Many calls for grant proposals demand an interdisciplinary project, for example to tackle a specific societal challenge. But how do you ensure that your proposal includes all correct disciplines in a meaningful way? And what does it mean to lead a consortium with all these different experts you don’t usually talk to?
The new Innovative Health Initiative is not merely a continuation of its predecessor, the Innovative Medicines Initiative. Rather, the scope of this joint undertaking will be expanded to include novel commercial sectors, and there will be more focus on prevention and early detection.
Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) calls for proposals are slightly different compared to ‘regular’ Horizon RIA or IA calls. Make sure you are aware of the specifics of IMI proposals before you start!
Consortium meetings are an essential – and fun – part of grant proposal preparation. Since they require effort and time of all your busy collaborators, please do them (and yourself) a favor and make sure your consortium meeting is well prepared.