Horizon 2020  Proposal Course
 

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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020

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Overview of the Course

The aim of this half-day course is to train researchers, research managers and research support services in writing professional and competitive proposals for the Horizon 2020. The course describes the relevance of  Horizon 2020 to EU policies, the common problems in proposal writing and the success criteria for proposals. The course provides tips on how to collect information, how to select strategic partners and how to avoid duplication in proposal writing. The final section describes a strategy for proposal writing.

The course is updated regularly based on statistics published on Horizon 2020.

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

Course Presenter: Sean McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

Module 1: What is your Strategy for Horizon 2020?

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The Structure of Horizon 2020

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Funding Map of  Horizon 2020

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The Role of the Research Support Office

Module 2: How Proposal are Evaluated (Pillar I)

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How ERC Proposals are Evaluated

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How FET Proposals are Evaluated

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How Marie Curie Proposals are Evaluated

Module 3: How Proposal are Evaluated (Pillar II/III)

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Evaluation Criteria for Pillar II/III Proposals

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The Evaluation Process

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How to Address the Evaluator's Questions

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The One Page Proposal (Proposal Clinic)

Module 4: Who Wrote your Topic? (Pillar II/III)

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Background to the Workprogrammes and Topics

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The EU Decision Making Process (Lobbying)

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Proposal Intelligence Reports

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Key websites to identify the background to the Topics

Module 5: How to Write the ‘Impact’ (Pillar II/III)

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Background to ‘Impact’

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Step by step guide to writing the ‘Impact’ (Pillar II/III)

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Impact for Technology Projects

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Impact for Social Sciences and Humanities

Module 6: Getting Ready for Horizon Europe

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Proposed Structure of Horizon Europe

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The Timeline for the Preparation of Horizon Europe

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Funding Strategy for Horizon Europe

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How to Participate in the EU Decision Making Process (Lobby)

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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 

 

Limitation of Liability

This webpage has been designed to help researchers prepare proposals for Horizon 2020.

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