Note: We will soon transition from the Horizon 2020 framework (ending on December 2020) to the new Horizon Europe framework that will launch on January 2021 for the duration of 7 years. As such, we no longer offer this Horizon 2020 course. Instead, we invite you to sign up to be notified about the launch of our new Horizon Europe online course.
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The objectives and added value:
The Horizon 2020 course addresses both the required elements encompassing a Horizon 2020 grant proposal, as well as conceptual elements that are not available in the guide for applicants.
During the course we will present the key ingredients to success: the spirit and the essence of these grants, the way the “machine” in Brussels works, and its implications during the pre-award and post-award phases. Additionally, we will introduce our unique and proven methodology for developing and coordinating Horizon 2020 project proposals.
To elevate applications, we will refer to the intangible concept of the required “Excellence” in these projects, while using our extensive experience in ERC as a reference. This will add the “ERC standard”, which enables us to aim higher in all dimensions, including both the way the project is crafted conceptually and the way it is then presented. This process and approach is proven to be a clear benefit to Horizon 2020 applicants.
The topics of the course include:
- Concept formation
- Consortium building and management, addressing the coordination challenge and dilemma
- Crystallizing the required “Excellence”
- Addressing the Impact
- Preparing for execution
- Planning the work plan
- Planning coordination tasks
- Orchestrating the proposal writing
- Technical aspects and issues
- Ethical annex
- Submitting the proposal
- and more
As we discuss the above, we always keep 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.
We recommend attending a workshop as soon as possible, and no later than 3 months before the relevant Horizon 2020 call deadline to allow considerable time for the proposal preparation phase.