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Workshops for European PhD Students (R1)

(R1 First Stage Researchers (up to the point of PhD))

 

These workshops have been designed to help PhD Students identify opportunities in Horizon Europe.

The workshops can be used by PhD Students to plan their future careers or to support their Senior Researchers.

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1. Identifying Opportunities in Horizon Europe (eLearning Workshops)

1.1 The Structure and Terminology of Horizon Europe (15 minutes)

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The Structure of Horizon Europe

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EU Terminology used in Horizon Europe

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Sources of Information on Horizon Europe

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Support Services for Researchers

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How to identify projects already funded in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

1.2 Horizon Europe Funding Landscape (15 minutes)

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Bottom-up (free to submit any idea) versus Top-Down (topics specified) programmes

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Single partner programmes versus consortium programmes

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Map of Horizon Europe (Funding Landscape)

1.3 Identifying Opportunities in Horizon Europe

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Opportunities in Pillar I (Excellent Science) (15 minutes)

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Opportunities in Pillar II (Global Challenges and Industrial Leadership) (15 minutes)

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Opportunities in Pillar III (Innovative Europe) (10 minutes)

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Opportunities in Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area (10 minutes)

1.4 Third Party Funding (ideal starting point for PhD students) (15 minutes)

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Cascade Funding (applying to a funded project)

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Doctoral Training Networks (funding for PhDs and Post-docs)

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Access to Research Infrastructures

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Entrepreneurial Training for Researchers

Learning Outcome: PhD Students will be able to Present (Power Point) a Plan for Horizon Europe. PhDs will be able to assist Senior Researchers in identifying opportunities in Horizon Europe.

 

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2.  Skills Needed by PhD Students to Prepare a Proposal for Horizon Europe (eLearning Workshops)

2.1 Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates (15 minutes)

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How to Judge a Winning Horizon Europe Proposal

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Support Needed to Write a Competitive Proposal

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From 'Telling' to 'Selling' a Research Idea

2.2  How to Screen Proposal Ideas (High Success Rates) (15 minutes)

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How to Analyse a Proposal Evaluation System

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How to Screen Proposal Ideas

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Sources of Ideas for Horizon Europe Proposals

2.3 How Horizon Europe Proposals are Evaluated

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How ERC Proposals are Evaluated (Pillar I) (15 minutes)

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How Marie Curie Proposals are Evaluated (Pillar I) (10 minutes)

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How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated (15 minutes)

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How EIC Pathfinder Proposals (Pillar III) are Evaluated (15 minutes)

Learning Outcome: PhD Students will have the skills to participate in a comprehensive training course on writing competitive proposals for Horizon Europe. How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon Europe (Link)

 

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3.  Skills Needed for Collaborative Proposals in Horizon Europe (eLearning Workshops)

3.1 Strategic Networking at a European Level (15 minutes)

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Partners in Horizon Europe Proposals

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How Coordinators select Partners (The Critical 5 Seconds)

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Strategic Networking for Marie S. Curie Proposals

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Strategic Networking for Pillar II Proposals

3.2 Background to Pillar II Topics (Proposal Intelligence) (20 minutes)

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How Pillar II Topics are Selected

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Expert Groups consulted for Pillar II Topics

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Examples of Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II Topics

Learning Outcome: Phd Students will identify relevant European Networks to monitor and European Conferences to attend

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4. Opportunities for Researchers beyond Academia (On-site workshops or On-line (Zoom or Teams))

4.1 Opportunities for Researchers beyond Academia (45 minutes)

bulletIndustrial and Service Companies
bulletInternational Consultants
bulletEuropean Union Organisations
bulletNational Policy and Public Organisations
bulletInternational Inter-governmental Organisations
bulletCivil Society Organisations

4.2 How to Present Research Activities to Business Executives, Public Officials and other Researchers (45 minutes)

bulletCommon Problems with Presentations
bulletHow to Describe Research Activities
bulletPlanning, Preparing and Presenting
bulletHow to Present to Business Executives
bulletHow to Present to Public Officials
bulletHow to Present to Politicians
bulletHow to Present to other Researchers

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