Horizon Europe Proposal Planning

The process of developing a research proposal can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. If you are in the early stages of planning a Horizon Europe proposal, or are looking to gain knowledge and insight into where to start, we can help.

We offer a number of Horizon Europe proposal planning services, including; Proposal Labs and Proposal Consultancy.

We have had the pleasure of working with a large number of diverse organisations, helping them to win funding. We get just as excited as the Coordinator and consortium members when their proposal is selected for funding. We have worked with excellent individual researchers as well as large consortia across a wide variety of different research domains and funding programmes. You can see some selected examples on our Success Stories page.

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Proposal Lab

Our Proposal Lab is the best place to start if you are looking to gain key knowledge and insights into coordinating a successful proposal. Successful Coordinators start early. One of the key steps in writing a research proposal is to understand the Funding Call and related Work Programme or Topic. This drives the development of the project concept and helps to build the right consortium. Our knowledge of EU funding programmes can help you avoid mistakes which could make the difference between winning or losing the Horizon Europe funding.

The Proposal Lab is typically an online morning or afternoon intensive session (2-4 hours) with our Director, Dr. Catherine Halbert, and the client Coordinator and a small group of their core team members.

Our proposal lab will help you to;

  • Identify suitable Horizon Europe Funding Programmes and Calls

  • Analyse and understand a Call Topic

  • Align your proposal concept with the Call

  • Assess your approach and work plan

  • Identify Key Impact Pathways

  • Carry out a partner gap analysis

  • Create a schedule for the proposal writing phase

  • Plan the first consortium meeting

  • Create an action plan to kick-start the proposal

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Proposal Planning Consultancy

We have been involved in proposal planning for over 30 years. Our vast experience allows us to provide expert guidance and assistance to every area of the proposal planning and writing stages. We are proud to have consistent success in previous funding frameworks (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020). The experience we have developed over many years and our commitment to maximising our clients’ chances of achieving funding, means we look forward to enjoying many more successes with you in Horizon Europe.

Our consultancy services can be booked in blocs of days or weeks. Typically, we can allocate between 12 and 50 days to a proposal, depending on the needs of the client.

Consultancy days can be used to;

  • Plan and attend consortium meetings

  • Co-ordinate proposal preparation activities between partners

  • Assist with EC Portal tasks including partner registration and profiles

  • Identify Key Impact Pathways

  • Ensure alignment with the Horizon Europe Call

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General Horizon Europe FAQ

Horizon Europe is the ambitious EU research & innovation framework programme for 2021-2027 with a budget of €95.5 billion.

Its overarching goals are:

• To strengthen the EU’s scientific and technological bases and the European Research Area (ERA);
• To boost Europe’s innovation capacity, competitiveness and jobs;
• To deliver on citizen’s priorities and sustain our socio-economic model and values.

With a particular focus on creating impact or the European Green Deal, the digital and sustainability transition and recovery from the coronavirus-crisis.

For more information, please see the Horizon Europe web site.

You can apply on the Horizon Europe funding and tender opportunities page.