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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon Europe

         

EARMA + Hyperion Joint Online Course

How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon Europe

Wednesday

10th November 2021

Time 10:00 to 12:45 (CET)

 

Online Platform: ZOOM

To book a place simply send an email to mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie 

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Course Fee  Ä 375  per participant

Course Fee: This includes tuition, documentation and access to Hyperion's website on Horizon Europe.

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Overview of the Course

This online course is designed to train researchers, research managers and research support services in writing professional and competitive proposals for Horizon Europe. The course analyses the relevance of  Horizon Europe to EU policies, the common problems in proposal writing and the success criteria for proposals. The course provides advice on how to collect information, select strategic partners and streamline proposal writing.

Target Audience: Researchers, Research Managers and Research Support Services in Universities and Research Centres

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants or National Contact Points.

Course Presenters: Dr. SeŠn McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

                                 Sylvia McCarthy (EU Policy Analyst)

 

Duration: Three 45-minute sessions  

                 Session 1(10:00-10:45), Session 2(11:00-11:45), Session 3(12:00 to 12:45)

Contents of Workshop

Module 1: Profile of Organisations with High Success Rates

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How Successful Researchers Prepare Proposals

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Writing the Proposal for the Evaluator

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Bottom-up Programmes versus Top-Down Programmes

Module 2: From EU Policies to Horizon Europe Work Programmes

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How Clusters, Destinations and Topics are selected in Pillar II

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The EU Policy language of Pillar II

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'Portfolio of Projects' to address Global Challenges

Module 3: How Proposals are Evaluated in Horizon Europe

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'Telling' versus 'Selling' Proposal Ideas

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Profile of Remote Evaluators

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How Pillar I Proposals are Evaluated

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How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated

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How Pillar III Proposals are Evaluated

Module 4: Guideline for Writing Horizon Europe Proposals

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How to Screen Proposals (Proposal Clinics)

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Selecting Strategic Partners (One Page Proposal)

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How to Judge a Winning Consortium Proposal

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The Role of the Abstract in Proposal Evaluations

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Structure of a Pillar II Consensus Reports

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Steps from the Call to the Deadline

Module 5: Proposal Intelligence for Topics in Pillar II

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How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

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Specific EU Policies defining Topics

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Expert Groups consulted on Pillar II Topics

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Examples of Proposal Intelligence Reports for Pillar II Topics

Module 6: How to Write the Impact of a Pillar II Proposal

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Impact on Global Challenges (EU Societal Challenges)

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Impact on EU Industrial Policies (Technology Projects)

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Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication of Results

Module 7: The Role of Research Support Services

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Support needed by Researchers preparing Horizon Europe proposals

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Support needed by Newcomers, Experienced and EU Active Researchers

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Support needed at different phases of proposal preparation process

Programme Designers and Presenters

Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

SeŠn has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects SeŠn was the coordinator.  Today, he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses. Since 1995 over 80,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 290 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm).

In 2017 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in Horizon 2020. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

 

Sylvia McCarthy

Sylvia is an EU Policy Analyst. Based in Brussels since 2008, Sylvia has worked in the European Parliament and various EU consultancies and representations.
Sylvia has a Bachelorís degree in European Studies (University College Cork,Ireland) and a Masterís degree in International Politics and Europe (University of Warwick, UK).

Limitation of Liability

This webpage has been designed to help researchers prepare proposals for Horizon Europe.

Every effort has been made to ensure complete and accurate information concerning the material presented in this webpage. However, Hyperion Ltd cannot be held legally responsible for any mistakes in printing or faulty instructions contained within the templates. The authors appreciate receiving notice of any errors or misprints.

There are no warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, made with respect to the materials or any information provided to the user herein. Neither the author nor publisher shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the contents of this webpage.