Zagreb | July 2019

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

July 1-3, 2019 | Zagreb, Croatia


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 Horizon Europe;

● Grant writing (also with focus on the Impact section);

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

● Science communication.



Claudia Oliveira, Brussels Agency for Business Support -, Belgium

Borbála Schenk, Dr. Borbala Schenk Consultancy, Hungary

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



DateidownloadFinal programme

DateidownloadWorkshop on Cross-cutting issues (posters)

DateidownloadWorkshop on Science Communication - defining project target groups (posters)

DateidownloadWorkshop on Science Communication - reaching different target groups (posters)



DateidownloadHow to support successful grant proposals in Horizon Europe: from Cross-cutting Issues to Grant Writing (Claudia Oliveira)

DateidownloadHow to write successful research proposals? (Borbála Schenk)

DateidownloadGetting in the H2020 mindset: Understanding Impact (Borbála Schenk)

Science Communication (Virág Zsár)





School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

Croatian Institute for Brain Research

Zagreb, Croatia

Contact details

Local organizer (for any questions concerning arrival and venue): EmailOlja Ulicni Niksic

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