Proposal writing: The first steps

Are you planning on writing your first grant proposal? Or have you tried earlier, but not been successful? This course helps you understand the key success features of EU research and innovation projects, which preparatory steps to take, and explains the tasks and responsibilities of the partners. 

This course is full.

This course helps you understand the key success features of EU research and innovation projects, which preparatory steps to take, and explains the tasks and responsibilities of the partners. The course also covers how to build a winning consortium, the steps in proposal writing and how to smoothly lead a proposal to submission. At the end of the course there will be a practical exercise. The course language is English, and the course is delivered by Europa Media and funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Agenda

09:00 - 09:15 Event opening and introduction to the course

09:15 - 09:45 What makes a Horizon Europe proposal successful?

  • Introduction to the key success features of EU research and innovation projects. 
  • What are the steps, what are the tasks and responsibilities of a partner and the coordinating organisation?
  • Best and worst practices will help highlighting how a successful or bad project looks like.

09:45 - 09:55 Short break

09:55 - 10:45 Building a winning consortium

  • Build the most suitable consortium for your next EU project.
  • What are the key aspects to consider while building up your partnership?
  • Your tools to find the right partners: searching facilities, networks, events and more.
  • Maintaining partnerships and connections in the long run.
  • Tips on networking events and virtual networking to be prepared in these times.
  • Understand the winning consortium characteristics in Horizon Europe.

10:45 - 11:00 Short break

11:00 - 11:45 Key steps in proposal writing

  • Introduction to the Funding and Tenders Portal
  • Proposal writing steps - key elements, templates to consider - from planning to submission. 
  • Intro to the tools and procedures set up by the European Commission. What is new?

11:45 - 12:00 Short break

12:00 - 12:45 Exercise: Practicing the very basic tools (1/2)

  • Under the moderation of trainers, participants work in groups on putting together work packages, Gantt charts, PERT diagrams - understand the concept development procedure.

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:20 Exercise: Practicing the very basic tools (2/2)

14:20 - 14:30 Short break

14:30 - 15:00 How to smoothly lead a proposal to submission?

  • How to distribute the writing of the proposal amongst the key partners.
  • How to effectively mobilise your partners to unleash their full potential in terms of their input to the proposal and mobilisation of their resources. 
  • What are the key proposal sections that require input to be gathered and consolidated from all partners?
  • How to make sure that your partners provide you with accurate data and input for the budget.

15:00 Wrap-up and end of course.

 

Contact

Ragnhild I. Vestrum, ragnhild.i.vestrum@ntnu.no

Published Mar. 4, 2021 1:07 PM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2021 1:07 PM