This two-day intensive training course offers a comprehensive understanding of the Horizon Europe landscape and the proposal submission process, with a specific focus on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Participants will gain valuable insights into the EU funding landscape, the structure of Horizon Europe, as well as the key objectives and funding opportunities within MSCA. The course is designed to equip participants with practical tools and knowledge for designing and submitting successful MSCA proposals.
The course employs a hands-on learning approach, guiding participants through every stage of the proposal submission process. This includes crafting compelling project narratives, aligning with EU policy priorities, understanding eligibility requirements, budgeting, and the intricacies of the application form. Through detailed walkthroughs and discussions of common errors and pitfalls, participants will learn to anticipate and address challenges, enhancing their proposal’s chances of success.
Participants will delve deep into the specifics of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, Doctoral Networks, Staff Exchanges, and COFUND, understanding the essential features of each. The course also emphasizes understanding and addressing key EU policy priorities, such as gender equality, the European Green Deal, and Open Science.
The second day of training will focus on building and submitting an effective MSCA proposal, including crafting the excellence section, achieving impact in the project, and constructing a credible implementation plan. Participants will gain insights into budget development, evaluation criteria, and the transition from a proposal writer’s perspective to an evaluator’s lens.
By the end of this course, participants will have a holistic understanding of Horizon Europe and MSCA calls, the ability to navigate the proposal submission process confidently, and the skills to design a comprehensive, impactful, and competitive proposal for Horizon Europe MSCA calls.