Events and workshops

Horizon Europe Global Challenges Training Seminars

How do you write a successful proposal for Horizon Europe’s (HEU) highly competitive Global Challenges programmes, or just participate in one? This seminar series is designed to equip all AU-based researchers, administrators and managers with the right strategies to optimize this kind of application process.

The seven online seminars run from May to November 2022 and can be followed as a whole or separately.

For more information about each seminar and registration see below or click here (pdf version).

Seminar 1: The Structure and Work Programmes of the HEU’s Global Challenges

Thursday 5 May 2022, 1.00-2.30 pm

First, the seminar provides a solid overview of this grant map including the strategic plan underpinning the work programmes.
Second, participants will understand how to identify a relevant call topic in break-out sessions for these thematic clusters and work programmes: 1) Health, 2) Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society, 3) Digital, Industry and Space, 4) Climate, Energy and Mobility, 5) Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment

Register here by Tuesday 3 May 2022

Seminar 2: From Call Topic to Project Idea

Tuesday 31 May 2022, 2.00-3.00 pm

The seminar provides an analytical understanding of the relationship between the political and scientific parts of the call topic, including the EU’s cross-cutting requirements such as the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities, health, or data management. This is crucial for researchers to position themselves in a consortium, or to create one

Register here by Friday 27 May 2022

Seminar 3: The Right Consortium

Monday 20 June 2022, 2.00-3.00 pm

The seminar provides an understanding of how to set or join the right consortium. It looks at legal frameworks and different partner types, and how to approach actor requirements such as interdisciplinarity and multi-actor approach

Register here by Thursday 16 June 2022

Seminar 4: Leadership and Process Management

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 2.00-3.00 pm

The seminar hums in on the special requirements of leadership and process management of an HEU-consortium

Register here by Wednesday 22 June 2022

Seminar 5: Feed the reviewer I – Excellence

Tuesday 4 October 2022, 1.00-3.00 pm

To write a successful proposal that convinces reviewers, applicants need to master the terminology of the proposal template, and seminar 5 focuses on Excellence. It includes key EU priority issues such as gender, open science, data management, IPR, and ethics

Register here by Friday 30 September 2022

Seminar 6: Feed the Reviewer II – Impact

Wednesday 12 October 2022, 1.00-3.00 pm

This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the logic of the Impact-section, and how to integrate key elements such as expected results, dissemination, exploitation and communication measures, and outcomes

Register here by Monday 10 October 2022

Seminar 7: Feed the Reviewer III – Implementation

Wednesday 3 November 2022, 1.00-3.00 pm

This seminar focuses on what a competitive Implementation-section should look like, including resources and budgeting

Register here by Tuesday 1 November 2022

MSCA Masterclass

Introduction to Good Grantmanship - 15 June 2022

- in Collaboration with The Junior Researcher Association


Target Group

Postdocs and assistant professors from all faculties at Aarhus University with little or no experience in grant writing. PhD students are also welcome to participate.

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants a thorough introduction to the component parts of the grant proposal, how they fit together, how to ensure that each part supports the overall argument, and how to know which techniques to use when writing a proposal.

Workshop Content

The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, group work and discussions.  The presentations will cover:

  • What do reviewers want to see?
  • What are the component parts of the proposal?
  • How to compose each part of the proposal?
  • Which procedures do you need to observe in the proposal phase?

In the group work, participants will discuss the drafts of the objectives and perspectives section of their individual projects and will do a mock review of a sample proposal.

Participant Requirements

Before the workshop, participants are expected to have read material sent out in advance including the ‘Advice and Tools for Your Grant Proposal’ on the RSO website - http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/researchandtalent/research-support/advice-and-tools-for-your-grant-proposal/ .

The group work will require that the participants are prepared:

  • To forward a draft of the objectives and perspective section of their proposal to the course presenters (read ‘the advice and tools’ before you begin writing)
  • To share their draft with the other participants
  • To enter into constructive discussion of the drafts submitted by the other participants in the group

Workshop presenters

Two research advisors from the Research Support Office will teach and facilitate the workshop.

Practical information

Time: 15 June 2022, from 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Online - link will be forwarded
Registration:   Please register via this link by 10 June 2022

Please forward your draft for the objectives and perspectives section (one page) to abli@au.dk no later than 10 June 2022.

The workshop will be conducted in English. Due to the form of the workshop, the number of participants is limited. Therefore, please do not take a place from someone else. Make sure to cancel your registration, if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.

Workshop on National and International Funding Landscape - 16 June 2022

- in Collaboration with The Junior Researcher Association

Target group

Postdocs and assistant professors from all faculties at Aarhus University with little or no experience in grant writing. PhD students are also welcome to participate.

Purpose

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the national and international funding landscape for research and to demonstrate how the landscapes relate to the development of an individual funding strategy. The learnings outcome for this part is for the researchers to be able to distinguish between the various national and international funding opportunities and to relate them to their own publication strategy and research interests.

Workshop content

The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, group work and discussions.  The presentations will cover:

  • Who are the most important Danish and European funders, and what do they support?
  • How do the funding bodies evaluate proposals?
  • What trends and differences between funding bodies are essential?
  • How do grants and academic career paths relate?

Participant requirements

The group work requires that the participants are prepared:

  • To share and discuss their own funding strategies
  • To enter into constructive discussion of funding strategies with the other participants in the group

Workshop presenters

Two fundraisers from the Research Support Office will hold the workshop

Practical information

Time: 16 June 2022, from 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Online - link will be forwarded
Registration:   Please register via this link by 10 June 2022

The workshop will be conducted in English. Due to the form of the workshop, the number of participants is limited. Therefore, please do not take a place from someone else. Make sure to cancel your registration, if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.