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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, 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. 
  • Plan and prepare a budget

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 28th October 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

NOTE: Conditions for participating in online courses  

Intervals courses are small, interactive group sessions in which confidential issues are often raised. During the Zoom sessions you must have your camera on, and a microphone ready to participate in the group activities. You should be in a quiet place with a good internet connection. If you are not alone in the room you must wear headphones. If you are unable to meet these conditions you will be asked to leave the course.


Finished editions
  • 2021 Edition 1, Trimester 3: ONLINE : 08/11/2021


Michela Bertero, Natalia Dave, Gabriele Picarella
Michela Bertero
Natalia Dave
Gabriele Picarella

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

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