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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020

Brussels

Thursday

14th June 2018

9:30 to 13:00

 

Venue of course:     Hotel Leopold, 35  Rue du Luxembourg, Brussels 
                                 Hotel Phone 0032 2 511 1828 Fax: 00 32 2 514 1939)

                                 Hotel Website http://www.hotels-belgium.com/brussel-ec/leopold.htm 

To book a place simply send an email to mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie 

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Course Fee  € 375  per participant

Course Fee: This includes tuition, documentation, morning coffees and a light lunch.  Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

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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 will pay particular attention to writing of the 'Impact' section (B2) of Pillar II (Industrial Leadership) and Pillar III (Societal Challenges) proposals. 

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

Module 1: Structure and Terminology used in Horizon 2020

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Sources of Information on Horizon 2020

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The Structure of Horizon 2020

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Terminology used in Horizon 2020

Module 2: Who Wrote your Topic? (Lobby)

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Who decided the  Structure of Horizon 2020

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Who prepared the work programmes for the  Research Priorities

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Background to the Evaluation Criteria

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Key websites on Who's Who in Horizon 2020

Module 3: How Proposal are Evaluated

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Evaluation Criteria for Horizon 2020 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 H2020 Proposals

Module 4: How to Write the ‘Potential Impact’ of the Proposal

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Background to ‘Potential Impact’

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Step by step guide to writing the ‘Impact’

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Example of ‘Potential Impact’

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Different Routes for Exploiting Research Results

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Websites to write the ‘Potential Impact’

Module 5: Proposal Clinics (The One Page Proposal)

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Structure of a One-Page-Proposal

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The 5 Key Questions (Background to the proposal)

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Sources of information for the one page proposal

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Sample One Page Proposal

Module 6: 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 ‘weak’ ideas

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Templates for managing the writing of the proposal

Programme Designer and Presenter

The course will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). Sean has been active in over 60 Framework projects. In 4 of these projects he was the 'Exploitation Manager' responsible for preparing the Plan for Use and Dissemination of Knowledge. 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). More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm 

 

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