The “Deep Dive” review service is our most in-depth and interactive process of preparing the application from idea to submission. During this comprehensive service we accompany you through every single step of the grant-writing process.

The Deep Dive review service is based on the following pillars of success:

We work with you. Together we’ll prepare a highly successful application through a proposal development process that is customized to your specific needs. We’ll attend to the unique requirements and expectations of the funding scheme you are after to prepare the most competitive grant application.

 

The review process is ongoing. There is no cap or limit on the amount of reviews you can request. During the process, we attend to the flow of your proposal text and provide important feedback as required.

 

Communication with our team is continuous. We invite open discussions about any part of your proposal, and ensure our availability to answer any questions that may come up along the way.

 

We’ll attend to the technical and administrative aspects of the application. While this is normally handled by the Grants office in your institution, we can support you with any of these aspects as needed, provided that our support will be approved and coordinated with the institution’s Grants office.

 

We’ll keep in mind the point of view of the reviewer.  As we work, we evaluate and ensure that the proposal text “feeds the reviewer” in the best possible way, as this is imperative for successful applications.

 

Learn how this service applies to each unique grant:

Horizon Europe Deep Dive Review Service

The aspects we cover throughout the Deep Dive service include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of annotated templates
  • Concept formation and its relation to the topic requirements and work program
  • Addressing any relevant eligibility issues
  • Ensuring no errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Assisting with consortium formation
  • Editing and reviewing the scientific sections of the application
  • Editing and reviewing the project presentation results, expected outcomes, and expected impact of the application
  • Devising dissemination plans and communication strategies
  • Suggesting structures and implementation methods for the technical project management aspects
  • Readiness of the project proposal to execution. Read more about the implementation structure
  • Management structure, milestones and procedures
  • Review and editing of the ethical issues concerned with the application and structuring the ethical information
  • Managing the composition of all proposal parts including budget planning
  • Handling all administration with the consortium up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Proof-reading of the proposal
  • Quality assurance procedures

Clinical Trials Deep Dive Review service

If you are considering to apply to Clinical Trials under the Horizon Europe Collaborative Projects funding scheme, the application review process (and the application itself) consists of the above, as well as the following unique attributes (manifested in the main application file, as well as in the complementary “Essential information for clinical trial annex” and in the “Ethical annex”).

 

We will address the additional elements below:

  • Structuring the ‘Essential information for clinical trials’ annex
  • Patient recruitment plan – addressing the challenges of consortium structuring in such clinical trials (the typical fixed consortium structure in Horizon 2020 vs. the dynamic recruitment of patients via medical centers and its associated payment paths)
  • Clinical Trial Sponsor role and activities definition, including references to legislation, regulation conflicts (US-EU), liability, insurance and other relevant Clinical Trial issues, as needed.
  • Selection, negotiation and role definition of the Clinical Research Organisation (CRO)
  • Addressing the challenge of setting a variable and sometimes flexible Clinical Trials’ time frames vs. the typical and strict Horizon Europe project duration
  • Ethical and regulatory issues and conflicts
  • Scientific advice / protocol assistance / communication with regulatory / competent authorities / ethics committees
  • Applying for Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), when required

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ERC Deep Dive Review service

An extensive and interactive review of the scientific idea and its presentation, including full ongoing reviews of the text (both B1 and B2). Special attention will be given to unique ERC attributes such as: novelty, creativity, originality, high-risk, high-gain, non-incremental research, investigator-driven research, hypothesis-driven research, open-end, choice of methodology, fragmentation, collaborations, and more…

In light of the project concept, we will discuss the ERC peer review panel selection.
We will assess the PI’s profile and his/her unique position to carry out the project. Importantly – we will assist in presenting this in the application in the best possible way.

From a technical point of view, we will:

  • Review of any relevant eligibility issues as well as any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Assess and address relevant ethical considerations
  • Handle or monitor the electronic submission system
  • Consult on budget issues
  • Perform quality assurance procedures including proofreading of the final proposal documents

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MSCA Deep Dive Review service

Our service applies to the following MSCA grant schemes:

  • MSCA Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PF)
  • MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN)

The comprehensive MSCA Deep Dive Service includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provision of “annotated” templates
  • Assisting with consortium formation
  • Reviewing the scientific sections of the application, including crystallising the project’s concept
  • Reviewing the impact section of the application, including market aspects if applicable
  • Devising dissemination plans and communication strategies
  • Suggesting structures and implementation methods for the technical project management aspects
  • Review and editing of the ethical issues concerned with the application and structuring the ethical annex
  • Managing the composition of all proposal parts including budget planning
  • Handling administration aspects with the consortium (in the case of DN) up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proofreading of the proposal
    And more…

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EIC Pathfinder Open Deep Dive Review service

If you are considering to apply to the EIC Pathfinder funding scheme (under the Horizon Europe programme), our dedicated review will assess/ensure the proposal addresses the following distinct Pathfinder (FET-Open) features, in addition to the regular Horizon Europe features:

  1. Radical vision – expressing fundamentally uncharted lines of technology
  2. Breakthrough technological target – an identified science–to–technology breakthrough with respect to the state of the art
  3. High-risk / high-gain – the high-risk nature of the project is evident, as well as the potential high-gain (impact)
  4. Ambitious interdisciplinary research – a heterogenous consortium that extends past your discipline to elevate your ambitious research project

For the above funding scheme, the aspects we cover throughout the Deep Dive service include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of “gold-standard” templates
  • Concept formation which is in line with the business plan of the company (if relevant)
  • Addressing any relevant eligibility issues
  • Ensuring no errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Editing and reviewing the scientific sections of the application
  • Editing and reviewing the impact section of the application, including market aspects, which are based on the company’s business plan
  • Devising dissemination plans and communication strategies
  • Review and editing of ethical issues concerned with the application
  • Managing the composition of all proposal parts including budget planning
  • Handling all proposal administration aspects up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proofreading of the proposal

 

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EIC Transition Open Deep Dive Review service

If you are considering to apply to the EIC Transition Open funding scheme, our dedicated review will assess/ensure the proposal addresses the following distinct Transition Open features, in addition to the regular Horizon Europe features:

  • The right balance between novelty and applicability
  • Feasibility of the project’s objectives
  • Compatibility of the project’s activities and expected outcomes
  • Maturation and standardization
  • Quality and suitability of the team
  • Entrepreneurship and expertise aspects
  • Business plan
  • Maximization of the commercial potential
  • Development of the technology towards market deployment
  • Usability and customer experience
  • Readiness for further investments and market opportunities

For the above funding scheme, the aspects we cover throughout the Deep Dive service include, but are not limited to:

  • Concept formation which is in line with the plan of the company (if relevant)
  • Addressing any relevant eligibility issues
  • Ensuring no errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Editing and reviewing the scientific sections of the application
  • Editing and reviewing the impact section of the application, including market aspects, which are based on the company’s business plan
  • Devising dissemination plans and communication strategies (if relevant)
  • Review and editing of ethical issues concerned with the application
  • Managing the composition of all proposal parts including budget planning
  • Handling all proposal administration aspects up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proofreading of the proposal

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EIC Accelerator Open Deep Dive Review service

The key to success in EIC Accelerator Open is the business foundation of the suggested project, the commercialization outlook and the company’s expected growth which will stem from this. When applying to EIC Accelerator the company is required to present a robust business plan for that matter. Therefore, the starting point of preparing a highly competitive application to the EIC Accelerator Open is having such a business plan intact.

 

The aspects we cover throughout the Deep Dive service include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of “gold-standard” templates
  • Concept formation which is in line with the business plan of the company
  • Addressing any relevant eligibility issues
  • Ensuring no errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Editing and reviewing the scientific sections of the application
  • Editing and reviewing the impact section of the application, including market aspects, which are based on the company’s business plan
  • Devising dissemination plans and communication strategies
  • Suggesting structures and implementation methods for the technical project management aspects
  • Review and editing of ethical issues concerned with the application and structuring the ethical annex
  • Managing the composition of all proposal parts including budget planning
  • Handling all proposal administration aspects up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proofreading of the proposal

The Deep Dive Review is relevant for both short and full EIC Accelerator Open applications (or both).

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You can refer to our Pre-Submission Standard Review Service should you have limited resources, or require less hands-on assistance.

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