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 credible collaboration. Our Consortium Meeting Agenda template might be useful in planning your first consortium meeting. It indicates the important issues to address and discuss, in order to agree the project concept and approach, conduct a gap analysis with respect to the funding Call, and assign responsibilities in preparing a competitive grant application.
|Arrive on time at meeting location|
Open Meeting and Round table Introductions
Analysis of Call Text
Brief Discussion of Call Text
Presentation of Project Concept
Discussion of Project Concept and Work Plan
Agree Project Work Plan and Objectives
Gaps in Knowledge & Gaps in Consortium
Roles of ‘Confirmed’ and ‘Potential’ partners
Work Package Leaders
Outline of Part Band Assign leadership of writing
Budgets and Administration
Close of Meeting
To download a PDF version of our sample agenda for your first consortium meeting click here.