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Editions

2023 Edition 1, Trimester 3: December, IN-PERSON
Target: Junior PIs, senior postdocs who want to apply for independent grants, and management staff dedicated to support scientists in grant writing.
4 Sessions*:
  • 12/12/2023 09:30 - 13:00
    Ramon y Cajal room;
  • 14/12/2023 09:30 - 13:00
    Rita Levi room;
  • 18/12/2023 09:30 - 13:00
    Charles Darwin room;
  • 14/03/2024 10:00 - 13:00
    Rita Levi room
* You should attend all sessions

SYSTEMS skills

How to write a grant proposal for Horizon Europe

Aim

The course will offer key tips and strategies to write a successful grant application in Horizon Europe. The learning outcomes will also be useful to write successful proposals for other funding agencies. 

Language

English

For

Junior PIs, senior postdocs who want to apply for independent grants, and management staff dedicated to support scientists in grant writing.

Contents

The course will offer the tools to identify the right funding opportunities, understand the call text and plan and write high-impact research proposals in Horizon Europe that tell a powerful story. 

Participants will learn:

  • Funding opportunities for junior researchers in Horizon Europe, with a focus on the European Research Council and collaborative projects
  • The review process of a grant
  • Tips and tricks to write the different sections of a grant proposal: abstract, objectives, methodology, research data management plans, etc. 
  • Science policy aspect mandatory in proposal writing
  • Plan and prepare a budget

During the course participants will have the opportunity to write a short proposal and receive feedback from trainers and a senior PRBB PIs.

Please note the course consists of several sessions, and you should be able to attend all of them.

Study commitment

In preparation for the workshop participants have to submit a title and an abstract of their potential proposal for a grant (max. 250 words) to intervals@prbb.org. Abstracts should be submitted by the 30th November at the latest. 

During the third and fourth session participants should prepare a short proposal to present in the last session. This proposal should be submitted by the 14th February (a template will be provided to prepare the short proposal).

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to intervals@prbb.org. 

Related courses

Sharpen your reasoning skills: logic and critical thinking for scientists

Elevator pitch in science: Get what you want in a minute

Behind the scenes – small tutorial group for anyone giving oral research presentations

 

Comments from participants

Finished editions
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 3: December, IN-PERSON : 12/12/2022
  • 2021 Edition 1, Trimester 3: ONLINE : 08/11/2021

Trainer

Natalia Dave and Gabriele Picarella
Natalia Dave and Gabriele Picarella

Natalia Dave and Gabriele Picarella work at the Strategy and Funding department at the CRG. They have a broad experience coordinating international scientific projects, writing grants and supporting competitive funding strategies.