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How to Support Researchers for Pillar II  Proposals (Horizon Europe)

(Training Programme for Newly Appointed Research Support Staff)

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Overview of the Course

This course is designed to train newly appointed research support staff how to support researchers in Pillar II (Horizon Europe) proposals. The course will train Support Staff how to advise researcher on selecting Topics in Pillar II and how to analyse Pillar II work programmes. In particular, the course will explain how to analyse the 'Impact' part of Pillar II Proposals.

Participants MUST have attended the Researchers Course How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Pillar II (Horizon Europe)

(The workshop does NOT cover Financial Rules, Legal Rules, Ethics, Data Management etc.)

Delivery of Course:  Onsite or On-line (Zoom)

Target Audience: Research Support Staff in Universities and Research Centres.

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

Course Presenters: Dr. SeŠn McCarthy  and Sylvia McCarthy (EU Policy Analyst)

Duration: 45-minutes sessions  (Onsite or Online)

Bookings and Enquiries: Send an email to mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

 

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Contents of Course

Module 1: The Role of the Research Support for Pillar II Proposals

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Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates in Pillar II Proposals

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Support needed by researchers participating in Pillar II Proposals

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Different Levels of Support for Pillar II Proposals (Level 1 to Level 5)

Module 2: Fundamental Support for Pillar II Proposals

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Sources of Information for Pillar II Proposals

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How to Analyse Pillar II Work Programmes

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How Evaluators Read Pillar II Proposals

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Key Diagrams needed in the Pillar II Proposal

Module 3: How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated

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How Remote Evaluators are Selected

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The Evaluation Forms used by Remote Evaluators

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Final Selection of the Successful Proposals (Evaluation Committee)

Module 4: How to Screen Pillar II Proposals (Proposal Clinics)

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The Role of the Proposal Clinic

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Template for a Proposal Clinic

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The Abstract (Template)

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The Consensus Report

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How to Organise a Proposal Clinic

Module 5: Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II Proposals

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EU Policies defining Pillar II Clusters

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Expert Groups consulted for Global Challenges

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Expert Groups consulted for Industrial Leadership

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CSA (Coordination and Support Actions)

Module 6: The Impact of Pillar II Proposals

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Output, Outcomes and Impact of Pillar II Topics

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The EU Policy Making Process

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The Impact of Research on EU Policies

Module 7: Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication Measures

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Definition of Exploitation, Dissemination and Communitaion

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Routes for Exploitation of Research Results

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Synergies with other EU Programmes

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Programme Designers and Presenters

Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

In 2021 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 78 of these top 100 universities and research organisations in Horizon 2020.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).

 

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.