Workshop for Horizon 2020 Advisors (Newcomers)
 

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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'.

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Who should attend?

This course is relevant to individuals who are newly appointed as Horizon 2020 advisors in Research Centres and in Universities.

Workshop Presenter: Sean 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 office

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Different Models of Research Support Offices around Europe

Module 2: How to Explain the Fundamentals of Horizon 2020

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Political Background to Horizon 2020

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Key Documents and Key links on the Participant Portal

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Different Roles in a Horizon 2020 Proposal

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How to explain the different programmes to researchers

Module 3: How to Explain the Evaluation Process

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How Evaluators are Selected

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How Pillar II and Pillar III proposals are evaluated

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How Marie Curie proposals are evaluated

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How ERC proposals are evaluated

Module 4: How to Advise Researchers in Writing 'Impact'

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Background to Impact in Horizon 2020

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Step by step guide to writing 'Research Impact'

Module 5: How to Organise a Proposal Clinic

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Role of a Proposal Clinic

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Format of the Proposal Clinic

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Case Study of a  'One Page Proposal'

Module 6: Key Questions asked by H2020 Advisors

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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). 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. Since 1998 over 63,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 210 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm). More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm