Lisbon | December 2018

Training School: How to support successful grant proposals in FP9: from Cross-cutting Issues to Grant Writing

December 10-12, 2018 | Lisbon, Portugal


The high complexity and competitivity of the current research and innovation ecosystem, with a growing diversity of funding sources associated with often complicated application processes, necessitates the support of research administrator experts in pre-award and, particularly in grant writing/grant revision. As such, research administrators play a key role in supporting both, research institutions and individual researchers getting competitive funding and improving successful rates, particularly in high competitive funding schemes as EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation.

The role of research administrators in institutions is now more important than ever, given the increasing need for external research funding. Securing science funding simply cannot perform without efficient processes running their engine. Scouting opportunities and support to proposal preparation, particularly in grant writing and revision, reinforced by a strong knowledge on EU funding programmes and its specificities are key to success. 



This training school was a three-day practical course designed for administrative staff who have been assigned to these tasks in pre-award, and who are familiar with the H2020 proposal preparation procedures, but have limited experience or training in grant writing/grant revision.


●  R&D EU funding: from H2020 to FP9,

●  Grant writing (focus on the Impact section),

●  Cross-cutting issues (Ethics, Gender, Open access & Data management),

●  Science communication.



Sofia Azevedo, H2020 National Contact Point, Portugal

Marisa Borges, H2020 National Contact Point, Portugal

Claudia Oliveira, Brussels Agency for Business Support -, Belgium

Borbála Schenk, Centre for Social Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Virág Zsár, HÉTFA Research Institute and Center for Economic and Social Analysis, Hungary



DateidownloadFull report from the Training school

DateidownloadFinal programme



DateidownloadR&D EU funding: from H2020 to FP9 (Claudia Oliveira)

DateidownloadHow to tackle cross-cutting issues in H2020 proposals and what to expect in the new Framework Programme (Claudia Oliveira)

DateidownloadGetting in the H2020 mindset: How to write successful research proposals? (Borbála Schenk)

Science Communication (Virág Zsár)



Watch the video (YouTube) with the impressions from Training School participants!


NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Avenida de Berna, 26-C

1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal

Contact details

Local organizers and Training School Managers (for any question concerning organization and programme): EmailMadalena Martins and EmailCristina Oliveira

Grant Holder (for questions on registration and reimbursement): EmailAndri Charalambous