In der Übersicht
What makes a competitive research proposal?
Conducting research and generating new knowledge are intrinsically motivated. However, that is not enough to attract third party funding. Einstein wrote his theory of general relativity while working for the Federal institute of Intellectual Property; he could not find university employment. Fortunately, there are organisations today whose sole purpose and mission it is to fund research and innovation. Winning grants has become a key task for researchers and a seal of quality for institutions of higher education. While formal and quality requirements constantly increase, public R&I investment decreases. Moreover, increased institutional compliance efforts are required to keep up with ever more complex regulations.
Excellence, Quality and Efficiency of Implementation, Impact.
What is the meaning of these terms and why do proposals get funding while others do not? What are evaluators looking for in research proposals, and how do we sell this on paper?
Starting with funding organisations (focusing on SNSF, EU and Innosuisse), participants will learn about the different components of a good proposal. We will discuss evaluation criteria, reasons for proposal rejections, the state of the art (and beyond), ethics, project budgets, work packages, project partners, impact and other success criteria that make a strong proposal.