How to Support Researchers in H2020 Proposals
 

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How to Support Researchers in Writing Competitive Proposals for Horizon 2020

 

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Overview of the Workshop

The aim of this half-day workshop is to develop the skills of Horizon 2020 Advisors so that they can  provide effective support services to researchers in Universities and Research Centres. The course focuses on the 'content' of the proposals. The course does not cover 'legal and financial rules'.

This course assumes that the Advisors have attended Hyperion's Proposal Course  (How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020)

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Who should attend?

This course is relevant to Support Staff in  Research Centres and in Universities.

Workshop Presenter: Dr.Seán McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

Duration: 9:00 to 12:30

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Contents of Workshop

Module 1: The Role of the Horizon 2020 Support Staff

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Support needed by researchers in participating in Horizon 2020

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Skills needed in the Horizon 2020 Research Support Office

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Services provided at the different phases (Proposal, Grant Agreement, Project etc)

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How to monitor the performance of the Research Support Office

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Different Models of Research Support Offices around Europe

Module 2:How to Increase Success Rates in Horizon 2020

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From Telling to Selling

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Proposal Clinics for ERC Proposals

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Proposal Clinics for Pillar II and Pillar III Proposals

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Example of a Proposal Clinic

Module 3: Who Wrote the Topic?

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How to Identify Key Policy Documents

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How to Identify Expert and Advisory Groups

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Examples of Proposal Intelligence Reports

Module 4: How to Support Researchers in Writing Impact (Pillar II/III)

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Background to Impact in Horizon 2020

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Horizon 2020 Impact Indicators

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Step by Step Guide to Writing Impact

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Impact in Technology Proposals

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Impact in Social Sciences and Humanities Proposals

Module 5: Getting Ready for the Next Framework Programme

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Trends from Framework 6 to FP7 to H2020 to FP9

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The formal process used to build a new programme

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Expert and Advisory Groups

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How to Participate in the Decision Making Process

Module 6: Key Questions for Research Support Staff

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Questions for the Strategic Planning for Horizon 2020

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Pre-proposal question

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Call for Proposal launched - key questions

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Writing the content of the proposal - 5 key questions

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Writing the Scientific Excellence - 5 key questions

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Writing the Impact questions

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After the evaluation questions

Programme Designer and Presenter

The programme will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). 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.

Since 1995 over 76,000 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).

Sean 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 he was the coordinator. Four of Hyperion contracts has been audited by the European Commission. Today he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organizations who participate in the programmes.  More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm