22 05, 2018

H2020 Opportunities For ‘Societal Challenges: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’

By |2018-06-06T10:57:41+00:00May 22nd, 2018|EU Funding|

Europe is facing four main healthcare challenges: (i) the rising and potentially unsustainable health and care costs, mainly due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, to an ageing population requiring more diversified care and to increasing societal demands; (ii) the influence on health of external environmental factors including climate change; (iii) the risk [...]

22 05, 2018

H2020 Funding Opportunities For “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture And Forestry, Marine And Maritime And Inland Water Research And The Bioeconomy”

By |2018-06-05T14:24:26+00:00May 22nd, 2018|EU Funding|

With  an  investment  of €1.3  billion,  the H2020  Societal  Challenge  2  (SC2)  Work  Programme  for 2018-2020 responds to some of the key challenges our planet is facing for the years to come: adapting  to  and  mitigating  climate  change;  ensuring  food  security;  safeguarding  the  natural resource base, promoting alternatives to fossil-based economies and sustainably using [...]

16 04, 2018

5 Useful Tips When Starting Your MSCA-IF Proposal

By |2018-04-16T10:48:48+00:00April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

5 Tips To Help You Get Started On Your MSCA-IF-2018 Proposal "The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility". Here are some useful tips to help [...]

25 10, 2017

MSCA-ITN-2018 – Call Now Open

By |2017-10-27T13:14:36+00:00October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you are planning to submit a MSCA-ITN proposal in January 2018 this information will be useful in writing your application. It includes the Part B templates as well as some useful planning templates from Halbert Research. Topic: Innovative Training Networks Topic identifier: MSCA-ITN-2018 Publication date: 12 October 2017 Types of [...]

1 06, 2017

Interim Evaluation Of Horizon 2020

By |2017-06-01T10:54:48+00:00June 1st, 2017|EU Funding|

Here we will briefly summarize some of the information from the recent 'In Depth Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020' document published by the European Commission on 29th May 2017. The full report can be found here. This document highlights many interesting questions about Horizon 2020, but in this blog we will focus on success [...]

26 05, 2017

Overview Of Horizon 2020 Success Rates

By |2017-05-31T14:18:17+00:00May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We often get asked about Horizon 2020 success rates and distribution of funding. Here we will briefly summarize some of the information which you can find in the Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2015. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation  published in late November 2016 the second monitoring report on the activities, results and [...]

9 05, 2017

Sample Agenda for First Consortium Meeting

By |2017-05-10T10:44:47+00:00May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It’s that time of year when researchers are busy preparing grant applications. If you want to build an effective consortium, then it is really important to have at least one face-to-face meeting when writing your research proposal. Face-to-face meetings are still the most effective way to engage with your potential partners and build a [...]

9 05, 2017

To-Do List After First Consortium Meeting

By |2017-05-09T16:30:27+00:00May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You had your first consortium meeting about a proposed grant application. Now the real work starts in terms of writing a competitive proposal. There are several critical activities that must be agreed and assigned, in order to start developing a strong proposal from within the consortium.  See our To Do Checklist below for typical [...]

23 02, 2017

Key Factors in Writing a Strong Proposal Introduction

By |2017-02-23T16:11:12+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

A good introduction is key to a successful H2020 proposal. Your research proposal introduction should answer the following questions for the evaluator, in a concise paragraph: 1. What is the target problem? 2. Who is affected, and what is the scale of the problem? 3. Why it is important to solve this problem? 4. [...]

23 01, 2017

H2020 Top Tips

By |2017-02-23T16:12:29+00:00January 23rd, 2017|EU Funding|

  1. Understand how Horizon 2020 Works: You can apply for funding by responding to a call published by the European Commission. Each programme has different rules, ensure you are aware of these and understand them. 2.  Allow enough time to prepare: Submitting a proposal needs time to prepare the perfect proposal. As a [...]