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In January 2021, the UK government announced that the UK would associate itself to Horizon Europe. This means that UK research institutions can access €95.5 billion worth of funding.

If you would like a portion for your research projects, attend our Accessing Horizon Europe Funding training course to learn how to apply for funding and how to be in a better position to secure it.

Through interactive workshops and tutor-led discussions: gain a more comprehensive understanding of the Horizon Europe framework; learn about the objectives of the programme and the rules of participation.

Leave the day with a firmer understanding of the Horizon Europe funding process and be in a better position to gain funds for your research project.

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Linda Pialek
Head of the European Research Team - Kiel University

Linda Piálek is currently Head of the European Research team at Kiel University in Germany and the former Head of Research Services at the University of Oxford.

At Oxford, Linda was responsible for increasing the profile of European funding within Oxford and for influencing research policy at the European level.

Linda represented Oxford in the European Research Project Managers community of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), which has become a key partner in the negotiations of the FP7 successor programme, Horizon 2020. She is also a member of the UKRO focus group on ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Take back an action plan on how to secure funding
  • Gain a more comprehensive overview of Horizon Europe
  • Understand the policy objectives and rules of participation
  • Learn how to plan and prepare a convincing collaborative proposal
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Understanding Horizon Europe Funding

  • Scope the current Horizon Europe funding landscape
  • Get an overview of the relevant EU’s key policy objectives
  • Understand how to get involved in Horizon Europe funding
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Horizon Europe: Structure and Rules of Participation

  • Learn how to navigate work programmes, calls and topics
  • Understand the similarities and differences to Horizon 2020
  • Gain a thorough overview of the structure of Horizon Europe
  • Understand the eligibility and funding criteria for different project types
12:00 - 13:00

Horizon Europe: The Importance of Cross-Cutting Issues

  • Gain an overview over the evaluation process
  • Ensure your proposal matches the evaluation criteria
  • Understand the key cross-cutting issues and how to effectively address them
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Preparing and Writing a Horizon Europe Proposal

  • Gain techniques on writing a proposal
  • Review bad and best practice from real-life proposals
  • Get familiar with the proposal structure and template
  • Learn how to read between the lines of a call and topic
  • Understand how to find suitable partners and develop a competitive consortium
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways