The University of Leeds has been awarded 280 projects under H2020 with a total value to Leeds of nearly €140 million, coordinating 142 of these as ‘lead partner’ or ‘Fellowship host’ (as of January 2021).
The EU Team provides bespoke support for 6 schemes, our success in these is illustrated by the table below*.
|Scheme||Total number of awards||Value of awards (€m)||Overall success rate (%)||Number of coordinated awards||Coordinated success rate (%)||Scheme success rate (%)|
|IF||86||16.8||22.40||All IF awards coordinated||12.36|
|ERC Starting Grant||12||14.2||12.50||8||9.30||12.74|
|ERC Consolidator Grant||11||18.4||16.92||8||14.29||12.77|
|ERC Advanced Grant||9||10.8||10.34||4||5.71||12.91|
|Collaborative Projects (Societal Challenges and LEIT)||87||42.9||17.65||12||16.67||c.11.88|
Some highlights of Leeds success in rankings include*:
- 9th in the world for MSCA Individual Fellowship awards to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
- Joint 7th in the world for coordinated Innovative Training Networks
- 6th in the UK for Individual Fellowship awards
- 2nd in UK for coordinated Innovative Training Networks
- Top 6 nationally for collaborative projects in Transport, Climate and Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP)
*Source: Horizon 2020 Dashboard (period: January 2014 - January 2021)
A more notable result is the improvement of our rankings post-referendum.
Prior to June 2016, the University of Leeds ranked 12th amongst UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for number of awards and 15th for value of grants.
Our concerted effort to promote the UK’s continued eligibility for H2020, matched by enthusiasm from our research staff, has seen us rise to 8th in both categories for awards post-referendum and in 1st place across Yorkshire’s Universities.
We believe all success is a combination of the EU Team’s knowledge of the schemes and bespoke support and more importantly, the insights and ambition of the academic leads.
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