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How to Write a FP7 Proposal Successfully

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe's training centre (FTU) offers a training course on ‘How to Write a FP7 Proposal Successfully’ in Brussels on 11 March 2009.

11 March 2009 - 11 March 2009
North Macedonia

FP7 proposals contain well-known rules and parts of FP6 proposals as well as new topics and measures. Successful proposals have to meet all given criteria in order to pass the different stages of evaluation and approval.

The course provides all the necessary details, guidelines, evaluation criteria and measures in order to support proposal writers successfully.

The following topics will be covered:
- Behind the scenes:
What is the intention of FP7? What are the constraints? What should proposal writers know and keep in mind? What is the impact to individual proposal writers?
- The strategy of writing a proposal (schedule, presentation etc.)
- How to collect information from existing proposals or approved projects for the same topic
- Different projects and the influence on the proposal: Networks of Excellence, large and small collaborative projects
- How to plan a proposal and what are the right steps forward?
- Key elements of FP7 proposals
- The importance of abstracts
- Checklists: What – when – who – with whom – how
- Evaluation criteria
- GANTT-charts as compulsory parts of the management plan
- How to find and select project partners
- Use of model contract for consortia
- How to minimize the administrative burden

Adapted examples will be presented and discussed - course participants may present their own projects.

The course is specifically designed for project managers, scientists, engineers, research managers, administrators and all other people who are going to write a proposal or involved in contributing towards a proposal.

The course is limited to 15 participants in order to ensure high quality standard.Date: 11 March 2009

Course fee: 395 EUR.

The fee includes tuition, documentation, certificate, morning coffee, sandwich lunch, afternoon tea, refreshment drinks.

Venue: Helmholtz Office, Brussels, Belgium