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 experiences gained since the beginning of Horizon 2020.

Course Presenter: Sean 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 the 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: 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

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