In this article, you can find all presentations and exercises used on our March 2016 H2020 Focused Group Training on MSCA that took place in Izmir. The training spread into 2 days covering the following topics.
1/ HORIZON2020 - an overview
Understanding the structure and philosophy behind the programme: the new focus on InnovationOverview of Turkey’s participation in the FP7 PEOPLE programme and the H2020 MSCA
- Work Programme Novelties MSCA 2016-2017
- MSCA-ITN-2016: Innovative Training Networks
- MSCA-IF-2016: Individual Fellowships
- MSCA-RISE-2016: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
- MSCA-COFUND-2016: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
- MSCA-NIGHT-2016: European Researchers' Night
2/ Evaluation Criteria in MSCA
- Evaluation Criteria for ITN, IF and RISE
- The Evaluation Summary Report
- Weaknesses and Strengths in your proposal. Lessons leant from call 2014-2015
Exercise 1: How to create a Checklist to avoid weakness in my proposal
After reading some ESR and understand typical pitfalls, weaknesses and strengths found in previous evaluations we can create a positive and negative checklist for our proposal. This exercise could be produced for ITN, RISE, IF and COFUND. With this exercise attendees will learn the evaluators' point of view and aspects they should never forget during the preparation of the proposal.
3/ The excellence of my proposal
- How to prepare the excellence of my proposal
- Gender aspects on Research Activity
4/ The Impact of my proposal
- Dissemination versus Exploitation
- Communication Strategy
- Public Engagement and Outreach Activities
- Open Access and RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation)
Exercise 2: How to write a Communication Strategy
This is a common part for RISE, ITN and IF. With this exercise we will try to create a Communication Strategy and highlight expertise from their institutions, how to face the exploitation of results and the Public Engagement, which are crucial in order to get a high mark in the Impact Evaluation,
Building our consortium (ITN and RISE): this is not a exercise but it is very practical showing tools to find the best partner for projects.
5/ The Implementation of my proposal
- Building our consortium (ITN and RISE)
- Project Structure: Work-packages, Deliverables, Milestones
- Looking for Partner Organizations (IF)
Exercise 3: How to create a successful Gantt Chart
By presenting several real Gantt Chart we will try to produce a good Gantt chart that will help the evaluator to understand at a glance the project structure. This is Common for IR, RISE, ITN, COFUND.
Exercise 4: Risk Management
Regarding the Career Plan for IF this is not compulsory anymore at the proposal level. This CP should be produced when the Grant Agreement is signed. But we can think about it.