international researcher to a thesis defence, etc.

Does the University provide support for the Partner Search? The UGR Research Fund partially funds short visits aimed at finding collaborators.

Are there any Projects in my field? It depends. There are some programmes such as AECID, IDEAS (FP7) or Horizon 2020 in which you can conduct research in any field and topic. However, most European and international projects have very specific pre-assigned topics. These topics cover a wide variety of fields, from science to humanities, but it is possible that your personal interests do not match any of the established fields.

What is the first step to take? The first step is to find out about all available possibilities. You can find this information on our website. You can also contact us directly or attend any of our information sessions.

What are the differences between national and International Projects? International projects are very diverse and vary depending on the calling entity. They require the researcher to have a certain level of English (writing/reading skills). We recommend that you inform yourself well about the different options available.

How can I add an International perspective to my research Project? First of all, you can be active regarding international partners and collaborations. Secondly, you should be informed about available funding opportunities. But we advise you to initially collaborate with international research groups without additional funding.

Are International research Projects individual or collaborative? Most international programmes support collaborative research projects. However, there are also a number of opportunities for mono-participant actions. If you wish to start an international collaborative research project, you are advised to collaborate with a pre-existing partner because evaluators tend to be sceptical about partnerships established specifically for a project.

Where can I find information on International Projects? Calling into the International Research Projects Office (OFPI) is the easiest way to obtain information. You can also find information about open calls and international projects on our website. If you contact us directly, we will be more than happy to provide you will all the necessary information. Additionally, the OFPI is part of the Andalusian Network of Research Transfer Offices (ROA) which has created a guide for researchers to familiarise themselves with European projects and resolve possible doubts and questions, which you can download here. Quiero un proy europ

I am a foreign Researcher or I want to bring one into my Project. What do I need to know? The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has created a comprehensive guide in Spanish and English which you can download here. Guía FECYT