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How to write a grant proposal for Horizon Europe


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




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


The course will offer the tools to plan and write high-impact research proposals 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 PI.

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 Abstracts should be submitted by the 2nd December at the latest. 

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 


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


Natalia Dave and Gabriele Picarella
Natalia Dave and Gabriele Picarella

Natalia Dave and Gabriele Picarella work at the International and Scientific Affairs Office at the CRG. They have a broad experience coordinating international scientific projects, writing grants and supporting competitive funding strategies.

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