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Pre-award support


The different pre-award stages of an EU project are listed below with examples of support offered by the EU team (please note this is a non-exhaustive list):

Funding identification

  • Horizon scanning activities
  • Identification of suitable calls
  • Support service to find partners/build consortia

Proposal preparation

  • Topic/guide for applicants/interpretation service (to help you understand what the EC is looking for)
  • Support packages for applicants including information and guidance, annotated templates, successful examples, one-to-one meetings
  • Partner coordination (e.g. information gathering activities)
  • Advice on non-scientific content of bids (e.g. impact, implementation sections)
  • Proposal writing for collaborative projects: non-technical section(s) such as impact and implementation sections
  • Proposal read-through service
  • Information and advice on eligibility of costs (please contact your Faculty office for budget/costing information and support)

Proposal submission

  • Administrative support to submit your proposal on the Research Participant Online Portal
  • Grant Agreement preparation
  • Consortium Agreement preparation