Grant acquisition – How to produce a winning proposal

This workshop gives a practical view of how to develop proposals using the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon Europe as a model, but the skills acquired are transferable to other programmes supporting research.

The workshop is conceived for researchers wishing to learn about the principles of developing multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects.

More and more researchers need to raise money for their research projects. But where to find funding bodies and how to convince them?

This workshop provides an overview about main funding schemes and a chance to learn the practical skills in putting a winning proposal together.

The workshop illustrates the process by the example of Horizon Europe, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research & Innovation which is one of the major areas of EU spending. It offers a multitude of opportunities, but also poses many challenges. The skills acquired are transferable to other types of programmes supporting research. It is therefore particularly valuable for those starting out their research career.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a practical training on how to approach the preparation of a proposal effectively, particularly focussing on collaborative projects.

The workshop will cover in a compact, but nevertheless practical form the background knowledge needed to prepare a good proposal and to acquire research funding. The goal is to provide participants with a good understanding of:

  • Strategic aspects:
    • an introduction into funding opportunities and into Horizon Europe;
    • what information, documents are essential and helpful;
  • the structure of proposals and how to organise the proposal preparation to make the process efficient;
  • how to produce a convincing case, particularly on impact;
  • financing and budgeting;
  • success factors and typical failures.


Registration and morning coffee
Introduction to workshop and tour de table

Strategic Aspects
• Where you get money for your research project
• Illustrative Example Horizon Europe: A short Introduction

The Process
• The lifecycle of a project
• How proposals are selected
• The documents you need Interpreting the Work Programme
• How to conceive projects which meet the objectives
• Balancing individual, consortium and funder objectives

Structuring the proposal
• Addressing the criteria of the funder
• Developing the narrative
• What to consider under ‘outreach’, ‘dissemination’ and ‘exploitation’

13:00 - 14:00
13:30 - 16:30
Preparing the proposal
• The ‘fully organised stress-free proposal preparation’
• Financing & budgeting
• Successful formulations & political selling points
• Where to get help
Exercise: Writing a convincing summary
Success factors
• Making a difference – poor versus good proposals

Timings are indicative only


Contact & further information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359

Number of participants

Number of participants is limited to 18.

Workshop language

The workshop lectures will be given in English.

Workshop Presenter

Monica Schofield

Monica Schofield, CEng FIET

Monica Schofield has over thirty years’ experience of innovation management in industry large and small in Sweden, the UK and Germany.
Monica joined Tutech Innovation GmbH in 1999. She currently heads the business area Consultancy and Competence Development and is Director International Cooperation.  She has been delivering workshops and acting as a consultant on research and innovation management across Europe since 1995.

In-house workshops for companies and institutes

If you are interested in hosting one of our seminars please ask for a detailed offer. We are also happy to provide tailor-made workshops subject to time available.

Contact & further information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper

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