The Athenea3i fellowship programme will be managed by the International Research Projects Office (OFPI) of the University of Granada. The OFPI is integrated in the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the UGR which plays an important role in promoting research and innovation at the UGR. Specifically, some of its objectives are: promote the UGR’s participation in regional, national and international research projects, effectively communicate funding opportunities, assist researchers when dealing with the possible alternatives and financial aid programmes, support the development, execution and the justification of research projects, promote the international mobility of research fellows at the UGR (via seminars, training sessions and conferences in other higher education institutions), etc.
The OFPI deals with the promotion and management of international research projects, including European projects of Horizon 2020 programme, the Directorate General calls, Simon Foundation, and multiple international research calls. The personnel of the OFPI consists of highly qualified and experienced administrative staff, international project managers, advisors specialised in promotion and proposal preparation and in general international research project management.
The OFPI is composed by a Promotion and Advisory Unit and a Management Unit.
The Promotion and Advisory Unit is organised in three specific areas of knowledge: Humanities and Social Sciences; Health, Biological and Earth Sciences, and Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. This Unit encourages the researchers to participate in international projects, organising and promoting courses, as well as disseminating information about research fellowships and specific calls. In addition, the Unit organises meetings in order to offer support to the researchers in the application process of international calls.
The Management Unit is responsible for the management and administration of international projects in which the OFPI participates. Therefore, this Unit is in charge of fulfilling all the administrative requirements as labour contract, by processing of expenses related to the different projects.