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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Framework 7

COPENHAGEN

This course is organized in cooperation with 

 EuroCenter, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Date of course: Wednesday 21st March 2012   Course Duration 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Venue of course:  

Venue will be sent in Booking Confirmation

Booking: To book a place simply send an email to: Anne Maibohm Haridt    amma@fi.dk


Direct phone:
+ 45 7231 8261
 

Course Fee: This includes tuition, documentation, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

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400 euro per participant

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3000 DKKR per participant

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Overview of the Course

The aim of this one day course is to train research managers and administrators in  writing professional and competitive proposals for the Framework 7. The course describes the relevance of  Framework 7 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.

All of the modules will compare the new procedures with those of Framework 6.

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Module 1: A Quick Overview of Framework 7

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Sources of Information on Framework 7

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The Structure of Framework 7

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Terminology used in Framework 7

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The Secrets of Framework Proposals

Module 2: Who's Who in Framework 7

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Who decided the  Structure of Framework 7

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Who prepared the workprogrammes for the  Research Priorities

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Who's Who in the Technology Platforms

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Background to the Evaluation Criteria

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Key websites on the Who's Who in Framework 7

Module 3.1: The Research Priorities in Framework 7

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Cooperation ( 10 Research Priorities)

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Ideas (Frontier Research) (European Research Council)

Module 3.2 The Research Priorities in Framework 7

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People (Marie Curie)

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Capacities

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Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP)

Module 4: The Funding Schemes

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Collaborative Projects (CP)

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Networks of Excellence (NoE)

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Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)

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Research for SMEs and Associations

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Marie Curie Fellowships

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Article 169 and Article 171

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A strategy for using the different instruments

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Key websites and statistics on the Funding Schemes

Module 5:Legal and Financial Rules in Framework 7

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The Contract and Consortium Agreement

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The Financial Rules of Framework 7

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The Rules on Intellectual Property

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Key websites and documents on Legal and Financial Rules

Module 6: How to Find the Best Partners

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Which countries can participate ?

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The different roles in the consortium

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The role of the coordinator

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How to find best partners.

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Key websites to select the ‘Strategic Partners’

Module 7: How Proposal are Evaluated

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Evaluation Criteria for Framework 7 Proposals

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The Evaluation Process

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The Evaluation Manual and the Forms used by Evaluators

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The role of the ‘Expert  Evaluator’ + how to become an 'Expert'

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Key websites and documents on the Evaluation of FP7 Proposals

Module 8: How to Write the ‘Potential Impact’ of the Proposal

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Background to ‘Potential Impact’

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Template for writing the ‘Impact’

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Example of ‘Potential Impact’

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Ten Routes for Exploiting Research Results

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Websites to write the ‘Potential Impact’

Module 9: How to Write the ‘Project Implementation'

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How to Manage R&D Projects.

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Potential problems managing Framework Projects

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The Pert Chart, The Gantt Chart

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Work Package Description

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The Deliverables Table

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Work Breakdown per partner

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Websites, Templates and Webservices for Management of Framework projects

Module 10 How to Streamline Proposal Writing

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Step by Step guide to preparing a proposal

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How ideas for research proposals are identified

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How to kill ‘bad’ ideas

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The ‘One Page Proposal’

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How to avoid repetition in R&D Proposals (Templates)

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Templates to prepare ‘One Page Proposals’

 

Annex         Course Websites

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Who Should Attend ?

The course is relevant to researchers who are responsible for writing proposals for Framework 7. It is also relevant to Framework 7 advisors in Universities and Research Centres.. 

Course Presenter:

Dr. Sean McCarthy Hyperion Ltd, Ireland

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For More Information Contact:

Hyperion Ltd.
Main Street, Watergrasshill, Co-Cork, Ireland
Tel: 00 353 21 4889 461
FAX: 00 353 21 4 889 465
Internet: carmel.obrien@hyperion.ie