How to benefit from proposal evaluations (even if they are unfair…)

Receiving evaluation reports for proposals that didn’t make the cut to get funded can be quite frustrating. Like with reviewer comments, evaluations from the grant committee can come across as unfair, uninformed, or just (too) harsh. Still, there often are important clues in these reports to be able to improve your next grant proposal.

1+1=3? Making an interdisciplinary project work

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?

[FUNDED] LABDA: Learning network for Advanced Behavioural Data Analysis

The Marie Curie Doctoral Network project ‘LABDA’ will kick off February 2023. Led by Prof. Mai Chin A Paw from Amsterdam UMC, the project aims to enhance development and application of innovative methodology to analyse 24/7 movement behaviour. For this, 13 PhD students will perform research and receive training in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral network. Fundament supported the consortium in drafting a convincing and attractive proposal. As part of the project, Fundament will also provide a tailored grant writing workshop to the recruited PhD students.

[FUNDED] OptiVisT: Training the next generation of translational vision scientists

The Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ITN project OptiVisT has started! Led by Prof. Frans Cornelissen from UMCG, this research and training network brings together 26 consortium members from academia, healthcare, and industry. The consortium’s joint mission is to enhance the societal participation of visually impaired individuals. Fundament is proud to contribute to this project as a partner organisation, providing tailored grant writing training to the 15 early-stage researchers working in this project.

The Marie S. Curie work programme: what changed in Horizon Europe?

The popular Marie S. Curie Actions (MSCA) are continued in Horizon Europe (HEU). But several changes have been made relative to Horizon 2020 (H2020). Make sure you are aware of the most important upcoming changes, as they may affect eligibility of your proposal!

Marie Curie ITN – let’s talk budget

Calculating the requested budget in your Marie Curie ITN application is easy. All you need to do is fill out which researcher will be employed at which institution for which duration, and the online forms automatically calculate the total requested budget. But behind the scenes, internal budget redistribution is strongly advised.