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Courses and help with proposals

The Path to EU Excellence is the Research Council’s new competence-building initiative for Norwegian applicants for Horizon 2020.

The aim is to enable Norwegian applicants to submit more proposals and higher quality proposals for Horizon 2020, by offering the applicants not only courses, but also effective help and support in the proposal development phase.

Courses are available for researchers, EU advisors at universities, university colleges and research institutes, and representatives of trade and industry and the public sector. Some of the courses are open to all, while others are directed towards a specific target group, e.g. EU advisors.

The course programme includes introductory courses (Level 1) and advanced courses (Levels 2 and 3). Courses cover all phases of the project life cycle, from identifying funding opportunities and proposal development to project implementation.

The course programme is currently under development and several courses are already available. Please see the course calendar here

Help and support in the proposal development phase

The Research Council offers mentoring assistance in developing grant proposals, as well as review of proposals. The target groups for these services are mainly Norwegian Horizon 2020 applicants from industry/public sector, but also researchers from research institutes and universities with low capacity internally for EU support.

If you are interested in mentoring assistance please contact one of the Research Council’s National Contact Points for Horizon 2020

If you are interested in a review of your Horizon 2020 proposal please contact
Inger Nordgard,
Carina Hundhammer,

The initiative is the result of acollaboration with the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR)/Norwegian Network for Administration and Research Management (NARMA), Association of Norwegian Research Institutes (FFA) and Innovation Norway.

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