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 2020 Collaborative Projects Deep Dive Review Service

Horizon 2020 Collaborative Projects is a truly unique funding opportunity. Securing funding from this grant can be the driving force for your groundbreaking and novel research idea. The process of constructing a successful Horizon 2020 grant proposal constitutes months of work in attending to the fine details of the Horizon 2020 requirements and expectations. This includes ensuring proposal pillars such as scientific excellence, implementation plan and expected impact are properly addressed.

Our Deep Dive Service is relevant for all Horizon 2020 Collaborative Projects, including two unique variants of Horizon 2020: Pathfinder (FET-Open) and Clinical Trials (more information below).

 

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

  • Provision of “gold-standard” templates
  • Concept formation and relation to the work program
  • Addressing any relevant eligibility issues
  • Ensuring no errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Assisting with consortium formation and partner negotiation
  • Editing and reviewing the scientific sections of the application
  • Coherence of the proposal “inner logic”
  • Editing and reviewing the impact section of the application, including market aspects
  • 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 annex
  • Managing the composition of all proposal parts including budget planning
  • Providing an in-depth review of the core pillars of the outcome
  • Handling all administration with the consortium up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proof reading of the proposal

In addition to the above, we’ll apply the details below to the unique Horizon 2020 variants:

EIC PAthfinder (FET-Open) Deep Dive Review service

If you are considering to apply to the EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open) funding scheme (under the Horizon 2020 programme) , our dedicated review will assess/ensure the proposal addresses the following distinct Pathfinder (FET-Open) features, in addition to the regular Horizon 2020 features:

  1. Radical vision – expressing fundamentally uncharted lines of technology
  2. Breakthrough technological target – an identified science – to – technology breakthrough
  3. Ambitious interdisciplinary research – a  heterogenous consortium which extends past your discipline to elevate your ambitious research project

Clinical Trials Deep Dive Review service

If you are considering to apply to Clinical Trials under the Horizon 2020 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, based on the above and on the Clinical Trial protocol
  • Study design and endpoints
  • Study Subjects / Population – Inclusion / Exclusion criteria
  • Statistical analysis planning and power calculation
  • Cumulative safety information
  • Payment structure – adjusting the payment structure of the Clinical Trial to the typical Horizon 2020 funding cycles
  • ‘Unit cost’ per patient break-down
  • Exploiting the sub-contracting privileges in Horizon 2020 Clinical Trials
  • 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), including the definition of the per patient ‘Unit costs’ payments structure, if relevant.
  • Addressing the challenge of setting variable and sometimes flexible Clinical Trials’ time frames vs. the typical and strict Horizon 2020 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.
  • And more…

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ERC Deep Dive Review service

ERC’s essence and requirements are considered counterintuitive when compared to other EU funding schemes. Developing a highly competitive ERC grant proposal that meets both written and “unwritten” rules requires months of work, preparation, and a firm grasp at the demanding ERC requirements.

 

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

We will work with you to ensure a clear logical presentation of your proposal to the ERC.

 

The comprehensive ERC Deep Dive package includes, but is not limited to:

  • A comprehensive review of any relevant eligibility issues
  • A comprehensive review of any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • An extensive and interactive review of the scientific idea
  • Discussions about the concept and ERC presentation strategy
  • Full reviews of the text (both B1 and B2)
  • Discussions about the ERC peer review panel selection
  • Relevant ethical considerations and structuring of the ethical annex
  • Handling or monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Consulting or handling any relevant technical / administrative issues
  • Consulting about budget issues
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proofreading

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MSCA Deep Dive Review service

MSCA is a bottom up scheme and seemingly open to all research fields. That being said – producing a competitive MSCA grant application requires time, resources and the right knowledge about what the grant’s actual requirements and expectations.

Throughout the Deep Dive process, our team will put the emphasis on the unique attributes that we know MSCA evaluators are looking for.

 

Be it Innovative Training Networks (ITN), Individual Fellowship (IF), or COFUND MSCA grant schemes, the comprehensive MSCA Deep Dive Service includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provision of “gold-standard” templates
  • Assisting with consortium formation and partner negotiation
  • 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
  • Providing an in-depth review of the core pillars
  • Handling administration aspects with the consortium (in the case of ITN) up to and including the successful submission of the proposal
  • Handling and monitoring the electronic submission system
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Proof reading of the proposal
    And more…

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EIC Accelerator Deep Dive Review service

The EIC Accelerator (previously known as the SME Instrument phase II) is a truly unique funding opportunity. Securing funding from this grant can be the driving force for your company and your project’s growth and success.

To ensure your EIC Accelerator proposal will be highly successful and truly competitive, we offer our Deep Dive Service to see you through every step of the way.

The key for success in EIC Accelerator 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, is having such a business plan in tact.

 

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
  • Proof reading of the proposal

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Note : 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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Note: refer to our policies to learn about the best time for the Deep Dive Review service, and our deadline for accepting new applications.

 

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Enspire Science prides itself on seeing through professional excellence across all the services we offer. As such, we carefully select applications where we identify true potential to win and be funded. Therefore, we may require a Go/No-Go screening before officially working together to ensure the utmost potential for success.

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