European Commission’s
Research Grant Programs
Presentation at the Cairns Institute for the Tropical
Leaders, 20 August 201...
Contents
Goal: understand how to develop a successful
research funding strategy, making international
project based resear...
Before you begin writing..
• What drives you to
submit a grant proposal?
• What is your goal?
• Are you eligible for a
gra...
10 Questions
Content (included in proposal)
1. What is the problem the project
tries to solve?
2. What is the solution and...
1- Structure of 7th
Framework Program
(2007-2013) : design trade-offs
Scientific
Excellence
Policy
Objectives
Top-Down
The...
European Commission
Framework Programme 7 (2007-2013)
http://cordis.europa.eu or http://europa.eu
€32.410M
€4.750M
€7.510M...
2-People Program
People Program
Timetable and process
Timetable 2014
Publication of call March 2014
Deadline Third week of August 2014
Evaluation Summary ...
Outline of the Process
Call
Published
Proposal
Submitted
Evaluation
Process
Notification of
Results
Contract (or
“Grant
Ag...
3- Key Factors for Success
Goal: make your proposal excellent, have it accepted for
evaluation, obtain funding and carry o...
How to prepare a successful
proposal?
Read the work programme and MC website in order to
understand the policy objectives ...
Key Factors Success: Evaluation Criteria
Summary Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation Criterion Weighting Threshold
S&T Quality 25% 3
Training 15% 4
Researcher 25% 3
Imp...
Bringing it all together
Get proposal writing and project management training for
your academic staff.
Monitor National Co...
Keep in mind
Need to address all of the issues in order to maximise scores
Evaluation by competent evaluators (3) but no e...
Questions & Answers
Speech and powerpoint at
Feel free to drop me a line:
Dr. Albert Schram
albertschram@gmail.com
Twitter...
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European Research Funding for Non-European Researchers

  1. 1. European Commission’s Research Grant Programs Presentation at the Cairns Institute for the Tropical Leaders, 20 August 2013 Dr. Albert SCHRAM Vice-Chancellor Papua New Guinea University of Technology On Twitter: @albertschram C
  2. 2. Contents Goal: understand how to develop a successful research funding strategy, making international project based research financing structural. 1- Structure of the 7th Framework (from 2014 Horizon 2020) & the Life Long Learning Programs 2- The People Program “Marie Curie Actions” 3- Keys for Success
  3. 3. Before you begin writing.. • What drives you to submit a grant proposal? • What is your goal? • Are you eligible for a grant? (nationality, residence, marital status, mobility etc.) • Is this the right time for you to submit a proposal? • What are your department’s goals? • What are the funders policy priorities? • What is the success rate of past proposals? • How much is the funding? Average size of project (budget and duration)?
  4. 4. 10 Questions Content (included in proposal) 1. What is the problem the project tries to solve? 2. What is the solution and who are the beneficiaries? 3. What is most innovative about the proposal? 4. What is the value added of the project compared to other solutions? 5. Why is this researcher/team/ consortium the best to execute the project? 6. What is the impact of the project? Non-Content 7.Why do the you/partners want to do it? Why now? Why here? 8.Why can you beat your competitors? 9.How does this project fit into the priorities/policies of the grant giver? 10.Practical matters: what is the success rate of past proposals? Who is in charge for preparing the proposal? What is the estimated time to produce it? What are the available resources for preparation?
  5. 5. 1- Structure of 7th Framework Program (2007-2013) : design trade-offs Scientific Excellence Policy Objectives Top-Down Thematic Bottom-Up Researcher Initiated FP7 Research Excellence ImpactS&T Excellence; Management Career development & Mobility Structure, coherence, critical mass
  6. 6. European Commission Framework Programme 7 (2007-2013) http://cordis.europa.eu or http://europa.eu €32.410M €4.750M €7.510M €4.100M Capacities Research Capacity Ideas Frontier Research ERC Cooperation Collaborative Research People Human Potential Marie Curie Fellowships
  7. 7. 2-People Program
  8. 8. People Program
  9. 9. Timetable and process Timetable 2014 Publication of call March 2014 Deadline Third week of August 2014 Evaluation Summary Report December 2014 Negotiation Phase December-May 2015 Signing Grant Agreement June 2015 Project begin July 2015
  10. 10. Outline of the Process Call Published Proposal Submitted Evaluation Process Notification of Results Contract (or “Grant Agreement”) negotiation Contract signed Project Starts Try again! Periodical and final reports
  11. 11. 3- Key Factors for Success Goal: make your proposal excellent, have it accepted for evaluation, obtain funding and carry out the project successfully. Should you write you proposal alone? Get an example proposal from a previous round Get help with editing of necessary Ask for support in writing, depending on each section: Science and Technology Excellence (100% academics) Training (50-50 academic – Research Funding Advisor) Management & Implementation (50/50) Impact (50/50) Budget (50/50)
  12. 12. How to prepare a successful proposal? Read the work programme and MC website in order to understand the policy objectives of the MC activities and the “spirit” of the call, or underlying policy goals. You are responsible for checking whether your are eligible. Identify the evaluation criteria, thresholds and weightings for the relevant MC action at the end of the Work Programme
  13. 13. Key Factors Success: Evaluation Criteria
  14. 14. Summary Evaluation Criteria Evaluation Criterion Weighting Threshold S&T Quality 25% 3 Training 15% 4 Researcher 25% 3 Implementation 15% na Impact 20% na Total 100%
  15. 15. Bringing it all together Get proposal writing and project management training for your academic staff. Monitor National Contact Point and information days in Brussels on new calls Make a project for the development of the project proposals: Division of tasks Timing and sequencing Language checking Use academic and other conferences to share experiences and meet potential hosts.
  16. 16. Keep in mind Need to address all of the issues in order to maximise scores Evaluation by competent evaluators (3) but no experts. Language needs to be non-technical. Some areas require a minimum score (threshold) The science scores has only 25% of the weight! You must focus on the objectives of the activity to be successful
  17. 17. Questions & Answers Speech and powerpoint at Feel free to drop me a line: Dr. Albert Schram albertschram@gmail.com Twitter: @albertschram C

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