The objectives of this course:


In an effort to reduce existing complexities associated with the EU’s funding programme, Horizon Europe has expanded its use of the Lump Sum budget model. The plan is likely to expand its presence even more in the future, which means it is important to get familiar with this funding model.


This course targets participants who are experienced with the Horizon Europe Actual Cost model and would like to expand their knowledge and learn about the Lump Sum model.


During this course, we’ll go over and discuss the main budgetary aspects of the Lump Sum model. We will offer practical recommendations and tips that will help you write your own Lump Sum proposal.


We will discuss the following topics, among others:


  • What are the unique added values of this model? 
  • How does this work in contrast to the traditional ‘Actual cost’ model?
  • How does it work in the pre-award and post-award phases?
  • What do you need to know to prepare a Lump Sum-based proposal?
  • What are the existing issues and discrepancies that are internal to the Lump Sum model? What to be careful about?
The topics of the course include​


  • Horizon Europe Impact – the conceptual aspects:
    • Impact is more than results
    • Impact = value
  • The impact-driven approach in Horizon Europe:
    • Key Impact Pathways (scientific, economic/technological, societal)
    • Addressing impact dimensions
  • The impact section in Horizon Europe Collaborative Projects applications:
    • Projects pathways toward impact (2.1)
    • Measures to maximize impact (2.2)
    • Summary canvas (2.4)
  • Writing tips & insights

*This course does not refer to the impact in ERC project proposals.

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The added value of this course


  • Point of view of the reviewers. Our course’s content was developed while keeping in mind the most important grant writing aspect – the point of view of the reviewers. Since we know what reviewers are looking for, we know exactly what researchers should focus on and what they should avoid. 

   Looking for courses on specific Horizon Europe topics?


Check out 5 available options:


  1. The Budget in Horizon Europe projects. Learn more here.
  2. The Excellence section in Horizon Europe – There is no second chance to make a first impression! Learn more here.
  3. Maximizing the Impact section of Horizon Europe projects. Learn more here.
  4. The Implementation section in Horizon Europe – Planning for execution. Learn more here.
  5. Widening-Twinning. Learn more here.

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