Sample Agenda for First Consortium Meeting

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.

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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

Lunch

Agree Project Work Plan and Objectives

Gaps in Knowledge & Gaps in Consortium

Strategic decisions:

Roles of ‘Confirmed’ and ‘Potential’ partners

Work Package Leaders

Outline of Part Band Assign leadership of writing

Tea/Coffee Break

Budgets and Administration

Action Plan

Close of Meeting

To download a PDF version of our sample agenda for your first consortium meeting click here.

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About the Author:

Ben Halbert (BBus) supports multiple research projects for a variety of research organisations across different geographic locations in Europe. Ben holds an honours Bachelor of Business degree and he specialises in marketing and communications, digital skills and social media, project management, and financial management.