The objectives of this course:


The ‘Excellence’ section is the opening chapter of your Horizon Europe application, and as such, it is the first real opportunity to impress and intrigue the reviewers with your project proposal. However, and while the ‘Excellence’ section template instructions may seem straightforward, the highly competitive Horizon Europe grant requires more than simply ‘ticking the boxes’ and following the general instructions in this sub-section in order to successfully address it in your proposal. For this reason, we dedicate a course entirely to this section. 


We will begin by approaching the ‘Excellence’ section from a conceptual perspective, that is, focusing on its role in presenting key aspects of the application. We will then continue focusing on its sub-sections, ‘Objectives and ambition’ and ‘Methodology’. Finally, we will provide our expert writing tips, insights, and considerations, to ensure you are ready to successfully formulate your project’s own ‘Excellence’ section.

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. 

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Price: £199

  Looking for courses on specific Horizon Europe topics?


  Check out 4 available options:


  1. The Budget in Horizon Europe projects. Learn more here.
  2. Lump Sum funding in Horizon Europe. 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.

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