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

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 [...]

2021-04-20T11:59:56+01:00EU Funding|

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

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 [...]

2021-04-20T12:00:35+01:00EU Funding|

5 Useful Tips When Starting Your MSCA-IF Proposal

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 [...]

2021-04-20T12:01:08+01:00Uncategorized|

MSCA-ITN-2018 – Call Now Open

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 [...]

2017-10-27T13:14:36+01:00Uncategorized|

Interim Evaluation Of Horizon 2020

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 [...]

2021-04-20T12:03:29+01:00EU Funding|

Overview Of Horizon 2020 Success Rates

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 [...]

2021-04-20T12:04:20+01:00Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2021-04-20T12:04:38+01:00Uncategorized|

To-Do List After First Consortium Meeting

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 [...]

2021-04-20T12:04:53+01:00Uncategorized|

Key Factors in Writing a Strong Proposal Introduction

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. [...]

2021-04-20T12:05:15+01:00Uncategorized|

H2020 Top Tips

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 coordinator [...]

2021-04-20T12:06:42+01:00EU Funding|
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