In der Übersicht
What makes a competitive research proposal?
Conduct research and generate 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.
However, while the number of and quality requirements constantly increase, public R&I investment is being cut back. What is more, keeping up with ever more complex regulations requires ever more intense institutional compliance efforts.
Excellence, Quality and Efficiency of Implementation, Impact.
What do these terms mean and why do some proposals get funding while others do not? What are evaluators looking for in a research proposal, and how do we sell our ideas 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 why proposals get rejected, good practice (and beyond), ethics, project budgets, work packages, project partners, impact and other success criteria that make a strong proposal.