RUN-EU and RUN-EU PLUS Call for Consultancy Services [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

11 July 2022

The Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) was established on 1 October 2021. It achieved European University status through successful membership of the RUN-EU consortium. RUN-EU is an alliance of seven like-minded higher education institutions drawn from all regions of Europe coordinated by the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal with partners (from Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Netherlands, Hungary and Austria). RUN-EU was established in 2020 under the European Universities Initiative.

Together, we’re creating a regional development-oriented European University that embodies the values of sustainability, multiculturalism, and inclusiveness in all its work.

RUN-EU PLUS (Professional Research Programmes for Business and Society project) is an integrated long-term strategy for research and innovation within our European University. The main goal of this project is to reinforce academia-business collaboration in the three RUN-EU thematic areas (Future Industries and Sustainable Regional Development, Bioeconomy and Social Innovation), through the development of a framework and programmes at MSc and PhD levels across the network.

RUN-EU envisages a global hub, to create an inter-European HEA based on international cooperation and academic exchange whereby ‘learning, studying and doing research’ enables our students to cooperate across borders, languages, and disciplines, and thus develop a strong European identity fostering the free movement of academics, students and researchers, scientific knowledge and innovation, and encouraging a more competitive European industry through inter-university Future and Advanced Skills Academies and collaborative European degrees, designed and delivered through challenge and work-based programmes to meet future student needs as well life-long learning and upskilling and reskilling requirements.

Inter-university European Mobility Innovation Centre – building and sharing expertise in designing quality monitored innovative international student and staff mobility activities; Interregional European Innovation Hubs and Innovation Discovery Programme-fostering joint RD&I activities with industry and regional stakeholders focused on: Future Industries and Sustainable Regional Development, Bioeconomy, and Social Innovation to create a single, borderless market for research, innovation, and technology across the EU.

Contract type

Consultancy services to support the Technological University of the Shannon and RUN-EU Partners


3–5-day training programmes and workshops


In-person training meetings and workshops in Europe

Reporting to

Office of the Vice-President for Research Development and Innovation of TUS or such other person(s) as they may delegate

Consultancy services required

Consultancy services to support the RUN-EU and RUN-EU PLUS alliance:

  1. Design and facilitation of workshops, eg offering the best guidelines for Horizon Europe funding applications.
  2. Regulatory/accreditation/programme design best practice in the design, implementation, and delivery of collaborative joint and double degree programmes Levels 8-10 across the EU members of the RUN-EU alliance.
  3. Horizon Lump-sum model financial management training.
  4. Horizon Europe/Erasmus+/Creative Europe funding schemes training for the RUN-EU consortium.
  5. Provision of expert analysis, interpretation and reports.

Qualifications / experience

The person should have extensive experience in European Universities Initiative, Horizon Europe research programmes, grant management with Horizon Europe and hosting workshops.


Up to €25,000 inclusive of VAT


We receive applications detailing experience, programme provisions, location and cost estimates by email to until 9 September 2022.

Contact details

Dr Liam Brown, Vice-President for Research Development and Innovation
Technological University of the Shannon
Moylish Park Campus Limerick, Ireland, V94 EC5T

Telephone: +353 61 293000

TUS is an equal opportunities employer, working towards creating and sustaining an inclusive environment which promotes equality, embraces diversity and is committed to family-friendly policies for all.

Personal data

All personal data provided will be handled in accordance with the LIT Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statements.


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