2nd intensive FP7 training course in Kiev

The «2nd intensive FP7 training course» was held on 11-15 November 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine. The course has been designed within the context of the START project. This was the second round of the «intensive training courses» planned under START focusing on ISM’s researchers from its various departments/laboratories/teams aiming to assist them in understanding the proposal submission process under the HORIZON2020 framework programme.

The overall objective of the course was to ’cover’ the entire process «from a research idea to a research proposal», offering to ISM’s researchers the opportunity to experience this process and improve their understanding on the proposal preparation procedure. Moreover, the course was adjusted to ISM’s needs, namely to be involved in EU-funded projects as a ’partner’.

The methodology courses was based on the «learning by doing» («experiential learning») concept so as to ’simulate’ the time-pressing and stressful procedure of proposal preparation and offer a ’close to real’ experience to ISM’s researchers. More specifically, the trainees were grouped in small teams (4-5 researchers in each team) and prepared several sections of a proposal guided by experienced proposal writers. Each part of the proposal (assignment) addressed a number of topics that correspond to the criteria used for evaluating the proposals.

Course was conducted by experts from France and Greece to proposal preparation and project implementation.