Framework 7 Proposal Course
 

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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Framework 7

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Overview of the Course

The aim of this one day course is to train researchers, research managers and research support services 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.

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

Module 1: Political Background to  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 2: Structure and Terminology used in 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

Module 3: 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 3: 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 5 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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Templates for managing the writing of the proposal

Module 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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

 

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