Horizon Europe Proposal writing
Project pressures coupled with a looming deadline can make writing a proposal for the Horizon Europe a daunting task. In our enclosed guide below, we help take the guesswork out and highlight key aspects to help you draft the perfect proposal so you can focus on making your big idea a reality.
4 Horizon Europe Proposal writing tips
You have established a consortium of strong partnerships and are now ready to write a high-quality proposal. Read our tips below on how to successfully make it to the finish line:
- Writing clearly and concisely. How do you write down exactly what you mean? First, start each paragraph with the conclusion of that idea. Second, following this conclusion, focus on writing sentences that support the conclusion only. Then apply the same steps to the rest of the proposal to ensure concise writing.
- Minimize the time the reviewer spends on reading. Take into account that reviewers must go through a large number of proposals. Get straight to the point. Is it necessary to explain a medical problem in detail if everybody already knows that cardiovascular diseases are deadly? Knowing what to cut out and what to elaborate on is vital.
- Address the topic and the aims of the scope. How do you write down exactly what you mean? First, start each paragraph with the conclusion of that idea. Second, following this conclusion, focus on writing sentences that support the conclusion only. Then apply the same steps to the rest of the proposal to ensure concise writing.
- Submit on time. The application process can become overwhelming. Efforts to align the proposed work plan may need additional time. Also, additional documentation may be needed in the project application portal. As an applicant it is easy to underestimate the time needed for the portal preparation and project submission. Keep in mind that on the day of the deadline, portals are often overloaded with applications resulting in longer uploads. The best way to avoid missing your deadline is to submit at least 48 hours before the deadline.
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